The Judgement card is a dramatic one, calling us to new life. It is not, as its name implies, about judgement, not exactly. When we hear the call that Judgement heralds, we may judge our current life and find it wanting, but it is not about being judged by anyone or anything external. Instead it is about being invited to a something fresh, something new, something that makes you feel reborn.

In the New Tarot Handbook, Rachel Pollack provides spreads for all the Majors plus other spreads for the suits and court cards. For her, the Judgement card inspired the following spread:


2                   3

4                  5

1. What calls me to rise up and become something new?

2. What can I become?

3. How will my life change?

4. How will my change affect others?

5. How am I called to answer?



Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...