The World – Wild Unknown Tarot
I. Image description on The World Wild Unknown Tarot
Deck Creator’s Keywords: completion, integrity, contentment, unity, integration, realization.
The World Wild Unknown Tarot is one of the most mysterious images in this deck. This card speaks to us wordlessly. We can feel the energy of integrity and integration traditionally associated with this card. In the center of the card, we find a complex sphere made up of interconnected rings. In the background is a dark and starry sky. The sky lightens when we reach the bottom of the card, suggesting the duality of light and darkness, conscious and unconscious. The image makes us think of life and spiritual energy gathered together (like our literal planet) and surrounded by a vast, mysterious Universe.
The core of the sphere is bright white and radiating. This reminds us of a spiritual center full of energy, exploding to infuse all creation. The second ring consists of flowers and seems to represent non-sentient life (plants, water, earth, fungi, etc.). The third ring looks like a snakeskin and may represent sentient life (animals and humans). The last ring looks like a colorful piano full of energy! This can represent the senses of unity, purpose, and love that protect and perfect the previous layers, in other words, the mental component.
Some additional interpretations have been described in the comments section of The World Wild Unknown Tarot. One of the well-known interpretations comes from a commentator named Karen, who wrote: “in 78 Degrees of Wisdom, Rachel Pollack divides the major arcana into three rows of seven, with the Fool on the top, representing the three levels of consciousness. The white light in the middle is the Fool, innocence and new beginnings. The seven flowers represent the first line, consciousness – concerns of love, society, and nature. The next ring is our subconsciousness, a tightly-bound web of things we hold on to, our psychological drives. And finally, the last ring is superconsciousness, the outward expression of spiritual knowledge, release of archetypal energy. So then the world represents the unification of all of these areas of experience.”
Regardless of how you interpret this image, the circle itself evokes a sense of wholeness. It has no beginning and no end. Regardless of our current challenges and emotional turmoil, we are still complete beings. We just need to change our perspective, to zoom out and see the whole picture. We are perfect in our imperfections. Everything will be fine, everything will be alright. Everything has a purpose, everyone has a cosmic meaning, all are interconnected. The universe is creating a story, and we are essential to the plot.
The World Wild Unknown Tarot is the final card in the Major Arcana Wild Unknown Tarot journey. It alludes to perfection, harmony, and contentment. It is rare to experience this energy as we are always drawn in by our desires, needs, and ambitions. So when this card appears, reflect for a moment on the idea of ”becoming complete”. Focus on the image on the card, close your eyes and visualize the energy spreading from within you. How does that feel? Where does it reside? What has been keeping you from feeling “complete” each and every day of your life?
II. The message of The World Wild Unknown Tarot in a reading
As the last card in the Major Arcana, The World Wild Unknown Tarot has the meaning of completeness and wholeness. The traditional image on this card shows a dancing human figure. The human figure is surrounded by a laurel wreath, a symbol of success. Therefore, this card can be associated with completion, meaning that something has reached a mentally predetermined conclusion. The card is also related to duality becoming unity. When the card has a figure on it, that person is sometimes considered equally male and female. Therefore, The World is just like a combination of The Magician Wild Unknown Tarot and The High Priestess: The World is about both ‘action’ and ‘being’. The card is a union of supposed opposites: light and darkness, flesh and spirit, the individual self, and the All.
During a reading, The World Wild Unknown Tarot is often displayed to remind you that you are the complete and whole person exactly as you are. Even when you feel lacking or not enough, The World reminds you that you are enough. Something inside you may be ready to integrate. You have gained great wisdom through your experience, and this card asks you for the space to integrate any lessons that stand out most to you right now.
Trust that you are where you should be and choose to seek the dynamic meaning that is unfolding in your story. You are a whole and complex being, let yourself explore every aspect of your existence. Now it is time to be yourself – magic in motion. The World Wild Unknown Tarot opens up a positive future. This is a card of completeness, when the card appears, it means that you are at the end of the journey and about to enter a new phase. The World represents life’s ambitions and dreams come true.
III. Meaning of The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position
The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position brings the message of rewards and success. Your creations are in order and you can relax a bit. Sometimes the card represents movement, you may migrate or travel to a new city or country in the coming period. The good news is that The World rarely carries a negative message. If it appears as a negative, it comforts you that if you try, you will soon be on the podium. Besides, there will be cases where the card predicts a new beginning in life or relationships, but this change is not necessarily what you want.
The World Wild Unknown Tarot represents positive outcomes and completeness. It defines the relationship between a person himself and the surrounding entities. On the other hand, it means completion, this is the stage where you will enjoy the results you create. You are walking through a major life milestone in great spirit. It also refers to fulfillment, achievement, and satisfaction. Your personal efforts have finally paid off, and now you have reached the end of your journey or completed an important life cycle. You have faced many trials and tribulations along the way, but all of that only makes you stronger and wiser, armed with more experience than when you started your journey.
A long-term project, a learning process, a relationship, or your career has come a long way, and now your mind is on the end of the journey as well as the future achievements. It could be a graduation ceremony, a wedding, the birth of a baby (the last stage of pregnancy), the fulfillment of a long-standing wish or aspiration. You have finally accomplished your goal or purpose. Everything comes at the same time, and you are at the most reasonable stage, doing the most reasonable jobs, achieving what you have ever envisioned, and enjoying a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. In this respect, The World Wild Unknown Tarot also heralds new beginnings which will arise without regard to the complete cycle.
In the upright position, The World Wild Unknown Tarot also symbolizes acclaim, recognition, praise, and success that you will receive a lot for your accomplishments. If not, you have arranged something better after working so hard to get where you are now! The tireless efforts, dedicated dedication, and well-thought-out plans have paid off, and of course, it is something to celebrate! If you have not really reached the completion stage yet, you are actually pretty close to it! You will need to gain a higher level of understanding to be able to succeed in a higher field and enjoy real results. You need to define and respect this rare climax. Take a look back a month, six months, or a year ago and think about how far you have come, what you yourself have accomplished.
You may be surprised at how far you have come and how much work you have done to achieve the success cycle. You may also find that the projects or work you are working on have turned out to be better than expected. The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position also denotes a time when you see the whole process or system and understand your position in that system. This card speaks of a deep understanding of your own role and influence in a particular environment or where you really fit. The World can also symbolize a significant sense of oneness and wholeness with the whole world or in a particular situation. Things are starting to get into the “framework” and you will probably be a part of that framework. You will pay more attention to your surroundings or personal interests.
At the moment, you have a strong desire to contribute, give, use a special gift or talent to help make the world a better place. You are coming from a beautiful world of the present, which is full of love, knowledge, experience, and you are ready to share it with everyone. From a more understandable point of view, The World Wild Unknown Tarot symbolizes a world journey, especially on a large scale. You may be lucky enough to participate in a trip abroad for 6 months, are about to go on a business trip, study abroad, or settle down abroad for a longer period of time than expected. Likewise, this card improves understanding and universal perceptions. Wherever you go, you will absorb new experiences, welcomed by the hospitality of your destination, where people will gladly embrace you and invite you into their world.
In terms of love, The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position announces major changes in your relationship. In case you are in the early stages of a relationship, the card implies that your partner may not be honest and does not have a connection with you. It is possible that the two of you are not really meant for each other but have come together just because of some coincidence. Don’t let loneliness or feeling needy fool you into thinking you need to meet a partner or “fall in love”. At this point, you are forced to carefully evaluate the situation, analyze right and wrong, determine your feelings for your partner and make a decision so that everything becomes clear. In another case, if the two of you have been in love and have been together for a long time, The World announces that things are about to take to a new level, be it moving in together or getting engaged. The end that the card implies can be the end of a beginning phase and transition to a new and more passionate phase, a new chapter in your love journey.
In terms of work, if you are still unemployed, you should actively participate in interviews and show employers your ability. As The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position announces that the upcoming period will be full of changes, you will find a suitable position. In the event of problems arising in your business and work, you should stay calm and consider switching jobs if you feel that you are no longer able to cope with all challenges, especially after a period of time you have tried and put in too much effort, but there are no satisfactory results. On the contrary, if you are intending to open a company or start a business, this time you should prepare everything carefully before embarking on something. The card can refer to the lack of understanding of the market or competitors in the field you are trying to enter.
In terms of money, previous financial problems put you in a state of starvation. Don’t worry because The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position announces that this phase will pass quickly. Besides, you should manage your financial situation and start having a savings plan. The World warns there will be disadvantages in the future when you need to spend a great deal of money. If you are too tight economically and want to borrow some, your relatives or family members will be a big help. You should avoid borrowing from social friends or colleagues. On the contrary, if you intend to lend, you should consider it because capital recovery is relatively time-consuming.
In terms of health, in case you are having health problems, The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position predicts that the situation will get better in the coming time. All you need to do is relax and enjoy your time off. On the negative side, The World heralds that diseases that have arisen for a long time are progressing in a bad direction, so you should get checked and promptly treated. The World also refers to transitions and changes, so paying attention to all the strange signs helps you prevent illnesses before they go too far.
IV. Meaning of The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position
The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position is rarely presented as a negative, but that does not mean there is never a possibility. The reversed card indicates the end, the new journey is not what you really want, sometimes the last thing you wish for is far from the ending that is happening. But whether you like it or not, this ending has to happen. The only thing you can do is accept this change and keep moving forward. Regret, torment, or resentment will only make you tired and lose all your vitality.
In the upright position, The World symbolizes completion. But in the reversed position, it will signify that the querent is trying to achieve something in life but is not taking all the necessary steps into account. You may want to choose the easiest or fastest way to reach your goal, but often this will keep you from getting the results you originally intended. Instead, by facing challenges along the way, you will learn a lot, thrive, and be impressed with the results you get after you have managed to achieve the target. So don’t be afraid to extend your goals, even if it means endless challenges along the way, for that will only make the final victory sweeter.
The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position can indicate that you are now very close to a moment of success, but for some reason, you have lost focus and gone astray at that moment. There is only one short way to go, so why lose focus right now? Re-energize yourself and remind yourself that life will be very beautiful once you reach the goals you have set out for yourself. Maybe you will also experience a situation where the end-stage is lacking in your life. That prevents you from reaching for a new journey or next challenge.
The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position usually appears in a reading when a relationship suddenly ends for no apparent reason. In that relationship, the parties involved have no sense of what has happened and grapple with the prospect of reaching the finish line by ending the relationship. Everything is not explained clearly and the people involved will have to fall into a difficult situation when they do not know what they need or where they are.
If you see The World in reverse in a reading, consider other cards to determine what needs to stop and how you can finally get to that moment of completing all your journeys. Sometimes The World Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position means that a change is expected to be delayed and that you will need to invest more time and effort in projects or life transitions before experiencing the promising successes of completing the journey. This can be tiring, but your perseverance and patience will eventually pay off. There will be times when you feel suffocated or trapped with no way out, but never give up on the trip. For now, just keep going on your journey firmly and consistently.