The World is your oyster when you see this card in your reading.
Like with the Wheel of Fortune card, it is indicative that there is luck on your side and that the universe is looking at you favorably. However, when the World is present it says that things are definitely looking up and that what you want is at your fingertips, you simply have to reach out and take what you want. When you see this card in a reading it is a reminder that all things are possible and that there are endless forces at work that you can’t see.
This card is a very personal card. It is often compared the Wheel of Fortune card because it carries similar weight and meaning. The main difference between the cards is that the World reflects the present and now. Even in a past or future position in a reading the card carries positive energies that affect your present standing. The luck from the Wheel of fortune card pays off and becomes true reward. The reward from the World card is similar to the feeling of winning or being triumphant.
Thy symbolism on the card in the Rider Waite deck is largely based on completion or reaching the end. The World is the last card in the major arcana of the tarot and at the point in which the story would normally start over. It can symbolize a prosperous end to an aspect in your life and new beginnings coming forth soon.
Now is a time to allow yourself to shine, relish in what you have accomplished, and perhaps even brag a little bit. There are aspects in your life that one would consider worthy accomplishments and it’s okay to take a little bit of time to celebrate them. Also understand that with the ending of one journey that it is simply the beginning of another. Strive for greatness in a task that you are working to complete right now and be assured that the hard work you are putting in will pay off.
The World in Love
When a person in love finds the World card in their relationship reading they can know for certain that they are on the right track. Usually you will see this card come up when one stage of the relationship has ended and things are ready to take a more serious turn. In a future position in a reading it is very promising and shows the potential for growth and a deeper level in their relationship.
Consider taking a step forward on your own in the relationship at this time. Whether it is moving in with your partner, making a purchase together, or if you have been thinking about having children now is an excellent time. The World also is a good sign for fertility in general. For women looking to get pregnant, it shows that the timing is also right.
This card talks about bounty, completion, and satisfaction. For those seeking love or feeling on the lonely side, it is a favorable sign that you are internally and emotionally ready to move ahead into something new. Consider how you have been coping with the past regarding love and you will likely find that a weight has recently been lifted or that you are feeling more ready to proceed to find something new
The World in Health
Regarding health the World is a card of healing or defeating illness. Have you been feeling sick lately or worried about someone around you? The World bodes well for recovery and is often seen once the illness has passed. In some cases it will also be a good indicator for mental or spiritual health as well. It shows that you have found completeness or a sense of happiness or peace that you have been much needing.
Specifically concerning surgery or a trip to the hospital this is a favorable card. Especially common, the World will present during times of intense worry in order to reassure you that you will be alright. At this point everything has already been set in motion and you have done everything you can. Allow for help and assistance to increase health and let the professionals do their job.
The World in Work and Wealth
The World card brings news of wealth in the financial department and is sometimes accompanied with winning or finding a decent amount of money. It is not a good time to take risks… rather you should allow time right now for hard work to pay off. The work you have already put into place will find reward for you. If you have been looking for a job you have likely already applied or interviewed to the job that you are going to get.
Reversed World in a reading
Like many reversed major arcana cards in the tarot, the World card carries an opposite meaning when in the reversed position. This card placed upside done will indicate stagnation, lack of success, and disappointment. Consider what you have been putting a lot of energy into and seeing no rewards from. Focus your energies on healthy outlets and make sure that you are doing all you can to ensure positive outcomes. Avoid high risk behavior or making drastic changes. You will likely know what area this card is referring to as the efforts you are putting out are stronger in one area of your life than all the others. Rather than indicating that everything is wrong in your life, the reversed World card is calling you attention to one aspect.