The Wheel of Fortune Tarot / by Nikki Dee

The world keeps spinning 'round, every day, no matter what. In this crazy world today, I really wanted to take some time this morning to talk to you about  a card that is really important to me: The Wheel of Fortune.

The Wheel of Fortune describes luck, change, personal vision, and movement. But it also describes Life itself. It is the card of the Universe. It represents the Wheel, the Cycles, the Waves, the Circle of Life.  Things are always changing, always moving in a cycle. The Wheel of Fortune can be a fantastic card to pull in any spread, but it also gives us great inspiration and understanding.

At any given point, we can only see a small piece of our lives: this moment, right now, from where we are standing. Inside our own heads. But the Wheel of Fortune is the bigger picture, and it’s the whole thing. It can remind us to honor this small present part of our lives as just a tiny, important piece of the bigger picture of ourselves, our lives, and how we fit into the world as a whole.

At any given moment, you can feel where you are on the wheel. You might feel like you’re at the bottom, under the wheel, being crushed by the weight of the world. And oh, yeah, you better believe I’ve felt that, too. But you have also had moment where you are at the top of the world, feeling amazing, shining your light out into the Universe and receiving it in return. And sometimes, you might feel like you’re just holding on for dear life, just being taken along for the ride. I know what it’s like to feel like you have no control over anything, like life is dragging you through the roller coaster track blindfolded. But we all ride the waves, and life will always come back up. In this way, pulling the Wheel of Fortune can mean that your luck is about to change.

We can be inspired by the Wheel to remember that when things seem horrible, that there is a bigger picture, and that the wheel will turn again. Back up, look for patterns and connections, grab the reins, and feel for your purpose. It’s all that we can do.

Supporting cards: The Chariot, The World.