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Wheel of Fortune (Tarot)



The Wheel of Fortune.  Mistress Fortune, guardian of the wheel, and around her, you have the people who are tied to the wheel of fortune.  Rather than the usual highly symbolic image, I went with this.  Primarily because my cards are human/figure orientated, but also, I didn't feel like my interpretation of the Wheel of Fortune was like the Rider-Waite cards.  Not exactly. Rather I wanted the kind of card that really reflected the idea of 'choices'.  Hence why the figures in each glowing sphere on the left side of the card is tied to the wheel, their fate to be determined.  See even the guy in topmost sphere has a hand reaching out as if he wants to change his thread-his future.  Furthermore, the guy on the left is also the same guy used in the World Card, since this card should mirror that one (in the rider-waite deck, they do).  But in mine, not so much.


Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Wheel of Fortune is highly symbolic. The angel in the top left corner is Aquarius, the eagle is Scorpio, the lion is Leo and the bull is Taurus. These are the four fixed signs of the Zodiac but all have wings signifying stability amidst movement and change. The book they each have in their hands is the Torah, representing wisdom. On the wheel itself are the Hebrew letters IHVH (Yod Heh Vau Heh), the unpronounceable name of God. Interspersed with these letters are TORA (read anti-clockwise) or TARO (read clockwise) which also translates to TAROT when you return to the spot where you started. The snake descending on the left side of the Wheel is the Egyptian god Typhon, the god of evil. The snake also represents the life force descending into the material world. The Anubis rising on the right side of the Wheel is Hermes, a symbol of intelligence, wisdom ascending or our shadow selves. The Sphinx on the top of the wheel represents life’s riddles. 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. The outer circle represents the material world. The eight spokes in the wheel represent the Universal radiant energy, as well as the eight Sabbats of the year. The blue background represents wisdom.

The planet of this card is Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, growth, success, and expansion. The number 10 is a higher octave of the number 1, empowering the qualities of the 1.

Information from :  Biddytarot



Mistress Fortune Model:  HERE by Mahafsoun [Photographer: Gary Wong]

Dress Train stock: 
HERE by geoectomy-stock

Male Model One (In One Orb): 
HERE by CathleenTarawhiti 

Male Model Two (In Another Orb): HERE by LinzStock

Female Model (In Orb Three): HERE by MissSouls-stock

Wheel Stock 1: 
HERE by Alz-Stock-and-Art 

Wheel Stock 2: HERE by Mithgariel-stock

Wheel Spinning Threads 1: HERE by Luna2-stock

Wheel Spinning Threads 2: HERE by Jantiff-Stocks

Orb/marble: HERE by oro-elui-stock

Background 1: HERE by ineedfire

Background 2: HERE by ArwenArts

Background 3: 
HERE by Euderion

Card Archway Border: 
Here by MJ84-StockPhotos



0 - The Fool -- HERE
1 - The Magician -- HERE
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant -- HERE
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment -- HERE
21 - The World -- HERE
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