JOURNEY OF THE FOOL THROUGH THE TAROT - DAY ELEVEN: THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
After much soul-searching, the Fool begins to see how everything connects.
He has a vision of the world’s wondrous design; its intricate patterns and cycles.
The Wheel of Fortune is a symbol of the mysterious universe whose parts work together in harmony.
When the Fool glimpses the beauty and order of the world, if only briefly, he finds some of the answers he is seeking.
Sometimes his experiences seem to be the work of fate.
A chance encounter or miraculous occurrence begins the process of change.
The Fool may recognize his destiny in the sequence of events that led him to this turning point. Having been solitary, he feels ready for movement and action again.
His perspective is wider, and he sees himself within the grander scheme of a universal plan. His sense of purpose is restored.
The Wheel of Fortune card shows a giant wheel, with three figures on the outer edges.
Four Hebrew letters – YHVH (Yod Heh Vau Heh), the unpronounceable name of God – are inscribed on the wheel’s face.
There are also the letters TORA, thought to be a version of the word Torah, meaning ‘law’, or TAROT, or even ROTA (Latin for ‘wheel’).
The middle wheel has the alchemical symbols for mercury, sulphur, water and salt – the building blocks of life and the four elements – and represents formative power.
On the outer circle is a snake, the Egyptian god Typhon (the god of evil), descending on the left side. The snake also represents the life force plunging into the material world.
On the right side rises the Anubis, the Egyptian God of the dead who welcomes souls to the underworld.
And on top of the wheel sits the Sphinx, representing knowledge and strength.
In the corners of the Wheel of Fortune card are four winged creatures, each associated with the four fixed signs of the Zodiac: the angel is Aquarius, the eagle is Scorpio, the lion is Leo, and the bull is Taurus. Their wings signify stability amidst movement and change, and each holds the Torah, representing wisdom.
The Wheel of Fortune reminds you that the wheel is always turning and life is in a state of constant change.
If you’re going through a difficult time rest assured that it will get better from here. Good luck and good fortune will make their return in time. Similarly, if things are going well, know this, too, will change and life may return to ‘normal’ soon.
This cycle shows why it is so important to cherish the blissful moments in your life and make the most of them while they are within reach – because in a flash they could be gone.
The Wheel of Fortune is also known as the wheel of karma and reminds you that ‘what goes around comes around; what you sow, so shall you reap’.
The Wheel of Fortune card asks you to be optimistic and have faith that the Universe will take care of your situation in the best way possible.
Allow fate to happen and don’t meddle too much in karma and destiny. Have faith and believe in yourself.
Numerology of Card 10
1 Can be a beginning, coupled with the God number of 0.
It often means a change of luck in our favour; because 1+0 still equals 1.
It is very important to see the changes that the wheel brings as positive, and designed for our benefit.
Perception becomes reality.
Astrology Of Card
The astrology of the card is “Lucky Jupiter”. It’s expansive, positive and optimistic.
That is why we usually find that this card indicates good luck.
Jupiter has only the best intentions for us and wants us to learn, grow, and be all that we can be.