The Universe

April 3rd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

#21 The World from the Smith Waite Tarot

In Tarot, the final card in the Major Arcana is most often called The World, or in the case of Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris’ Thoth Tarot, the Universe.

The World, or Universe card, can represent a culmination of events, and an exciting return to being whole.

It reflects a connection with the grander scheme of existence, and an enlightenment that serves as reward for the long journey through the Major Arcana from the Fool to Judgment.

#21 The Universe from the Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris

When it appears in a reading, it’s most often a joy, and indicates a chance to catch your breath and have a good time before jumping right back in and starting again at zero.

I like to think of the Universe card as a step back into the ether from which the Fool first emerged.

It’s the celebratory dance with the divine after a long haul through the muck of daily life, a chance to float with the stars, at least for a short time.

And though I love what the World, or Universe, represents in Tarot, what science has to say about it is at least as enchanting.

Take a look at the MinutePhysics video below to see how physicists might describe the 21st card of the Tarot deck.

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