THE 2019 BIDDY TAROT PLANNER
IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
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Upright: Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point
Reversed: Bad luck, resistance to change, breaking cycles
The Wheel of Fortune card shows a large wheel, with three figures on the outer edges. On the wheel itself, there are four Hebrew letters – IHVH (Yod Heh Vau Heh), the unpronounceable name of God. There are also the letters TORA, thought to be a version of the word Torah, meaning ‘law’, or TAROT, or even ROTA (latin for wheel). The middle wheel contains the alchemical symbols for mercury, sulphur, water and salt—the building blocks of life and the four elements—and represents formative power.
On the outer circle, there is a snake – the Egyptian god Typhon, the god of evil – descending on the left side. The snake also represents the life force descending into the material world. On the right side rises the Anubis – the Egyptian God of the dead who welcomes souls to the underworld. And on top of the wheel is the sphinx, representing knowledge and strength.
In the corners of the Wheel of Fortune card, there are four winged creatures, each associated with the four fixed signs of the Zodiac – the angel is Aquarius, the eagle is Scorpio, the lion is Leo, and the bull is Taurus. Their wings signify stability amidst movement and change, and the book they each have in their hands is the Torah, representing wisdom.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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The Wheel of Fortune reminds you that the wheel is always turning and life is in a state of constant change. If you’re going through a difficult time right now, rest assured it can only get better from here and soon you will be blessed with good luck and good fortune. Similarly, if things are going amazingly well, know that this too will change and life may return to ‘normal’ soon after. It’s like when the ‘honeymoon’ period wears off and you’re back to reality. This is why it is so important to cherish the blissful moments in your life and make the most of them while they are within reach – because in a flash they could be gone.
The Wheel of Fortune is also known as the wheel of karma and reminds you that ‘what goes around comes around.’ Be a kind and loving person to others, and they’ll be kind and loving to you. Be nasty and mean, and get nasty and mean coming right back at you. What you send out into the Universe will come back to you, so if you want happiness and abundance, make sure you’re putting that positive juju out into the world.
The Wheel of Fortune card asks you to be optimistic and have faith in the Universe that it will take care of the situation in the best way possible. Through meditation and visualisation, the Wheel of Fortune can assist and reinforce your intention to bring increased abundance, good fortune and prosperity into your life. Your life is about to turn in more positive directions if you are willing to grow and expand. Keep your mind open to all kinds of synchronicities and signs from the Universe. The magic of fate and destiny is working in your favour, and miracles are happening.
Be open to the help of others, too, as you have guides both in the physical and spiritual realms supporting you along your journey. They want you to do well, so relish their support right now. Call on them any time you need it. You may also feel compelled to work with the archangels and ascended masters to support and guide you.
If you are someone who likes to have control and stability, then the Wheel of Fortune may come as a shock to the system. This Tarot card suggests that there are external factors outside of your control that are influencing your situation. It is as though the Universe is dishing up whatever it pleases and it can feel quite unpredictable and unnerving as a result. This is one of the challenging aspects of the Wheel of Fortune since no matter which way the Wheel of Fortune turns, it is impossible to try and change it. You need to accept what is happening and adapt accordingly. Go with the flow!
Finally, the Wheel of Fortune can indicate an important turning point in your life where new options become possible. Opportunities you could never have imagined are suddenly presented to you, and you have the chance to make a significant change in your life. While it may feel unexpected and unfamiliar, this is an invitation to turn things around and take an entirely new direction in your life. The more you tune in to your intuition and allow yourself to be guided by the Universe, the better the outcomes will be.
When the Wheel of Fortune is reversed, your luck and fortune may be taking a turn for the worst. You may be experiencing unexpected change or there may be negative forces at play that are outside of your control, leaving you feeling helpless and powerless. You have a choice – you can either do nothing and hope things will get better, or you can take action to improve your situation. This is your opportunity to take control of your destiny and get your life back on track.
Changing your destiny starts with accepting responsibility for where you are now. Consider what role your previous actions have played in your present circumstances. Even when you think everything is completely outside of your control, there is often something you could have done differently that might have changed where you are now. What can you learn from this situation and how can you apply it to your future life so that you don’t end up making the same mistakes?
The reversed Wheel of Fortune can also reflect resistance to change, particularly if you feel that change is being forced upon you. The appearance of this card suggests that change has become a source of significant stress for you, and you may be trying to consciously or subconsciously stop events from running their course. Accept that change is inevitable and you will have a much improved human experience when you can go with the flow.
On the positive side, the reversed Wheel of Fortune can indicate that you are finally breaking a negative cycle that has been present in your life up until now. Perhaps you have become consciously aware of how your actions have created a repetitive situation, and you are now ready to break free from this cycle. For some, this may flow naturally following a period of introspection and self-discovery. For others, things may need to hit rock bottom before you are ready to finally see that this situation is no longer serving you (especially if the evil or Tower is in your reading).