THE JOURNEY OF THE FOOL THROUGH THE TAROT - THE WORLD: DAY TWENTY TWO (FINAL)
And So, we have arrived at the of the Fool’s Journey…
I hope that this journey enriches your life as much as it has mine.
Blessings, love and light.
The Fool re-enters the World, but this time with a more complete understanding.
He has integrated all the disparate parts of himself and achieved wholeness. He has reached a new level of happiness and fulfilment.
The Fool experiences life as full and meaningful.
The future is filled with infinite promise. In line with his personal calling, he becomes actively involved in the world. He renders service by sharing his unique gifts and talents and finds that he prospers at whatever he attempts.
Because he acts from inner certainty, the whole world conspires to see that his efforts are rewarded. His accomplishments are many.
So the Fool’s Journey was not so foolish after all. Through perseverance and honesty, he re-established the spontaneous courage that first impelled him on his search for self, but now he is fully aware of his place in the world. This cycle is over, but, the Fool will never stop growing.
Soon he will be ready to begin a new journey that will lead him to ever greater levels of understanding.
The World card shows a naked woman wrapped in a purple cloth, dancing inside a large laurel wreath. She looks behind her to the past, while her body moves forward to the future. In her hands are two wands or batons, like the one the Magician holds.
It is a symbol that what was manifested with the Magician has now come to completion with the World.
The wreath is circular, symbolising a continual cycle of successful completion and new beginnings because, as the woman steps through the wreath, she is completing one phase but beginning another one almost straight away.
Around the wreath are four figures (a lion, bull, cherub and eagle), similar to those in the Wheel of Fortune.
Both the World and the Wheel of Fortune speak to the cyclical nature of your life and your progression through its cycles. The four figures represent the four fixed signs of the Zodiac—Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, and Scorpio. They are symbolic of the four elements, the four suits of the Tarot, four compass points, four seasons, and the four corners of the Universe.
They are here to guide you from one phase to the next, bringing balance and harmony to your journey.
When the World card appears in a Tarot reading, you are glowing with a sense of wholeness, achievement, fulfilment and completion.
A long-term project, period of study, relationship or career has come full circle, and you are now revelling in the sense of closure and accomplishment.
You have finally accomplished your goal or purpose. Everything has come together, and you are in the right place, doing the right thing, achieving what you have envisioned. You feel whole and complete.
Now, the World card invites you to reflect on your journey, honour your achievements and tune into your spiritual lessons. Celebrate your successes and bask in the joy of having brought your goals to fruition.
All the triumphs and tribulations along your path have made you into the strong, wise, more experienced person you are now. Express gratitude for what you have created and harvested.
If you have not quite reached this point of completion, then you are very close! You may still need an added level of understanding to graduate to a higher level and enjoy real success.
Look back at your past experiences and acknowledge how far you have come and what you learned along the way. It may surprise you to look back at your progress and see how much you achieved.
If loose ends still remain, the World card asks you to bring them to completion. In doing so, you will clear the space for new beginnings and opportunities to emerge.
The World also relates to travel, particularly on a large scale. You may be lucky enough to embark on a six-month overseas trip, or are working, studying or living overseas for an extended period.
This card reinforces Universal understanding and global awareness, and you will find a new appreciation for people and cultures from across the world.
NUMEROLOGY OF CARD 21:
(2+1=) 3 – The number for luck, progress, and promotes success through charisma, wit and being a good communicator.
ASTROLOGY OF CARD:
Saturn is the planet of testing and challenge. It’s said to be the planet where we work through our karma so that we can evolve in this lifetime.
Saturn points out where we’re restricted or held back.
It is associated with The World Card, and shows us that we’ve broken through our barriers.
We’ve been tested and have successfully graduated with full honours!