The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning – Upright and Reversed

Next in our series of Major Arcana tarot card meanings is The Wheel of Fortune. Keep reading to discover what it means when The Wheel of Fortune shows up in your reading.

X – The Wheel of Fortune

Ruler: Jupiter

The Wheel of Fortune is a card symbolizing help from a higher source coming to aid the person. The wheel is round, representing when one cycle ends it goes right into the next as a circle continues. If we apply it to life when we are down on our luck the only way we can go is up -when we hit rock bottom the only way is up.

X - Wheel of Fortune - Major Arcana

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning

The Wheel of Fortune Upright

When the Wheel of Fortune appears it is telling us we are about to have a new life cycle. It portends good luck and fortune, like the card’s name. It also implies that it is fate that has brought this luck and fortune into one’s life rather than by their own doing.

The Wheel of Fortune card heralds the end to current problems and rewards for past efforts. It has a karma element to it; fate is smiling on those who deserve it after they have paid for their trials and tribulations.

This is a card of destiny, movement, vision, good luck, a new cycle and synchronicity. When it shows up in a spread it is telling you of effortless success. It can also indicate unexpected good luck. The Wheel of Fortune is a card of advancement.

The Wheel of Fortune Reversed

When the Wheel of Fortune is reversed we can expect some bad luck. It indicates that our fortune is turning in the opposite direction. It forebodes misfortune and unpleasant surprises when reversed.

However many times the negative cycle it brings in reverse is temporary because the wheel always turns. Depending on where it shows up in reverse in the spread it can mean; obstacles, temporary bad luck, unpleasant surprises, unexpected interruptions, difficulties, delays and or a resistance to change. The Wheel of Fortune in reverse is also a warning not to gamble, as there is higher chance for loss.

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