Tarot 21 - The World Picture

Upright - The World card is about achievement, mastery, completion, and a feeling of being welcome anywhere you go. It's a card of travel, not traveling to learn but traveling to teach. This is the Wise Scholar instead of the Fool, packed up and going wherever the road takes them.

Upside-down - The upside-down World can't turn. We end up with stillness rather than movement. As with the other interpretations, we get the feeling that no travel is possible. You can't turn and so can't see all around you, you can't complete what you've started.

Creature – The concept of a Tree of Life as a many-branched tree illustrating the idea that all life on earth is related has been used dozens of religions and cultures. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the earth, and, through its roots, the underground. Specific world trees include Yggdrasil in Norse mythology, the Oak in Slavic and Finnish mythology, and in Hinduism the Sacred Fig.

Card Back [link]
0 The Fool [link]
1 The Magician [link]
2 The High Priestess [link]
3 The Empress [link]
4 The Emperor [link]
5 The High Priest [link]
6 The Lovers [link]
7 The Chariot [link]
8 Strength [link]
9 The Hermit [link]
10 Wheel of Fortune [link]
11 Justice [link]
12 The Hanged Man [link]
13 Death [link]
14 Temperance [link]
15 The Devil [link]
16 The Tower [link]
17 The Star [link]
18 The Moon [link]
19 The Sun [link]
20 Judgment [link]
21 The World [link]
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