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Judgement with Liz Worth

By November 18, 2016 May 3rd, 2018


Welcome to the Real Life Lessons from the Major Arcana series. We've gathered together 22 of the best Tarot readers to share their personal stories and interpretations of the Major Arcana cards.

Discover new meanings and spiritual lessons behind the Major Arcana cards, through real-life experiences and stories. And watch as the Tarot cards truly come to life!

Liz Worth already achieved her life dream when the Judgment card showed up to inspire her to grow past what she ever thought possible. Read her inspiring story of rebirth below…

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JudgementI never held much of a connection to the Judgement card when I was starting to read tarot. For me, it turned out to be a card that I had to experience for myself before I could truly appreciate its energy.

Every year, on New Year’s Day, I like to lay out a Celtic Cross spread for myself and have a look at what’s to come for the next 12 months.

Like any path, my way to tarot was long and winding. Even though I often read for friends and gave mini readings at parties, I never, ever had an inclination to read tarot in a professional capacity, let alone start my own tarot business.

I had always considered myself to be a writer, first and foremost. Ever since I was 13 years old, I knew I was going to be an author.

When January 1, 2015 rolled around, I wasn’t at all prepared for the reading that came through. In fact, I didn’t even believe it when I wrote it all down. (When I read for myself, I do a stream-of-consciousness writing session as a way to channel messages from the cards.) My own skepticism is funny to me now, because it was one of the clearest readings I have ever done for myself.
Judgement was the outcome card. Sometimes, tarot cards will follow us around for a long while, yet that was not a card I typically pulled, so it jumped out at me immediately. Right away, it gave me a very lucid message: “You will be called to a new, higher path this year. Get ready. It will happen fast.”

The reading also told me that it would be important for me to make sure I kept my head clear, and that I had a lot of time to myself so that I “could hear God speaking to me.”

Both messages left me fuddled. “I’m already on my path,” I later wrote down in my journal. “I am not getting on another one.”

I had my writing, after all. My fourth book was due out in a matter of months, and I also worked full-time in communications at a national charity.

New path? No thanks! Like a difficult client, I quickly dismissed my tarot reading, forgetting about it completely.

A couple of months went by when I had a dream where I walked into a field full of spiritual workers. In the dream, a woman walked right up to me and said, “You have to be here with us. You have to get on this path.”

The dream was so vivid. I knew it was significant. I wrote it down, but I didn’t connect it to my tarot reading at all, which I had still pushed out of my memory.

And then the Judgement card started to make its presence known. I’ve found that cards will do that – they will keep showing up if they feel ignored. This time, Judgement wasn’t even bothering to come up in my personal readings, but other people’s. One night, at a friend’s party, it showed up in eight out of ten readings I did for others.

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Something told me that that card wasn’t there for the partygoers. It was there for me.

Still, I was stubborn. I wasn’t looking for change. I wasn’t looking for a new beginning. But all throughout early 2015, I kept getting asked for tarot readings. More and more opportunities were presenting themselves, and I didn’t even have a website advertising myself as a reader.

One night, on my way home from reading at an event, I said to myself, “I’m starting to feel like tarot is something I could actually do. That I need to do.” I started noticing other people’s tarot businesses and felt deep, unexpected longings to follow suit.

I didn’t decide to go pro right away, but I did decide to start blogging about tarot. On weekends, instead of working on my novel, I started asking more people if they wanted free readings.

I started doing even more parties. I started talking more openly about my own tarot practice, something I had kept very personal for a long time.

I was waking up to tarot in a whole new way, and that is what I always associate with the Judgement card. Its energy symbolizes an awakening, a rebirth.

And then, during a New Moon, I set an intention to one day start a tarot business.

A month later, I was laid off from my communications job. But I knew that this was also part of the shift I felt was coming. I had asked for self-employment, and now I had the opportunity to start a whole new career.

The day after I was let go, I was cleaning up at home, trying to figure out what to do first, when I picked up my old notebook. Guess what it fell open to? The pages with my New Year’s Day reading, with my Judgement messages.

This was the new path that I hadn’t seen coming at all back then. No longer was I afraid to shift my priorities from writing to tarot. No longer was I resisting change.

And that’s what I’ve always reminded myself about the Judgement card: Awakenings can come out of nowhere. You might not even know that you need them, especially if you’re caught up in old energy, old dreams, and old patterns, which I was.

I had been holding onto an idea of being an author for so long that I had never even given myself the chance to consider that pursuing something else, like tarot, could be equally – if not more – fulfilling for me.

Judgement helped me to see that I had moved onto a path of service, and I felt encouraged enough to embrace the unknown. Because Judgement has such a strong, spiritual presence, I felt fully supported by the universe, and knew that everything was unfolding as it was meant to.

About Liz Worth

Liz WorthLiz Worth is a tarot reader, author, and creative coach based in Toronto. She thought her one and only career would be as a writer, but after she started reading tarot in 2008 on the advice of an astrologer, her life has never been the same.

Today she uses tarot help others move past emotional and creative blocks, overcome any obstacles or setbacks, and begin to live their truth through personal freedom and creative liberation. Her goal is to help people from all walks of life find their light and their path. Reach her at

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