The World is the last major arcana, number 21.
The World is a highly mobile, very dynamic card with a highly positive meaning. When The World goes to the right we can only smile and even in an inverted position we will find valuable and precise meanings.
Kabbalistics associates this card with the planet Saturn, with the letter Shin and the number 300 .
Esoterically it is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio, the Water element and the winter season .
In numerology it represents the number 21 and 3 (21 = 2 + 1 = 3 ).
The World: Card Description
The World card shows in the center a dancing figure, a naked woman , rejoicing at the end of the journey and celebrating not only the accomplishment, but also the new beginnings it promises.
The woman has one leg crossed over the other , as does the Hanged man.
She is, in a sense, her opposite: As the hanging man looks infinitely inward , the woman in the World chart seems to see infinitely outward.
In each of his hands he holds a staff or staff , representing evolution and balance. She is surrounded by a thick green crown , symbolic of success, victory, and achievement, tied with the red ribbons of eternity.
The red ribbons form the infinity symbol , representing the infinite rewards of positive efforts in improving ourselves and those around us.
Inside the laurel wreath there is a star of light that indicates the achievement of enlightenment or cosmic consciousness.
The figures in each of the four corners of the World card are the same images that appear on the Wheel of Fortune .
Interestingly, the World card is closely associated with the wheel of fortune, reflecting the cyclical evolution of time and human experience.
The four figures (a lion, a bull, a cherub and an eagle) represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac (Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio).
These are also symbols of the four elements , four suits of the Tarot, four cardinal points, four seasons and the four corners of the universe.
All these figures are visible and make up the power of the dancing woman.
The World (Reversed) – General meaning
The inverted world represents the lack of fulfillment, the lack of closure in all aspects, indecision, a feeling that the world or life “owes you something”.
There is a strong feeling of being trapped , within a particular situation or within your own life. You do not see exits or possibilities.
This, although there may be reasons that indicate this, is not true at all. There is always a way out, whatever the problem or circumstance.
You may well have made significant efforts to move forward or change, but for whatever reason, they come to nothing. Perhaps it is that you have not made the right choices, or that of the different paths, you opted for the easiest, resisting a greater effort.
Lack of confidence, low self-esteem, perhaps they have made you look for easy or quick solutions that have not been the most appropriate. You should not be afraid to set higher goals or face more difficult challenges.
All the effort you make will be for your benefit and your growth, therefore, commit to yourself to achieve those things, even if the effort is arduous and the road difficult, because ultimately it will be for your own good.
Although The world card indicates that there will be delays and delays , you should not give up in any way. Even as frustrating as this feels, as impatient as you get, you must keep fighting, maintaining a course of action, setting your goals and objectives, because this delay and these difficulties are temporary. They will pass, because everything in this life is a cycle.
The World card, at its most dramatic, can signal the end of a cycle of something in your life. It is very common for thiscard to appear when a relationship ends abruptly, almost without explanation, without reasons.
It can be both a love relationship and a job, an activity, a certain group or friendship, the end of a business partnership. It is often an unforeseen closure. The reasons were already there but nobody could see them, or they didn’t want to.
This closing and ending situation can be positive or negative for you, depending on your life circumstances. Sometimes an ending falls like a blessing from heaven, and other times, it leaves us battered.
The World (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
In love The World often indicates unforeseen breaks. There is a great need for distance and solitude now, either on your part or your partner, that must be used constructively.
This distance that is now needed must be well used, things can still be perfectly saved if there is dialogue and communication, if the truth is put on the table.
If you are currently alone, you may not be too interested in new relationships, because you need this self-imposed loneliness. It is also possible that occasional relationships appear, some with good possibilities, but you should check if you can move towards a greater or better commitment.
At this moment, although you are not in a position to offer that, maybe a little later, yes, so if the relationship interests you, try to get out of your suffocation and give it a chance.
The World (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading
Regarding work, it is not a good time to make job changes, to take risks, to venture. There is little empathy and communication, things may be full of misunderstandings.
What you expose will not be correctly understood, or you may not know how to expose it correctly. In this way, take care not to get into friction with bosses, colleagues or subordinate personnel.
Even if you feel trapped at this point in your work life, wait for a better time to make changes, now it is not favorable for you to move the pieces.
The World (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading
If we talk about money and finances, the card from The World will warn us to save and not waste. Take care of your money as much as you can, avoiding waste and unnecessary expenses, otherwise you can contract debts that will cost a lot of time and effort to pay off.
However, it is not a negative card in terms of money, you just have to take precautions and have control. Some growth and profit opportunities may appear, but you must be open-minded to them.
Your current sense of being trapped will not often allow you to see concrete opportunities that will present themselves. Therefore, take a breath from your confinement and let the possibilities flow, for there will be.
The World (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading
In terms of health, the feeling of being confined and trapped can affect the respiratory system, bronchi, lungs, larynx, all of which can be affected.
It is also possible to suffer from allergies. Everything that means “breathing” can be seen in problems, many times as a somatization of what you are living inside.
The World (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading
This will be an emotionally intense moment. The sensations will be strong and may not be pleasant.
Feeling trapped is something that suffocates, so you should try by all means, seek some kind of spiritual help or support, whether reading, attending talks, praying or attending church.
You should know that all this will happen sooner or later, and that your actions and your attitude are fundamental in this. Make the effort to feel better, convince yourself that you can and that this is only temporary, an unexpected and dark corner of the road.
Everything will be overcome and what you experience today as negative will have its positive counterpart tomorrow.
Major Arcana (Reversed) Card Meaning
The Fool Reversed , The Magician Reversed , The High Priestess Reversed , The Empress Reversed , The Emperor Reversed , The Hierophant Reversed , The Lovers Reversed , The Chariot Reversed , Strength Reversed , The Hermit Reversed , Wheel of Fortune Reversed , Justice Reversed , The Hanged Man Reversed , Death Reversed , Temperance Reversed , The Devil Reversed , The Tower Reversed , The Star Reversed , The Moon Reversed , The Sun Reversed , Judgement Reversed , The World Reversed