Renewal, judgement, forgiveness, rebirth
THE CARD’S STORY BY: KMYE CHAN
In Celtic lore, the Morrigan greets the heroes fallen in battle. She is not kind, nor welcoming: she is impartial and fair, a sovereign protector from the Otherworld. Their deeds have been carefully weighed and found worthy of her attention, to be heralded through the land, and remembered as the stuff of legends. As such, judgement has been passed – for them, death is not only the end of their life, but also the mark of a new beginning. The Morrigan reminds us that fate is inescapable, and that our choices will eventually define our legacy. Judgement is a card that marks a time for reflection and change: to have the wisdom to interrogate our choices, let behind our old selves, and move on to be the better version of us that we can be.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
The Morrigan wanders over a battlefield, her crows behind her, foretelling the doom and death of the warriors below. Surveying the worthy, she also skews the outcome of the battle, her fearsome reputation well known, scaring the warriors even as she calls their souls to her. Life is calling you to take a long hard look at yourself. Be honest about what you have and haven’t done, the mistakes you’ve made. But don’t dwell on them so long that you become overly self-critical. Or use them as a sledge-hammer to your ego. You can’t change history, and you need to understand that no one is perfect, least of all you. But. You can learn from your past, use it to become a better person, then move on.
MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: MORRIGAN
Th e Morrigan is a war goddess who appears in Celtic and Irish mythology. She is a shape-shifter, and while she oft en appears as a beautiful woman, she is also portrayed as a hag, or one of the crows she favours. Her main role is as a seer, foretelling the doom and death of warriors in battle, but she is also associated with several other deities, and their identities merge from time to time. The judgemental nature of this goddess, calling to the souls of the dead made her the ultimate depiction of Judgement for our deck.
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