Today we are presented with the The World card. This card is symbolic for the constant life cycle of the human experience; the ending of the old and the start of the new. We have learned all there is to know in the passing stage and it is time to move on to the next lesson. We are ever in a state of growth and learning but can find ourselves playing out the same mistakes when we refuse to take the next steps forward.
In the Illuminated Tarot deck, The World is depicted by a globe of planet Earth with a face. The face is wearing a modest smile and when flipped is exactly the same as to express the peace we can achieve inward and outward as we keep on our journey (as above, so below). The image also contains the planet Saturn in the upper right (north-west) corner. In astrology, Saturn is the planet of time, forcing to mind the clock, enforce discipline on ourselves and get moving.
In the bottom left corner (south-east) of the image lies Jupiter. In astrology, Jupiter governs the having of abundance and is considered a social planet. This could mean a change in social status or a shift of focus from the individual Self to the universal whole. Saturn and Jupiter are very different, almost opposites, in that Jupiter is about expansion and Saturn is about solidity. Together, though, they heed us to find a healthy balance so that we are not either too restless nor too rigid.