the judgement tarot card is a card of renewal and rebirth. it signifies a phase of completion and an awaiting beginning. this is a time to look back upon your decisions, your actions, and examine your past. this is your chance to uncover regret, fear, and shame that may be hidden or lingering. when we bring it out into the open, we may face it and then release it, but in the process we must forgive ourselves and others, so that we may truly leave the past behind and look brightly to our future. this process is cleansing and awakening, allowing us to experience a sense of rebirth. as we find freedom through this rebirth, we are able to open ourselves up, to what is to come and to a deeper love for ourselves or others. Jason Gruhl from The Fountain Tarot describes it as so, "Coming to terms with our past changes us and fosters healing. It renews our ability to love purely, to flow freely, and to transcend our struggles." the judgement card begs us to awaken ourselves, as a way of seeking truth, so that we may be set free.
judgement often creates a bad feeling within, but in tarot it is defined as a more pure process than the one we have come to know. guilt, fear, shame, anxiety, and stress come up when we think of judgement. but this new way of viewing judgement presents it as an opportunity for not only clarity and forgiveness, but for freedom. it is a chance to release what is no longer serving us and leave what we no longer need to carry within behind us. we have to face the consequences of our actions and decisions, and once we have it is settled. we may take away the positive and learn from the negative. how we move forward is where the importance lies. forgive yourself, forgive others, forgive life, and find the relief and healing in that process.
we sometimes tend to carry around unnecessary burdens, maybe from our past, from our regrets, from our fear, from an outdated version of who we are, from the pressure of who we think we should be. these burdens only weigh us down and keep us from taking flight into our higher selves. when we let go of these burdens and pressures, we are free to rise above where we are now. this freedom allows us to tune into our true selves and our intuition. when we follow our intuition and listen to our true selves, we seek what feels good and are guided by our true desires. through this guidance, we begin to flow by tapping into our core, rather than trying to push or force life by trying to be what we think we should be or create what we think we are supposed to be doing. when we let go, we just do what we feels good and makes us happy. it is an act of being instead of doing. through this presence in ourselves and in our lives, we can experience acceptance and find clarity. we can begin to open up in a way that naturally leads us into alignment. life and circumstance may begin to fall into place easier. we must embrace this ease and continue to follow our intuition, as we awaken to the natural fluidity of life. when we let go, when we forgive, when we stop pressuring ourselves, when we choose to move forward, when we seek truth, when we do what we feels good, when we allow it to be easy, when we tune into our true selves, we elevate with freedom.