The Judgment card is framed on a beautiful pale blue background where an archangel is playing a trumpet. This archangel is Gabriel.

He hovers high above some graves from which naked men, women and children are seen to be rising with their arms outstretched - as if in response to the sound of the trumpet. The people are ready to be judged by the Universe and are making their final appeal to the archangel.

In the background are towering mountains or tidal waves (depending on the interpretation of the reader) that signify the insurmountable obstacles - the fact that it is impossible to dodge the Judgment Day.

The ocean represents the confluence of the river that flows through the Major Arcana cards starting right from the Empress into its ultimate destination, the ocean.

The banner of Gabriel is red on white, just like the attire of the Magician. The message here is clear. Beginning and end are intertwined. Every beginning journeys towards an end; while with each end begins the hope of a new beginning.

This card is ruled by the Planet Pluto, which is considered to be the ruler of the underworld.

Upright Position: This card says that it is time to receive rewards for past actions. It is considered to signal a brand new phase of life - it may be in the form of a new opportunity or a fresh breath of life after illness.

Reversed Position: Reversed this card says that there would be guilt or a troubled state of mind due to past actions that would hinder in the forward progression. It may also signify delays and ill health.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons