Judgement day is supposed to be a day where you await the doom of God, thumbs up or thumbs down. But there is a lot of joy in this picture and rightfully so, everyone raises their hands in happiness. The fall and complete disillusion has been passed, now is the time to begin anew, the 'dead' rise from their coffins and start out fresh. An arc angel calls everyone to rise.
The Christian cross of suffering is there attached to the trumpet, and I accept is as a symbol of a certain amount of experience which is necessary to pass through a layer of the human treadmill of emotions and thoughts.
The card can also be seen as completion of a karmic cycle, the lesson has been learned.
Prediction: If we detach from the biblical and religious terms, this card invites you to look and see what is good in this situation and what must be discarded. In other words you could be the Angel/God here who has to use good judgement in a matter which could include you as well as others.
Keywords: Transcendence, a new beginning, awakening, the reward for valiant inner work, reunion with God or something higher, or 'just normal' good and fair judgement.
©2017 Jan Kirk (text only)