Your Chosen Card – The Universe Upright Thoth 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 Fools 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, ones destiny, going for the gold, reaching ones 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 Fools 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 Universe is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If The Universe is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Universe 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 Universe using cards from the Thoth 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
Complete Book of Tarot: The study of the tarot became a core element in the Golden Dawn teachings as an attempt to synthesize many occult traditions into a coherent philosophy, much like the unified field theory scientists aspired to develop in modern physics. Central to the Golden Dawn system was the idea that the Kabbalah, a school of Jewish mysticism, contains the secret to understanding the meaning and purpose of the universe. The Golden Dawn assigned meanings to tarot cards based on associations with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the Kabbalah, the decans (ten-degree divisions of zodiac signs) of astrology, and other esoteric disciplines.
Creative Tarot: Other writers, though, were more interested in the tarot as a narrative tool. Because a tarot spread like the Celtic Cross is essentially a method of storytelling, writers have latched onto the cards as a way of structuring work.
Complete Book of Tarot: While de Gébelin was fabricating his Egyptian fantasies, another French occultist, Jean-Baptiste Alliette, known as Etteilla (his surname spelled backwards), began to write about divining with playing cards. His book, entitled Enjoying the Playing Cards Called Tarot (1783), became an immense success and served to popularize tarot divination throughout France and much of Europe. Unfortunately, Etteilla swallowed de Gébelins fanciful theories hook, line, and sinker, and his popular text did much to promulgate the false idea that ancient Egypt was the origin of the tarot. 11 Nonetheless, tarot divination established a firm foothold in Europe that would last to the present century.
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Tarot Triumphs: But you do not have to take up card collecting or be a Tarot historian; acquiring just one Tarot deck for your use is the main thing here. My advice is to start with the most traditional style of Marseilles pack that you can get hold of, and branch out from there if you wish. But keep the Marseilles Triumphs at the center of your Tarot practice if you plan to follow the sequence in this book.