Oct 30 2014
Today you could be taking stock of your life and looking at the actions and decisions that have led you who you are today.
The Judgment card calls for self-evaluation and awareness, a need to develop enough spiritual altitude to look objectively at your mistakes and short-comings as well as your triumphs and victories.
The Judgment card is a powerful reminder that in order to put the past behind us we must not only let go of prior judgments but heal the wounds that have been holding us back. It’s a card of both atonement and forgiveness. Of unconditional love, understanding and acceptance — for both ourselves and for those who’ve hurt us or let us down.
In this version we see a vulnerable, child-like angel standing before three trumpets, grasping a sword in her hands. She could be cutting through the ties that bind her to worldly concerns as she prepares to receive her penance.
The image is shown in negative form — a symbolic reference to the concept of gaining an inverted perspective and seeing things from another’s point of view.
You may have been beating yourself up over your own transgressions or making too many excuses for those who have done you wrong. This card encourages you to see things as they truly are, and to adopt a more impartial understanding so that you can not only move on, but can also put the guilt and regret to rest.
Oct 01 2014
One little thought can go a long way.
If you are trying to decide something today or feel you are being judged by others take note that what you actually think about yourself holds a lot more weight than what others do.
When it comes to your life you are the only person you have to answer to so don’t go running around in circles trying to please everyone else as you may end up pleasing no one… least of all yourself.
Look at the root system in the lower image of the card. There is a striking resemblance to a figure running around with new growth sprouting from their head.
In front of them is another image but that image has fallen over and not taken root itself even if it still feeds into the system of growth.
Such is it also with your life. You may be called upon to make decisions today in which way you want to go with a particular matter you have been pondering over for a while. Keep in mind that you may not be able to lay down the foundations to change everything all at once.
Aug 24 2014
Today as Mercury moves into an opposition with Chiron, you may be thinking about the synchronistic events in your life and how all of your actions impact on one another and echo endlessly out into the Universe.
The Judgment card speaks of atonement, forgiveness and unconditional love. These are all qualities you’ll want to keep in mind today, especially if the need to act on any of them resonates with you personally.
This version of the card depicts a scene from Sheherazade’s Arabian Nights, in which a young Jinnī spirit appears in a cemetery to aid the fallen heroine Hassan Badreddine.
While not all Jinn creatures are angelic — in fact they are notoriously malicious — they all possess supernatural powers and are thus able to change the course of life and death. In this tale the young Jinnī’s compassionate service doubles as an act of retribution elsewhere.
Even in this context, the Judgement card has karmic implications. On one hand the Jinnī assists a mortal whose demise was unfair and untimely, thus creating positive karma. And on the other she defies the gods — thus creating negative.
The Judgment card tells us that what goes around comes around — even if not directly, and even if not in this lifetime. It refers to an epiphany or awakening, during which you realize the consequences of your actions and are therefore more inclined to proceed conscientiously.
Jul 12 2014
We received the following question from a reader who has questions about her marriage:
My name is Sage (not real name) and I am married and I am constantly struggling to know if I made the right choice in marrying him. I often feel there is more for me or a better match. And while my husband is great, loving devoted and financially supportive I am not sure I can stay for the rest of my life with him and have kids with him…
I am not sure what information you need but I want to know if I am deep down destined to be with someone else or if I have found the person I am meant to be with and I should just live my life with them. Please help me I am a bit of an emotional mess.
May 31 2014
What decisions have you been needing to make and perhaps been putting off for a while.
You seem to be very clear in what you are thinking but perhaps the outcome you are hoping to achieve seems out of your reach as different aspects of it come to mind and your clear thinking is not correlating with the clear actions you need to take to reach your goal.
This is such a beautiful card… it is a card to get “lost” in whilst you take a step back in order to clarify what you really want to do.
Your mind looks so busy covered in a red hood, the creatures of the sea, both mythical and not, dance around you almost daring you to take your eye of your goal and come and play with them for a while.
Perhaps this is what you really need… to take yourself out of such serious contemplation of decision making and throw yourself into a little bit of fun and playfulness for a while. By doing so you may distract yourself to the point that the answers come more clearly to you.
Feb 27 2014
This month you’ll be thinking about how the actions and decisions you’ve made have led you to where you are today.
The Judgment card can refer to a moment of “reckoning” where all the pieces of the puzzle start to come together and you see how you’ve participated — for better or worse — in the story of your life.
With this comes two very important considerations: one — that you can take charge and make changes in your life (as in rewriting your own script) and two — that you can view other people’s choices (which have led them to their own life circumstances) with a little less judgment and a lot more compassion and understanding.
The Judgment card refers to an epiphany or awakening, during which time you realize the consequences of your actions and are thus more inclined to proceed conscientiously.
As such it gives you a chance to start anew, to be “reborn” and make changes that are in line with your understanding of karmic rewards and repercussions. It gives you a chance to redeem and unburden yourself, as you prepare to let go of the past and move toward your true life’s purpose.
Feb 23 2014
You may feel like you need to make amends today for past mistakes. The Judgment card refers to compassion, forgiveness, understanding and most of all redemption.
There are definite karmic elements at work here. It could be as simple as finding yourself — or someone you love — in the same predicament you’d formed a biased opinion about in the past. And it could be as profound as recognizing that your actions or words have caused somebody pain — regardless of who’s right and who’s wrong.
In this version of the card we see two figures at the base of a ladder preparing to ascend. The ladder leans up against a tree which forms a wreath through which the Angel Gabriel blows his horn.
Notice the wreath is actually an Ororborus serpent and the rungs of the ladder are in the seven colors of the rainbow (or seven chakras).
There’s so much esoteric symbolism in this card, including the overlapping triangles — representing man reaching up to God and God reaching down to man.
Also notice how one figure looks as if she’s eager to ascend while the other shrinks from the ladder in fear.
The Judgment card tells us that what goes around comes around — even if not directly, and even if not in this lifetime.
Oct 26 2013
One of the most common questions that psychics, astrologers and tarot readers are asked is: ”Where is my relationship heading?” This usually comes in the early days of a new relationship, when things are still relatively undefined — but can also come later on in established relationships, after there’ve been a few bumps in the road.
There are so many nuances to this question — just as many as there are to any given relationship, but if you distill it down to its purest essence, the answer to that question boils down to three things: what person A is bringing to the table; what person B is bringing to the table, and the “table” (i.e., relationship) itself.
Sep 01 2013
ARIES: The Seven of Swords — like all sevens — speaks of difficult choices and moral dilemmas. There are temptations disguised as opportunities, which could turn out to be more than you bargained for in the end.
In this rendition, we see a raven perched before the light of a full moon, a glowing sun time-piece dangling from his beak. A legend is told in Native American traditions of a snow white bird who steals the sun and moon and places them in the night sky. The sun is so hot that it chars his white feathers, rendering them permanently black.
There are four swords piercing the moon and three penetrating the earth below it. As the moon represents mystery, illusion and the depths of the human psyche, we can see this as a need to penetrate the veil that obscures our motivations. We’re reminded that all that glitters is not gold, that there are consequences for our actions. The concept of time is also relevant here, as in keeping track of time, not wasting time, and making time for things that are most important.
There are elements of mischief, trickery and even thievery in this card, You may be tempted to engage in practices that are not aligned with your principles. Or you may be the recipient of someone else’s duplicity. But these same elements can be used to your benefit. The seven of swords represents skill and ingenuity as well. You must have a sharp mind and a vigilant approach if you’re to navigate through some of the obstacles before you. Opportunities come your way, but there’s always a catch. Just like the raven whose cunning and prowess has rewarded him with the fiery sun, but whose feathers have become permanently charred in the process.
Jan 01 2013
You’ll have the opportunity to re-invent yourself this month and to achieve equilibrium in your relationships.
You can turn something negative into something positive by striving for balance, harmony and composure.
This is a powerful card. It relates to the alchemical process of turning lead into gold. You can activate this concept personally by embracing that which has been resisted or denied and working to transform it.
This card is called “Art” (Temperance, in some decks). It speaks of seeking out symmetry.
It speaks of finding a middle-ground. In what areas of your life are you too inflexible, too rigid and too unwilling to hear another’s point of view?
Your challenge will be to overcome those impediments and to integrate the opposing forces in your life.