What Does the World Tarot Card Mean For You In Life?

You may be wondering, what does the World Tarot card mean for you in life? When this final card of the major arcana appears during your reading, pay attention to its imagery, symbolism, and numerology. This provides very specific information just for you.

Meaning of the World Tarot Card Revealed

For you to have a better understanding of the meaning of the World Tarot card, this article will break it down into bite-size pieces. It will discuss the following:

  • Tarot card the world meaning in general
  • What does the world mean in tarot cards in your everyday life?
  • What the world tarot card reversed indicates
  • Making sense of the world tarot card symbols
  • How the world tarot card in a love reading helps improve your relationship

You will be thrilled at the meaning of the World Tarot card in love and relationships in particular. Read on to understand why.

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World Tarot Card General Description

What does the World Tarot card mean by just looking at its general description? In here there’s a naked woman who is wrapped in a red scarf. She’s hovering in the sky while being at the center of a laurel wreath. Each of her hands is holding a staff. Surrounding her are four creatures. These are the lion, bull, eagle, and man. They are visible on the four corners of the card. All these things connect to her past and future.


Its position in the Major Arcana says a lot about the meaning of the World Tarot card. It depicts the awakening of one’s soul. This begins during the complete innocence seen in the Fool. This goes on and grows through different realms. First is the physical realm, then the mental and emotional realms. The last stop is the spiritual realm.

You can see using this progression that the soul must travel through hardships. These are depicted in the darker cards of the major arcana such as Death, The Devil, and The Tower. Then enlightenment is reached via gentle awakening. It is obvious in the celestial cards namely, The Star, The Moon, and The Sun.

Finally, full enlightenment is finally earned which is evident in the major arcana’s last card, The World. Here, the darkness has come to pass, and the battle won. At last, the soul can now see its full potential.


21 and 3 are the numbers to keep in mind. Twenty-one is valuable since it is the number of The World card. Three on the other hand is also significant because it reduces to three (2+1=3). Therefore, twenty-one means fulfillment. You’ve won a long and tedious battle, an amazing change of heart, or succeeding with a long-awaited spiritual transformation.

Three is a lucky number because it’s the number for creativity and great potential. As the song goes, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. So don’t worry if people shut doors on you. Countless other doors and windows will open, even simultaneously.


What does the World Tarot card mean by looking at its images? Victory. The laurel wreath, for instance, has long been a symbol of achievement and success. Every corner of the card there lies a fixed zodiac sign. These are Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

The four signs in themselves are symbols of great achievement. Her posture screams her victory stature, as well as her staff. The mere fact that the woman is holding them in both hands shouts victory and authority at the same time.

What Does the World Tarot Card Mean In Upright Position?

It means you have the whole world at your feet. This can represent new opportunities coming your way while traveling. Strike while the iron is hot because good things will be pouring in left and right.

Your troubles and tribulations have passed in the major arcana. Every obstacle is gone and now it’s time to reap the fruits of your labor. Own it and be proud since the feat you went through is not an easy task.

The World tarot card may represent major milestones in your life. Finishing a degree, getting that long-awaited and long-deserved job promotion. Finally marrying the love of your life, or having a baby for the first time. It could also mean starting and growing your own business where you are your own boss. This time, you don’t need to answer to anybody. You finally found what truly makes you happy.


upright tarot on love and relationships

When it comes to your romantic relationship, The World may signify accomplishing a long-term goal. Perhaps being engaged and getting married. Having children to complete your dream of becoming a family. Enjoy it as much as you can. You deserve it.

For singles, it means so many great things are waiting for you. Years of toil and patiently waiting to get to where you are right now is amazing in itself. You are grateful and satisfied with everything you are, everything you have right now.

And since you are genuinely happy and complete, you’ll attract this same positive energy as well. Somebody with the same vibe, the same values, same goals, and same dreams. Don’t let this person pass you by.


Careerwise, you have finally reached your goals. Someone believed in your capacity and invested in your ingenious start-up. Business is good and now you’re on the verge of expanding it. Remember to thank and be grateful to the people who helped you along the way. While everyone else was laughing behind your back, rejecting your ideas, these people believed in your talent and what you could do. So learn to pay it forward and help others too.

The World tarot reading could also mean travel and adventures around the world. Just be careful not to splurge unnecessarily. Money is definitely coming your way, but never take things for granted. Never squander it on gambling or use it on risky investments. Be vigilant and always watch out for the red flags.


If you have been suffering from a bad injury or a lingering illness for the longest time, your agony has come to an end. You’re well on your way to complete healing and recovery. Claim it!

In a spiritual context, The World indicates that you have gone through and survived. Gone past all the worst karmic lessons anyone could possibly endure. Precious insights and lessons learned. And now the path is clear and you have come to the realization of your priorities. A superficial thing no longer excites you. Your search for a deeper and more meaningful life has begun.

What Does the World Tarot Card Mean In Reversed Position?

the World Tarot card in reversed position

So, what does the World Tarot card mean in reversed position? A lot actually. Stagnation for one, failure and disappointment, among other things. Generally speaking, this tarot indicates you have not accomplished all the things you have set out to do. You’re stuck in a rut you have no idea how to get out of. By procrastinating and taking so many things for granted. Wasting countless chances and opportunities. Your luck has finally gone dry.

So what do you do? Wake up! Stop wasting time and energy moping. If things didn’t go as plan, make another one. The end of Plan A is not the end of the world. Make a backup plan. Plan B and Plan C. Don’t stop there. The alphabet has 26 letters in it, so you get the point!


Your love has gone stale only because you allowed it. You and your partner have taken things and each other for granted. But just like anything else in this world, love is a work in progress. It takes commitment, consistency, patience, grace, and a forgiving heart. Failure to do this and you can be sure your relationship will go down the drain.

Animosity and jealousy arise when both of you have too much pride. If given a choice to be right or be kind, choose to be kind. What’s the point of being right all the time if it means losing the love of your life? Respect, humility, and sincerity is the key to a long and happy relationship. Don’t look for someone to make you happy. Be happy on your own and find someone to share your happiness with!


Careerwise, The World is telling you the reason you have not reached your goals is that you have become complacent. You’re content with a mediocre type of work. Being good is not enough. Why be good when you can be better? Better yet, why not strive harder to become the best at what you do?

Financially speaking, you’re in danger. Why? Because you’re clearly spending much more than what you are earning. Not only do you not have savings, but you’re also super close to being flat-out broke.

Maybe not tomorrow. Nor next week. But very soon if you do not change your attitude. Time flies quickly, so go back to the game board and carve out an amazing strategy. Read books. Go online. Look for mentors and heed their advice. The worst thing you could do is mope and do nothing. Might as well wish for the ground to open and swallow you whole!


You’re feeling grumpy and irritable and for good reason. You have taken your health and overall well-being for granted. Not eating healthy, drinking excessively, smoking every chance you get. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. You don’t get enough sleep, you loathe exercise, and you entertain negative thoughts the moment you wake up until you finally hit the sack at night. By the end of the day you are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually drained. Ever wonder why you feel so tired when you just woke up? Exactly!

So what do you do? You already know, you just don’t have the willpower to do it. CHANGE. But change doesn’t come easy. The same thing with discipline. Because this means getting out of your comfort zone and doing the right thing. Even if it’s hard, even if it’s painful. It’s so overwhelming just thinking about it. So take it one day at a time. Instead of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, make it half. Eat a bowl of salad instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips. Find something inspirational online instead of laughing at all those Tik Tok videos. You see, it doesn’t matter what everyone else tells you, change has to come from within. If you don’t want to, no one can convince you otherwise.

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