The World

level up on the spiral to a new cycle of growth

from Sola Busca Revisited by Tarot by Seven

With The World, it all comes together. Our current cycle of soul work culminates and we’re ready to level up to a new cycle of growth. It brings with it a sense of fulfillment and integration to a more unified (hence the androgyny) whole. We see the big picture. We’ve gained a more holistic view of the universe; just as the four elements, the four seasons, the four directions work together within a larger sphere yet retain their individual properties, the ego realizes that we are a part of a greater whole and yet we are independent, free to be ourselves as we evolve to the next level.

(-) In resistance, fear of change or the unknown causes us to restrict our evolution into new levels of growth. We resist our potential, not quite sure where we’re going, which may result in alienation as we lack connection with or appreciation for our co-travelers.

(+) In excess, the constant pursuit of enlightenment is a refusal to cooperate in the earthly aims of manifestation. We’re trying to transcend our earthly limitations while unable to truly see the big picture. Or, we may be so caught up in the big picture that details and steps are elusive or overlooked. In a more practical application of this card’s meanings, we may be so lost in virtual reality or the World Wide Web that earthly day-to-day takes a back seat.

Questions we may be prompted to ask when this card comes up include

  • What are you having trouble manifesting?
  • Where do you feel constrained or restricted? Are you restricting yourself?
  • How might you gain a broader or more holistic perspective of the matter at hand?
  • Is there something you feel you need closure on? What can help attain that closure?
  • Do you feel the weight of the world’s problems on your shoulders?

What else? The archetypes of the majors are complex and you may have other insights. How has this card come up for you? What are some examples of this card’s energies?

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