Please note that all Tarot pictures are not my own and I don't claim to have any right over them. They are taken from the Ancient Egyptian Tarot deck by Clive Barrett for educational purposes only.
Judgement is card #20 of the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Every thought, every action and each feeling has an effect that touches the whole, not only us alone. Everything is connected. When you think, feel or do something, it has often more far-reaching consequences than you could imagine. Some of the results, especially those that pertain to your life, will be more obvious. You see the reflection of your previous choices as the experiences you have now.
When you wish to change something about your life, you must go within. Change your thoughts and feelings first, then actions will follow from there and new results will be the consequence. Of course, if you don’t change anything, nothing will change much.
This is why it is very important to recap. Not to beat yourself up over failing to create a desired result, but to evaluate. The word evaluation is the true meaning of the word judgment. Nowadays, when someone is said to be “judgemental” it is taken to mean the person condemns others easily. We don’t want to be “judged” because it is equated with a negative meaning. We feel we are being rejected, punished, cut off and cast out.
Evaluation & Discernment
But look at what a judge of the law in a courtroom has to do. He or she needs to not only conduct a fair trial but remain impartial until all the witnesses have testified, all the evidence has been presented and everything is looked at from both sides, which prosecution and defence do. It is the judge’s task to remain fair and impartial, to not come to a conclusion until everything has been brought to light and evaluated. Only then does he or she pass sentence.
As you are not going on your inner journey as a criminal, but an honest seeker for truth and wisdom, condemnation and guilt have nothing to do with your quest. It is about clarity and drawing your consequences, gaining insight and adjusting, where necessary, your approach, views or actions in order to reach a desired outcome. You’ve tried a lot in your life and a lot of times, things didn’t work as planned. How many times did you fall on your Pampers-clad butt before you could walk at last?
There is no shame in finding out something doesn’t work in the way we had thought. It is actually a valuable experience that often teaches us way more than perfect success the first time around. So next time you feel you are a failure or you “just haven’t got it,” please change your thinking at once and feel gratitude for the value you have received in this lesson. Sit down with an open heart, evaluate without blame and correct what needs to be adjusted in order to attain your desired outcome. This may also entail carrying the responsibility for the consequences from your previous actions where necessary.
However, again, this is a valuable learning process that not only hones your strategic skills and creative thinking but will also build your character more profoundly. So now, look back on your life experiences, the decisions you made, the actions you took, and the resulting consequences, your manifestations and where all this has brought you, and when you have clarity about everything, how it is all interwoven in the tapestry of your life, create an action plan by going within and asking your higher self for guidance, opportunities and clarification on the next steps you should take, and what practices will help you to develop a mindset that is aligned to this.
Happy Judgment Day!