Welcome to part 10 of my 22 part Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series – each week we explore ONE major arcana card and uncover it’s secrets, symbols and messages.
Today we’re diving into Wheel of Fortune – a card of movement, cycles, change and luck!
Grab your Tarot journal, pen and a mug of something hot and delicious…..
Keywords: change, cycles, ups and downs, good fortune, unpredictability, impermanence, centering
Symbols: wheel, snake (evil), red guy (Hermanubis = good), sphinx = wisdom
Dark side: history repeating itself, good times don’t last forever
Wheel of Fortune reminds us that everything is always in flux, always changing and never permanent. Nothing is EVER forever!
Impermanence doesn’t equal meaninglessness – it’s the opposite. Your current life situation (relationships, job, limitations) are like a bunch of mini portals that will only be open for a limited time. While they are open, certain experiences, learning and growth will be available to you, allowing you to honour and make the most of your current situation.
♥ What is your relationship to change like? When was the last BIG change in your life and how did you handle it?
♥ When you consider the impermanence of everything, how does this effect how you live your life?
The wheel on Wheel of Fortune goes round and round, reminding us that the nature of life is cyclical. Think of the moon phases, seasons and day/night cycles. In life, there are times of prosperity, peace and joy and times of lack, conflict and misery. Life is a series of ups and downs and each go round is an opportunity for growth, learning and wisdom.
♥ Think of a negative change that led to a positive change and vice versa.
♥ What cycles do you experience most often? What have you learned from them?
Being centred within yourself is the key to remaining calm and powerful during all the ups and downs and chaos that life inevitably brings. Being centred allows you to be in the eye of the storm, observing all the action without being swept up in it.
Wheel of Fortune reminds us that if we stay centred, we can face any challenge and make decisions from a place of power, instead of from a place of intensity and fear.
♥ What does being “centred” feel like for you? How do you know when your centred?
♥ What helps you stay centred?
♥ What takes you out of your centre?
The Wisdom of Wheel of Fortune
Change is constant, nothing is permanent, find your centre so you can be in the world and experience it, without being consumed by it.
Let me know in the comments below…Did you enjoy this exercise? Did you learn anything new about Wheel of Fortune? Or about yourself?
♥ I’m taking a little break from this series for the rest of the month, but I’ll be back in January, ready to dive into Justice!
You can find all my previous Tarot Meanings Deep Dives right here!