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Tarot Major Arcana 21
The World

Overall meaning
The World represent that you have the world at your feet. You’ve worked hard to get to this point, so stop and enjoy the moment! Celebrate your achievements. The options available to you at this moment are endless. You will be successful, the universe smiles upon you and luck is on your side.

The World is a call to take the opportunities available to you. You have endured the hardships and learned your lessons, and now you will reap the rewards. So the card points to you being successful in whatever you do, a love affair, a career choice, education, travel, starting your own business, getting married or having children. Pursue your dreams and ambitions. You will be successful.

The World shows a woman wrapped in a purple cloth dancing in the center of a large oval laurel wreath. She holds a staff in her hands and represents the positive and negative poles of universal energy.

In each corner of the card you see the same figures as in The Wheel of Fortune: the lion, the bull, the angel and the eagle – the four creatures that Ezekiel saw in his vision of God in the Old Testament. If something is absolute and perfect, it appears here in the card. Opposites meet and unite, everything is in balance and merges into a higher unity.

Inside the laurel wreath, chaos is transformed into order, and the universe is contained therein. In the corners the man, an eagle, a bull and a lion, four protectors who must ensure the stability of the cosmic forces.

They are the guardians of the sky and at the same time represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac, the four elements and the four seasons: (Taurus: Taurus, earth, spring, Leo: Leo, fire, summer, Eagle: Scorpio, water, autumn, Man: Aquarius , air and winter). The card indicates that The Fool’s journey has come to an end, he is now a master of life.

The card primarily symbolizes fulfillment and satisfaction. When you draw this card you will be in a situation where you are successful and have fulfilled your goals and visions and you can reap rewards. Spiritually speaking, you can now complete a phase in your life, and you will probably find that you are integrated with yourself and in harmony with nature and the universe.

The card is most often associated with something good and with good aspects – but even if the card symbolizes fertility, there are more and new journeys and/or projects that await us in life. Satisfaction does not necessarily have to be in the form of an ending. It’s about you being on top and able to build new worlds inwardly and outwardly.

You will see that everything finds its rightful place, and you will see the meaning behind all your life experiences and at the same time accept the conditions you have as a human here on earth. You feel that you can give yourself fulfillment and that everything that you have sought in the outer world is actually found within yourself.

Other words that describe The World are: fulfillment, freedom, cosmic union, termination of karma, release from bondage, triumph, achievement and travel. The goal has been reached. Culmination of a series of events. Final and assured success. Fulfillment of wishes. Satisfaction of desire.

The tarot card is associated with number 21 – which in numerology is often reduced to 3 (the sum of 2+1) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot cards about.

The card has no immediate association with signs or planets.

I appreciate making the world a better place for all people. I am one with the universe. Everything is in me.

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