Tarot Card Meanings

Wheel of Fortune

Fundamental change is imminent. The positive benefits you gain during this period could last a long time.
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General Meaning

The central theme of The Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying -- no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top of the wheel, there is a moment of crystal clarity. However, the only part of the wheel that's actually not going up and down is the hub, which represents your eternal self.

Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at one point or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson -- and we can learn to take comfort in it. If you don't like the look of things right now, just wait -- things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!

In the Reversed Position

When the Wheel of Fortune card is reversed, it suggests that you may have dropped from the heights and have been sent back to the beginning -- to either start over or reframe your plan.

This may feel as if you have hit bottom, but think of it as a chance to renew yourself and chart a path that will help you rise from the ashes. You will be a more compassionate and wise ally when the next person takes a nosedive. In the future, you might want to be a little more modest in your aspirations.

In the Advice Positon

The Wheel of Fortune advises you follow the flow of events. Physical moves, spiritual awakenings, or dramatically changing social patterns could arise now. Accept these transformations.

This is a safe place for you to be. You are watched over and protected as you go round and round the wheel. You will learn a lot. You will also learn it quickly, and what you absorb will benefit you for a long time to come.

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The Fool The Magician The High Priestess The Empress The Emperor The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot Strength The Hermit Wheel of Fortune Justice The Hanged Man Death Temperance The Devil The Tower The Star The Moon The Sun Judgement The World
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Six of Pipes
Seven of Pipes
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Exemplar of Pipes
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SWORDS
Ace of Arrows
Two of Arrows
Three of Arrows
Four of Arrows
Five of Arrows
Six of Arrows
Seven of Arrows
Eight of Arrows
Nine of Arrows
Ten of Arrows
Apprentice of Arrows
Totem of Arrows
Queen of Arrows
Exemplar of Arrows
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Ace of Stones
Two of Stones
Three of Stones
Four of Stones
Five of Stones
Six of Stones
Seven of Stones
Eight of Stones
Nine of Stones
Ten of Stones
Apprentice of Stones
Totem of Stones
Queen of Stones
Exemplar of Stones

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