XXI. The World
The hero returns, completion, cosmic union, universal spirit, magnum opus, harmony of the spheres, synergy, the quest is finished, culmination of a development, finding one’s true place in life, being complete, being one with creation, harmony, equilibrium, joining the cosmic dance
The card is the end and sum of the development of the previous cards. The Magus/hero has come through all the stages of development and eventually finds unity with everything. In a spread the World means that we are coming into our own, that we are dancing across our perceived limitations and boundaries, and that we can now see the big picture and find our true calling. Good times lie ahead.
Exploring the Card
The World is a card standing in opposition to the Magus, therefore it duplicates Harry. As the Magus he is striving for control at the beginning of his journey, challenged by his mission. As the World he has accomplished his task, and suddenly control is not important to him anymore.
He discards the elder wand and the stone that would give him control over death and life, simply takes his father’s cloak of obscurity and steps out of the trap of heroism and power that ensnared Voldemort to lead a normal life with a job, a wife and children. He has learned the wisdom of the world – to be yourself and to discard the notion of control as overrated. When you’re at peace with yourself and your true will you can rely on something much better – synergy with the universe.
You may not always get what you want, but you will surely get what you need.
Bộ bài Harry Potter Tarot – Eleonore Pieper