Monday, 20 June 2011

World -- Major Arcana

Today's card for discussion is called World. It is numbered 21 in the Major Arcana. The picture I have used for reference is from Rider Waite Tarot Deck.

Since judgement is done now, Fool is ready to take the final step and thus end its journey. As he takes the final step, he is surprised to see himself standing at the edge of the same cliff from where he had started initially. Its exactly the same place and the same point. The only difference is in experience and knowledge he ahs gained all this while. When he had started he was young and foolish; but now he has learnt all about self: mind and body, past and future, the individual and the world.

He had started as a Fool from this cliff and after completing his journey now he is tanding there again but as a mystic. Thus transformation has taken place and now he takes the final step by leaping right off the cliff. He doesnot falls down, but soars high and higher in the sky. Now, his world is complete. He is high up in the sky and is able to see the whole of the earth down below, while he himself is surrounded by various other stars. Now he is at one with the universe.

When this card comes up in a reading, it signifies the completion and competency. It indicates celebration, success, travel round the globe and expertise.

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