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Wheel of Fortune | Symbology & Interpretations | Tarot Card Meanings

Wheel of Fortune | Tarot Card Meanings & Interpretations

A card decided by fate, fortune, and luck, the Wheel of Fortune leaves it up to destiny. Depending on your karma and choices, this can be a make-it-or-break-it fortune. The wheel can be influenced by karma, meaning it is very flexible where fate is not yet decided. This fate can be quick, steady, slow, sudden, or long-term.


Upright: Luck, going with the flow, opportunities, taking chances, unexpected events, positive karma, destiny, completion of cycles.

Reversed: Bad luck, sudden changes in luck, being at the mercy of fate, forcing control or being out of control, negative karma, unable to let go, delays.

  • Numerology: 10

  • Astrology: Jupiter (planet), Sagittarius (zodiac sign), Fire (element), Mutable (mode).

  • Timings: 21st November - 20th December & Anytime or without notice.

  • YES/NO: I would interpret upright as a yes and reverse as a no.


Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
  • Sphinx Holding a Sword: Symbolizes knowledge and strength.

  • Snake: Symbolizes temptation, seduction, and the possibility of being bitten with bad luck.

  • Devil: Symbolizes evil and misfortunes.

  • Clouds: Symbolizes the mind and intelligence.

  • Alchemical Symbols: Inside the wheel, the alchemical symbols for mercury, Sulphur, water, and salt are inscribed - these are the four elements.

  • Four Winged Creatures: Each creature is associated with the fixed signs of the zodiac. The Angel is Aquarius, the eagle is Scorpio, the lion is Leo, and the bull is Taurus.

  • Books: Books are significant for wisdom and education being a continuous cycle.




When the Wheel of Fortune appears in a general reading, this card implies that you need to roll with what happens for now. Nothing is set in stone, and everything is left up to fate. It is important to let go of the need to control situations and trust destiny. Usually, it is an indicator of significant change on the horizon, and these changes could be positive or negative, however, ultimately it is important to know that spirit has your highest good in store for you.

REVERSE: The Wheel of Fortune suggests that your fate may have taken a slight turn and you may be misfortunate. The Wheel is consistently in motion, and it seems to have landed at the bottom, however, this is only temporary and your fate will change soon. It is important to remember to go with the flow, as sometimes the Wheel of Fortune in reverse can indicate trying to force or influence control in a situation. The lesson of this card is to let go, allow, release and navigate change so you can learn the lesson and move forward.



In a relationship reading, the Wheel of Fortune indicates that it is important to embrace relationship lessons, even if they are good or bad. They are part of your destiny as all relationships teach you valuable lessons. If you are single, do not get caught up in the idea of searching for 'the one', as love will come to you. I would also read the Wheel of Fortune appearing as a card of divine timing, so things that are happening now for you, are supposed to happen. Lessons are being learned, and cycles are moving forward consistently in regard to love. There may also be important changes happening in your relationship or adjustments needed.

REVERSE: The Wheel of Fortune appearing can suggest that there are external events influencing your relationships in a negative way. You may be feeling like your romantic and personal relationships are out of control and you are struggling to adapt to the changing circumstances. Sometimes the Wheel of Fortune appearing can be a card of karmic fate, as in what you put out into the universe is what you will receive back.



The Wheel of Fortune appearing can indicate new fortunes regarding work, career, or business. Do not try to control it and be open to new lessons and opportunities. There may be possible business changes or changes in incomes and positions. Alternatively, the Wheel of Fortune is also a card of adaptability and going with the changing flows in a work or career environment. It is important to go with the flow, and not force control.

REVERSE: The Wheel of Fortune can indicate an inflexibility to adapt to changing situations in your job, career, or business. You may be attempting to force or control situations, that are caused by external factors. If there are issues appearing in the workplace, you have to go with the flow and not resist it, solutions will appear in due time, and it may be time to ask your guides and angels for advice and guidance.



The Wheel of Fortune appearing in a financial reading can indicate good opportunities or luck when it comes to your finances or material possessions. It is important to understand that this luck is very flexible, and can easily change depending on actions, choices, and fate. Your finances could be taking a turn for the better, or for worse, however, it is important for you to be able to be flexible and adapt quickly to the changing fates of your finances.

REVERSE: The Wheel of Fortune can suggest an unexpected financial change that is out of your control. This could be due to an external factor, such as the company you bank with having internal issues, or it could be due to unexpected losses. It is important to be flexible and have good adaptability to these changing situations, as preparation is always needed. Alternatively, the Wheel of Fortune can sometimes appear in situations of taking financial risks, investments, or gambling situations that take a turn for the worse.



If you have been having a health issue for some time, the Wheel of Fortune can suggest that your health is beginning to turn in your favor. The Wheel of Fortune is also a card of endings and new beginnings, so any health issues may be coming to a positive end. Alternatively, it is important to go with the flow, as the Wheel of Fortune appearing can suggest that you may need to make some important changes in your life.

REVERSE: The Wheel of Fortune can suggest that luck may be falling out of your favor in regard to your health. There may be unexpected health issues coming into your life, and these may be caused by external factors that are having an effect on your health. It is important to remain positive and take positive steps to improve your health. It is important to practice mindfulness, learn to adapt to these changing situations, and not let the situation control how you react.



As an individual, the Wheel of Fortune tends to represent an individual who may seem a 'happy-go-lucky' type. They may be overly optimistic and open to new adventures and opportunities. They will likely take new risks and see them as lessons to learn and take failures as steps toward success. Sometimes these individuals can be prone to gambling, betting, or taking financial risks.



Good fortune comes your way, indicates a turning point, and shows the benefits of letting go of control. Good karma returns to bring you rewards.


This card can indicate a negative fortune, or karma biting you back. An inability to let go of control and allow, and unexpected turns.

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