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Victory, Winning, Performance, Travel, Completion, Fulfilment, Recognition, Wholeness

The World Tarot deck, in general, denotes having the whole world at your feet! The World is one of Major Arcana’s Travel cards, so this can be taken literally. It can represent new worlds opening up for you, and you can expect to be greeted warmly by the citizens of the countries you visit. The universe can also mean that you will have the world at your feet in another way, i.e. that you will be prosperous and that the possibilities you have right now are limitless. You’ve been through all of the Major Arcana trials and tribulations, you’ve persevered and learned your lessons, and now it’s time to reap the benefits. You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished; it wasn’t easy getting here, but you did it. When this Major Arcana card appears in your reading, the world is smiling upon you, and luck is on your side, so seize the opportunities that come your way.

If you are in a relationship, The World will represent achieving a target you have aspired to in a love Tarot reading. That may mean getting married, starting a family, or simply being in a very happy, safe, caring, and committed relationship. The world is opening up to you and your partner; take advantage of this opportunity; both of you have worked hard to get to this stage in your relationship. If you’re single, The World represents the vast array of possibilities available to you. It implies that you have worked hard to overcome personal obstacles and have arrived at a point where you are at ease with yourself and your place in the world. It may also indicate that you’ll meet someone new while travelling or that you’ll meet someone who often travels as part of their work. It also implies that you would be well-liked and sought after.

In a professional sense, The World will reflect achieving your career objectives. If you’ve gone into business for yourself, it means actually reaching a stage where your business is a success, and you can breathe a sigh of relief after all the stress and frustration of the start-up process when you weren’t sure it would succeed. Enjoy the fruits of your labour; you’ve earned it, and don’t forget to thank those who assisted you along the way. In the context of work, this tarot reading may also reflect travel. Financially, The World means that money should be coming your way.This is not an invitation to gamble or make risky investments; rather, it is a confirmation that all of your hard work is paying off.

The World is an excellent card to obtain if you have been fighting an illness or injury, as it reflects effectively overcoming adversity. It’s a good sign that things will get better. If The World appears in a wellness Tarot spread, your overall health should be improving.​

In a spiritual sense, The World denotes that you have completed and learned from the karmic lessons you were taught. You now have a better understanding of yourself, your path, and your place in the world. This is giving you the spiritual fulfilment you’ve been looking for. You’ll notice that you’re really tuned in to the spirit and that new planes are opening up for you. You will feel inspired to share your expertise and experience with the rest of the world.

Failure, Static, Disappointment, Burden, Incompleteness, Lacking Achievement

Reversed World Tarot card can mean that you have not completed what you set out to do and that things have become stagnant in general. You have attempted to take shortcuts rather than putting in the effort required to achieve your goals. You were already expending all of your resources attempting to make something work that isn’t. The World Reversed can represent being trapped in a situation. Rather than issues in all fields, this would be one specific aspect of your life that consumes your resources. It’s important to remember that flogging a dead horse is pointless. So, if you’ve tried enough and it still isn’t working, The World Reversed might be telling you that it’s time to accept your defeat and cut your losses.

If you are in a relationship, The World reversed in a love Tarot spread may mean that your relationship has become unstable. It’s possible that you and your partner have let things slide, and to get back on track, you’ll need to put more work into the relationship and have open and truthful contact. If, on the other hand, you’ve been working hard on your relationship, but it doesn’t seem to be improving, you may want to reconsider whether this is the right relationship for you. If you’re single, you may think your love life has hit a snag, but question whether you’ve made enough of an effort to get out and meet the right people. Prince/Princess charming would not appear at your door and sweep you off your feet. You must go out and meet new people.

In a professional sense, The World Reversed can mean that you have not achieved your career objectives. It may also mean that you’re not living up to your full potential. Keep in mind that you are in control of your own destiny. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; it’s through our mistakes that we learn. Also, if it’s what you want to do, don’t be afraid to think outside the box or pursue an unusual career path. When the World Tarot card is reversed in a financial Tarot spread, it may mean that your finances have become stagnant. To increase your bank balance, avoid taking shortcuts, risky investments, or get-rich-quick schemes. To get into a comfortable financial spot, you’ll need to work hard, be consistent, and be determined.

In terms of health, if you’ve been sick, The World Reversed might mean that you need to reconsider your treatment options. If you’ve tried the same thing over and over and it hasn’t worked, The World Reversed is asking you to try something new. This is not to say that you should disregard your doctor’s advice, but you should consider combining a holistic approach with your existing therapies to complement them and improve your health. If you’ve been failing to finish therapies like a course of medicine or a workout schedule, The World Reversed advises you to stop trying to cut corners and finish what you’ve begun if you want to get your health problems under control.

The World Reversed in a spiritual sense means that you may believe your spirit bond has become stagnant and that you are unable or unwilling to advance. When this occurs, we must also take a different approach. Why not give anything a go that you’ve never done before? To rekindle your passion, try something fresh and exciting. It also advises you to be frank with yourself if you haven’t been putting in the effort in your spiritual pursuits. Your spiritual journey has no shortcuts. You must be motivated to follow the direction and put in the necessary effort.

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