Wheel Of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings

wheel of fortune tarot card


Wheel of Fortune is the 10th Major Arcana cards among all the other 22 Major Arcana cards. On this card, there is a large wheel of orange colour in the centre which represents general wellness and recovery from the disappointments. It also represents a journey towards ecstasy and pride. On the outer circle of the wheel, there is a snake on the left side of the wheel, Anubis (The Egyptian God of Dead) on the right side of the wheel, and Sphinx on the top (symbol of knowledge and strength). The snake is considered as the act of descending towards the material world. It also symbolizes opportunities and healing powers. On the inner portion of the circle, there are four Hebrew letters, YHVH (Yod Heh Vau Heh), the unpronounceable name of God. There are also other letters, ‘TORA’, which has several meanings. It is assumed to be related to the word ‘TORAH’ which symbolizes the law of God, the word ‘Tarot’, or the word ‘ROTA’ (Latin word for wheel). On the edge of the card, there are four winged creatures, the angel on the top left (symbol of Aquarius), an eagle on the top right (symbol of Scorpio), a lion on the bottom right (symbol of Lion), and a bull on the bottom left (symbol of Taurus). The winged creatures are often considered as the messengers of God.


  • Good Luck
  • Life Cycles
  • Karma
  • Fate and Fortune
  • Turning Point
  • Destiny
  • Drastic Change
  • Soulmates
  • New Beginnings

General Meaning

Generally, the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ is a card which represents the cycles of life. Currently, if you are going through the depressed phase of your life then don’t worry as the stressful period shall pass very soon. Similarly, if you are enjoying the best time of your life, this card is an indication that soon your life will get to the normal. This card also suggests keeping a check on your karmas as what goes around comes around. It also represents the turning point of your life where you will realise your real worth and start focusing on improving it. Always remember, this change won’t be the easy one. You have to make a lot of efforts to bring your life on the correct path.

Upright Position

wheel of fortune-upright position

If this card appears in the upright position in your spread, it suggests that the life cycles which are not in our control. You have to understand that life is full of ups and downs, so stop worrying if you are going through the depressed phase of your life. Your bad time shall pass very soon, just keep the patience and faith in the divine powers of God as everything is happening for the Highest Good. Always remember to keep a check on your karmas. If you will help others and stay genuine in your dealings than God will reward you in unexpected ways for your good karmas. If you have always been dishonest than you cannot spare yourself from the punishment. Life is all about changes as you cannot question the workings of the Supreme power. Whatever the situation God is providing you, keep patience and trust your hard work. This card also denotes the testing time of your patience.

Reversed Position

wheel of fortune-reversed positon

If this card appears in the reversed position in your spread, it suggests that suddenly you have experienced a drastic change in your life. This change might be a negative one. You are confused and failed to see the directions of your life. You will have two choices, either to accept or reject the changes. If you accept, then this card advises you to keep patience and trust the workings of God. If you reject, you won’t be able to bring your life on the right track. Alternatively, the reversed ‘Wheel of Fortune’