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 general good luck is predicted!) You can look forward to positive outcomes in your love, life and happiness.
Some say The Wheel of Fortune can mark a time of transition from one type of fortune to the next. If everything has went wrong for you previously, then your luck is starting to turn from the point this card represents. Your relationships, business and career will all begin to improve, even if previously there seemed to be no hope.
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 and a strange turn in events could ensure that you are about to get what has been for you all along. Destiny is stepping in to push you towards what is yours.
Traditionally, the Wheel of Fortune is often associated with wins, the lottery and gambles paying off so look for evidence of this in your reading (lots of Pentacles, for example).
In general, The Wheel of Fortune is usually a positive card representing luck and results after hard work. However, there will be times when it appears as a drawback or pops up in a bad reading.
Sadly, in a negative reading, the opposite from the above meanings can be true. Even if you have worked your finger tips off Lady Luck still may not be on your side. If you have been the most fortune person in the world previously, your lucky streak could be coming to an end.
Also, I should not that, in general, The Wheel of Fortune can represent things happening in cycles and going round and around in circles without going anywhere. Obviously, this can be positive or negative; it is entirely dependent on context.
The Wheel of Fortune's Historical Meaning
The interpretation for The Wheel of Fortune has not changed much in the last few hundred years. Like today, the vintage meaning of The Wheel of Fortune was one of luck, destiny and fortune.
The Wheel of Fortune in a Love Reading
For love readings, good things will happen. The Wheel of Fortune is a very good card to receive for love if it appears in a outcome position. Your relationship looks promising and everything will run smoothly. Sometimes, it 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.
If you’re curious to know how someone 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 luck could be coming in.
As I pointed out in the main description, sometimes The Wheel of Fortune can predict that things will happen in cycles. In a negative reading, this can mean that your relationship will go round and round in circles and never progress to the next level. However, this interpretation is not as common as The Wheel representing something wonderful.
The Wheel of Fortune in a Business Reading
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 is promising.
Sometimes, the card can predict that you’ll be in the right place at the right time. You may accidently stumble upon a major opportunity or untapped market. The Wheel advises that you get in there early and mine the gold.
Again, sometimes The Wheel of Fortune can predict that events will happen in cycles. However, I would not read this negatively for business as predictability is desirable for companies.
The Wheel of Fortune as a Yes or No
The Wheel of Fortune is usually always a yes for most questions.
The Wheel of Fortune in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, The Wheel of Fortune can predict;
- Good things on repeat
- Getting good results
- Lottery and gambling wins
- Destiny being in your favor
- Your luck turning
The Wheel of Fortune in a Negative Reading
In a more negative reading or spread position, The Wheel of Fortune can predict;
- Things going round in circles
- Not getting anywhere
- Not being your time
- Luck coming to an end
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