The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning
Hebrew Letter: Yod
- A wheel, with no visible beginning or end.
- The four elements of life, mercury, sulphur, water and salt( symbols in the wheel)
- The letters T- A – R – and O on the wheel, and if you read them clockwise around the wheel, you can read the word Tarot continuously as you go with the T being the first and last letter of the word.
- A book of wisdom ( this case, the Torah) being read by all of the winged creatures of the Zodiac (Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo and Taurus).
- A symbol for evil pointing to the physical world, and a surreal creature representing the universe and spiritual enlightenment.
- The Sphinx, who continuously asks and reminds us of life’s riddles.
About The Wheel of Fortune as an Archetype
Notices that there are no human figures in this card. This is because the card deals with ideas and concepts that are bigger than us, and operate above us, around us and at its own pace, speed, and rhythm.
This card explores the cycle of life, such as the seasons, the passage of time (sunrise and sunset, the passage of a day, a month, a year).
This card gives a sense of how small we are in the world, that it all keeps moving with us or without us.
Tarot Card Readings: What does The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Mean?
General Upright Interpretation
This card calls on you to pay attention to the cycles of the world and life moving around you, and how you fit into the big scheme of things.
General Reverse Interpretation
Journaling Prompts for the Wheel of Fortune
- What life changes are you experiencing? How are you adapting?
- What effects are you feeling from the circumstances you put in motion previously?
- Is there something you need to resolve?
- How are your horizons expanding?
- Are you frustrated because things keep changing and you don’t want them too?
Additional Interpretation Prompts for the Wheel of Fortune
Not Using the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck?
Just because you’re not using the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, doesn’t mean you can’t use the resources on this site to help you.
Take some time to look at the imagery on your card. Here are some things to consider in addition to other materials you have to help you connect with the deck you are using if your deck is different than the one featured at the top of the page.
- Describe the wheel, and “houses” or pieces it is divided into.
- Describe the symbols in the different houses and what the represent (example Astrological signs).
- How is the concept of “no beginning, and no end” communicated.