Wheel Of Fortune


The Wheel of Fortune card shows a giant wheel that is surrounded by four creatures namely the angel, the lion, the bull, and the eagle related to Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Eagle zodiac signs. The animals are holding books said to be Torah or the books of law as depicted by the letters TORA on the wheel’s face. There is also the opposite card i.e. the Wheel of Fortune Reversed which is also explained below for the benefit of our readers.

The wheel’s face also has the letters YHVH signifying the name of God. In the middle, there is another wheel with the chemical symbols for salt, water, sulfur, and mercury an indication of power. At the outer wheel, you’ll see the sphinx riding the wheel at the top depicting strength and knowledge and a devil or Anubis at the bottom right. These two creatures are continuously rotating on the wheel.

A snake can also be seen on the side of the outer wheel representing Typhon the Egyptian god of evil and also the life force that is plugging into the world.

The Wheel of Fortune in the Upright Position

The Wheel of Fortune in this position depicts:

  • Momentum
  • Progress
  • Unexpected happenings
  • Destiny
  • Change

The Wheel of Fortune is continuously turning, showing that life is made up of good and bad situations. This cycle happens to everyone and its one out of our control. The wheel depicts great forces working which you can’t control. You may find the wheel landing on the good times or the bad times. In case of the latter, be encouraged as the wheel is always rotating meaning that difficulties won’t last. The reverse is also true. This Wheel of Fortune serves as a sign of good fortune as well as a warning.

When it comes to work and business, the Wheel of Fortune urges you to pursue your career dreams. If you are contemplating starting a business, do it but be careful not to enter into money partnerships that may seem too good to be true. Concerning love, the Wheel of Fortune in the upright position may be a warning. It might warn that if you haven’t had difficulties in your relationship, you should be prepared for some. Trust each other and communicate effectively. For the singles, the card in the upright position signifies that your fortunes are likely to change as you’ll meet someone very soon.

Health wise, this card shows that if you have been unwell, you will get better soon. However, if you have been okay health wise take more care of your body least, you suffer from ill-health.

The Wheel of Fortune in the Reversed Position

The card in the reversed position stands for:

  • Unexpected loss
  • Bad luck
  • Failure

The Wheel of Fortune in the reversed position lets you know that things are out of your control. You don’t need to fight what you are experiencing but accept the inevitable. Be encouraged that the bad times won’t last.

The card in the reversed position is also a warning that if you have been doing bad things without being noticed your luck is about to run out and you will face karma very soon. It’s time for the universe to restore balance and to give justice. Consider changing your ways before it’s too late.

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The Wheel of Fortune in the Time Based Position

  • Past – The Wheel of Fortune in the past position shows that things you did in the past are affecting your current situation. Simply said, the actions of the past are what you are reaping now.
  • Present – This card in the present position shows you are undergoing a major change that is out of your control. The change is good, and very soon you’ll see its results.
  • Future – The Wheel of Fortune in this position tells you to be prepared for a change that is coming in your life. The change will be beneficial, so it’s something positive to look forward to.

Other Associations

  • Element – Fire
  • As a Tarot yes or no question – Yes
  • Astrology – Jupiter


The Wheel of Fortune is the ultimate card of luck and change. It reminds you that sometimes you are at the hands of fate, all you can do is wait and hope for the best. If you wish to know more about this card visit here.

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