Wheel of Fortune

Ready to spin the wheel? The Wheel of Fortune is about karma, destiny and luck. And I don’t mean the game show. Like luck, this card can mean great things, or some seriously bad karma.

Description: The Wheel of Fortune

We see the wheel in the center of the card, surrounded by clouds and a bright blue sky. It  is flanked by esoteric winged figures including The Sphinx, and an angel.


The wheel is always turning and we go through a series of ups and downs in our lives. This is completely natural. You can’t run from change. It’s the only constant in the universe.

This card usually signals good news. Whatever is happening, your circumstances are about to change for the better. Everything is coming up roses and destiny is on your side. Congratulations!

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You might come into some money, or be offered a new job. Regardless, something wonderful just dropped into your lap. Take it and run.


In the reversed position, your luck has taken a turn for the worse. You might have gone through a series of setbacks which can be really frustrating.  It can be irritating when we’ve been putting in a lot of time and effort and we aren’t getting ahead. Just remember, this too shall pass. Don’t give up!

Or you might feel stagnated, unable to move forward. Are you overthinking it? Overwhelmed by options? Go with your gut instinct and don’t worry. This is only a temporary setback. Give it time, the wheel will start turning again soon.

Conversely, this card could indicate you are making too many changes all at once. Pace yourself. If you want to make lasting adjustments to your life, take your time and get comfortable with the new normal, before adding another element to the mix.


The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Love

Relationships have hills and valleys, too. And when the Wheel of Fortune shows up in a reading, it’s usually a positive change. It could be a shift in priorities or more time spent with each other. Maybe the two of you just got engaged or moved in together. Regardless, embrace your good fortune! Things are looking up.

This card also signifies fate. Maybe you were fated to meet your current love interest. The two of you could be soulmates. Does The Lovers or the Two of Cups also appear in the reading?   Do you get the sense that you’ve known this person for years, even though you’ve just met? Maybe you were together in a past life. Whatever the case, you’re drawn to this person and you were meant to cross paths.

This card can also mean your relationship is turbulent. One minute, the two of you are deeply in love. The next minute you are having a terrible fight and you’ve broken up. Your relationship might be an unpredictable, unstable roller coaster. Some people enjoy the dramatic nature of this kind of relationship. Other people don’t.

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The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Love