The last five cards of the Major Arcana are some of the most significant cards in the deck. They demonstrate the last parts of human life.
The Star can act as your guiding beacon, guiding you forward along the often dimly lit path to enlightenment. This card in a tarot reading symbolizes that there is help when you need it, up there in the sky and often deep within yourself where you haven’t looked yet. Faith and power define this card and it has a very positive connotation. Trust that you will find your way out of difficult times and into the light. It is a time of beliefs and miracles.
The Moon is a vessel of many illusions. Night makes safe objects in daylight seem dangerous and untrustworthy. The “light” from the moon is really just reflected sunlight. Fittingly, this tarot card represents the illusions and deceptions that many of us fall victim to. Things are not always what they seem and the presence of this card in a tarot reading indicates that there is some truth that you are overlooking. Now is a time when you will have to walk this path without outside light or help, relying instead on the inner strength and radiance you can generate from within. It can be difficult to find your way down a path in the dark when there are so many twists, turns and obstacles to tackle. This is the time to trust your instincts to guide you.
When you pass through the darkness of the Moon, the Sun will be waiting for you with its clarity and light. You are strong, wise and balanced under the influence of this card. Celebration, warmth and peace are aspects of the Sun. Any area of darkness that may remain within you will be exposed so that you can easily deal with it and let it go. It’s time to take advantage of the power you’ve been given.
Judgment is a card of transformation, but not in the potentially destructive ways that Death or the Tower can introduce. This is a rebirth of the spirit not by the death of aspects but by the unification of them. The conscious and unconscious mind can connect with your inner child to form a solid new being. This is a beginning, a harbinger of positive changes headed your way. Any aspect that was impure can now be cleansed. Do not regret what was not done in the past now. Look to the future with optimism and faith that a new beginning can mean a new life.
The World is the last card of the Major Arcana. It is the final step of all the effort that has been made at the end of the cycle. It is the period of enlightenment and rest where the soul waits between worlds. You have learned all the lessons and completed all the tasks. After you have reached this peak, you can return to the world imbued with the Divine. A new stage is about to begin, but it will be so different that it might as well be a new life entirely. How do you get to this new life? Walking to the edge of the cliff and repositioning yourself as The Fool.