I pulled the Judgement card from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck for the card of the week.
The image on this card is of the Resurrection, with people rising from the Earth up to an angel in the sky sounding a trumpet to call them.
The Judgement card symbolizes a call from within to make an important change. This change could be something mundane and immediate, an entire shift in a person’s outlook on life, or a spiritual awakening. Often, the change has already happened, it just needs to be recognized.
This week may be the time to heed the call, to release the past and start anew. Responding to the call could lead to a new, better life.
I used the Universal Waite Tarot Deck to pull this week’s card. The card I drew was The Hanged Man. This card depicts a man hanging upside down from a tree. He is there by his own choosing. He is there to gain enlightenment; this is illustrated by a bright halo around his head. He is trying to gain wisdom through suffering, and has given up things that he is attached to in order to gain higher awareness. The Hanged Man symbolizes someone who views things differently than society out of attachment to a greater belief, even a reversal of previous attitudes.
Have your views changed? Have you developed an attachment to a greater belief? If not yet then you may find this happening this week. You could change your point of view about what you are putting your current efforts towards, or see that there is a need to view it from a different perspective.
This card may also indicate giving up something to gain something else. You may be giving up one thing, or need to give up something, in exchange for what you feel will be of greater benefit to you. It could be leaving behind a perspective or viewpoint. There may be a need to release ideas and associations that are obsolete, which could be affecting the development what you are putting your current efforts towards.
The Two of Wands depicts a man, holding a small replica of the world in his hand, and he is looking out in the distance, over his land and his successes as well as successes to come. This card symbolizes someone who is strong, successful, and powerful, on the verge of more to come.
Do you feel you are at a point in your life now where you feel secure with what you have achieved? Do you have more security and stability now than ever before? If not yet then it is possible that you will feel that way soon. Be open to the opportunities that may exist for you in the world.
I also get a sense that this card could be interpreted based upon what we as a society are going through right now. Many may be wondering where we are headed, what will happen in the world. How things have changed so much. There may be feelings of nostalgia.
Things always change, that we cannot prevent. However when I have looked at history, humans have overcome difficult challenges, including wars and pandemics. Although things change, and there has been great hardship and sadness, we learn from it, and have overcome and thrived. I believe we will get there again, in time.