3 Judgements: Interpreting Cards
Almost done with the Major Arcana one more proper card to go and an extra.
This is also the point where I am taking a break from this series.
This month is Judgement and there’s not a Rider-Waite-Smith one in the three decks I am using. I guess the Mythic Tarot comes the closest to RWS but doesn’t put me in mind of it all that much.
Welcome to 3 Cards. Each month I take three tarot cards and look at how different decks bring in different meanings. That’s one of the things I love about tarot is how the creators play with themes and variations and we aim to explore that in this series.
Starchild Akashic Tarot
This deck changes the word used and brings with it a completely different meaning that makes you feel support by the Universe. It is about being aware and present in your life and Awakening to what’s out there to know and explore. Awakening reminds you that you are part of the Universe and all you have to do is be aware that it is waiting for you to know it. Put it to work for you. This deck goes for a lift up instead of Judgement which is a word that has a lot baggage for most people.
How can you be more aware in your life? How does this bring about an awakening?
Mythic Tarot 80s version
This features some mummies & Hermes, frankly it has never felt very Jdugementy to me. More of a pleading nature, please take me to Elysian Fields. I want to go to the good place. Mercury is known as a messenger and will help you on your way to the other realms, not someone who judges you. In Greek myth the Gods did not wait for you to die to punish you, they did while you were still alive. If you really made them angry you got it in death too.
This card is one to that often feels blank to me when I just look at it. While I love those little mummies outside of a reading it is a difficult one for me to connect with and that’s okay. There are cards for everyone are elusive, this is one for me.
How do you deal with cards that you have a hard time connecting to? What can the context of a card in a spread do to help you pull meaning out of it?
Animalis Os Fortuna
This card might be my favorite Judgement card ever. The gentle nature of it appeals to me. That the cycles of life are inevitable, birth, life, death, rebirth. The cycles of life and change are shown here in a very gentle manner of a newly sprouted plant. It says to me how do you use your life and where are you willing to pull in change. Instead of feeling condemned you are reborn. In the context of this deck it works really well.
How do use change in your life and can you see the cycle there? Can you put this to work for you?