XXI. THE WORLD
woman is placed within a wreath of olive leaves. The leaves signify victory
over the struggles one has undergone in order to reach a positive
conclusion to the situation in question. The woman's body is in the shape of an
Egyptian "Tau-cross." In ancient times, the Tau-cross was a measuring
device used to create the right angles of a square. The square is associated
with the planet Saturn and the sign Capricorn. The symbolism indicates
foundation and completion, a base from which the querent can proceed even
further in life.
woman is holding two wands, indicating that she has a "mandate from
Heaven" to continue on her path and create her life. The wands are also
symbolic of the two primary pathways of creation: evolution (the right hand) and
involution (the left). The four figures in each of the corners of the card are
the same as in "The Wheel of Fortune" card and have the same meanings.
These are the four fixed signs of the zodiac, indicating that the qualities of
strength and determination of purpose have been well earned. The querent may now
step forth armed with the power of personal achievement.
the reading--The querent has achieved a definitive state of completion. He or she has
undergone a series of life experiences in order to fulfill a special goal. The
goal has been achieved and recognition from others is likely. More important, a
sense of self-esteem has been developed, based on the querent's own process of
inner and outer growth.
is a period of stagnation. The querent may be blocked or is hesitating in
his or her efforts to put the current situation to rest. There is a lack of
motivation and a resistance to completing what must be done in order to finalize
the current life experience.
meaning--The completion of an important task or relationship.
liberation, freedom from a karmic life situation. Bringing out into the world
what one has learned so that others may share in wisdom gained.