Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings

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Wheel of Fortune (Reversed)

Ideas: Implementation, plan, retrospection

Traits: Earnest, farsighted, honest, innovative, practical, reflective

Emotions: Desire, enthusiasm, longing, passion

  • Actions:
    • Breaking the cycle
    • Changing direction or course of action
    • Creating your own opportunities
    • Following your passion
    • Looking back on your past
    • Planning a preferred future
    • Putting things into motion
    • Taking control of your destiny
Wheel of Fortune (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Luck, cycles, karma, fate

Traits: Casual, confident, freewheeling, patient, playful, providential, spontaneous

Emotions: Contentment, enjoyment, optimism, relief, satisfaction

  • Actions:
    • Allowing events to unfold
    • Believing that what goes around comes around
    • Expecting that something good will happen
    • Going with the flow
    • Seeing the larger pattern in everyday events
    • Taking advantage of good timing
    • Trusting your luck
    • Watching for cycles
Wheel of Fortune (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Perfect time, uneventful routines, unrealistic expectations

Traits: Careless, complacent, compulsive, dependent, fatalistic, lazy, venturesome

Emotions: Annoyance, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, grouchiness, hope, irritation, regret

  • Actions:
    • Approaching life fatalistically
    • Having unrealistic expectations
    • Losing money gambling
    • Missing a golden opportunity
    • Refusing to do your part to bring a plan to fruition
    • Repeating uneventful routines
    • Taking every single chance
    • Waiting for the perfect time or opportunity

Wheel of Fortune’s Advice

Personal Growth

The actions you take today will influence your reality for days and years to come. Making wise choices now can free you from the unpleasant business of enduring repercussions further down the road.


You can’t plan every moment. Be spontaneous. Rather than strive for control, let go of the reins and see where the relationship goes. Check your behaviors. Are you reliving mistakes of the past?


Feeling a little déjà vu? Return to old files; new solutions might be lying dormant there. Ask yourself what this new opportunity has in common with older challenges. In analysis, take into account all influences, including those beyond your control.


Behold the delicate machinery of heaven! As you watch events unfold, keep your perspective. What seems impossible to understand today will make sense with the passing of time. Look for the larger patterns.

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