Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Good luck, destiny, good fortune, cycles

REVERSED: Bad luck, misfortune, delays

  • Name of the Card: Wheel of Fortune
  • Number: 10
  • Other Names: La.Roue.De.Fortune
  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Kaph
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Palm
  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animal: Eagle
  • Stone: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli

Wheel of Fortune is the 10th card in the Major Arcana. Number 10 is the number of completion. It represents the end of a cycle. 1+0 equals =1 which is a sign of a new beginning.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

This card is rich in symbolism. Several important magical and alchemical symbols are present in the imagery of this card. The most important symbol is the wheel itself that depicts the cyclic nature of life.

The Wheel has letters TORA written on it. These could be read as TORA (old name of Torah), ROTA which means TAROT wheal, and TARO or TAROT. There are four Hebrew letters present on the wheel too which are ה, ד, ה, and י. These are believed to spell the name of God in Hebrew. Alchemical symbols of Mercury, Sulphur, Water and Salt are made in the middle of the wheel.

There is a Sphinx at the top of the Wheel. The Sphinx is a stable element in the midst of change. The sword in the hand of the sphinx denotes the clarity of thought. There is a deadly snake on the left side of the wheel which is the god of evil. The image of Anubis is made below the wheel which represents good fortune and success.

 There are four winged figures in each corner of this card; a man or an angel that wings make him, which is considered representative of the zodiac sign of Aquarius or air, an Eagle that represents the sign of Scorpio or water, a Lion which represents Leo or Fire and a Bull that represents the sign of Taurus or Earth. These signs also represent intellect, emotions, passion, and possessions. Each animal is holding the book of Wisdom in its hands.

Astrology and Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

Jupiter, the planet that corresponds to the wheel of the fortune tarot card, is the planet of growth, expansion, healing, prosperity, good fortune, long-distance travel. It is related to miracles, business, wealth, luck, and optimism. Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky after the sun, moon, and Venus. Jupiter is the ruler of the ninth house, which is related to good luck, wealth, and higher learning. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and it symbolizes the strength of the expansion. It is called ‘Planet of greater fortune’.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, the path of the Wheel of Fortune card on the Tree of Life is called “Kaph”. It means palm or fist. This path runs from Chesed (Mercy) to Netzach (Victory). It is the connecting path between the personality and the higher self on the pillar of Mercy. The word Kaph means the palm of the hand. It is ready to grasp knowledge.  The wheel is very important to this path. The wheel is a symbol of birth, death, and rebirth.

Wheel of Fortune as a Person

Wheel of Fortune is a person who is lucky and fortunate. These people have traveled far and wide and have good business sense. They spend their lives with optimism. Wheel of Fortune as a person is someone who keeps balance and equilibrium no matter how life goes by. They maintain poise in adversity and success doesn’t change their behavior either. They know that what goes around comes around so they go with the flow and do not change their behavior with cyclic changes in life. They are ready to start something new after the completion of one and always ready to broaden their knowledge and horizons.

Wheel of Fortune Upright Tarot Card Meaning

Wheel of Fortune Card in General Reading

In a general reading, getting this card means a change in destiny, getting lucky, and having advancement in career, health, or love. The message that this card gives is that change is an integral part of our lives. The seasons go through a change and so do our lives.  We should maintain our position and let life flow. This is a positive card in an upright position. It is a sign that you are standing before the possibility of a good change. Use the moment.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card in a Daily reading

If this card appears in a daily reading, you should take a chance on trying out things as there are bright chances that you’ll be lucky. It is a good day to learn and also to travel. Just trust that today is a day to stay optimistic.

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