X: The Wheel of Fortune.


The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that nothing in life is fixed.  While everything is whirling all around us, we should try to maintain balanced in our heart, mind, spirit, and body through all the ups and downs.  In times of sadness, maintain your equilibrium.  In times of joy, maintain your equilibrium.

The Wheel is surrounded by the four fixed signs: Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio.  While these are fixed signs, they’re flying, reminding us that the world is all about movement and change.  The Hebrew letters are the unpronounceable name of God.  On the left, the snake represents evil or a decent into the material world.  On the right, Anubis, the god of the afterlife, represents the ascent into the wisdom of our shadow selves.  In the middle of the wheel are the building blocks of life: the symbols for sulphur, mercury, water, and salt.  Or – the wheel of life.  This is a karmic card – what goes up, comes down.  What you put in will return.

Upright meaning: It’s time for a change.  The good thing is when the card appears upright it usually means a lucky change.  Have faith in this change, have faith in the universe that this change is valuable.  A welcome change is on the horizon.

Reversal: Unfortunately luck isn’t on your side at the moment.  Take this in stride, but don’t take any unnecessary risks right now.  It feels like things are changing and it feels like they’re changing for the worse.  Meditate on how you may have contributed to this karmic circumstance.  What can you do differently going forward?  Learn and be prepared for the seasons of change while accepting responsibility for how you may have had a role in changes that are arising.  Be cautious at the moment.

Change is inevitable.  The Wheel of Fortune reminds us to go with the flow of life.  Accept the ups and downs.  Celebrate the ups but go with the flow during the downs – we can use them to see how lucky we are.  The Wheel of Fortune is ruled by Jupiter – this is the planet of luck, of higher minded principals, and of expansion.  While Jupiter may be the judge and jury, it’s also about good fortune and luck.  Accept this lucky time – it’s those pivotal points in time when new, better options become possible.

ferris whell


1 thought on “X: The Wheel of Fortune.

  1. Pingback: XXI: The World. – A Fool's Journey Through Tarot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s