Visconti-Sforza Tarot (Cary-Yale 1466): Judgement
Judgement. Rebirth. Inner calling. Absolution. Restart. Accepting past mistakes/actions. Release. Forgiveness. End of repression. Reconciliation. Renewal. Decision. Salvation. New beginning. Hope. Redemption.
Judgement, sometimes called The Angel, represents the events depicted in the Book of Revelation, in which the earth and the sea give up their dead on the day of judgement. When Judgement appears in a reading, it is usually interpreted as a signal of an impending judgement, such as of postponed decisions. This card symbolises resurrection, and can also be interpreted to herald the return of individuals from the past. Judgement is considered the card of rebirth and absolution. Past mistakes and actions are accepted, sins are absolved and washed away with forgiveness. It is a hopeful card, representing reconciliation, a new beginning, and salvation. It can also serve as a warning to live life as if Judgement Day could come at any moment, to the fullest, but with care to be a good person.
Reversed Meaning: Self-doubt. Refusal of self-examination.
This card can represent self-doubt or a refusal of self-examination. The questioner may be denying their sins to themselves, or refusing an opportunity for rebirth.