17 July 2014

The Wheel of Fortune's Mysteries

The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune tarot card is the tenth arcanum and a very versatile one. It can be whether positive or negative depending on its neighboring cards and the situation the consultant is experiencing. 

The drawing on this card is the one of a wheel that is into motion and that sands for changes in life. The good and the bad. The luck and the misfortunes. It is a symbol of our destiny.

This card is adorned with a wheel in motion; which represents the changes of our life. The Wheel Of Fortune card symbolizes our destiny.

Two figures are on the Wheel of Fortune: on the right is Hermanubis, good engineering and on the left is Typhon, the perversion symbol.

In the Tarot de Marseille deck you can see a Sphinx sitting on the top of this moving wheel. It is meant to represent the balance between good and evil. The Sphinx is also symbol of destiny. 

The Wheel of Fortune is the visual drawing of the ups and downs that rhythm our lives. It relates to joy and sorrow, good and bad, what will happen and what won't happen, money to be earned and money to be spent/stolen. 

The Wheel of Fortune's meaning

When spread in its normal position the arcanum relates to the success we will get in whatever we do, the good intuitions we are provided with, the money that we are going to get, whether a surprise or a due amount of money; it is also synonym of our victory over the elements - more like some won battle or fight or just the ability to overcome bad events.

When it is spread upside down, the card represents the future potential failures, the missed opportunities because of life events that are going to interfere in your endeavours, the lack of stability, the loss of money (taxes, stolen money, etc.), situations that are blocked and don't seem to get better. 

Wheel of Fortune spread detailed

Here I'm going to tell you what you can predict from a psychic reading I have done in the past using the Wheel of Fortune tarot card. We are talking about a consultant that has problems with her job and wants to learn as to whether her boss will laid her off or if things are going to settle soon.

Spread using the Moon, Magician, Death, Wheel of Fortune and Chariot

As you can see above, we have spread five cards and placed them on our tarot placemat this way:

  1. The Moon,
  2. The Magician,
  3. The Death,
  4. The Wheel of Fortune,
  5. The Chariot.

As you can see, our tenth tarot arcanum is placed to the right of the Death (13th). The place of your card is very important as it does not have the same implication when it is placed to the right than when it is placed to the left.

Here the Wheel on the left symbolizes the positive outcomes after the elements brought by the Death would affect the consultant. The Death placed before the Wheel of Fortune in our spread means the end of something with a positive outcome.

The Moon represents the worries of our client - illusions, nightmares, etc. In a spread for a question relating to a marriage the Moon would represent the household.

The Magician here is our client's position that she considers very important in her life. 

The association of the Moon and Chariot confirm that, whatever the truth behind her worries, she definitely fears the loss of her job.

Next we find the Death and the Wheel of Fortune. We can associate them and see that, with the Chariot after both of these cards, the answer is going to be positive. The 13th and 10th arcana let us know that our client is soon going to soon be reassured and see a brighter professional future.

The Chariot after the tenth arcanum confirms that she is going to get whether a better position in the company or a new job. 

I only used 5 cards in this spread and thus we will not know what exactly is the prediction as a whole. More cards after the Chariot would have helped us to make an entire predicition. The use of minor arcana would have provided even more details. 

Here we had a positive spread. See you next time for more ways to read that tarot card, both positive and negative.