Images from the Rider Waite Tarot represent The Empress and The World birth cards.

Tarot Birth Card Meanings: The Empress and The World

Your path is all about receptivity and interconnectedness

By Tarot.com Staff

Your Tarot birth cards are special guides meant to help you find your way. Based on your birth date, these cards carry messages of encouragement and reminders to help you stay on track.

The Empress and The World are united by themes of receptivity and interconnectedness, so if you have this pair in your Tarot birth card lineup, you have a special opportunity to explore these themes and make them your own.

The Empress Tarot CardThe World Tarot Card

MEET THE EMPRESS + THE WORLD
Love, Wholeness, Acceptance
Gifts: Unity, Satisfaction, Transcendence
Challenges: Aimlessness, Impatience, Lack of boundaries
Advice: Get in touch with earthly cycles. Welcome physical delight and ease. Honor journeys you’ve completed.


Interpreting The Empress (#3) and The World (#21) Birth Cards

The Empress is defined by an open heart and deep appreciation for beauty. In the sequence of the Major Arcana, this card teaches us to reconnect with our physical bodies, and in the process, we develop greater acceptance and an ability to be present in each moment. The Empress isn’t one to judge in most cases. Instead, she understands that each person is on a unique journey toward their highest potential.

The World takes the outlook of The Empress and applies it even more expansively. The imagery on The World card often suggests freedom and abundance. In a very real sense, it’s the crowning card of the entire Tarot, and therefore, it brings us full-circle and lets us begin again with greater wisdom.

Together, The Empress and The World Tarot birth cards invite you into universal connection with all beings and open you up to receive with a willing heart.

The gifts of The Empress and The World

Each set of Tarot birth cards suggests certain talents and natural abilities. Here are a few associated with The Empress and The World:

1. Unity

Both The Empress and The World suggest a natural affinity toward bonding with others. You see the beauty in working together for a greater purpose, and you feel most at home in settings where everyone trusts and relies upon one another. Even when you’re highly passionate about the end goal, you likely place even more importance on nurturing the relationships you make on the way to achieving it.

2. Satisfaction

Contentment matters a lot to you. This value might make you highly particular (you’re not going to put up with anything less than perfect!), or it might mean that you prefer to go with the flow (you’re not going to let petty concerns interfere with your peace!). Either way, you know what it feels like to be satisfied, and you use that knowledge as a reliable compass when you evaluate new opportunities.

3. Transcendence

You don’t like to get bogged down in trivial details or disagreements. When something frustrating crosses your path, your first instinct is to rise above it. This tendency can be problematic, especially if it means you leave other people to clean up the messes you can’t be bothered to handle yourself. As long as you’re mindful of this risk, your desire for transcendence can be an incredible gift that helps you uplift others as well as yourself.

The challenges of The Empress and The World

Alongside the gifts, your Tarot birth cards can indicate some particular obstacles. Here’s what to look out for as you get to know The Empress and The World:

1. Aimlessness

These cards carry a sense of otherworldly charm and wonder. That’s all well and good, but the thing is, you still have to function in the real world! Daily chores, weekly meetings, and monthly bills can leave you feeling disconnected from your true purpose, and if you’re not careful, you might start to believe you don’t have a purpose. Nothing could be further from the truth! Your challenge is to weave more exalting activities into your regular life.

2. Impatience

When other people get tangled up in what you perceive as pointless drama, you have to fight the urge to roll your eyes. You just don’t see the use in worrying about those things, and when friends or acquaintances turn to you for a vent session, you might not always be the most understanding. To some degree, that’s okay! People can benefit from your example. Still, no one likes to be dismissed, and if you can learn how to humor others just a little more, your relationships will benefit.

3. Lack of boundaries

Your thirst for connection can make you vulnerable to unhealthy relationship dynamics. Rather than putting boundaries in place, you might feel more comfortable becoming super-enmeshed with romantic partners, family members, or even groups of friends or professional contacts. Popular advice about boundaries may not be quite right for you, but even so, it will be in your best interest to learn how to say “no” when necessary.

How to work with The Empress and The World

1. Get in touch with earthly cycles.

The Earth is your greatest friend and ally! The Empress and The World each indicate that being in nature is very restorative for you. Practicing awareness of cycles of light, plant life, bird migration, and so forth could be a wonderful way to feel grounded and transcendent at the same time.

2. Welcome physical delight and ease.

Your Tarot birth cards are a confirmation that a life of endless hustle and bustle is not for you. While there are certainly seasons in which you have to buckle down and get to work, you also need to work in periods of rest and relaxation in order to be at your best. Whether you’re drawn to sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch, notice what sensory pleasures mean the most to you and make them habitual.

3. Honor journeys you’ve completed.

The World is the final card of the Major Arcana, and it’s intimately connected with destinations and endpoints. This card is a reminder that endings are powerful, so when you reach the closing pages of a certain chapter in your life, be sure to take note. Whether you’re graduating from school, leaving a job, or moving out of a beloved apartment, don’t be afraid to get sentimental and look back on all you’ve learned. Completing a certain journey might be something to celebrate or something to grieve, but no matter what, those moments deserve your respect and attention.

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