The World Tarot Card Meaning 

Have you had the World Tarot card in your reading but don’t know what it means? Maybe you were offered one meaning but you want to know what else the card could mean?

Or are you curious about Tarot readings and want to know more? Whatever your question is, we have the answer for you! 

We have a detailed guide of all the possible meanings of the upright and reversed card for you to check out now! 

Upright The World Tarot Card General Meaning 

Let’s start by looking at what the card can generally mean! The upright World Tarot card suggests that the world is at your feet!

This could be literally, as the card represents travel, with new worlds opening up for you to experience. You will be welcomed by people in the new countries that you travel to. 

You will also have your world at your feet with an abundance of opportunities waiting for you. You can expect success too after a period of trials and tribulations, so enjoy this moment!

The hard times you have experienced and the lessons you have learned from them have led you here. Take a moment to reflect and feel proud of how far you have come.

The universe is now smiling at you, so seize the opportunities available to you! The card also suggests you have completed a task. This could be a project, your university course, or you have achieved a dream or aspiration!

These range from marriage and children to landing your dream career or launching your own business. No matter the goal you set for yourself, you are at a point where you have accomplished what you set out to do and can happily admire your life. 

Although success is a wonderful thing, it does bring new challenges and anxieties. Make sure you pause to savor this moment you worked so hard to achieve.

There will always be time to worry, but for now, let those worries slide and celebrate your work and achievements! 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in a little closer and look at what else the upright World card could mean! 


Health-wise, the World Tarot card is a wonderful omen for recovery. If you have an illness or an injury, the card suggests you are coming through adversity and recovering.

The card indicates your health will improve when it appears in a health spread! 

Love And Relationships

The World Tarot card suggests you have reached a relationship goal you have been working towards. This could be marriage, children, or you have found a committed, happy, and secure place in your relationship.

These are things to celebrate!

Enjoy the time with your partner, after all, you have worked hard together to reach this point in your relationship. 

If you are single, the card suggests you are at peace with yourself and your place in the world. Good things are on their way for you romantically, there are lots of options for you to choose from too! You have worked hard to overcome personal challenges, so enjoy this newfound peace and happiness! 

As like attracts like, you can expect good things (and people) to come your way! When you are happy, comfortable, and open to possibilities, you will draw amazing things into your life!

The card also suggests you might meet someone who travels a lot or while you are traveling. You will also be in demand and popular! 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the card suggests you are reaching your career goals! If you started your own business, the card indicates you are reaching the point where your business is succeeding!

You are past the point of uncertainty and can enjoy the relief of knowing your start-up has been a success!

Take time to enjoy your success and hard work, sharing it with the people that helped you achieve this success. 

If you work for a company or someone else, the card suggests you will get your dream position or an exciting project that brings you the recognition you deserve! Things are looking up for you at work. 

Financially, the card suggests that money is coming your way! Despite this, it is not the time to make risky investments or gamble frivolously. Instead, the influx shows that your hard work has paid off.

This might appear as a bonus or a contract that will provide you with financial stability. It might even be that your books finally balance after a period of struggling! No matter what it is, your finances will look good when the World card appears in your reading! 


Spiritually, the card suggests you have made it through karmic lessons and learned from them. Now you understand your path, yourself, and your place in this world, giving you spiritual fulfillment!

You should find that you are in tune with your spirit and new planes will open up.

Now is the time to share your experience and knowledge with the world! 

Reversed The World Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed World Tarot card has a slightly different meaning, so let’s take a look at what the card can mean now! Generally, the card suggests you haven’t accomplished what you set out to do and that things have become stagnant.

You might be trying to take shortcuts instead of putting in the necessary work to achieve the goals. Maybe you have thrown your energy into something that isn’t working for you. 

The card also suggests that you feel stuck in a situation. This situation could take up energy that could be spent on your goals or other parts of your life. You might know what the situation is and feel burdened by it, or you might not be aware.

There is no point continuing with something that is not working for you, so as hard as it can be, it is time to cut your losses and move on! 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the reversed World card, let’s move on to see what else the card can mean! 


Health-wise, the reversed World card suggests you might need to rethink treatments for your illness if you have been suffering.

The card is a sign to try something different, especially if you have tried the same thing repeatedly and not had the results you want! 

Don’t ignore advice from your doctor, but instead, try a holistic approach alongside your current treatment. Look for something that will complement your treatment plan and boost your health! 

If you have been struggling to complete treatments or a fitness plan, you need to finish what you have started! Doing so will help resolve your health issues. 

Love And Relationships

The reversed World card suggests your relationship has become stagnant. You and your partner might have let things slip and need to put more time and effort into the relationship.

An open and honest conversation can help you identify issues and create solutions that will help get your relationship back on track. 

If you have been working on your relationship and there aren’t any improvements, then it might be time to consider if this is the right relationship for you. This can be difficult and painful, but remember, it is better to leave and find true happiness than to stay and feel unfulfilled. 

If you are single. The card suggests your love life has fallen flat. Is this because you have not been making enough effort? To find the perfect person for you, you need to put yourself out there!

Rarely does your dream partner simply fall into your lap! It can be scary but try not to be afraid of putting yourself out there. It is the only way you will meet people.

The reversed World card also suggests that you are finding it hard to move on from a relationship that ended suddenly. Maybe an ex-partner cut you off with no warning or you haven’t had time to move on.

It can be hard, but you need to move forward. You won’t always get closure, and you need to find a way to process this. Don’t waste your life wishing for them to come back. 

Instead, you need to focus on finding a way to make peace with what has happened. The universe can help you here! Keep yourself open for healing and ask the universe for guidance.

Within time and with plenty of focus, you will get through the heartbreak and move on to enjoy a more positive life.

Money And Career

Career-wise, the reversed card suggests you haven’t reached your career goals. It also suggests you are falling short of your potential. Now is the time to step back and reflect.

Consider what is holding you back. Maybe you haven’t put enough effort in or are you afraid of failing? Perhaps you are in a career that does not fulfill you?

Remember that we are in charge of our destiny. Mistakes are a natural part of life and are how we learn. Don’t let the fear of making a mistake stop you from reaching your goals!

Don’t be scared to take an unconventional career path or think out of the box if that helps you reach your goals or dream career! 

Financially, the card suggests that your finances have become stagnant. You don’t need to stay this way, though! There are plenty of thighs you can do to help yourself, you just need to find out what they are!

Don’t attempt any shortcuts or risky investments that claim to boost your bank balance. Focus on hard work, determination, and consistency to help you reach a comfortable position financially. 


The reversed World card suggests your spiritual connection might be stagnant or you have lost the will to progress. At this point, it’s worth trying a different approach.

Think about methods you have never tried before and give them a go! You never know what will reignite your passion and improve your connection to the spiritual world. 

You might not have been putting work into your spiritual pursuits. Be honest with yourself here and reflect on what you have or haven’t done. Remember there are no shortcuts on your spiritual path, you need to put the work in if you want to follow your path! 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the upright and reversed World Tarot card! The card is overall positive, showing that you have achieved your goals and built the life that you have dreamt of!

The reversed card isn’t as positive, but can be treated as the wake-up call you need to remove yourself from this period of stagnation and set you on the right path to achieve your goals! No matter the position of the card, the world is truly at your feet! 

Zhara O’Brien
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