XXI THE WORLD
A single-celled organism splits in two. The cicada rises from the ground, finds its mate, and dies. The redfish never stop swimming. In ever growing complexity, life begins, it flourishes, it multiplies, and fades. Each serves its purpose, and each life finds its completion in the arms of death. The World card represents completion, the end of a cycle in your life, or the completion of the journey. This closure may come with some sadness, but there is so much you have accomplished and learned along the way, and you are wiser and stronger for it. Standing back, you can see where you’ve been with great clarity, and may now be in a place to share your wisdom, and give back to the world around you.
Reversed: A snake eats a rat before its time. A bird finds itself a fish’s dinner. You may be trying to complete your goals, or end your journey, but there is something holding you back. Shortcuts may not give you the results you want when faced with a difficult hurdle. Consider regaining your focus and working harder to achieve what you set out to do. Reversed, this card also suggests you may desire closure that you are unable to find. Did a relationship end unexpectedly? Has someone died before their time? In this position, you may benefit from looking at the other cards in your reading for suggestions on how to come to terms with a situation for which there is no explanation.