Meaning and Interpretation of The World Card in Tarot Reading

Meaning and Interpretation of The World Card in Tarot Reading

The last and the best card to get in a Tarot Reading- The World Card

Tarot cards are a pack of playing cards that are now popularly used for divination and predicting the future. A deck comprises of seventy-eight cards divided into two parts: the major arcana and the minor arcana. The Major arcana is a pack of twenty-two trump cards. These cards represent the major events in a person's life. Some of these cards are the Fool, Juggler, Magician, Hermit, Justice, Wheel of Fortune, World, etc. The Minor arcana on the other contains 56 cards. These cards represent the day-to-day events and activities of a person. In this article, we will learn about the World card of major arcana.

The World Tarot Card- Description

The World card is the last card of the Tarot trump cards. It is traditionally depicted by a naked woman, dancing above the surface of the earth, holding a staff in each of her hands. She is surrounded by a wreath. The wreath is tied on both ends by a red ribbon. She is watched by four creatures- a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. The woman is the symbol of balance and evolution in movement. She is dancing in the card which symbolizes happiness and contentment. The staff in her hands represent spiritual wisdom. The circular wreath surrounding her is a symbol of the continuity of life. They represent the completion of one phase of life to enter the next with a pause. The four creatures watching the woman are the signs of Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, Taurus. These represent the corners of the universe, the four directions, and the four seasons of a year. 

The World Tarot Card- Meaning

It is one of the best cards to get in a reading. It represents the successful completion of one phase of life and the beginning of the next. It represents triumph and fulfillment. It represents spiritual and mental wholeness. When the world card appears in a tarot reading, it signifies that you are capable of conquering the world. There is nothing at this point that you can’t achieve. You will achieve everything that may desire if you put your heart into it. There are two ways the world can appear in a tarot reading- upright or reversed.

The Upright World Card- Significance

If the upright world card appears in a Tarot reading, it means that is you are doing very well in life. It means that you are succeeding in your academics, job, career, relationship, in one or all of these things. In a relationship, it means that you are very happy and are reaching a new milestone. In your career, you probably have got a promotion or your business is doing very well. Now, you are feeling a sense of completeness and fulfilment. This card may represent graduation, the birth of a child, or achieving your long-term dream. Your health is doing great. Completing one phase of life reminds you to take a look at your journey and celebrate that success. Take a break, travel, reminiscence, and invite the next phase of life with both arms wide open. It represents new beginnings. You may wish to go out and teach the world your learnings along the way.

The Reversed World card: Significance

The Reversed World card is completely the reverse of the world card, as is clear from the name. It means that you are not doing so well in your life, career, relationship, or academics. It represents that maybe at this time everything has come to a standstill. The reason for this might be that you haven’t put in the efforts that we were required. You may have taken shortcuts to accomplish your goals faster. You may be applied unfair means to practice. Or it might be just because you are putting in efforts for the wrong thing. So, you need to decide about what is right or wrong. This is the time when you need to remind yourself of your worth and capabilities. Take a look at your past and introspect. You may need to work extra hours to achieve your goal. You may need to invest more money or create a whole new idea. Whatever it is, you need to work very hard for achieving your goals or put in extra time in your relationship. Sooner, you will achieve the desired outcome. 

Hence, the world is a positive card in everything. It predicts a happy journey, positive outcomes, and a peaceful future.