The World

UPRIGHT: over-stimulation, feeling of dread

REVERSED: hidden beauty, acceptance

THE STORY: The world is the context of life, encompassing all from the beauty and harshness of nature to the wonders and woes of human civilization. It’s also an indifferent entity, offering no moral judgement and feeling no emotion, just an ever-changing reality with no end in time or space. This is also the first visual reference to distress, symbolized by flames in the context of the deck. The motif is also present in the Fear, Judgement and Life cards.