The heavens call the dead from their plots, each skeleton with its arms outstretched, open and ready for the universe to judge them for the lives they lived on Earth. This miraculous event goes unseen by the young man at the pool, who stares into his own reflection. He is concerned only with his own failures and ineptitudes, unaware of the crabs that creep up to nip him with their sharpened claws. This card calls for a period of reflection on your past, and where it will lead you. You have made mistakes, but they do not define you as a person. Now is the time for self-evaluation and dedication to doing better. If you have recently gained new insight, or a greater understanding of a situation in your life, now is the time to act on what you have learned to correct imbalances and regain your footing in the world.
Reversed: Stare too deeply into a reflecting pool, and you may fall in. Reversed, this card suggests you may be entering a phase in your life where you are too self-concerned, indulging in toxic thought patterns that reinforce your negative view of yourself. There is no greater judge than yourself for your own actions, but as a judge you must be fair. Take time to reflect on what you have learned rather than how much you have failed, and devise a plan on how to move forward.