Short meaning: A time of material success, reward and achievement. You should feel happy and proud as this is the result of hard work and commitment. You are free from anxiety, negativity and insecurities. With this new found freedom and confidence the world is your oyster and possibilities are endless.
In-depth meaning: This is one of the most positive cards in the deck and denotes achievement and success for the Subject. They have completed or accomplished something noteworthy. The Subject has worked hard and sacrificed a lot to achieve this, refusing to give up when things got tough.
This is the final card in the Major Arcana which denotes the end of a cycle, project or venture; that this particular journey, from The Fool at the beginning through all the stages of the Major Arcana, with all of its trials and successes is completed. The Subject has overcome problems and hurdles and now possess all the skills and abilities to work through life successfully.
There could be an award or some sort of formal recognition externally. Whatever form it takes, the Subject rightly deserves it for their perseverance and endurance. This is a happy time but, more specifically, the Subject is freed from anxiety or a burden of some responsibility that has been a worry to them. Negative perceptions and insecurities no longer hold them back, or warp their thoughts, and they’re finally achieving balance. They should enjoy this time.
Notes on the image: The couple in the picture stand arm in arm together holding a cup, a wand, a sword and a pentacle. They have made use of all their skills and, as a result, have succeeded and they now can carry those skills and experiences through any other venture they undertake.
The couple are surveying their territory and hold up their arms in victory, having achieved so much. The couple have gained experience and knowledge about themselves, and each other, along the way. They have made their mark on the world, however small it is.