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Card #3: Wheel of Fortune

Upright Meaning

When the Wheel of Fortune card shows up in a reading, get ready for change. This could be a change of fortune for the better in an area of your life you’re trying to improve. In an upright position, this tends to indicate a period of good luck. Depending on whether you use reversals in a reading, or the context of the tarot spread, it can also signal a downturn of luck. If that’s the case, don’t freak out! This is part of a natural cycle of ups and downs that will repeat itself throughout everyone’s life.

Reversed Meaning

The Wheel of Fortune reversed can represent frustrations and stagnation. While you may want things to change, everything seems stuck. There can be a number of reasons why the ball isn’t rolling. First, the timing might be wrong. There could be projects, or metaphorical cycles, that need to be finished before you can move on.