Wheel of Fortune Card Meaning

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There’s a lot to glean from the esoteric symbolism in the Wheel of Fortune card. The four guardians in each corner of the card represent figures from astrology and Christian mysticism. At the center of the card is a wheel divided into eighths representing the solstices and equinoxes, underworld.


Upright: Destiny, change, karma

Reversed: Stagnation, challenge, chaos

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. 

Wheel of fortune in a Love Reading

Upright:  If you’ve been seeking a relationship, the Wheel of Fortune’s appearance is a great indicator that something new is on the horizon. Already established relationships represented by this card could be entering a new phase. In this case, context is important. You can find your relationship moving from blah to a more exciting phase -and vice versa. Wherever you are now, look out for a shake-up.

Reversed: The Wheel of Fortune can indicate stagnation in a relationship. This is pretty normal in long-term relationships. Most everyone hits a dull patch now and again. Of course, deep dissatisfaction that underscores a relationship should be explored.
For new relationships, it can suggest a non-start. Both of you may be in totally different phases of life. Finding common ground or time could be difficult. It can also signal career or family obligations pulling you away from a relationship’s development.

Wheel of fortune in a Career Reading

Upright:  The Wheel of Fortune in a career reading can suggest new opportunities. You might receive a surprise promotion or new client. It can represent a new phase of your career or work.

Reversed: When the Wheel of Fortune is reversed, you could be working against your natural flow and talents. When it represents a downturn in business, it’s often due to bad timing or disorganization. It can represent a difficult job market as well. You can choose to wait until a better time or double down on your efforts to achieve your goal. 

Wheel of fortune in Finances

Upright: When it comes to your finances, the Wheel of Fortune also suggests change, so be ready to adapt to whatever comes your way. If you’ve been financially comfortable, make sure you keep putting a certain amount away to get you through hard times. 

Reversed: Be wary of taking risks when it comes to your finances, as this card can suggest unexpected and unwelcome events. It may be wise right now to build a small emergency fund; even if nothing does happen, having something stowed away can help relieve anxiety about what comes next. The world is constantly changing, make sure you’re ready for it.

Wheel of Fortune yes/no

As a rule, the Wheel of Fortune is a sign of unconfident and indecisive people. The main conclusion that such people must deduce is that by believing in oneself, everything will work out and striking results will be attained. Therefore, whatever you aspire to, the answer will be yes. But at the same time, you need to be ready for challenges, because this card is not only about luck, it is also about:

  • the mess in some life areas;
  • the inevitability of change;
  • twists of fate that bring us both success and defeat.

But in general, this is about positive events, even if success comes through difficulties. You are free to choose and only you decide how to live your life

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