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KEYWORDS: Chance, optimism, karma, fate, destiny, irony, visions of the whole, adaptation, change of fortune, chance, new beginnings, protection, success, elevation, luck, the wheel is always turning, unexpected change, good fortune and becoming master of one's own destiny.
DIVINTORY MEANING: A change in fortune; new beginnings; a new chapter starting in life; the wheel makes a new turn. The Divinatory meaning indicated by The Wheel of Fortune denotes the cycles and influences of all aspects of life. It tells of inner-strength in pure being and of one who has a ‘holistic’ outlook on life.
The Master Lord Maha Chohan is known as ‘The Lord of Civilization’, and it is his influence which stimulates those who aspire to dynamic positions of leadership within communities upon Earth. The Master Lord Maha Chohan is connected to the Mineral Kingdom. When human evolution is sufficiently developed, the minerals of the Earth will co-operate with humans in an exciting and uplifting partnership.
The Master Lord Chohan works on the 3rd Ray energy, and gives his energies and works with the number 10 predominantly, but works well with other numbers as well.
The Master Hilarion, whose vibratory colour is bright yellow, reaches into the darkest corners to help those who may have transgressed even to the depths of degradation. Knowing that the spiritual self remains pure and innocent, the Master Hilarion helps through cleansing and healing the physical, mental and emotional levels.
The Master Hilarion works on the 5th Ray and works with and gives his energy to the number 10. He brings new beginnings and a fresh sense of purpose to those under his influence.
TREE OF LIFE: Within the Tree of Life on Pathway 10, connects sephira NETZACH (7) keyword: victory to CHESED (4) keyword: mercy
The energy of The Wheel of Fortune combines victory with mercy to bring about a change in circumstances. These changes will yield positive outcomes.
HERB: SLIPPERY ELM Slippery Elm is a demulcent, a nutritive tonic and emmenagogue. Slippery Elm is used for ulcers, healing wounds and for treating irritated lungs and throat.
Symbolically, Slippery Elm is used for healing, uniting and for comfort and soothing purposes. It may also be used to aid people who have problems accepting, be that foods, beverages, ideas, concepts and others.
THE MESSAGE: The Wheel of Fortune is sometimes called ‘The Wheel of Life’ and the ‘Medicine Wheel’. The Wheel symbolizes the flux of human life and the perpetual motion of the Universe.
The Wheel of Fortune combines mercy with victory to being about a change in circumstances, which will ultimately lead to good fortune. The Wheel of Fortune represents life woven and then measured out differently for each person. The Wheel of Fortune tells of the progress we make in our lives.
The Wheel of Fortune symbolizes the ever-changing cycle of life, wins and losses, ups and downs, unexpected luck, advancements and set backs, success and failure - the duality of things. Representing a breakthrough, a fortunate set of circumstances, the energies of the turning wheel also suggest incalculability, chance, surprise, rapid change and fate ending problematic times, heralding good fortune, and stimulating development and growth.
The image of the Wheel itself is one of fixed stability intermingled with ‘change’. It indicates that the key to success is adaptability. The changes that occur will be of a positive nature.
The Wheel of Fortune tells that human fate and human soul are one and the same. You are thus responsible for your own destiny. Your fate does not come to meet you -- you go to meet your fate.
When joy and sorrow come into your life it is not that fortune or misfortune has befallen you, but rather, that you have invited it into your life. Everything in the outer world exists within the hearts and souls of each of us. It is our fear of recognizing our own responsibility for the course of or lives that lead us to try to blame fate for what befalls us. The more we know about the inner-self which attracts external circumstances to us, the more power we can consciously exercise over our destiny. Many people do not like the idea of such responsibility; they prefer to think that their circumstances have nothing to do with them and ascribe everything to good or bad ‘luck’ or fate.
The Wheel of Fortune reveals a greater force working within; an intelligent and orderly plan behind the seemingly random changes in one’s life.
The Wheel of Fortune asks you to learn to accept the ups and downs and ebb and flow of life. Adapting and understanding the rhythm of life can mean the unfolding of the Universe’s secrets. Attune yourself to the rhythm of life and know there is a time to work, a time to wait and a time to reap the harvest. Develop patience. If you have done the right things, then the right things will happen. Allow your body, mind and soul to tune into the rhythm of the Universe.
The Wheel of Fortune tells of learning from past mistakes.
Depicted on some versions of the Tarot, The Wheel of Fortune card has three circles. The inner circle is the ‘creative force’. The middle circle represents ‘formative power’, and the outer circle is the ‘material world’.
The Wheel of Fortune is shown being turned by a sphinx, the symbol of feminine wisdom. The animal figures depicted represent the ‘Living Creatures of Ezekiel’.
The Jackal at the bottom of The Wheel of Fortune indicates that things are moving upwards and around.
The wings shown represent the lifting of the vibration to the higher level.
The books represent knowledge and wisdom attained by higher learning. They also symbolize stability amongst movement.
The serpent (Typhon) is the Egyptian ‘god of evil’ in one of his many guises. The serpent also indicates the life-force and/or the descent to the material, manifestation vibration.
The clouds indicate wisdom and spirituality. The sphinx tells of healing and stability, and symbolizes equilibrium amid movement.
Being connected to the number 10, The Wheel of Fortune tells of productivity and the power of attraction and acquisition. 10 is the Kabalistic (Cabalistic) number of the Tree of Life and signifies purification.
The Wheel of Fortune relates to the Master Number 11. Number 11 is a karmic number and brings in the higher energies of the Master Teacher, whose pathway is often hidden.
With the influence of Uranus, the planet of expansion, The World of Fortune asks you to allow higher learning to come in, and to let it expand to it’s fullest potential. It asks that you allow the growth and improvement of ‘self’ to take place, allowing expansion to happen.
Being connected to Uranus, we see the influences upon the nervous system and the ankles, and represents the urge for freedom. The Wheel of Fortune asks you to walk forward on your path.
With the influence of Virgo, we are told of the need for purification and maintenance of the body, the need to eliminate impurities in both body and mind, and to adjust and refine the mind.
The Wheel of Fortune depicts the ‘awakener’ - one who lets you know that it is time to look at what you are doing and where you are going in your life.
As one of the cards not showing a human figure at its center, The Wheel of Fortune represents our uncovering of life's cycles and patterns, the discovery of our soul purpose in life, and the realization that nothing is permanent - everything is always in flux.
MEANING: Appearing in a reading, The Wheel of Fortune indicates fate and events beyond human control. It indicates good luck or the optimistic outlook that things will have a positive result.
The Wheel of Fortune in a reading may also indicate that someone has a fatalistic outlook on life, leaving too much to chance and failing to make decisions.
The Wheel of Fortune in a spread may be asking you to prepare to adapt to changing circumstances
The Wheel of Fortune in a reading tells of good luck, good fortune, success and rewards. It tells that a change for the better is about to commence. Things are looking up from this time, so maintain faith.
The Wheel of Fortune may be implying that you are feeling more in control of your life, therefore it is a good time to plan and implement new ideas and projects. The presence of the Wheel of Fortune in a spread indicates that it is important to let things run their natural course.
Family planning issues come to the fore when The Wheel of Fortune appears in a spread.
The Wheel of Fortune tells of a focus on potential success following changes in life and/or lifestyle.
The Wheel of Fortune appearing in a reading may be telling you that things are not always governed by chance and that you have the power to change your life.
When the Wheel of Fortune appears in a reading it tells you that you are able to use your knowledge to make appropriate changes for yourself.
The Wheel of Fortune indicates a new direction and unexpected change of luck and asks that you adapt to different circumstances.
Remember, when on The Wheel of Fortune, when you are down, the only way is up. The Wheel is spinning in your favour at this time.
REVERSED MEANING: Keywords: Misfortune, pessimism, bad luck, uncertainty, decline.
The Wheel of Fortune reversed tells that you may find that changes occurring in one area of your life has a negative effect on another area. In order to identify which areas may suffer, the other cards within in the reading will tell in which areas. Out of chaos a new start will emerge. The other cards around The Wheel of Fortune will determine the direction and influence of the change.
The Wheel of Fortune reversed may indicate back luck, misfortune and that events are out of your control. It may also signify that leaving things to chance may be damaging.
Reversed, The Wheel of Fortune can be a warning of sudden and unexpected changes, and it is also associated with earthquakes and other natural disasters.
When The Wheel of Fortune appears reversed in a reading it may be implying that things are not going to plan in your life at the moment. Be patient and strong. Things will change as The Wheel of Fortune turns.
The Wheel of Fortune appearing reversed in a reading tells you not to feel sorry for yourself … you are given an opportunity to change things to your liking. Look for new opportunities. Everything happens for a reason, and the changes to come could be exactly what you need to kick-start you along a more positive and auspicious path. If you are sensible there is slow but steady progress, however, allow for some unexpected delays, postponements and setbacks.
When The Wheel of Fortune appears reversed it tells that you should make minimal plans as they may have to be changed soon enough.
The Wheel of Fortune, when reversed, informs you that it is not a good time to gamble or take chances as bad luck or negative energies overshadow you at this time, causing a loss of good fortune and a temporary turn for the worse.
The Wheel of Fortune reversed is a warning that you may be heading for a fall so caution and responsibility are needed to prevent accidents, loss and mishaps. New conditions or situations in your life will require courage and tenacity on your behalf.
When The Wheel of Fortune appears reversed it warns that you may be allowing others to have too strong an influence on your life.
Appearing reversed, The Wheel of Fortune may be telling of a lost (or ignored) opportunity. It asks you to analyse everything very carefully and to apply your thoughts onto a higher plane.
When The Wheel of Fortune appears reversed it is informing you that it is not spinning in your favour at this time.
In a negative situation, The Wheel of Fortune tarot card can resemble failure, misfortune, gambling excess, and a turn for the worse.