Positive and Powerful
The World card is one of the major arcana cards in a Tarot deck, and it is often considered one of the most positive and powerful cards in the deck. The meaning of The World can vary slightly depending on the Tarot reader’s interpretation and the context of the reading, but it generally carries several themes and messages:
- Completion and Fulfillment: The World card signifies the successful completion of a major life cycle or a significant project. It represents a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. It suggests that you have reached a point of wholeness and integration in your life.
- Wholeness and Unity: The imagery on The World card often depicts a figure surrounded by a wreath or circle, symbolizing unity and completeness. It suggests that you are in harmony with yourself and the world around you. This card can indicate a time of balance and peace in your life.
- Success and Achievement: The World card is associated with achievement and success on a grand scale. It can signify that you have overcome obstacles and achieved your goals. This may be a time of celebration and recognition for your efforts.
- Transformation and Transition: The World card can also represent a significant transition or transformation in your life. It marks the end of one phase and the beginning of another, often a more positive and enlightened phase.
- Integration and Wholeness: In a spiritual context, The World card can symbolize spiritual enlightenment and the integration of the self with the divine or higher consciousness. It suggests a deep sense of connectedness and oneness with the universe.
- Travel and Exploration: The World card can indicate travel or a desire to explore new horizons and bring new experiences.
- Completion of a Cycle: The World card is often associated with the final card of the Tarot’s major arcana, The Fool. Together they symbolize the completion of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.
Overall, The World is a highly positive card in a Tarot reading. It represents a sense of accomplishment, wholeness, and fulfillment, suggesting that you are at a point in your life where you can reap the rewards of your efforts and move forward with confidence and satisfaction.
Completion of the Cycle…
….and when we are finally able to do this –to heed Judgment’s call and fully accept and love ourselves? We arrive here, at The World.
Here, is where we finally understand what the Fool’s journey has been about.
Self-actualization. Becoming. Becoming whole. Realizing our wholeness, our completeness. Realizing that we are one with the Universe, and really knowing that on a deep level, in our bones, in our minds, in our hearts, and in our souls.
The World is about completion. This may be in a huge, personally transforming way described above, or it may be in smaller ways. Completing a big project. Coming to the end of a challenging journey. It’s all about the work you have put in so far, all the lessons you’ve learned, finally coming to a conclusion. It is a pinnacle. The final milestone. The end.
As we have seen before, the completion of a cycle carries within itself the seed of a new beginning. Death holds itself, a new rebirth. Judgement leads to liberation.
We reach The World. We celebrate. Then we head back to the beginning. Once again, we become the Fool.