Key 20 in the Major Arcana is the Judgment card — oftentimes signaling a cosmic wake up call. Also represented by Scorpio, Judgment seeks to mesh the spiritual realm with your current life. If it is pulled in an upright position, the card can signal self-actualization or a desire to reach for the stars. In its reversed position, the card can mean denial of the inevitable or a fear of losing control or not attaining happiness. If you pull the Judgment card, then it might be time to reevaluate your life — the Universe is telling you something!
In my spreads, regardless of a timeline or divining story lines, the Judgment card showing up means this is the only way things will be. Whether the card is right side up or inverted, Judgment arriving means that this is the story. We can ask the same question of the cards a million different ways or see how things will be if something different is done, but when this card pops up, it’s time to start facing some facts. When the Judgment card appears inverted, it is like a fast forward switch to show how things will be over time.
More historic translation of the Judgment card is “resurrecting” past issues, illnesses, or accidents and healing from them. It’s basically a card of renewal. Have you received this card in a reading?