In the depiction of Judgement, six people (three in the foreground, and three people in back) stand in what appear to be stone caskets floating on the water. Their skin is bluish, signifying that they were probably dead for some time before this moment, and nude as a sign that everything, here, is visible, no hidden aspects. We can see mountains on the other side of the body of water.
Above all, rising out of a cloud, is the Archangel, Gabriel, blowing his horn. He is shown with wings, is wearing a blue gown, and has golden hair. There is a white flag attached to his horn with an equal-armed red cross trimming its center. This is an ancient symbol of the necessary balance in the positive and negative polarity in the universe. The scene is an illustration of Judgement Day, the day in which we are all judged for the kind of lives we have led.
Metaphysically speaking, there does, indeed, come a day of Judgment for each of us, but it is we, ourselves, who do the judging. In advance of each life, in the Higher Planes, we, personally, decide what kind of life we want to have, what object lessons we need to learn, and how we’ll go about learning them. Sooner or later, perhaps, many times, it will be essential for us to sit in judgment upon ourselves to ascertain how well we have done and are doing in our spiritual learning process.
When we’ve completed the lessons inherent in the Tarot card, The Sun, it’s time for one of those “judgment days”. It’s time for us to tune in and take a look at the different spiritual lessons we’ve learned and how we are using them in our present lives. Are we making good use of what we have learned? Or, on the other hand, are we wasting it? Are we setting it aside into the background of our lives and placing it into a file called “Spiritual, Not Useful in Real Life”?
Unfortunately, many people tend to separate their “physical” lives from their “spiritual” lives. That is a big mistake! The most important reason for studying metaphysical things is to make our physical lives more contented and fruitful for us. These are everlasting lessons, to be used here and in the hereafter. Spirit is the underpinning upon which the physical world is built. By using the spiritual things we have learned, in our everyday life, we make our full experience of life more significant and precious. We can really “experience” the things we are here to learn.
Whenever you reflect upon “Judgement”, let it remind you of the necessity of exploring your life and your soul growth on a regular basis. Only that way will you know how far you have come and how far you have to go.
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TarotMeister is a Certified TarotMaster, ordained minister (since 1979), and a Doctor of Metaphysics who has been studying Tarot and all types of metaphysics for well over thirty years. Visit his websites at: Http://www.tarotmeister.com, http://tarotmeister100.gotop100.com/, and http://www.metaphysicalclassictexts.com.