Please note that this series of interpretations is intended to assist specifically in personal healing and shadow work. There are many incredible websites that offer traditional meanings and correspondences. I am not a mental health professional; these are my personal reflections and experiences that I hope you will find helpful.
We have arrived at the final card in the Major Arcana–The World. The World is all about taking time to savor our accomplishments. This is the breathing room after a long journey. It is the respite for the battle-worn but satisfied human. This card asks you to sit with this feeling of fulfillment and really drink it in. Your journey is not over but this chapter is. What would you like to take forward from this period of your life? What would you like to edit? Now is the time.
When did you last take a moment to reflect on just how far you have come? We spend so much of our time and lives thinking about what we haven’t accomplished that it is easy to lose sight of how many incredible things we have done! The World brings integration and synthesis. It brings a sense of completeness and satisfaction.
Consider this. How many people have you helped? How many unfavorable habits have you left behind? Have you completed a challenging course or degree? Have you given your all to parenthood? If you are not in touch with your accomplishments at the moment, remember that you are here and you are trying. Most of us have hit a point in our lives where the temptation to give up presented itself in a neat little package. If you are here, reading this, you are a warrior. You kept going despite your circumstances.
How do you measure success? What does achievement look like to you? If you were able to completely remove the concern of what others might think, what would an accomplished life look like? Are you bringing that life into actualization? If not, The World brings you a perfect opportunity to take stock and move in a new direction for the next chapter of your life.
“A word of advice, my sweet Emmett – mourn the losses because they are many. But celebrate the victories because they are few.”
“I may not have avoided certain wounds in my life, but I do appreciate these scars because they are a constant reminder of my victories.”
Until our paths cross again…