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Tarot Cards Explained:
The World

What it can mean for your career, health, and lovelife

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The World is the 21st card in the Major Arcana. It represents completion, the divine understanding, and all cosmic consciousness. The World card suggests using the whole of your potential, stepping into your best life, and making the most of life's opportunities.


The World card features a dancing figure surrounded by a wreath, which symbolizes victory, success, accomplishment and unity. The dancer holds two wands, or batons, a symbolic nod to the balance needed in life. The four creatures in the corners of the cards represent the four elements (earth, air, fire, water) and the four corners of the universe.

General Meaning

When the World card appears, it's a sign that you're nearing the end of a life journey - a chapter is closing and a new one is about to start. The World card brings with a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. It signifies successful completion, reward, assurance and travel.

Love and Relationships

In a love reading, the World card signifies reaching a new level in a relationship. It represents happiness, fulfillment, unity and a strong bond. For singles, it can signify meeting someone who makes you feel complete

Career and Finances

In business and career, the World suggests success and expansion. It can represent a promotion, or a business that's expanding into new markets. For finances, the World represents prosperity and wealth.


In health readings, the World signifies good health and wellness. This could mean recovering from an illness or a period of poor health, and can also denote the end of a health struggle.

Spiritual Contexts

On a spiritual level, the World card represents a new level of consciousness. This can signify the end of a spiritual journey, or the beginning of a new one. It symbolizes wholeness, unity and understanding.

Past, Present, and Future

As a past card, it means that a significant completion or achievement has put you where you are now. In the present, it's a sign of forthcoming success and progression. In the future, it suggests the ending of your current journey leading to ultimate success.

What it means if Reversed?

When reversed, the World card can symbolize uncompleted tasks, lack of closure, or it can represent feeling disconnected. It can mean that you're not achieving your potential, or you're struggling to complete a project or reach a goal.

What it means in Yes or No Reading?

In a yes or no reading, the World card is a definite yes. It's a sign of fulfillment, accomplishment and positivity.

The World is a very affirming and positive card. It suggests that your dreams and aspirations have become reality, and you've achieved your goals. The World's appearance in your reading indicates that you're on the right path to success.

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