The last of the Major Arcana, number 21 is the World. 21 is no accident, the World card is often associated with good fortune. Being composed of 2 + 1 the World card is associated with the number 3 (but on a higher vibratory level). It reminds us that polar opposites in perfect balance bring forth new life.This card is the representation of wholeness in terms of life and happiness but also the duality between male and female. There is a balance and support by unseen forces that interacts with our energies and manifests in many ways. These energies act as our guide. With these guides we enter a realm of sacred space. When the World appears in a reading it is a signal that you have been guided to a successful conclusion of your spiritual journey.
Remember, though, that Card 21 is a symbol of active contribution and service. To hold the World in our hands, we must give ourselves to it. The figures in each of the four corners of the World card are the same figures that appear on the Wheel of Fortune. The four figures (a lion, bull, cherub and eagle) represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac – Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio. These are symbolic of the four elements, four suits of the Tarot, four compass points, four seasons, and the four corners of the universe. And the planetary ruler is Saturn, the symbol of time.
The World signifies completion, achievement and fulfillment. All of your efforts are finally paying off and you have reached the end of a journey.The World urges you to look at the past month / six months / year and think about how far you have come and what you have achieved.
So World, what’s Next?… The possibilities are endless!