Judgement (Tarot card)

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The Judgment (XX). Rider-Waite deck.

Judgement (XX), or in some decks spelled Judgment, is a Tarot card, part of the Major Arcana suit usually comprising 22 cards.

Card Meanings[edit]

  • Judgement
  • Rebirth
  • Inner-calling
  • Absolution [1]
  • Karma [2]
  • Causality [2]
  • Second chance [2]


The traditional scene is modelled after the Christian Resurrection referenced in 1 Corinthians 15:52. The Last Judgment, from the Book of Revelation, was included in the symbology by the Rider-Waite tarot deck adding the sea giving up its dead which references Revelation 20:13.[2][3][4]

An angel, possibly Metatron, is depicted blowing a great trumpet, from which hangs a white flag bearing a red cross. A group of humans (man, woman, and child) of grayish complexion stand, arms spread, looking up at the angel in awe. The Sleeping Dead are apparently emerging from crypts or graves. There are snow-covered mountains in the background indicating a winter theme, similar to The Hermit (Tarot card), as a symbolical ending.

Alternative decks[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/judgement. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "Judgement Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretation | Articles at Phuture.me". phuture.me.
  3. ^ "1 Corinthians 15:52 | Articles at biblehub.com". biblehub.com.
  4. ^ "Revelation 20:13 | Articles at biblehub.com". biblehub.com.

External links[edit]

  • The Judgment from Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners - Joan Bunning