The World

Additional deck interpretation:

The World points you towards a path of initial completion as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth. This is the next level up on your continuous cycle of change and is the final Major Arcana path.

Starting with the path of the Fool, you had to attend "The School of Hard Knocks" and learn very hard lessons to gain wisdom from mistakes and to become a stronger person. Today is a graduation.

Congratulations on climbing the last mountain of setbacks and struggles! You are receiving your diploma and standing at the gate of a fresh new start. The past does not hold you back anymore because you tied up all your loose ends and will not wander back in time and repeat old patterns that got you in trouble.

You are at the end of your journey, placing the final touches that allow the forging of new beginnings – the end of a cycle and the time of completion. You closed the doors to the past and are now opening the new doors to the future.

Remember, all endings bring new beginnings and this card reveals that yours will come very soon. When you reach the World on your journey, you will realize that you have finally reached an important point in your life's education. Having grown, you should be proud of what you have accomplished and acknowledge the distance and time that it exacted.

Numerical Number 21: This number is related to working hard to achieve your goals and having learned the necessary lessons, closing the doors to the past. You will feel inspired and optimistic about the future and the new goals that are waiting for you to explore.

The World, enumerated 21, consists of: 2 (making a choice) + 1 (a new beginning) = 3 (rebirth, creating something new. You will expand, give birth to life and create something beautiful with people who are close to you).

The Element of Earth: The World is associated with the planet Saturn (wisdom received from making mistakes and rolling up your sleeves to do the hard work to complete your education).

Probable Outcome: You are experiencing self-completion and success. You are the commander and chief of your life, no longer ruled by old thoughts because you live in the now. You have tied up loose ends and everything is starting to fall in place.

You might receive recognition from others and feel respected and appreciated.

Possible Outcome: Things from the past rule your mind, or you still have loose ends that need to be tied up. This might be a time of frustration, delayed completion, or a stagnated situation, but not failure. Things are not moving as fast as you wanted.

It's possible that you are not receiving recognition from others, or do not feel respected and appreciated.

Then again, you might not be able to channel the World's energies into your life. If this is the case, then you are not willing to make changes because you are too structured.

It's also possible that you unwilling to end a situation and your resistance to make this change indicates a delayed completion to achieve your dreams. You are still a student in the "School of Hard Knocks" because there is still more work to be done.

Timing: The World predicts that an important event may occur within the next 30 days.