Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Keywords

Cyclical change, endings and beginnings, opportunities, inevitability, a turning point.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Description

Looking at the image for The Wheel of Fortune could make the most hardened rollercoaster fan’s stomach feel a bit queasy. The image shows assorted figures going round and round, up and down, on what appears to be a giant hamster wheel. It’s obvious no figure stays in the same place for long; if they start at the top, the wheel turns and they end up on the bottom. In comparison, a figure that starts off at the lowest point can find themself looking down on the world from the highest spot. It’s enough to make anyone feel giddy.

Upright Meaning

Upright, The Wheel of Fortune is a generally optimistic card, as long as you are willing to try something new. The Wheel of Fortune tends to suggest that one aspect of your life is about to draw to a close in a gentle manner, whilst a new chapter in life awaits you. The reason for this change is likely to be outside your control, but as long as you accept this, the results will be positive. Battling to restore the status quo will get you nowhere, this change is unavoidable. If you think you’d like some reassurance that everything really is going to plan, keep an eye out for coincidences and synchronicity in your life and around you. This is a time when opportunities will come knocking, make sure you are there to invite them into your life. The Wheel of Fortune also plays a role in matters of the heart, and it often implies a new liaison, escaping from an unhappy relationship or improving a pre-existing romance. It may also point to an infatuation with a new idea or person that may need to be controlled before it gets out of hand.

Reversed Meaning

You may feel that you are trapped on fate’s conveyer belt, and that you have no opportunity to exercise your free will. Perhaps it appears that your emotions, love life, experiences and career seem to have taken on a life of their own and you are left clasping desperately at their coattails. In fact, it is your lack of willingness to take control of the situation that has left you feeling the victim of fate’s whims. In truth, the world is not against you at all, as long as you are willing to go with the flow you will not only hold your head above the water, you’ll swim as gracefully as a seal. Unfortunately, it may be that you are just having one of those times when you’ve hit a bit of a pothole, and a wheel has come off your plans. Try not to be too down hearted, The Wheel of Fortune will turn and you’ll come out on top.

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