21 – The World:
Keywords: Fulfillment, completion, arrival, abundance, wholeness, gratitude
The dancer on the World card leaps through the opening with joy, she is constantly moving and you won’t find the grass growing under her feet. Though she has reached a place of fulfillment or accomplishment, it doesn’t stop there. When we speak of the Fool’s Journey, and setting out on this path we tread, it refers to both the journey of our life and the smaller journeys within that life. We go through the series of cards both once and many times (and not necessarily in order). There is no stopping at that one place we hope to achieve, it is simply a transition to the next phase. All the elements come together in a harmonious place for this time of transition. We have achieved! We have succeeded! We have braved the dark and not floundered! We have beaten our illness! We have broken a bad pattern! Because we all move through our stages of this life differently, and because we all have different destinies, don’t feel that this time must measure up to someone else’s scale of success. For some of us, the World would mean we are still breathing… for others the fulfillment of their life’s dream. Be thankful for this period.