The Fool has completed his journey and has inherited The World.
In the story of the Major Arcana, The Fool sets out on a journey.
Throughout the journey, he encounters the entities that are
depicted in each card. Regardless of the trials required of
The Fool to progress on the journey, he succeeds and continues.
The last card in the Major Arcana is The World the end of
The Fool's journey. In this card, I have attempted to show the
journey as if it were a mountain to climb. The mountain is made
up of the members of the Major Arcana. Not all the Majors are
shown, but the intent is to represent that they are all there.
The Earth is shown as a glowing orb in the universe, the glow
is the perception of The Fool who sees The World for what it
is, and rejoyces in the knowledge.
The World speaks to each of us – the goal of our own
journeys, enlightenment. There is knowledge in how the world
works and what it is made up of. Nothing is unneeded – even
the smallest detail has purpose. It is the “universal
theory” made manifest. It is The World but not the Earth
per se – the World is the Universe in that is how we perceive
The World is the understanding that we are all part of something
bigger, greater than ourselves. We can't control it but we can
understand and through understanding adapt and manage because
we are part of it. We are made up of all that has been learned
by us, and by those before us.
Completing a journey or a trial. Being on the threshhold of another journey. Understanding. Seeing the big picture and recognition of being part of it. Being on the correct path.
Not completing what is started. Not recognizing what is important.
Not seeing what is around because not looking. Veering off the
path that one should be on.
The card was created digitally using an iMac computer running Intaglio and LiveQuartz.
Valeria is a software/systems engineer by profession and has degrees in engineering and information technology. She is relatively new to Tarot and is eternally thankful to the friend that introduced her to it about five years ago. This is the first card she has ever designed.
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