Judgement (tarot card)

The Judgment (XX) from the Rider–Waite tarot deck

Judgement (XX), or in some decks spelled Judgment, is a tarot card, part of the Major Arcana suit usually comprising 22 cards.

Card meanings

  • Judgement
  • Rebirth
  • Inner-calling
  • Absolution
  • Karma
  • Causality
  • Second chance


The traditional scene is modeled after Christian imagery of the Resurrection and Last Judgment. An angel, possibly Metatron, probably Israfil, is depicted blowing a great trumpet, from which hangs the flag of St. George, which references the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians. A group of resurrected people (man, woman, and child) of sallow complexion stand, arms spread, looking up at the angel in awe. The Sleeping Dead are emerging from crypts or graves, calling back to the Book of Revelation chapter 20, where the sea gives up its dead. There are snow-covered mountains in the background indicating a winter theme, similar to The Hermit, as a symbolical ending.

Alternative decks

In Media

In the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders characters' powers (also known as 'Stands') are named after tarot cards. The Judgement 'stand' belongs to Cameo, a minor antagonist.

In the game Helltaker, the final demon girl the Helltaker finds is Judgement, titled "The High Prosecutor".

In The House of the Dead, each of its bosses in the mainline series are named after the Major Arcana Tarot Cards (excluding The Devil.) The first boss in its second installment (Type-28) is named after the Judgement card.

See also

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