The World Tarot Card Meaning

When it comes to tarot cards and tarot reading it can be a challenging thing to master, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You have to be patient. You have to dedicate yourself to understanding each tarot card as best you can, and you have to accept that tarot study is an ongoing thing.

The World tarot card description goes as follows; This major arcana card has a naked woman dancing in the middle. The woman has one leg crossed over the other. The figure is also holding a wand in one of its hands. The figure has the shape of a woman, and her position symbolizes balance.

Since she’s dancing, the natural evolution of movement is also highlighted. The World tarot isn’t meant to be understood as something static but rather something that’s constantly moving which is something both The World & Wheel of Fortune tarot card share. You’ll also notice a wreath around the symbol of the woman in that perpetual dancing stance. The wreath is full of beautiful blossoming flowers. The wreath is meant to symbolize success.

You’ll also notice some red ribbons, which are meant to remind you of infinity. It is also going to have four figures at each corner. The figures represent the four fixed signs which are Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, and Taurus. These are there to represent the four corners of everything in this existence. These four figures are supposed to represent the four elements or four evangelicals. They’re there to remind you that there’s a balance amongst these four corners.

The Word Upright

The World Tarot Card Meanings (Upright): When the World tarot card is upright, it means success, completion and unity as well as universal understanding.

The World upright meaning could signify success in a long-term or short-term goal, your work, or some other major event that you’ve been working on. It can also represent accomplishing your goals of starting your own business, graduation of some sort, and even marriage. Overall, the card meaning signifies that the efforts put out are now bearing fruit and since this card is part of the Major arcana results can be big!

Love – Upright

When you see The World in a love tarot reading, it’s suggesting that the love or the relationship you’re in is giving you a sense of fulfillment. It’s reminding you that no matter the challenges no relationship is perfect, so you should still be grateful. It’s implying that, at least for now, you want fulfillment.

The world card invites you to take a chance and move on to the next level, whatever that might mean for you. The card could be suggesting that you move in together or get married. If you wanted to start a family soon, now is a perfect time. Those big decisions you and your partner are contemplating are the decisions you should make.

If you’re single, this card could be talking to you. It could be saying that you need to find fulfillment on your own. You could never be a good partner unless you love and value yourself first. Getting into a relationship without self-love can be detrimental, and that’s not a good thing. This card could be saying work on your first or that you’ve already have and you’re ready for a relationship, and if so you should read this:

Career – Upright

In a career tarot reading The World card is telling you to be proud because you’ve just accomplished something big, and you need to allow yourself to feel the weight of that accomplishment. Feeling proud of something you’ve accomplished is a good thing. It builds confidence. It helps you feel like you can reach even higher.

The problem is that if you don’t allow yourself to feel each career milestone, then you won’t build that confidence. In a career context, the sense of completion you’re feeling could come from finally landing a job or getting a promotion. It could also just be finishing a challenging project in the job you already have. What this card is telling you is to pause before rushing into the next project, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

Finance – Upright

When the word tarot card shows up in a finance-related reading it’s letting you know that you will reach your financial goals and if aren’t already, you will see the fruit of your labor coming into fruition. This card is about enjoying what you just accomplished.

This card can also signify a big financial windfall, especially if you have been putting in the work ethic in order to improve your finances, and you are about to see a big break financially.

It can also mean that you completed a week without overspending. Maybe you just finished paying off debts. Whatever financial accomplishment you just achieved, you need to recognize it and be happy about it.

The World Reversed

The World Tarot Card Meanings (Reversed): When The World card is reversed, this major arcana card is implying that the sense of completion is lacking. The reversed World description could also signify that you need to be a little more reflective about your goals and accomplishments.

Maybe it’s asking you to confront the fact that no matter how many accomplishments you have you still feel like something is missing. You look back and somehow don’t feel completely fulfilled about the things you’ve done. When The World shows up in a reading, it is asking you to question yourself and find out why you don’t feel like your accomplishments are yours to celebrate.

Love – Reversed

When you see the World reversed tarot card in a love reading, it is telling you that something is missing in your love life. While something may seem like it’s about to end, it isn’t.

The World reversed reveals that you’re close to the end. You’re so close to completion and fulfillment, but something is in your way. It wants you to be reflective. Maybe your partner has everything you want, but for some reason, you aren’t putting the pieces together.

A past relationship may force you to look at this one through a negative lens. Allow yourself to see who you’re with. It may help you find peace. Maybe you need closure from your past relationship to be happy in this one.

Career – Reversed

The World reversed wants you to know that you’re missing something regarding a career move you’ve been working toward. You know something is off because you’ve accomplished it, and the rewards are more bitter than sweet.

Perhaps you know something is off because you simply didn’t accomplish what you’ve been hoping to accomplish. It is suggested that you rethink your career goals or rethink the rewards you received for accomplishing them.

Maybe the career goal you set was not challenging enough. Maybe the bar was too low. You could also have been trying to create goals based on other people’s perspectives of success, not what you want. Rethink your goals, and you’ll find your happiness.

Finances – Reversed

When The World reversed shows up you may feel financially comfortable, but for some reason, you don’t feel right. You feel unhappy when you really shouldn’t. Again, this The World is telling you to reevaluate what you’ve accomplished.

Ask yourself if it’s really what you want. Ask yourself if comfort is really for you or if you like to always challenge yourself. If you simply haven’t accomplished your goals, The World is here to remind you not to wallow in disappointment. Wallowing will simply make it harder for you to accomplish them, which is not what you want because you’re so close to succeeding.