The World

Tarot Card Meaning

Major Arcana
The World Tarot Card

The World Tarot Card Meaning

The World card shows a woman dancing freely inside a wreath, with one foot on the ground and one foot in the air. She’s naked, representing her vulnerability and authenticity. In her hands are two wands like The Magician holds – a sign that the manifestations begun with The Magician reach completion with The World. The circular wreath symbolizes the cycle of endings and new beginnings as she steps through it. Surrounding the wreath are four figures representing the fixed zodiac signs, helping guide transitions with balance. When this card appears, I’m reminded of the ups and downs in life and relationships. While one cycle may be ending, have faith – another beautiful chapter awaits. We grow through both the joyful mountaintops and challenging valleys.

The World Upright

Upright, The World reflects a sense of achievement, fulfillment and completion. You did it! A long-term project or relationship has come full circle.  You feel whole, having accomplished your goals and purpose. Now is the time to celebrate your journey, express gratitude for your harvest, and tune into the spiritual lessons. Don’t rush into the next step – bask in your closure first, and you’ll be set up for future success. If you’re not quite done yet, reflection on how far you’ve come can give that final push. Either way, this card is about honoring the cycles of life – endings and new beginnings intertwined.

The World Reversed

Reversed, The World can mean seeking closure on a personal issue to fully move on. You may cling to the past or a previous version of yourself that no longer fits. Finding closure is an inner journey of self-acceptance. This card can also reflect impatience – wanting to rush toward a goal without doing the work to get there. It’s not the same as earning it through challenges that bring growth. Reversed may also indicate losing motivation when a goal is nearly achieved. Stay focused and cross the finish line! Whether reversed or not, The World reminds us that with each ending, a new beginning awaits.

The World in Love

Upright, The World reflects fulfillment in relationships. You may feel you’ve manifested your dream love or partnership. Celebrate how far you’ve come! If single, it means wide possibilities await – when you’re fulfilled within, you attract fulfilling love. Reversed can signify relationships have reached a dead end and require closure. Reflect on whether you’ve both put in effort to reconnect. If so, it may be time to let go. For singles, don’t lose hope but also put yourself out there! Upright or reversed, endings make space for new love. Each cycle prepares you to attract ever-deeper connections.

The World in Career/Money

Upright, The World reflects achieving career goals and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Share your success with those who helped along the way! Financially, it means rewards flow from past efforts. Consider your resources and goals from a higher perspective. Reversed may reflect impatience – wanting success without doing the work. Or losing motivation when a goal is nearly met. Refocus and persist to the finish! Financially, avoid get-rich-quick schemes. Consistent effort brings stable rewards. Upright or reversed, The World encourages us to reflect on each cycle’s lessons and use them to steer your next beautiful chapter.

The World: Keywords

Upright Keywords

Completion, wholeness, fulfillment, accomplishment, success

Reversed Keywords

Incompleteness, stagnation, lack of fulfillment, unaccomplished goals, failure

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