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. 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 their hands.

Astrology and Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

Jupiter, the planet that corresponds to the wheel of 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 does 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.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card in a Love Reading

Wheel of Fortune in an upright position is a positive card, but it is also a card of change. Your relationship might move on to the next step and things will take a positive turn. You may explore new horizons along with your partner. If you are single then trust your destiny. It is soon going to take a positive turn.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card in a Career Reading

Wheel of Fortune is a positive card to receive in a career tarot reading. It may represent that some big and positive change is coming your way. You might get a promotion or a pay raise. You might get a new job that will benefit you more. Be ready to expand your experience and knowledge and brace for the positives.

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card in a Health Reading

This card is a good omen in a health reading. If you experienced some health-related issues then you have started your journey on the road to recovery. This card also suggests that you should explore more options related to your health and curing the illness. Do not stick to just one way of dealing with health issues but try to opt for some change.

Wheel of Fortune Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When the Wheel of Fortune is in a reversed position, all the animals will lose their book of wisdom. The cyclic movement will not stay smooth. You should know that what comes up, must go down. It may indicate stagnation and lack of movement too but you should remember that life keeps on changing and you should just pull up yourself and let the life balance its movement again. It may represent that bad things are happening in cycles. It is time to look back and find that what actions or thoughts are not helping you with breaking this bad cycle of misfortune. Let go of those habits and look for some new strategies to bring stability.

Wheel of Fortune card in a reversed position shows that things are out of balance in your love life. You are reacting to the changes way too seriously. You should think wisely no matter what turn things take. This may also represent the end of a relationship or stagnancy in your current relationship. Always remember that you are able to change destiny.

This card may represent a phase of stagnation when it appears in a health reading. Things are taking more abrupt turns than you anticipated. It is time to stick to your medical care routine and keep taking the measures you were taking to cure your health. Don’t panic or give up in this situation but keep your equilibrium and wisdom with you.

In a career reading, the reversed wheel of fortune card represents a change that is not lucky or welcoming. It may represent that you were maybe too careless with the work or career. You should not worry as like every phase of life, this too shall pass.

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