21-The Familiar – Upright Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Familiar Upright Salem Deck

When upright, the World card highlights an important goal or destination in your life. You may be approaching the completion of a significant ambition or perhaps you are about to embark on a journey to achieve a cherished desire. In any case, you are dealing with a major stage in your development, and you will need all the resources at your disposal to bring matters to a successful conclusion. Just as Saturn, the last planet visible to the naked eye, marks the outermost visible boundary of the solar system, the World trump marks the end of the Fool’s journey toward enlightenment. Arriving at this card is a sign of completion, enlightenment, and success. You are returning to the Garden of Eden.

Keywords Upright: Culmination, wholeness, completion, the end of the road, ‘X marks the spot,’ a successful outcome, fulfillment, reward, promotion, opportunity, a clearly defined goal, a trip, one’s destiny, going for the gold, reaching one’s destination, knowing your limits, paradise regained, a journey to a desired location, return to the Source.

Key XXI: The Universe (the Universe)
Myths/Archetypes: The Second Coming. The New Jerusalem. The Garden of Eden. Paradise Regained. The Sign of the Cross.
Astrology: Saturn, the outermost visible planet. (Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius.) The four figures surrounding the central wreath in this card represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac: Taurus the bull, Leo the lion, Scorpio the scorpion and eagle, Aquarius the water bearer.
Numerology: 3 (Empress) = 1 + 2 (Hanged Man) = 2 + 1 (the World)

Hebrew letter: Tav, Tau, or Taw (two sticks laid out in the shape of an X or the sign of a cross to mark a location; a Hebrew word meaning a cross, sign, scribble, limit, mark, signal, boundary, monument, covenant, or signature). This card marks the end of the Fool’s journey: X marks the spot. The sign of the cross is also an important symbol in Christianity. A cross divides space into four quarters, symbolic of the four elements and the four fixed signs of the zodiac, which are depicted on the World card.

When The Familiar is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Familiar is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Familiar is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for The Familiar using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Portable Magic
Book Details
Portable Magic: This system does not require the purchase of a special Tarot deck. Any Tarot of seventy-eight cards will be effective. The occult correspondences of the Golden Dawn upon which the entire system is based are independent of the details of the card images, so the differences between the Rider Waite deck and the Crowley Thoth deck, for example, do not determine the success of the magic worked. The magic is not in the cards, which are merely tools used to construct rituals and to represent various instruments and forces. The magic is in the person using them. The cards act to focus and project the power of the mind.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Proselytizing during readings. We live in a diverse society. Those who seek guidance from the cards come from a variety of religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds. Tarot readers should not try to impose their own belief systems on their clients. It is imperative to show respect for people even if you don’t share their worldview. The tarot can shine light on the querent’s issues and concerns, but the cards do not tell the querent what to believe or what to do. Stick to saying what you see in the cards and insist that querents make their own decisions and live their own lives.

Complete Book of Tarot: The World, Trump XXI (the planet Saturn, symbolic of structure, boundaries, and tangible reality).

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Complete Book of Tarot: The World, Trump XXI (the planet Saturn, symbolic of structure, boundaries, and tangible reality).