What Does It Mean When You Draw The Wheel Of Fortune In A Tarot Card Reading

Published: 18th June 2009
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Try something new. Be true to yourself. You made your bed, now you must lie on it. Read the entire article to fully learn the tarot symbolism and tarot card meaning of The Wheel of Fortune.

The Wheel of Fortune depicts the wheel presided over by a sphinx-like figure. The sphinx knew the secrets of time. In each corner of the card there are four figures; a bull, a lion, an eagle and an angel. Each one belongs to a fixed sign of the zodiac. The angel to Aquarius, the bull to Taurus, the lion to Leo and the eagle to Scorpio.

The tarot symbolism of the Wheel of Fortune is a journey. There is a journey through the seasons; seed time, fruition,harvest and withdrawal. There is also the journey of the goddess through all her phases as maiden, bride, mother and crone. Each circular trip eventually return to its starting point.

Modern day interpreters have allocated from psychological functions to these elemental creatures. The bull which belongs to the earth represents feeling and our physical senses. the lion, whose element is fire stands for intuition. The Scorpion eagle is associated with the emotional element of water and the airborne angel to Aquarius stands for intellect and the mental faculties.

The Wheel of Fortune is link with the planet Jupiter sometimes known as the luck bringer or like a favorite uncle giving gifts, happy surprises and treats. The sense of growth relates to both material circumstances and spiritual awareness. As the great Wheel of Fortune turns, so the soul learns to balance the four elements within.

The tarot card meaning of Wheel of Fortune is the issue between destiny versus freewill. We are not at all at the mercy of fate all the time. Destiny has provided us with certain talents, character traits and so on. But what we do with all these factors is up to us. There is usually a choice or a point where we can make a decision.

When the Wheel of Fortune appears in a tarot card reading, you are approaching one of those moments in life where fate does take a hand in your affairs. The wheel has turned, you are beginning a new cycle. Positive confusion peaks. It is important not to resist this phase. You may find yourself with a whole new set of friends, a new career or totally unexpected new home.

Strange coincidences, fortunate meetings and lucky breaks can all shape your destiny at this time. You may find yourself saying " Believe it or not, the great cosmic joker is in a happy mood and has decided to throw a few favors my way".

That's basically the tarot card meaning of the Wheel of Fortune, when you get it in a tarot card reading.



Jovita Orais started reading tarot professionally in the mid-nineties. Visit her blog Tarot Meaning Information and get your List of tarot card meanings.

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