The World Tarot Card Meanings
Right in the center of the World Tarot card is the image of the character dancing and expressing joy after completing the journey. She expresses how happy she is because of not only the journey that was over but also new promising beginnings. She crosses her legs which is no different from the Hanged Man. This image somewhat resembles a contrast of the Hanged Man character when it in the upright position. While the Hanged Man looks at the infinite space of the inner side, the person dancing in the World is attentive to the outside world.
She holds a wand or a stick just like a baton on each hand, symbolizing evolution and balance. Covering up this character is the image of the laurel wreath which is the symbols of success, victory, achievement, and reward. Each end of the laurel wreath is tied with red ribbon, showing its permanence. The red ribbon creates the symbol of eternity, symbolizing the endless reward for the best efforts of the character as a result of completing herself and those around her. In the laurels, bright stars appear to represent the culmination of enlightenment or the state of consciousness on the universal level.
Those icons at the four corners of the World have also appeared in the Wheel of Fortune card. Interestingly, this card is closely associated with the Wheel of Fortune, which represents the evolutionary cycle of time and the experience of human life. The four icons (a lion, a cow, a little angel, and an eagle) represent the four permanent zodiac signs – Lion, Taurus, Aquarius, and Scorpio. They are also symbolic images of four elements, four suits of the Tarot, four compass directions, four seasons and four corners of the universe. All of them are within the vision and power of the character who is dancing. The planet associated with the World Tarot card is Saturn – the ruler of the planet and a symbol of time
The detailed description of the World Tarot card
Thanksgiving has come. You just finished a delicious meal and holding a cup of hot coffee in your hand. Friends and family are discussing the previous Thanksgiving, the baby on the other side of the table is calling you and your feet rubbing the belly of your loyal dog. You are happy, satisfied, and truly feel good (at least until you have to go to wash the dishes). At this moment, you have the whole world.
We all recognize this emotion. It can come anytime, anywhere and is always welcome. We can feel it when we are scraping leaves at home or standing on the podium of the Nobel. This feeling can be either quiet and simple or wild and glorious. What is this feeling? Where does it come from? This 21st card can help us find out.
The main element of happiness is the unity – the feeling that everything works in harmony. It is not in a quiet way but a fluctuating way. Connectivity is also important. We must feel connected and attached to what is around us to be happy. We must also mention the complete fulfillment because we know that we have a goal to which we are going to achieve success. When these elements come together, we feel satisfied and blessed.
Keywords related to the World Tarot card: Consolidation, Perfectly Complete, Connectivity, Satisfaction.
Detailed meaning of the keywords of the World Tarot card
- Feel the perfection;
- Put the pieces together;
- Achieve balance;
- Link together;
- Work rhythmically.
- Achieve your goals;
- Achieve the desire in your heart;
- Dreams come true;
- Find a perfect solution.
- Perform a task;
- Use a talent;
- Share what you have;
- Feel attached;
- Become active.
- Cherish the present;
- Feel the fun in life;
- Enjoy peace in your soul;
- Achieve satisfaction;
- Find satisfaction;
- Believe in the blessings.
A few opposite cards to the World Tarot card
- Hermit – isolation;
- 4 of Cups – lack of connection, apathy, retreat;
- 5 of Wands – disaffection in work, lack of unity.
A few support cards for the World Tarot card
- Temperance – fusion, synthesis, combination;
- Sun – complete fulfillment, attainment;
- 9 of Cups – achieve the desire in the heart;
- 10 of Cups – happiness, emotional satisfaction;
- 10 of Pentacles – affluence, material satisfaction.
Upright meaning of the World Tarot card: complete, merge, accomplish, travel
Words and Keywords
The ending, the final card of the Major Arcana, the completion, the attainment, the extreme, the harmony, the healthy happiness, the end of a stage and the start of something new, the unanimity, excitement, end of a journey, extreme pleasure, achieve your goal, get a prize, sufficiency, fullness, uniqueness, a job is done effectively, admiration, beauty.
Complete a cycle, success, joy of victory, freedom, liberation, peace, joy of life, ideal state of life, affirmation of life, flow of the universe, the Promised Land, broaden horizons, exciting surprises, enlightening, enthusiastically welcome a new day, ideal environmental conditions, physical and mental health, mental well-being.
The best result as possible, travel, a journey, a change of job or residence, being ready to start again, beginning, graduate, a peaceful death at the end of a satisfying life. “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”, all good things must come to an end.
The World Tarot card can signal that you are really feeling the weight of this world over your shoulders, which means it is not a pleasant state. This is the best time to see how well you get help when you need it. Remember that you do not have to do everything yourself.
This card can be considered a card of fulfillment. You have worked hard, and you are nearing the end in a certain sense. You are almost done, do not give up! You almost certainly need a worthy holiday, do not hesitate. You are approaching your “true self” at the highest level.
About your work, the high possibility that you are working too hard while there is just a little recognition as well as money received. This is important if you are in a situation to “stand up” for yourself, to make sure that people do not “accidentally” ignore your positive achievements. You also need to explore outside to find helpful information on how outsiders do the work which you are doing right now. It can lead you to interesting experiences.
When getting the World Tarot card in a spread about love, if you travel during this time, and if you are “selling yourself” for a relationship, then you can meet someone on the journey. Conversely, if you have been in a serious relationship for quite a long time, you would have probably found that this relationship has “stepped up to a new height.” Any story related to love will be very interesting, of course in a good direction. Do not be embarrassed about joining the crowd or talking to strangers.
If money always bothers you, then this is a good sign that it is no longer stand in your way and you will find yourself becoming abundant. However, do not be frantically shopping when the “barrier” disappears. This is an important time for you to start saving and protecting yourself just in case rainy day comes. But at the moment, you can be more comfortable when thinking about money.
With the World Tarot card in the upright, your health is improving. You may get helped by a physician who does not use conventional medicine, such as acupuncture or yoga. This is not to replace drug therapy but to combine with traditional ones. Your doctor may be unhappy about this if he or she tells you that you can not do yoga because it may be “interfered” with your arthritis treatment. In that case, it is the best way to seek another doctor. You should listen to your “intuition” about what you consider to be the best for your health and look for teachers who are more knowledgeable than you, learn as much as you can and support yourself.
It is possible that during this time you will be enlightened with important spiritual insights. You should always keep a notebook in hand and take note of these things. You can also share them with others (including online sharing). We are all on a spiritual journey, and your insights may be helpful to others as well.
Situation and advice
You have reached the final stage in the process of striving to reach the goal. Everything is fine and successful in your reach. Things are progressing smoothly as planned. You will get what you deserve. You feel full and complete. You came to the promised land. After this stage of completion, you will begin a new life cycle and face new experiences. When you finish this stage, you are about to start something new. You have the ability to travel far in the present.
The winners, successful people, travelers go around the world, people involved in foreign affairs, those who have achieved their goal satisfactorily.
Meaning of the World reversed: unfinished things, not over
Words and Keywords
Imperfect, success is delayed, cannot complete a cycle, failure, obstacles, unfinished, unresolved, afraid of change, stagnation, be at a standstill, boredom, lack of commitment, leave early, do not finish what you start, insecurity, resist change, do not want to face the future, stubborn, lack of attention, still cannot accept or acknowledge what is happening around you, an unsatisfactory result, fatigue, exhaustion, travel delayed, you have not reached the final destination, the distance is still far away.
When the World Tarot card appears in reverse, you can understand that although there is a lot of potential and promise for you, you can still be stuck. This is a great time to see how well you can utilize your “help” capabilities when you need it. Remember that you do not have to do everything yourself.
Whether in the upright or reversed position, this is usually the card that implies completion. You have worked hard, and you are nearing the end in a certain sense. You are almost done, do not give up! You absolutely need a worthy holiday, do not hesitate. You are approaching your “true self”, at the highest level. If you still do not see this when you draw the World in reverse, then think carefully. What is stopping you? Where are you stuck at?
When getting the World Tarot in reverse, you should think carefully about where your true achievements should be compared to your potential. Do you give yourself enough faith? Have you ever noticed how far you can reach? If you have, and you do not feel your employer and colleagues paying close attention to your abilities, it is important to ensure that they do not “ignore” your positive achievements.
If you are not sure what you are best at or what your true talent is, then this is the time to seek help. You should do career inventories and assessments, talent assessments, personality tests then ask around, investigating what people do, why and how. There is a table full of food out there, but you have to know fully the menu to order.
When you are in a serious relationship for a while, you and/or your significant other may feel a little stuck or a little hindered when drawing the World card in reverse. If you try, and if you are honest with yourself and with each other, you will probably find that this relationship has “stepped up to a new height.” All the emotional factors involved in drawing this card will be interesting, of course, in a good way. If you are looking for love, go find it. Do not be embarrassed about joining the crowd or talking to strangers. But if you keep on fearing, nothing will change. You should open your heart, this will make the difference.
If you always bother about the money issue, then this is a good sign that those problems will soon disappear and you will find yourself becoming rich. However, do not be crazily shopping when the barrier disappears. This is an important time for you to start saving and protecting just to make sure that you are well-prepared for those hard days. But right now, you can be more comfortable talking about money.
With the World Tarot card in reverse, there may be something that is “stuck” in your head or body and affects your health. Similarly, when reading the upright card, you may get helped by a physician who does not use conventional medicine, such as an acupuncturist or yoga expert. This is not to replace your medication, but to combine with new treatments.
Your doctor may not be happy about this, especially when he/she tells you that you can not do yoga because it can “interfere” with your arthritis treatment. In that case, it is best to seek another doctor. You should listen to your “intuition” about what you consider to be the best for your health and look for teachers who are more knowledgeable than you, learn as much as you can and support yourself.
Just as the upright meaning, the reversed meaning of the World Tarot implies the possibility that during this time you will be enlightened with important spiritual insights. You should always keep a notebook in hand to take note of these things and share them with others (even if you share them through online). We are all on a spiritual journey, and your insights may be helpful to others as well.
Situation and advice
You are finding it difficult to achieve your goals because you have not been aware of what is needed. As a result, you feel like you are living in the same path and can not solve the problem satisfactorily. The problems seem to last long without being resolved.
You feel bored, stagnant and helpless. You are tempted to give up a job instead of completing it. You are fighting change and do not feel ready to deal with new experiences. You need to pause and look at the overall situation so that you can solve pending issues and achieve goals.
The reverse of the World Tarot card can sometimes refer to a trip you have planned to be delayed or simply that you may repeat an old journey.
Jack of all trades and master of none, who do not think outside the box, those who do not accomplish what they start, loser.
The World Tarot card represents these moments and everything which is related to those moments. This is a very positive sign that you are ready to achieve your inner desire. That also depends on the situation, however, this will always make you feel great. You should remember that this 21st card is a symbol of dedication and active service. When drawing this card in a spread, we have to devote ourselves to it. That is the source of true happiness.