All the 2’s in a Tarot deck can be indicative of the need to make a choice of some kind… or shifting to get back into balance/alignment. The Judgement card is the ‘Super 2’ in the deck. Any choice you need to make when this card shows up will be life-changing and it is often a choice that has the potential of bringing you back into alignment with your Life Purpose.
XX Judgement vibrates to the numbers 2+0=2 and is therefore related to both II The High Priestess and XI Justice. This triumvirate of cards applies to anyone on a 2 Life Path (i.e. your day+month+year of birth adds up a number that reduces to the single digit 2).
Astrologically, Judgement corresponds to the Element of Fire according to the Golden Dawn system of correspondences. Later, after the discovery of Pluto in 1930, it was assigned Pluto as the planetary correspondence. When using the Healing Key spread any additional cards should be drawn from the suit of Wands (Fire).
There is a self-destructive element to the shadow side of this card. If it keeps occurring in readings for yourself, you may be called to look at a self-destructive pattern that continuously takes you out of alignment with your Higher Self. Ill dignified or reversed, it can also indicate secrets that have the power to alter the course of your destiny being kept from you.
Archangel: Azrael (ruler of Pluto), Jeremiel (angel of Rebirth and Awakening), Gabriel (depicted) and Michael (ruler of the Fire Element)
Chakra: Crown chakra
Colour: Black, white, dark red, scarlet, orange
Crystal: Kyanite, moldavite, meteorite, labradorite, snowflake obsidian
Metal: Tungsten, teutonium
Body: The process of dying, purging, elimination
Exercise: Any exercise aimed at total body transformation rather than wellbeing, such as bodybuilding where you destroy muscle tissue so that it can regenerate itself
Stance: Lying prostrate
Magickal Tool/Ingredient: Any ingredients with hidden properties and/or the ability to kill/resurrect
Associated Major Arcana Cards (through numerology): The High Priestess and Justice
Associated Minor Arcana Cards: N/A (though you may choose to pull one card from the suit of Wands for clarification when you do the Healing Key Spread).
Remedies to increase the energy of Judgement in your life
- You can make a tarot essence to harness and increase the energy of the Judgement card, using a card from the deck of your choice, along with any of the crystals above that you feel drawn to work with. There is plenty of information on the healing properties for each of the crystals available online
- Relax with the card under your pillow at the level of your crown chakra. Ask for guidance about your Life Purpose to start flowing into your conscious mind
- Take up a meditation practise with the intent to transform your consciousness
- Make a life-changing decision
- Go on a Vision Quest
- Act out your own death and resurrection
- Write about where your soul was before you were born
- Spend some time getting to know Archangel Azrael (ruler of Pluto, a.k.a the Angel of Death) and the deities of Death/Rebirth: Anubis, Hel, Kali, Hades, Persephone
To counteract or balance the influence of Judgement, you need to simply enjoy the moment, play, be lazy or shirk all responsibility. Alternatively, in order to balance a shadow aspect, change a negative psychological pattern into a positive one.
Affirmation: “The divine spark within me grows stronger as I hark my calling and make choices that align me with my life purpose.”
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
Massive life-changing events and choices are heralded by the Judgement card – stuff that most definitely impacts the relationship. The Angel depicted in the RWS Judgment card is Archangel Gabriel, the angel of the Annunciation.
As an outside force, it could be any major event that makes one of you have to make a difficult choice – one that will change your lives and the relationship forever.
If the Judgement card describes an inner process, it either relates to dealing with Karmic issues or a process of aligning with your life purpose.
If the Judgement card describes personality traits in a lover, it could mean that he or she has great persuasive powers and that having a sense of purpose is extremely important to him or her. This person often functions as a catalyst for change and awakening in others.
It could also mean that they are facing some life-changing choices… choices that will put the past firmly behind them. This could work in your favour as it might give them a better perspective on life in general and on the relationship in particular.
One thing is certain – things will not remain the same for the two of you. If you are unable to roll with the punches, it could mean the end of the relationship.
Surrounding cards will tell more. Judgement and Death, or Judgement and the 10 of Swords are usually tell-tale signs of a relationship coming to an end. Rest assured that it is for the best – you are simply not compatible any more since one of you has outgrown the relationship.
The combination of the Fire element and the corresponding planet for Judgement, Pluto, is a potent mix in terms of passion and sexuality. If this card describes your intimate connection, you can count on sex to be both hot and highly transformational.
To a single person, if this card is about an upcoming relationship, it could well mean that it will be a relationship with someone from a past life with whom you have a soul contract. This is especially true together with the 6 of Cups.