Major Arcana - 21: The World

21: The World

Card Twenty-One

21 - The WorldThis card shows a young woman dancing with joy, surrounded by a green wreath. There are four points on each corner representing a different aspect. It is a card of success.

This card represents the summation of the preceding cards. It shows we have learnt self-understanding on both a material and spiritual level.

This is the final card and completes the cycle. Our challenges and obstacles have been overcome.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • a time of favourable changes, happiness, travel
  • an enjoyment of our efforts which we have earned
  • we have found what we were looking for
  • a card of good fortune


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • a lack of vision and incentive has left a project incomplete
  • self-doubt and low self-esteem may be slowing your progress
  • be careful of legal matters
  • someone who is very shy and needs to find their confidence
  • dislike of change and fear of happiness


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - favourable changes
  • Astrology - Libra: beauty, harmony and agreement
  • Numerology - 3: advancement and appreciation, victory