Judgement (Tarot card)

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The Judgment (XX) from the Rider–Waite tarot 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 modeled after Christian imagery of the Resurrection and Last Judgment. An angel, possibly Metatron, probably Israfil, is depicted blowing a great trumpet, from which hangs the flag of St. George, which references the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians. [3] A group of resurrected people (man, woman, and child) of sallow complexion stand, arms spread, looking up at the angel in awe. The Sleeping Dead are emerging from crypts or graves, calling back to the Book of Revelation chapter 20, where the sea gives up its dead.[4] There are snow-covered mountains in the background indicating a winter theme, similar to The Hermit, as a symbolical ending.

Alternative decks[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Judgement Tarot Card Meanings".
  2. ^ a b c "Judgement Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretation | Articles at Phuture.me". phuture.me.
  3. ^ "1 corinthians 15:52 NABRE - - Bible Gateway".
  4. ^ "Revelation 20:13 NABRE - - Bible Gateway".