A fully naked woman is depicted in the center of a floral garland, while at the four corners of the card we find the symbols of the four evangelists, or four cherubs blowing the wind in four directions.
The garland represents “the egg of the world”, so much so that in some ancient Tarot decks a globe is depicted instead of the garland.
The woman in the center moves the garland by walking.
At the corners of the card we can see the symbol of St. Matthew (an angel), the symbol of St. Mark (a lion), the symbol of St. Luke (a bull), and the symbol of St. John (an eagle), alluding to the universal order: the 4 elements, the 4 seasons, the 4 directions, etc.
The World card is the symbol of creation, of something that is being born. The egg-shaped garland and the almond are symbols of creation that we find in all medieval art, and elsewhere.
They represent a material creation, events that can be generated by the woman walking inside the garland, which makes “the world go round”. But they also represent an immaterial, interior creation of a spirit that evolves along its path of initiation and enlightenment, which has now reached the end, since the World is considered the last of the 21 Trumps (the Fool does not have a number associated with it).
The World is therefore the card of attainment of enlightenment. Everything is now clear. The path may also have been difficult, but now everything seems to converge towards an external generating power that is combined with an internal purity and a clarity of vision that allows you to reap the rewards of this favorable astral arrangement.
The World card is one of the most positive cards in the Tarot. It can signify the realization of circumstances hitherto only imagined. Or it can represent serenity, happiness because of the gifts that life offers us, creativity, abundance.
It represents productivity, the generation of situations and opportunities. In short, the complete opposite of boredom and stagnation, and always in a positive sense.
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