The Judgement is the tarot card that helps us make choices. We need to heed our inner voice and be honest to ourselves, and we will then be in a position to rise above doubt and judgement. This card brings transformation in some form, and endows us with higher energies to assist us in making a decision. When we close our minds to knowledge, we lose out on a chance to grow as human beings. At times, it happens out of complacency, or out of a sense of superiority. What we need to do is analyze our failures, and hope for redemption through knowledge and greater awareness. We must be careful not to lose sight of our worth, rather learn a lesson from the situation. In a reading, this card indicates that our past is done and over with, and it is now the time to make use of what we have learned from our mistakes. Simultaneously, we need to pray that we have the courage to choose wisely when it comes to do-or-die situations.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.