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10. Wheel of Fortune

Sometimes displayed as X The Wheel of Fortune, it is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck that make up the Major Arcana or Trump Cards. In many traditional decks it is also the tenth Trump of the 22 Trump cards.



 0 The Fool

 1 The Magician

 2 The High Priestess

 3 The Empress

 4 The Emperor

 5 The Hierophant

 6 The Lovers

 7 The Chariot

 8 Strength

 9 The Hermit

10 The Wheel of Fortune

11 Justice

12 The Hanged Man

13 The Death Card

14 Temperance

15 The Devil

16 The Tower

17 The Star

18 The Moon

19 The Sun

20 Judgement

21 The World

Ace of Cups

Ace of Wands

Ace  of Pentacles

Ace of Swords





The Wheel of Fortune - Meaning of the Symbols.


The Wheel of Fortune tarot cardThe Wheel of Fortune Tarot card symbolizes good luck and opportunity, it also pertains to the mysteries of fate. Around the rim of the wheel is the word 'TARO' ( an old version of the word tarot) interspersed with Hebrew letters (They are said to spell out the name of God that is never spoken). The 4 symbols on the wheels spokes represent mercury, sulphur, water and salt, together they symbolize change. The snake symbolizes self knowledge, the jackal headed man represents a guide to the dead and the sphinx represents the God of resurrection. The Wheel has three circles. The inner circle represents creative force, the central circle represents formative power and the outer circle represents the material world. The eight spokes represent radiant energy.
The Wheel of Fortune tells us of changes but do we have the foresight to make the wheel turn in our favor.
















  The Wheel of Fortune Correspondences and Associations.



Defining Keywords
Developments. Change. Chance. Luck. Gamble. Unrest. Destiny. Fate.

The Wheel of Fortunes Meaning.
A favorable change in circumstances. Don't be afraid of the unexpected, it will open new perspectives for you.

The Wheel of Fortune Reversed.
If you just sit back and wait for something like a new relationship to happen it never will, you have to act to get the workings of destiny turning in your favor.



Enthusiasm, Hope, Good fortune, Expansion, Receptivity

The call to grow, seek adventure, follow the path to your destiny. The cosmic champion of your dreams. Activities that broaden your horizons, fill you with faith and make you feel supported by the Universe.



5 Raidho: (R: Wagon or chariot.) Travel, both in physical terms and those of lifestyle direction. A journey, vacation, relocation, evolution, change of place or setting. Seeing a larger perspective. Seeing the right move for you to make and deciding upon it. Personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life. Raidho Reversed or Merkstave: Crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality. Disruption, dislocation, demotion, delusion, possibly a death.

5. Raidho: This may portend a journey, either physical or spiritual, or it may signal a change in a relationship or your domestic situation. It can symbolize a person in the fields of law and justice on one hand, or travel and transportation on the other. Justice can be expected, but remember that we are not intended to rely on our power alone. Ask guidance from the Divine, and know that you will be led to the right action.













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