10. WHEEL OF FORTUNE
WHEEL OF FORTUNE TAROT CARD MEANING
TAROT KEY MEANINGS
Light Seer (Upright): fate, destiny, a lucky break, cycling up through karmic lessons, the chaos of creation, a beautiful surrendering to what is and what will be, a turning point
Shadow Seer (Reversed): a need to relinquish control, the ups and downs of life, inevitability of change, karma, misfortune
WHEEL OF FORTUNE OVERVIEW
The Wheel of Fortune spins her wheel with all the wonder of creation in her eyes. She whispers her keys as she spins, all or nothing: Randomness. Synchronicity. Fractal and repeating. Patterned and karmic. Luck. Fate. Freedom. She stands over her spinning disks and gleefully watches the 8 arrows of chaos slip in and out probabilities. They simultaneously point to the 8 stages of the year, and to the roulette of possibilities for the seeker’s answer. All the while, perched on one foot, the Wheel knows that she has harnessed all of the light and all of the shadow to create this destiny. If she leans too far in either direction she will fall out of balance and land at the bottom. She’s done it before and she will do it again… each time learning and growing from the experience. Even now, she isn’t really sure if it’s her luck or divine intervention that keeps her at the top of the wheel. She does know, however, that every time the wheel spins she feels as though she is cycling upwards through the very same lessons, and that the lessons vibrate a little higher each time – they get easier or more intense depending on her ability to navigate her mindset. She has learned that her perspective is an extraordinary asset, and she prepares to throw the lucky dice from around her
neck. She shakes them in her hand, kisses her knuckles, leans toward badass belief, and winks at faith. With a giggle she casts her lot, and she hopes with all of her wishes that her magical thinking will keep her balanced at the top this time, on this wheel, and she readies her footing as it spins once more.
MESSAGE FROM WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Get ready lucky duck, the wheel is about to gift you a moment of divine fortune and charmed outcomes! Synchronicity is afoot, so look for opportunities to propel your life ahead. Be prepared for chance meetings, a beautiful turning point, or a node on the path that will change everything for the better. Get your karma points out and your serendipity glasses on, because if you open to spotting opportunity, you will find it now – yours for the taking. Just follow the bread crumbs towards your happy ending! Remember that the wheel is always spinning, and things are never the same as they were before. Learn to enjoy this constant regeneration and know that with every spin we have another chance to cycle upwards towards our own expansion. Trying to control the outcome of fate would prove to be impossible, so don’t. Grab your lucky charm, root into your mindset and belief, and know that something wonderful is on the way, because it is. See the spinning of the wheel for what it really is: all the beauty of a lifetime of experiences, waiting to spring forth and be lived.
QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER
• Are you trying to control the outcome, to the point of stifling your positive luck?
• Do you believe that your destiny is inevitable? Or do you believe you create your future? Would one of these perspectives help you more than the other at this time?
• Wheel of Truth: Have you created your current situation through choices that you regret? Can you release and transmute your feelings around this in order to free up the present and give the wheel a little more slack so it can spin in your favour?
NOTES ON ARTWORK: I have always loved the 18th Century Wheel of Fortune by Etteilla, and I was dying to create a contemporary version. I’ve added new wheels (additional dimensions or timelines) that we can cycle up into, because I believe that we can hold the dualities of freedom and determinism at the same time. (I believe we can manifest our future while fate also plays a role, so I needed a few more wheels to illustrate this concept.)