20 – Judgment:
Keywords: Rebirth, karma, spiritual enlightenment, destiny, awakening, redemption
Often, we grow up with a very stern image of a vengeful god who delights in condemning us. When I first saw this card, it scared me for this reason. One area I believe this card is meant to help us master is to confront this image and let it go. We can struggle our whole life attempting to be perfect and we will fail. Perfectionism hurts us and it isn’t healthy. The Judgment card depicts people rising from their graves and being reborn, the Angel Gabriel sounds his horn to spur their awakening to new life. Something has happened that allows us to be more aware, more in tune with universal truths. We let go of things that are less important. We trust that all will be as it should be in the end, and it’s not always ours to control. We may find a sense of renewed purpose and destiny… We feel more awake, less worried. We understand that our lessons come in the order that they were meant to, and that not everything that happens in life is to teach us a lesson.