The Wheel of Fortune: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

The Wheel of Fortune is the Tarot card meaning fortune. When this card makes an appearance, you can be assured that your luck is about to change (and yes, it can mean you’ll win the lottery but this Tarot card also predicts just general good luck!) You can look forward to positive outcomes in your love, life, and happiness. 

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

Some Tarot readings say that The Wheel of Fortune can mark a time of transition from one type of fortune to the next. If everything has gone wrong for you previously, then your luck is starting to turn from this point. Even if you have already felt hopeless, your relationships, business, and career will all surprisingly begin to improve.

In a way, The Wheel of Fortune also symbolizes fate and that which is meant to be. What is for you won’t pass you. A strange turn of events will ensure that you claim what is rightfully yours. Destiny will step in and push you towards your destiny.

Traditionally, The Wheel of Fortune is associated with winning the lottery. Gambles are going to pay off so look for evidence of this elsewhere in your reading (The Ace of Pentacles or The Ten of Pentacles will be a good omen!)

In general, The Wheel of Fortune is usually a positive card representing luck and results after hard work. However, there will be times when The Wheel of Fortune appears in a drawback spread position or pops up in a bad reading.

Sadly, in a negative reading, the opposite from the above interpretation can be true. Even if you have worked your fingertips off, Lady Luck may not be on your side. If you have been the most fortunate person in the world previously, your lucky streak could be coming to an end. However, it is rare for The Wheel of Fortune to predict a turn for the worst. 

Finally, The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card can represent things happening in cycles.  Is something in your life going round and round in circles without going anywhere? Obviously, this can be positive or negative; it is entirely dependent on context.

The Wheel of Fortune Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning 

For love readings, good things will happen. The Wheel of Fortune is a reassuring card to receive for love, especially if it appears in an outcome position. The future of your relationship looks promising, and everything will run smoothly. 

Sometimes, The Wheel of Fortune can even indicate love at first sight. If you’re depressed over your most recent partner leaving you, don’t worry because you’ll soon meet your match made in heaven.

As I pointed out in the main description, sometimes The Wheel of Fortune can predict that things will happen in cycles. When The Wheel of Fortune appears in a negative spread position, this can mean that your relationship will go round and round in circles, never progressing to the next level. 

Are you curious to know how a partner or potential partner is feeling about you? The Wheel of Fortune is a positive sign, especially if you don’t really know the person that well; you’re in luck!

Finally, when reading about reconciliations, The Wheel of Fortune predicts that you will get a chance to plead your case to your ex. The catch is that you will have to wait until destiny brings you together. You cannot force the time to be right. 

The Wheel of Fortune Business & Career Tarot Meaning

The Wheel of Fortune is pretty straight forward for business and career readings. It means that your luck is about to turn and things are looking up. Perhaps the economy will improve, or your industry will experience a boom? Either way, the future looks promising.

Sometimes, The Wheel of Fortune can predict that you’ll be in the right place at the right time. You may accidentally stumble upon a major opportunity or untapped market. The Wheel advises that you get in there early and mine that gold.

Again, sometimes, The Wheel of Fortune can predict that events will happen in cycles. I would not read this negatively for business as predictability is desirable for companies. However, this might not be so good if you work for other people as The Wheel of Fortune can mean that your work will be seasonal. 

If you’re currently out of work, do not worry as The Wheel of Fortune promises that you will soon have your dream job. You have a calling, and The Wheel of Fortune in your Tarot reading is a sign that someday you will step into the role you’re destined for, keep the faith!

The Wheel of Fortune Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning 

For family and friendship readings, The Wheel of Fortune is rather fortunate. This Tarot card predicts that a friend or family member will be blessed with good fortune. It is possible that someone close to you will soon win the lottery or competition. 

Are you trying to grow your social media channels? The Wheel of Fortune predicts that this will happen. It is possible that you will get onto a new platform early and make your mark.

The Wheel of Fortune Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning

As with most types of readings for health readings, The Wheel of Fortune is a positive omen. This Tarot card predicts that healing is taking place. There are things which you are destined for which you have not accomplished, so it is not your time to go just yet. 

Sometimes, The Wheel of Fortune can symbolize a sudden medical breakthrough. The Wheel of Fortune is sometimes called the card of miracles. And, remember, miracles do happen every single day. 

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The only time when I would not read The Wheel of Fortune as a positive in a health reading is if you have an issue with gambling or collecting. If this sounds like you, The Wheel of Fortune in your Tarot card reading is a sign that this pastime is going to become an issue for you in the future, so rein it in now. 

The Wheel of Fortune Psychic & Spirituality Tarot Meaning 

The Wheel of Fortune symbolizes a turning point in your spirituality. Any blocks which you have experienced with regards to your development will seem to evaporate magically.

The Wheel of Fortune can appear if you’re either a professional reader or going to be one. The Wheel of Fortune predicts that you will assist others in finding their destiny.  

The Wheel of Fortune as a Positive, Strength or Advantage 

It is rather easy to interpret The Wheel of Fortune as a positive, strength, or advantage in a Tarot spread. In these cases, The Wheel of Fortune means that destiny and fate are on your side. The universe wants you to have the thing you covet and will make it easier for you to obtain your desires. 

The Wheel of Fortune as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle

The Wheel of Fortune will appear as a negative, weakness, or obstacle in a Tarot spread when your fortune turns for the worst. Any luck you have experienced up until that point will run out, especially if your layout as a whole looks dire. 

With the above being said, I have found that The Wheel of Fortune usually predicts that something is meant to be for you, but not at that time. The Wheel of Fortune is appearing as an obstacle because destiny is standing in your way. There isn’t much you can do about this other than wait. 

The Wheel of Fortune as a Yes or No 

The Wheel of Fortune is usually always yes for most questions.

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The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.