Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (20) Judgment Reversed

Judgment Reversed
Introduction: In reversal, Judgment still is very often a card about jumping to conclusions, as well as decisions and judgments which are too hastily made. If you are prone to such things, this is a clear signal to slow down and give things more thought (and to give people “more chances.”)This can be a real time of spiritual awakening. This card in any configuration, (reversed OR upright) does not mean that you need to judge someone or something. Particularly when Judgment is reversed, the decision has already been made.          

General: In general, Judgment reversed tells you to look carefully at how you are making decisions and judgments. If you are the one tending to “jump to conclusions,” you can, and should, change this. If others are making these kinds of decisions about you or about someone you care for, there is really very little you can do, apart from realizing that it’s their problem, not yours. Sometimes even judgments which look at first to be completely unfair, actually work out to be for your highest good. Control what you can and ignore the rest.

Work: When you draw reversed Judgment, know that things may be changing at work. If you want to keep this job as long as possible, behave as though you know every moment you’re there, you are being watched. This is an important time to put in extra effort. The news ultimately is likely to be good… if you've been trying hard and doing your best, your efforts are very likely to pay off. If you've been slacking off, now is the time to get with the program, before any permanent damage is done. On the other hand, if you should lose this job - and the wheels may have been put into motion for that long before you drew the card - know that you are being moved to a situation that is much better for you. Take one step at a time.

Love: With reversed Judgment, this can still be a make-or-break period for an existing relationship. You, and the people around you, may be in the process of changing. Don’t cling tightly to the status quo. If you are looking for love, or you draw Judgment reversed regarding someone you have your eye on, a new relationship may well come about in the near future. Still, you may need to take steps to make sure that you aren't leaping to conclusions (positive or negative) about your new love and/or vice versa. Slow and steady wins the race.


Finances: Don’t beat your head against brick walls, as they say. Take one step at a time. If a decision has been made already, and it’s not in the direction you would like, find another way. There is always more than one way to accomplish a goal, always more than one person to help you. This is an important time to be flexible, if things aren't working the way you had hoped that they would.

Health: When you pull this card in reverse in connection with health issues, it’s a signal that accepting that it is okay for you to make mistakes or to even be wrong on occasion will go a long way toward helping you to feel better. Judgment reversed is a reminder not to fight change, and to accept that the past is over, and that letting go of anger over the past will help you to feel better. Think positively.

Spirituality: Judgment in reverse again reminds you of the need to be open to new ideas and new experiences. Change is a constant in life. That doesn't mean that you should just change everything willy-nilly, and get rid of spiritual practice that comforts you completely, only that you will benefit from looking at new and different approaches. They can benefit you in ways that you can’t imagine at this point. And you'll never gain these benefits unless you are open to a certain amount of change.


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