Short meaning: Points to the ups and downs and successes and failures we experience in life. Whatever your particular circumstance, be reminded that nothing is permanent and the wheel will turn again. Recognising the cyclical nature of life means you can seize opportunities when the wheel turns in your favour and wait patiently, with hope, when it does not.
In-depth meaning: Whenever we begin something we know it will eventually end. When life isn’t going so well, we have faith that things will get better. When life is good we try desperately to appreciate those moments because we all know that there will undoubtedly be some difficult times ahead. This is the cyclical nature of life and we all have to come to accept it.
Whilst endings are often sad and feared, they also allow space and freedom for the Subject to embark on something new that may bring them even greater joy if they can just see through the transition. If things are currently going well for the Subject, The Wheel of Fortune serves as a reminder to enjoy what they have right now as things may not remain rosy for any length of time.
The Wheel of Fortune can brighten the Subject’s reading, and show them the light at the end of the tunnel, if they have been having a bad time. The Subject should remember that opportunity lies in the darkest of places and these are the times we become enlightened and strong.
Notes on the image: In the picture the cloaked figure spins The Wheel of Fortune to decide the man’s fate. The man’s hand is raised as if to ask ‘Can I stop it where I want to?’ but there is no response and the wheel continues to turn regardless showing that, at times, we have no control over some of the things that happen to us.
If we chose all our own battles and challenges we’d rarely stretch ourselves in the way that we do through the problems we are faced with, and we’d never learn to become more than we currently are. The wheel will stop wherever, and whenever, it does and we must just accept the consequences and face what is before us so that we can learn to make the most of the good times and learn from the bad.