Without a doubt Judgement has been one of the hardest Tarot cards for me to crack. When I first started studying Tarot twenty years ago I just didn’t get it at all. Which isn’t surprising really. As the penultimate card in the Life Lessons section of the deck (aka the Major Arcana) it represents an incredibly profound and beautiful human experience. One many never truly embrace.
It’s the card that shows us how to reach The World. Nirvana.
That shows us how to save our souls.
And the secret it tells is this…
To become a fully evolved human being you have to help others.
That’s it. As simple as that.
Yet so many fail to grasp this truth.
My nineteen year old daughter doesn’t believe in Tarot or astrology. She has looked to the wider world for her life lessons instead. Raised on a diet of reality television and photoshopped images she has absorbed the belief that it’s what’s on the outside that counts. As a result she thinks happiness lies in a night out clubbing and boozing.
The sad thing of course is that it never will.
This morning as she-who-doesn’t-cope-well-with-alcohol recovered from a night of drinking we discussed all this and then I set her to work putting out the rubbish and bringing in the washing. Helping me. Which put a halt to the downward spiral of self-blame and guilt she was about to fall into.
That’s my recipe for adolescent self-absorption. Put them to work!