Card of the Day: The World

21-Universe082815Our journey with the major arcana of the tarot ends with The World. The world asks us what is being born inside us? What is our connection to the world we live in. The World card ends the journey of involution, the drawing down of spirit into flesh, and yet, as everything cycles, so does the tarot, and we are ready to begin the journey again. When you draw this card you are at a powerful completion, and at the same time, a powerful beginning.

An androgynous figure dances through the universe. This figure is in front of the Crab Nebula in the constellation Taurus. The sky full of clouds has broken open, revealing the dancing figure coming in through the oddly knotted gate in a shape called the vesica piscis. The vesica piscis made from the intersection of two circles of the same size. This shape has been used to surround and designate holy symbols or deities in Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist art.A powerful process, akin to birth, is overseen by the lion, bull, human, and Eagle—representatives of Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, and Scorpio. These cardinal points of the zodiac act as guardians of the four directions, indicating that the process that is occurring is protected and their very presence lends an air of power to what is happening. The blue shape spirals around the androgynous central figure. The figure holds spiral wands. These features indicate the presence of the sacred spiral cycle that is part of all that lives.Here is the link to the World puzzle online. It will help your study of the card to put together this online puzzle (and it’s fun, too.):