The World: general, standing and reversed meaning

The World, general description

The World is the 22nd card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

The card of The World shows a rediscovered unity, the experience of profound harmony and the joyful end to a developmental process. Describing the card’s beauty by words would be dangerous; it would be like writing a happy end for an emotional story. The card symbolizes a hero who at the end of the journey finds a happy end and rediscovers the Paradise. In an everyday sense, it means that we’ve achieved our goal. Less often this is the ultimate goal of our life, but usually it’s an important middle stage.

On the level of outer experiences, the card shows that we found our place in the world, the one place where we really belong to. According to spiritual experiences, this card denotes that we have made an important, moreover most likely a crucial step in order to find ourselves, find fullness, and find our real genuine self. Relating to the occurrences it depicts a joyful period in which we can enjoy our existence openly and vivaciously. It can also mean that we cultivate our international relations or that we are about to travel.


The World, standing

Fullness and a complex picture. A great piece of art. Effectiveness, reward and well-earned recognition. The time for success, growth, security and joy. It can mean traveling or moving house.


The World, reversed

Deficiency and ragged picture. A great betrayed art. Danger, fear from change and loss of determination. Rejection and disappointment.