World Tarot Card Meanings: Upright, Reversed, and Amorous

If the world is what we make it, the World Tarot card is here to let us know that it is up to us to create our own personal worlds as we wish.

Any reading containing this card is a blessing. It is a sign that we have the world at our feet, and opportunity abounds if we are aware of it. If you are a person who believes in and uses the Law of Attraction, this is the card that symbolizes that kind of thinking.

The Meaning of Tarot Cards of the World

Law: Great achievement, positivity and good feelings; the power to manifest and create; journey, success, fulfillment and belonging

Reversed: Failure, loss, boredom, burden, lack of enthusiasm, stagnation; stale efforts, laziness and lack of involvement

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The description of the world tarot card

The World is the 21st card of the Major Arcana and depicts a woman, wrapped in a purple cloth, holding two wands as she magically floats through the air. She floats in a circular crown, symbolizing completion.

Surrounding her, in each corner of the card, are four figures: an angel in the upper left corner, an eagle in the upper right corner, a bull in the lower left corner, and a lion in the lower right corner.

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She looks like a goddess and we recognize that she may be Mother Nature, the creator of all living beings.

She completes what The Magician card lets us know can be done. Her tools are laid out on the table, and she apparently used those tools to create the world.

She is the symbol of the cycle of life and the progression of life events that we all have to go through. It is the promise of return and the gratification of a job well done.

Meaning of the right world

When the world tarot card appears in a vertical reading, it is always a good sign.

Lessons have been learned and put to use, and the success you have been striving for is there or about to be there, depending on where it is in the spread. It is a card of great opportunity, as well as an affirmation for you to know that you have done well.

The World is probably one of the best tarot cards you can get if you are concerned about your career or financial interests.

It confirms your ability to make the right decisions in these areas and lets you know that you can indeed trust your instincts. It is also a spiritual card that assures you that you are on the right path.

This card is also here to tell you that you can rest a little, that you don’t have to get to work because you’ve done so much already and come so far that it’s okay to do pause.

Being healthy is a great sign that you are on the mend and looking good. You’ve done the right thing for yourself and it’s paying off.

Meaning of the inverted world

When we see the world map upside down, it’s not time to panic – it’s just a warning that we’re slacking off and need to get back on track. This card is associated with energy and, conversely, with its lack.

If you are concerned about something in your life and you get this card, you are told to get rid of it and get your life back, because only you can save yourself.

The World Tarot card is also a very important card in terms of health and healing.

If you have noticed that your health is not improving, this card advises you to try something different. It is a card that tells you to make changes if you are not getting what you want or need in this lifetime.

It’s also a warning to you that things aren’t going to get better if you keep doing the same things over and over and getting nowhere.

It’s a good career booster, letting you know to make the effort to get out of a ruinous work situation or just get up and move. Make things happen; don’t be complacent with your own life.

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The World Tarot Card Meaning in Love and Relationships

If you are curious about your love life and you get the World Tarot card, consider yourself very lucky. It’s a great show of stability and strong family life.

Love and Relationships: Right World Sense

If you’re not in a relationship and want to be, you will be. And if you are married, it represents marital bliss.

Drawing the World Tarot card vertically lets you know that everything in your relationship is balanced and working well. You can trust your mate and they can trust you.

Everything is comfortable, and with proper respect and honest communication, you can count on longevity and trust within the partnership.

If you get the right world tarot card, it means your current relationship is giving you complete fulfillment and happiness right now. This card could also suggest that you are taking the next step in your relationship and looking to the future.

Love and relationships: sense of the world reversed

If you receive an inverted world map in a love reading, most certainly it is about laziness and lack of concentration.

Maybe you’ve been in a relationship for a long time and there’s not a spark of excitement left. This one’s about you, my friend.

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The World card tells you that you can have more. You can put in the effort to fix your tired relationship and renew it into something wonderful.

You might also be lacking in love if you get the world tarot card reversed and it might be a sign for you that something is missing in your love life.

Something in your love life feels incomplete and once you resolve everything that is hindering your love life, then you can be happy in your relationship again.

The World Tarot Cards Element: Earth

The tarot card of the world contains the element of earth because the world represents the element earth because the world comes from the earth.

If you get The World card, you may be planning a trip somewhere in the world and it opens the door to adventure in your life.

The Ruling Planet of the World Tarot Card: Saturn

The ruling planet of the world tarot cards is Saturn, which means they have everything to do with structure, organization and justice.

If you get The World card, it means you have everything you need in life. Your life seems complete because you are connected to yourself and your environment.

It’s great to have some validation in life, especially when you ask yourself if what you’re doing is right, and this card says it is and you keep going.

The World Tarot Card is the final major arcana card in the tarot deck.

After the Major Arcana set, the next four sets of Minor Arcana cards come into play. The first set is the Suit of Wands, therefore, the card that would come after The World would be the Ace of Wands.

The Ace of Wands encourages you to follow your heart and your own path in life, which connects with The World tarot card in such a way that you are capable of doing so and succeeding in life.

You either see positive experiences or growth in your life that was meant to happen. It means that there are even more possibilities in life and you are open to these new possibilities to align with your Higher Self.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, the I Ching, and all types of fortune-telling and numerology from her crazy gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.