The World Tarot Card Meaning – Upright and Reversed

The next card in our series on the Major Arcana tarot card meanings is The World. Keep reading to discover what it means when The World shows up in your tarot spread.

XXI – The World

Ruler: Saturn

XXI - The World- Major Arcana

The World Tarot Card Meaning

The World card is a card that confirms that the world is at your command – all you have to do is stay on a positive course and the world is your oyster. But if you choose not to follow the good fortune of your direction the world won’t be yours.

The World Upright

The World in a Spread tells us that you are about to get your heart’s desire. This includes things like achievement, recognition, success and triumph.

The World signals a time of enjoyment. It can take the form of a holiday or travel or time with loved ones. It signals a fulfilling relationship is being offered to you as is spoiling yourself with the material things you have been wanting.

The World also signals the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. It is a card that speaks of fulfillment, completion, satisfaction, joy, wholeness and success. This card represents a completed personal cycle, project or series of events or a finished chapter in one’s life. The World can also represent a culmination of events.

The World Reversed

When we see The World reversed in a spread it means the delays you are experiencing are challenges you have to overcome in order to succeed. It also means don’t give up when you are so close to winning even though the challenges make you want quit.

It also implies not to lack vision or feel insecure because you are soon to be successful.

Reversed this card indicates the person is frustrated. Depending on the spread it indicates delays to completion or that there is an inability to bring things to a successful conclusion. It also implies the person is resistant to change and lacks trust in the process.

The reversed World tells of stagnation, lack of will and impatience with the delays and hesitation. It also suggests that the events have not come to a conclusion yet but are nearing the end.

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