Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira
Co-authored by James Kerti
What does The Wheel of Fortune tarot card mean?
When the Wheel of Fortune tarot card appears in a reading, the message is almost always: CHANGE.
This major arcana card’s message about change is a positive one, but that doesn’t mean that in the short-term. It’s the type of transition you’ve been hoping for, or that it will happen in an entirely pleasurable way.
Whether you’ve been riding high or struggling through a difficult time, The Wheel of Fortune card reminds you that the world exists in a state of constant evolution.
Nevertheless, you can rest assured that in the long run, the universe is working in your favor. Be nimble and embrace the current or forthcoming fluctuations that are necessary for your growth.
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Guide
Keywords for The Wheel of Fortune: Change, luck, fortune, destiny, chance
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of The Wheel of Fortune: Aquarius
Planet of The Wheel of Fortune: Jupiter
Element of The Wheel of Fortune: Air
What does The Wheel of Fortune card mean in a love reading?
The Wheel of Fortune signals an upcoming change in your relationship situation.
If you’ve been hoping for some kind of shift, you may feel highly encouraged by this news! But keep in mind those changes might be destabilizing, at least at first. Even shifts in the best direction can feel difficult or like too much to handle.
This card can be a call to keep the faith as you move forward through these transformations. Trust that you are getting back on the right track, even if it doesn’t look that way at the moment.
For people who are currently single and open to meeting a special romantic partner, this card’s appearance may be a more exciting and reassuring sign. The Wheel of Fortune may indicate that your fateful encounter will happen in an unexpected way!
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What does The Wheel of Fortune tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
As with its general meaning, the Wheel of Fortune card here suggests that there’s a change coming in your career or financial situation.
Have you already been thinking about switching jobs or pursuing a promotion, client, or project? You can take this major arcana card’s appearance as encouragement to take a chance and make it happen!
If you’re content in your current professional situation, the appearance Wheel of Fortune might make you feel a little nervous. While any forthcoming change will be beneficial in the long run, it might shake things up in a way that may take effort to resolve.
What does The Wheel of Fortune tarot card mean for health?
When the Wheel of Fortune and its accompanying message of change appears in a health reading, you are ready to make some shifts around self-care and wellness.
A habit that is aversely affecting your health needs to be addressed. If your metaphorical medicine cabinet includes white wine and cheese, that won’t come as a surprise. But hidden culprits like stress, caretaking and lack of downtime could also be zapping your energy.
If you’ve been dealing with an especially difficult health issue, you may look at this card as a sign of upcoming improvement. Perhaps it’s time to change medical providers or seek a different kind of treatment—or to shift your approach to the issue so your mind and body become more receptive to the care you’re receiving.
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
While this major arcana card still denotes change here, the Wheel of Fortune in reverse suggests a more negative one than in the upright position.
This card reversed could indicate that something is about to fall apart in a major way.
Control is an important theme here. As changes unfold, they may lead you to feeling out of control and powerless in your life. Trying to grip and cling to the past will only make this necessary evolution harder.
Whether this card appears upright or in reverse, it urges you to embrace the limited amount of control you have over your whole human experience. Trying to resist and fight an uphill battle only tends to make matters worse. Surrender to the change and you may create space for a miraculous shift.
Is The Wheel of Fortune tarot card a yes or no?
The Wheel of Fortune is generally a yes, especially if what you’re asking about involves a change.
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