World Tarot Card Meanings

world tarot card meaning

World Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:

The World tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. The World tarot card can mean:


Structure and meaning.


The boundaries that direct us while we grow.

Travelling to another part of the world.

Teaching the world something you are an expert in.

Government Rules and regulations.



Doing what we desire most.





World tarot card meanings and Astrology

The world tarot card is ruled by Saturn. Saturn brings structure and meaning to the world. Saturn helps us understand the world around us through boundaries.

You can learn more about Saturn on Cafe Astrology website here. 

Loki is Yggdrasil, Saturn, and the World

The norse deity, Loki, is the same deity as Saturn. Saturn is the veil between everything, and Loki is the Lid between everything. They are all the lawyer of our mind.

You can learn more about Loki being Yggdrasil here. 

The World Card In The Vision Quest

The Seeker comes out of the vision quest in the Star, Moon, Sun, and finally, the Judgement card when you see the people coming out of the tombs. There is full integration in the World card, which is why the World represents the completion of a cycle.

World tarot card meanings upright

World tarot card meanings in a general reading

The World tarot card is the final Major Arcana card and it represents fulfilment and completion of a cycle. The difference between the Fool’s journey and journeying with the World is that where the Fool is inexperienced and is about to go into the vision quest, while the the World has the experiences and wisdom after the vision quests. 

World tarot card in a love reading

In a love reading, the World tarot card denotes a relationship that has a lot of substance. If the Seeker is single the World can mean finding love with someone from a different part of the world. It can also speaking of being very content with being single. This card speaks of being emotionally strong.

World tarot card meanings in a career reading

In a career reading, the World tarot card signifies careers in government, the natural resource sector, and politics. The World can also denote overseas jobs. This card can speak of work that creates substance and emotional strength in the Seeker.

The World tarot card meanings as Feelings

The World speaks of love that goes a long way back, and there is often a reconnection to the past. This is love that is strong because it has been challenged.

World tarot card meanings as Personality type

World tarot card is someone who is confident in most situations. World people can be relied upon as they tend to have emotional substance.

World tarot card meanings reversed:

The World tarot card reversed indicates staying at home secluded within the comfort zones. Ventures are abandoned and projects remain incomplete. The Seeker could be unable to finish what they started. There could be a false view of the world that often stops the person from getting involved and enjoying what the world has to offer.

World tarot card reversed as Personality types

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

The World reversed can speak of someone afraid of leaving their comfort zone. They talk themselves out of trying new things and meeting new people. This card reversed can speak of someone who is very influenced by those around them and the place where they live.

World tarot card meanings summary

The World tarot card denotes accomplishments, structures, and meaning. The World speaks of what is truly important to the Seeker; what they are here to teach the World. In a reading, the World can mean the Seeker is about to travel to a faraway place. The Seeker travels to seek experience, knowledge, and wisdom.

World Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including The World:

The World(XXI) + The Fool: Travelling overseas. 

The World(XXI) + The Lovers: A worldwide romance. 

The World(XXI) + The Hermit: A master teacher. 

The World(XXI) + Justice: The legal world. 

The World(XXI) + The Sun: Self-realisation. 

The World(XXI) + Ace of swords: Language teacher. Learning and speaking a new language. 

The World(XXI) + Five of swords: A dangerous place. 

The World(XXI) + Queen of swords: Stepping up in your career. 

The World(XXI) + Two of wands: The world in your hands. Being offered something amazing. 

The World(XXI) + Five of wands: Gathering of different people and cultures. 

The World(XXI) + Knight of wands: Moving overseas. Travelling. 

The World(XXI) + Queen of wands: International teacher. 

The World(XXI) + Three of cups: Friends from other counties. Sometimes it can denote Army/military.

The World(XXI) + Seven of cups: Online connections from overseas. It can also mean career counselling. Teaching computer skills. 

The World(XXI) + Eight of cups: Blogging. Documentary making. 

The World(XXI) + Page of cups: The Hospitality industry. 

The World(XXI) + Ace of pentacles: Earning money overseas. Accounting. 

The World(XXI) + Three of pentacles: An international team. 

The World(XXI) + Four of pentacles: Accounting. International business. 

The World(XXI) + Six of pentacles: Overseas charity. 

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