The Card of the Day: Judgment (Reversed)
Judgment symbolizes rebirth, renewal, and the transformation of energy. It is a card of awakening, and coming back to life after a period of loss. Often, when people see this card they are afraid that somehow they will be "judged." The only judgment that this card decrees is that you are worthy to rise up again, and make your life as joyful, healthy, and full as it can be. Judgment represents your ability to step out of the thoughts, habits, and attitudes that keep your mind in "death consciousness." Fear, hopelessness, avoidance, procrastination, self-limiting behaviors; these are all mental graves that it's time to step out of now!
Do you wish you could just "snap out" of the depressive feeling that you are slogging through life like the walking dead? Have you been avoiding a personal goal that promises to make your life better because you are afraid of failing? Have you forgotten that you still have the power to make your dreams come true?
A luminous angel emerges from the clouds, blowing the golden trumpet of life. It resonates across the whole of the earth. All that was once dead, lost, and forgotten rises again; reborn and revived. A new day has dawned. The graves are cast aside. Today there is a life to live!
All of the figures on this card represent the different facets of you. The angel is your "best-self, or higher consciousness," calling the long dead parts of yourself to return to life. Dreams abandoned, goals forsaken, hopes that were crushed; all these trials were necessary to make you the strong person you are today. It wasn't for nothing. The angel is the voice in your head that says "What am I doing? I deserve better! I am going to go get the most out of life and not let fear block me anymore! I choose happiness, not these tired old negative beliefs that don't bring me a damn thing!"
Today your best-self is giving you a wake up call. It's time to get up and step out of the self-imposed grave your mind has been confined to. Today it's time to push past self-limiting behaviors about your potential and worth. You can start living the life you want now, today, at this moment, if you summon the courage to step up and live again. Rise up like the flying phoenix and out the ashes.
Everything in nature changes and dies. It can be sad to look back at the times when something important felt lost and you felt forsaken. But remember, everythingbecomes reborn. This includes you. That is the Divine and natural law. That is the benevolent judgment of the Universe.
When Judgment appears reversed asks you to gently wake the best parts of yourself which may have been sleeping. This is a card of awakening and transformation. Judgment reversed indicates that in order to progress, you need to be fully conscious about what is happening within you at this time. Only by being awake and empowered can you give birth to new conditions.
Does it sometimes feel as if you are sleepwalking through life? Sometimes in life we wake up to realize we are entranced. A whole day or week or month has gone by without a sense of awareness, memory or vitality. Procrastination is often a side effect of this, however, at it’s root is a detachment. It’s as if there is a disconnect between the mind and the heart. Ask yourself today, “Am I feeling my heart?” “Do I recognize the sensation of having feelings stirring in my chest?”
There are all sorts of reasons to allow yourself to become entranced. Many times it because of fear. Fear of pain, fear of discomfort, fear of taking responsibility, fear of letting yourself down......the list goes on and on. The Angel of Judgment represents your spirit, which needs to periodically blow bombastic notes from its trumpet to give you a wake-up call. If you can tune into the sensations in your heart, you will gain valuable information about what you need to do next. Allow yourself to feel your real feelings, especially the neglected or difficult ones.
Today, stop yourself if you feel like you are sleepwalking through life. Delve into your depths and accept your heart without judgment. Awaken your passion for your personal goals, projects, and interests. If you don’t like the direction your life is heading you can begin to change it. If you still want to achieve that goal then you have the power to attain it. Wake-up! The phoenix within your soul is stirring and it is crackling with new life.