The Wheel of Fortune is a generally positive card. Are you in control of your fate, or are you just along for the ride? Find out!
If you’re interested in seeing more of this deck, the link will be in the description below. But we do need to talk about the description of the Wheel of Fortune here for a little bit before we move into what it means upright and reversed. So, looking at the Wheel of Fortune, you can see it is literally a wheel. It has some symbols around it and it also has the letters T-O-R-A. You can see in each corner is another subject. It’s either a creature or a person. And then there is also a snake slithering down one side of the Wheel of Fortune. On the other side is the God Anubis. And on the top is a Sphinx. By the way, if you haven’t seen any of my other videos on Talk Tarot with Me, go ahead and click this link right up here.
I talk about the anatomy of a tarot deck and I’m also going over the meaning of every card in a tarot deck. Every Friday we are going through the motions. So, if you haven’t watched any of my previous Talk Tarot with Me videos, go ahead and click that link. So, in the card you can see behind it there’s a cloudy sky behind the wheel. Each of the subjects in the corner are sitting on a cloud. The snake on the left-hand side of the card represents the life force plunging down into the physical plane. Then on the right side, you have the Egyptian God Anubis. Anubis welcomes the dead to the underworld. Then the Sphinx on top of the wheel is there to represent wisdom and knowledge.
When the Wheel of Fortune shows up in the upright position, in your readings, it’s typically a very positive card. The Wheel of Fortune represents things like fate and good luck and change. You know, the wheel is constantly turning. Things are always changing, and that is essentially what the upright Wheel of Fortune embodies. So, keep in mind when the Wheel of Fortune shows up upright in your tarot readings, that something might be changing in your life for the better. You know, like I said, the wheel is always turning, and fate has its place in the world. It can also be a sign to you that what goes around comes around. So, if you’ve been putting that positivity out there and you’ve been a good person the Wheel of Fortune is here to show you that that’s going to come back to you. Good luck is upon you and your life is going to take a turn for the better. With that said, you should probably come to expect that during this time of your life, different opportunities may fall into your lap that you might never have thought possible. So, take advantage of that and it’s also a reminder to you to be kind and good to other people. Always put that forth into the world and into the universe and let other people flourish along with you.
Now when the Wheel of Fortune shows up in your readings reversed, if you read reversals, it might be seen as a negative card. So, the Wheel of Fortune in the reversed position generally means things along the lines of resistance and bad luck. It could also mean that you are in the process of breaking cycles, whatever those cycles may be. So, when the Wheel of Fortune shows up in your reading in the reversed position, you may be experiencing a string of bad luck. Some type of misfortune, some type of unexpected change, anything along those lines. It is the opposite of the upright Wheel of Fortune. It’s also a chance for you to take a second and accept responsibility for where you are in your life. Now, fate has its place in the world, but fate and destiny are ever-changing. It’s not something that is 100% set in stone.
Okay? So at this point in time, the Wheel of Fortune might be reminding you, Hey, this is kind of your fault and maybe you need to realize the steps you took to get to where you are at that point in time. The Wheel of Fortune can also symbolize that you are at a point in your life right now where something is being forced upon you. Some sort of change or choice that you have no control over and maybe it is something bad. Maybe it’s a string of bad luck, but the Wheel of Fortune is just here to say at this point, you’ve just got to go for the ride and let destiny and let fate take care of it at this point in time. And then lastly, the reversed Wheel of Fortune can be there to show you that you are finally breaking free of a cycle in your life that needed breaking, whatever that cycle may be.
You’re finally breaking free of it and the Wheel of Fortune is here to tell you to keep going. You’re on the right path and you know, let the wheel keep turning. Destiny and fate on your side. You just have to get through this rough patch first. So, I hope you enjoyed this Talk Tarot with Me episode. I hope you learned something new about the Wheel of Fortune card today. Like I said before, if you have any questions or concerns or comments or suggestions, leave them in the comments section below. Make sure you also hit that subscribe button and ring the bell, so you’ll be notified when I post a new video. Talk Tarot with Me episodes, go live every Friday, at least until I run out of cards to talk about. So, I will see you guys back here next time. Bye.
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