Judgement - The Medieval Cat Tarot
I always believe the message comes at the perfect time, however, if you would like to look at this as me drawing a card for your tomorrow, go for it. If you feel like this is a review or a commentary on the day you are having or is winding down, that works too. You can also go with the perfect timing message that this something you needed to know at this moment, that's also correct.
Today's card is Judgement from the Medieval Cat Tarot.
Honestly the imagery in this deck doesn't excite me all that much, but one of the things I do like is that it was designed to be read without reversals, taking the whole context of the card into consideration, something which I am a huge fan of. This tarot is by artist, Lawrence Teng provides an interesting blend of medieval Europe with elements of Chinese culture. In this card, the head adornments of the different cats seem to depict a blend of various cultures and religions.
I enjoy the cats in this card. Because it's simple, it gives you several clear opportunities of places to be drawn into the image which may give you more personal information. Do you identify with a particular cat for instance? Are you drawn to the trumpet? The clouds? The stars?
The huge golden disk of the sun behind the trumpet playing angel cat is like a giant halo. His eyes are closed as he plays the trumpet. One cat has her eyes closed in prayer while the other is looking directly at you. The small cat in the middle has his hands raised in blessing or perhaps he is directing a large chorus of angel cats. The stars that float in the foreground look like a meadow of flowers.
The judgement card comes up for us often after we have been through a time of struggle, a series of false starts or setbacks or a period of hard work filled with challenges. We may have been sidelined by grief, self-doubt, suffering, or feel as if we have been through some sort of trial. Basically, we've been through the shit and now it's time for a reckoning.
The reckoning is usually a positive one. The reward we reap may be recognition, personal growth or sudden progress. There is a glorious sunrise after a long dark night of the soul. Your hard work is going to pay off. You'll finally get some relief with a wonderful release of obstacles.