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The World tarot card meaning and full card description

The World

The WorldKeywords: *Completion *Victory *Balance *Travel

The World tarot card meaning

The World tarot card shows a dancing female figure. She is surrounded by a green wreath that is tied with the red ribbon of infinity. This is symbolic of success, victory and accomplishment. Within the green wreath are stars which indicate becoming enlightened.

In each hand, she is holding a wand for balance. The female dancer has one leg crossed over the other, this demonstrates a connection to the Hanged Man. She is his opposite, the yin from the yang. The Hanged man represents turning inwards. Whilst the dancer in The World card is the opposite, it is about turning outward.

What does the World tarot card represent?

The World represents becoming whole again, a full circle has been completed.

There are four figures in each corner of the World card, which is the same as the Wheel of Fortune. These figures depict a cherub, eagle, lion and a bull. They represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo and Taurus. They are also symbolic of the four elements and four suits, and seasons. The dancer has total control over these elements.

The ruling planet associated with the World tarot card is Saturn. The governor of time, money and all things in the material world.

If you have drawn the World tarot card you are now experiencing a feeling of wholeness. You have gained a good balance in your life.

This card in a reading means that you will now go through a period of success and will prosper. This card is a good omen in career readings, it means that you will achieve great success. A literal interpretation of this card indicates that you may emigrate or will travel overseas on a life-changing voyage.

All images in this article are courtesy of The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

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