The Wheel of Fortune Meaning
Change • Good Luck • Life Cycles
The Wheel of Fortune is about the fact that our lives tend to go in cycles. What goes around comes around. This card usually signifies positivity, chance, and fortune. It’s a beautiful card to get and a reminder that sometimes things are out of our control.
The Fool lands in front of the Wheel of Fortune after this trip within with the Hermit. Watching the Wheel turn, she realizes everything you put out into the universe comes back to you. Finally with a clear mind, the Fool can see the patterns and cycles, unpredictable and changeable, that life is made out of.
Life’s colorful ferris wheel can represent the pivotal moment of a dramatic change or the effects of largely invisible patterns that make up our days.
In readings, the Wheel of Fortune is a great sign of change and abundance coming your way. This card specifically indicates an unpredictable change that “just happens”—it’s almost like karmic payback for all the good you’ve done or maybe just good luck. The sun is about the shine on you.
The Wheel of Fortune Reversed
Bad Luck • Lost Control • Stagnation
The Wheel of Fortune reversed in a reading can mean your luck is going to take a turn for the worse. Favor is not on your side. A negative external force that you have previously not been aware of is about to take action. Think of whether any past bad decisions have contributed to your present situation. What can you do to turn your luck around? Take responsibility for your destiny. Remember to stay positive as you wait another turn of the wheel. This too shall pass.
Reversed, this card can also be a sign that you have been playing it too safe and are risking stagnation. Sometimes you must do hard work while accepting that success is left up to chance.