The World’s Completion In Tarot
The World Card is the twenty-first and the last card in Major Arcana in a tarot deck. Owing to its last position, it represents the completion of a cycle, achievement, fulfilment, sense of belonging, unity and wholeness. This card is ruled by Saturn, which rewards hard work, and so it should be no surprise that at the end of the cycle, this card now asks you to take time to acknowledge and savour your success.
In fact, you can find the naked woman’s figure who is wrapped up in a purple cloth, dancing while looking behind her. Her gaze represents her looking at the past, while her body is moving toward the future. In her hands are two wands, similar to the one The Magician holds which shows that she has completed the cycle of manifestation.
It is important to note that she is stepping through a wreath, which signifies the end of a previous major cycle in parallel to the narrative of starting a new one. The wreath is circular to represent the continuous cycle of beginning and endings of cycles in life.
The Finish Line To Another Start
Moreover, around the wreath, we will find four figures of animals that represent the four fixed signs of the Zodiac which are Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio. These figures symbolically represent the four seasons, the four corners of the universe, the four suits of tarot and the four elements present in the world.
They represent the cycles and progression that we go through, which is why they are similar to the figures depicted on the Wheel of Fortune. This card is a representation of the end of a cycle shown in the wheel of Fortune, where we have now found balance and harmony.
To sum it up, this card holds space for the self that has evolved. Here comes the question of what we want to do now, larger than ourselves moving forward.