The Meaning of The World Card
Good morning everyone. Its Friday - a great day of the week and a good one to wind up our journey through the Major Arcana. Today we are looking at the World Card No 21/3.
The World Card 21/3
There is much symbology in this card as the last of the Major Arcana. The four fixed elements are depicted in the corners of the card (also depicting the four fixed signs of the Zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) and a dancing woman usually appears in a circle of laurel leaves denoting movement and progress. These creatures representing the elements were first described in The Book of Ezekiel in the bible. Christians have interpreted them as the gospels Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. When this card appears it describes the successful completion of a project or goal and the ending of one cycle. There has been a wealth of experience that has brought you to this point and there is a sense of completion, freedom and spiritual wisdom, success, victory and achievement. The elements and symbols representing the synthesis of the whole person, completion of a cycle and the continuation of life and experience on a higher level. The number 3 here indicates the new way of thinking, the seeking of new experiences and the creative force of life. The three keeps us developing, questioning and growing and is a very appropriate number for our continued spiritual growth and development which is not possible without the engagement of our higher consciousness. In terms of the Fools journey he feels enlightened, free, wise and confident. He has a sense of fulfilment and completion but is ready for more.
Keyword completion, freedom, spiritual wholeness.
Reversed this could indicate that you are in a vicious cycle that you find hard to escape. You may feel stuck in a rut and routine. A new approach may be needed to prevent the cycle from continuing. It may also mean that a solution has been found to a situation but there will be a delay before the matter can be concluded.
If you draw the world card today maybe you are starting to think about broadening your experiences of life – maybe travelling or studying something of a spiritual nature. You feel that you have come so far and are now ready to broaden your experience of the world with some new venture or adventure. Today could be the day you make those decisions and start your plans in motion. You feel confident and accomplished and ready to take on something new. 🦉🦉🦉😊🙏🌻♥️
Next week we going to look at a few spreads that I like to use, methods of shuffling the cards, choosing a significator.