Also known as Chance, this Tarot card suggests a change of circumstances that will also bring a change of fortune.
A medieval depiction of the Wheel of Fortune shows human figures on the wheel which is being turned with a lever, by Fortune. The humans have no control over their destiny. The wheel might turn backwards or it may move forward.
Symbolism and the Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card
The Wheel is a symbol of fate that carries men to the zenith of their lives and just as the top of mountains are reached, they must also come down the other side. The circle of the wheel is symbolic for wholeness and completeness.
Therefore this is the card of fate with luck turning the wheel. The hand of fate turns the wheel in the Tarot. In astrology, the Wheel of Fortune could be said to represent the zodiac and the birth chart could be said to represent a person’s individual wheel of fortune.
Luck is thought to run in cycles and again this is represented by the wheel. This card indicates that change is on its way, but luck comes with it. The person’s destiny is about to be altered and they must be certain to take advantage of the conditions currently being presented to them then things should work out in their favour.
Interpreting the Wheel of Fortune in a Tarot Spread
New interests will enter a person’s life when the Wheel of Fortune appears in their spread. This could include group and club activities or even a move to new places. Change is on its way and when the card is upright this should be positive.
The wheel of life is slowly turning and new cycles are soon to begin. With this could come the chance to renew acquaintances or links with the past. Or to bring some unfinished business to a more satisfactory conclusion.
They will be open now, to new opportunities and these may occur within the next 10 weeks or next 10 months. There is a fortunate influence which is very likely to put them in the right place at the right time.
Wheel of Fortune and Finances in a Tarot Reading
If money is the area emphasized by the position of the Wheel of Fortune then it will bring new financial interests into the life. It could be that a new job will slowly bring a change in circumstances, or new investment or pension schemes will be considered. Decisions that centre on finances should be made with care.
Whatever the area, be it job, finances, health or romance, this card suggests that the person will be spending more time than they may even wish on the one subject. Even so if they’re sure of what they’re doing, then they aren’t likely to regret it in time to come.
There is also the chance that someone is about to help the querent and they should welcome the advice a friend or colleague offers. Life will certainly be eventful and they’ll have their fair share of good luck but this should never be taken for granted. Experiences are to be learned from.
Reversed Meaning of the Wheel of Fortune
When the Wheel of Fortune card is reversed in a spread this might suggest lost opportunities. Decisions may not be the right ones. Circumstances that occur may be a disappointment to the person for whom the spread is being read.