So many people think of the Fool (trump # 0) as the key to the whole tarot deck. I disagree. For me, one can see the totality of the tarot in the World (trump # 21), the final Major, the destination to which we aspire. In the World (or Universe, depending on your deck), we see Consciousness/Wholeness/Life/Spirit/the Big Whatever dancing in the centre. This is the Major Arcana, the Trumps, the large themes of life. Around Hir are four creatures — four elements, four seasons, four directions, and four suits of the tarot. The bull is Earth/Pentacles, our physical, tangible, material, grounded aspect of self. The lion is Fire/Wands, the core self, identity, name, energetic aspect of self. The angel/human is Air/Swords, our intellect, beliefs, conscious mind, and capacity to communicate. The eagle is Water/Cups, our emotional, relational, intuitive, unconscious self. We plan to spend at least a few minutes with Trump XXI in my January tarot class. I recommend that we meditate on the World/Universe card to understand the whole tarot deck and our own wholeness. Let us know what you discover!