Judgment is the card of results. When it pops up in your reading, Judgment predict you are about to get an outcome in any situation, be it career, love or relationships.
Major life changing events are often about to take place when Judgment comes out in a reading. In a way, Judgment is the card of transition from one state to another. Relationships can go from dating to marriage or from dating to endings. Jobs can go to promotions or annex. Judgment marks the time when all of the effort you have put in will result in one thing or another whether that is for better or worst.
Sometimes Judgment can signal a life changing opportunity. Decisions around this opportunity will need to be made swiftly because there will be a time limit. The choices you make during this time period will affect the rest of your life and should not be taken lightly. However, too much waiting around weighing up the pros an cons can result in loss.
Other times, Judgment represents the realization of a calling and the force of destiny. You should not ignore that burning inside of you to realize your dreams; you only have one life to live so better make it count.
In a positive reading, Judgment is reassurance that what you’re trying to achieve is within your destiny. The universe and the spirits around you are going to keeping pushing and clearing paths, so that you can glide towards your birthright. However, the opposite is also true.
In a negative reading, Judgment can be a sign that what you’re aiming for is not meant to be. If this is the case, the universe will work against you and the outcome will fall out of your control.
Judgement's Historical Meaning
In pre-modern times, Judgment (often called The Last Judgment) symbolizes renewal; this could be renewal of enthusiasm, a relationship etc. The card also represented a time when determination was at its peak.
Judgement in a Love Reading
Judgement is generally neutral for love readings. It can be a sign that the relationship is meant to be and is part of a bigger plan. Whether that means that you're soulmates or you're supposed to learn lessons from this union depends entirely on the other cards.
Judgement in a outcome position means that something will happen in the future which will impact your relationship forever. That's not to say that anything bad will come of it; it just means that situations will come about which will make or break of your partnership. When this happens, you have to make decisions yourself because the cards can't advise you a course of action at this time.
If you're asking your Tarot cards if someone has feelings for you Judgement can be a bit of a pain in the ass. Judgement is one of those cards (like The High Priestess and Justice) which doesn't like to reveal another person's motives; you have to figure them out for yourself. However, if you're really struggling to work out what your lover or potential lover's motives are, there's a interpretations for that in my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.
Judgement in a Business Reading
The Judgement card will appear in a business orientated Tarot reading if what you're doing is your calling. I believe that, although we have free will, there are some things which are in our greatest interest so the universe comes together to make it happen (our destiny). This card in a spread shows that the universe, God and the spirits favour your new direction so will do all they can to assist you.
Judgement can also predict a time when, business wise, everything will just snap into place for you. Your psychological blocks will be lifted and you will find innovative ways of solving any issues your company has. Strange coincidences and events will happen: you'll get signs from the other side which will help you with business matters. Expect divine assistance in making your dreams a reality.
Judgement as a Yes or No
Judgement is a neutral card but can sway more towards a yes if the other cards in your spread look promising.
Judgement in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, Judgment can predict;
- A calling you don’t ignore
- Fresh starts
- Great opportunities
- Change of status
Judgement in a Negative Reading
In a more negative reading or spread position, Judgment can predict;
- A calling you do ignore
- Loss of opportunity
- Something which isn’t meant to be
- An outcome out of your control
If you’re curious what your lover (or potential lover’s) feelings and intentions are towards you, below I have a free Intentions Tarot Guide. The Intentions Tarot Guide includes tips, spreads and meanings which will reveal what your partner is feeling about you and your relationship. This guide is 100% free and downloadable on mobile, tablet and computer!