What is the Meaning of The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card?
The tenth card of the Major Arcana is The Wheel of Fortune. This golden wheel floats through the sky surrounded by symbolism from Greek, Egyptian, and Hebrew beliefs that all point to the same meaning: the karmic experience.
While The Wheel of Fortune can be seen as a good omen, it also serves as a warning.
The Wheel of Fortune is symbolic of how life is always changing. It is a wheel that keeps on spinning, regardless of if you’re ready for change or not.
It’s important to remember that what goes up must always come down, so an undesirable situation now will eventually change into a positive one and vice versa.
The Upright Wheel of Fortune Meaning
The position of The Wheel of Fortune is very important to consider in order to determine what it is trying to tell you. The other cards in the spread will help you to be able to pinpoint which direction the wheel will be spinning and advise you on how to best ready yourself for what’s in store.
The Wheel of Fortune in your past position represents a life changing event that has lead you to your current position. Depending on the nature of the reading and the cards appearing in the present and future positions, this event could have been a positive or negative one.
The important thing here is understanding your role in this past event and considering if your actions were appropriate at the time.
In a present position The Wheel of Fortune means that things are about to change for you in a big way. If you’ve been keeping your head up and avoiding actions that could have negative karmic repercussions, this is a sign of better things to come.
On the other hand, if you have not been minding your p’s and q’s, there will be consequences.
When The Wheel of Fortune appears in your future position, the cards before it will be the determining factor as to its meaning.
- If you are currently experiencing hardships in your life it is a sign that everything will come together and make for a more peaceful experience for you in the end.
- If you’re not presently experiencing anything negative in your life, this means something unexpected is bound to crop up in the future. Look to the past and present position cards in order to pinpoint where this negative event stems from and how to prepare yourself for it.
Work and The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune in a work related spread is daring you to pursue your dreams. If you’ve lost your passion for your current position, this is your sign to move on. If you’ve been considering starting your own business now is the right time to do so.
Love and The Wheel of Fortune
If you have been in a long term relationship and have yet to face any real hardships, The Wheel of Fortune is a warning that trouble is on the horizon. In this situation, you’ll want to make sure that you and your partner are on the same page and keeping communication open and honest in order to soften the blow.
For singles who see The Wheel of Fortune in their love spreads, this is good news! There is no where to go but up, so be prepared to meet someone new very soon.
The Wheel of Fortune and Finances
Where finances are concerned The Wheel of Fortune cautions making deals that may seem too good to be true. Feel free to spend if you can afford to, but don’t fall into an advertising trap. It’s also not wise to enter any contracts concerning money at this time.
Meaning of The Wheel of Fortune in Health
In a health oriented spread the meaning of The Wheel of Fortune will depend on how you are currently feeling. If you are in poor health, this is a sign that your luck will change and your health will improve.
The Wheel of Fortune in Reversed Position
The reversed position of The Wheel of Fortune represents a stagnation in your life. When it appears to you in the reverse it is telling you that you need to take action and find something in life to cure you of your boredom. These changes in your daily life will help to cure any stuck feelings you are experiencing.
The Wheel of Fortune Combinations
The Wheel of Fortune is closely related to both Judgement and The Fool. A pairing with Judgement confirms that a change in your life is inevitable, while The Fool promises full immunity from the potential negative repercussions of this change.
Heed the warning of The Devil appearing with The Wheel of Fortune. This spells trouble in the form of racking up negative karma for your indulgences. If this pair should appear in the same spread it’s time to pull back and refocus your attention on your responsibilities.