Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Major Arcana

Wheel of Fortune Upright Draw Keywords

good luck

cycles of life



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Wheel of Fortune Upright Draw Meaning

This card of the Major Arcana is full of symbols. It’s also one of the most mystical-looking, especially in the Rider Waite Smith styled cards. This is because of the presence of alchemical symbols and letters that spell out T, A, R, O (spelling out TAROT if you return back to T). You’ll find a blue sphinx, a red humanoid with a wolf’s head, and the representations of the fixed astrological signs in each corner reading books, and a snake. Without getting too much into the symbolism, The Wheel of Fortune is surrounded, literally, by knowledge. The inscriptions at the center of the wheel are the alchemical symbols for mercury, sulfur, water, and salt, known as life’s foundation.

The Wheel of Fortune and all of the elements that make up the card is a reminder that life continues to go through its cycles and all things return back to the middle at some point. The moon, sun, and planets move through the zodiac; we are born, grow, and then pass on. There is nothing that is truly stagnant in the world. There will always be ups and downs, but you can choose to use these vicissitudes to become more knowledgeable and wise.

Do not stand still and let time have its way with you. When you draw The Wheel of Fortune, life is reaching out to you and asking that you actively pursue your dreams. If you do that, you can change your world. Even if you’re perfectly content with what you have right now, then let The Wheel of Fortune be a reminder that all things do eventually change. You have to expect that even what you have now can transform.

Smile when things go well. When things go wrong, tell yourself, “This too shall pass.”

Wheel of Fortune In Love and Relationships

Change is coming. For relationships and love, this change may mean moving on from someone who is no longer in alignment with you. For committed partners, this means re-negotiating the relationship. However, you may also be questing for a change in status; so if you’re seeking a relationship, you should get out and mingle.

Wheel of Fortune In Career And Finances

The Wheel of Fortune could be heralding a change in position at work, or you are finally quitting a job you dislike for a better one. Usually, this change will be for the better, but that doesn’t mean you will be exempt from that location transfer you did not want.

Financially, The Wheel of Fortune is usually a good omen for those in a rough financial patch. Yet, keep in mind that your current circumstances are prone to change. If you’re doing well, you might find yourself in a moment of less prosperity or vice versa.

How does The Wheel of Fortune turn for you? You don’t need to buy a vowel to know that change is on the horizon.

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Wheel of Fortune Reverse Draw Keywords

out of control


resistance to change

negative momentum

Wheel of Fortune Reverse Draw Meaning

Luck is currently not on your side—that is the main message for when The Wheel of Fortune is reversed. Perhaps, there has been a series of events that made you lose your bearings or sent you down a path you don’t want to be on. Sometimes, this happens because of poor choices made in the past. When you receive The Wheel of Fortune reversed in a reading, you need to actively think about where you went amuck and how you can resolve the issues now.

Another reversed meaning of The Wheel of Fortune is that you’re resisting change. This may not be a change that you chose but were rather forced to comply with. In turn, you’re stressed out and exhausted from trying to keep events from running their course. Looking at what you can control and focusing on any positive aspects of the situation can help.

Wheel of Fortune Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

If you’re looking to start dating and you pull this in reverse in love, it’s not a good time. Lady lucky is sending you a sign. Expect some hiccups in your relationships and remember it will pass.

Wheel of Fortune Reverse Draw Career and Finances

It’s not a good idea to invest money into something new or start any new projects. You may find you’ll get a lot of resistance from external forces if you’re trying to implement a new project. It may not be worth it right now.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For Wheel of Fortune

No, this is not a tarot card about the game show. The Wheel of Fortune is deeply rooted in the universal truth that all things change and often times change comes in cycles. It’s also a representation of the fact that at times, history repeats itself with a different face. The Wheel of Fortune card revolves around these ideas: that change happens in life, or that we can find ourselves continuously going around and around in circles with the same beliefs, people, situations, and outcomes. Change is inevitable and is an important part of life. Not to mention vital in the natural world. The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that we spin the wheel with every decision we make.

The Muse of Tarot For Wheel of Fortune

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Brújula - The Muse of Transition Tarot Readings

This Tarot card is a literal wheel and represents the wheel of change and the midpoint in the journey of the Major Arcana. Everything in nature moves and changes. From day to night, spring to winter, life and death, and all the evolution in between. So, of course, this is the first card that Brujulia is going to claim as hers in the Tarot.

About The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of the 22 cards that embody universal aspects of the human experience through symbology and archetypes. They are representations of our collective consciousness, those consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each Major Arcana card is given a number, a place in a specific well-thought-out order, and a title which links the card to its meaning and deeper lesson.