The Wheel of Fortune: The Rhythms of Life

Given I started my Silver Wheel program this year, it’s perhaps unsurprising that I adore the symbolism of The Wheel of Fortune.

The Wheel of Fortune offers insight into the cyclical nature of life, the unpredictability of fate, and the role of karma in shaping our destiny; boi, if this isn’t my wheelhouse (pun intended), I don’t know what is.

I love observing how our seasons change, the moon cycles every month, and even how the sun rises and falls daily. Our rhythms inform so much of our lives, and while some are out of our control, there are even more aspects we might influence. From our daily schedules, routines, and habits, to how we honor anniversaries and birthdays, we can honor and tweak our energetic rhythms in many ways. We also have the power to break free from cycles and patterns that no longer serve us.

I love creating intentional moments to express and reflect on our cycles so that I can empower myself to step out of the status quo and into my authenticity! Now, I create rituals like that for others so they can powerfully and potently get present to where they want to go!

The Wheel of Fortune is a card that reminds us what goes around comes around, so what do you want to put out there in the world?


Symbolism & Interpretations 

The Wheel of Fortune is typically depicted as a large wheel, divided into several sections, with figures riding on it and others falling off. At the top of the wheel is a figure holding a sword or scepter, representing power, authority, and the ability to control one’s destiny. At the bottom of the wheel, there is a figure falling off, representing the unpredictable and often uncontrollable nature of fate. The other figures on the wheel are in various stages of ascent or descent, representing the ups and downs of life.

One of the key symbols in the Wheel of Fortune tarot card is the sphinx, which is often depicted sitting at the top of the wheel. The sphinx is a symbol of mystery, wisdom, and the ability to see beyond the surface of things. In this context, it suggests that understanding the cycle of life and the forces of fate requires a deeper level of insight and understanding.

Another important symbol in the Wheel of Fortune is the four creatures that appear in the corners of the card. These creatures represent the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water – and suggest that the forces of nature are intimately connected to the cycle of life and the movement of the wheel.

Affirmation: “I embrace the rhythm of life.”

Keywords: Fate, Destiny, and the Cycles of Life.

Reflection Questions:

  • Where do you currently see yourself on the Wheel of Fortune? Are you rising, falling, or somewhere in between?
  • What aspects of your life are within your control, and what aspects are beyond your control?
  • How can you cultivate a deeper level of insight and understanding into the forces that are shaping your life?
  • Are there any patterns or cycles in your life that you need to break in order to move forward?
  • How can you use the concept of karma to create positive change in your life and the lives of others?

The April Fool – Sowing the Seeds of Curiosity

Here in the Living LUNA community, our theme for April is “Sowing the Seeds of Curiosity!” Throughout the month of April, we’ll explore the journey of the Fool alongside the symbolism of the Major Arcana cards from Tarot. Each archetype offers opportunities for self-reflection! Follow along or participate in our community by joining our Discord server at: Discord.me/LivingLUNA

This month, I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Join & receive daily blogging ideas! https://bit.ly/BlogChal #blogboost

Read: The Fool Blog here.
Read: The Magician Blog here.
Read: The High Priestess Blog here.
Read: The Empress Blog here.
Read: The Emperor Blog here.
Read: The Hierophant Blog here.
Read: The Lovers Blog here.
Read: The Chariot Blog here.
Read: The Strength Blog here.
Read: The Hermit Blog here.

15 responses to “The Wheel of Fortune: The Rhythms of Life”

  1. I do my best to live intentionally, so I’m also into routines. However, I don’t believe in fate or karma. I believe each person’s thoughts influence their actions, which in turn, determine their results in life and their destiny. If one changes their thoughts, they can change the trajectory of their life and ultimately, their destiny.

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    1. I love that! Honestly, I very much think we can change anything we set our mind, heart, and soul on and take aligned actions on!

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  2. I do my best to live intentionally, so I’m also into routines. I don’t believe in fate and karma, however. I believe that one’s thoughts influence their actions, which in turn, determine their results and their destiny. By choosing to change their thoughts, someone can alter the results they are getting in life, and ultimately, their destiny.

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  3. Safrianna, I think any time of the month is a great time to examine where we are vs. where we want to be. I believe that Divine support is always available to us and is more important than any other influence or power. It’s always a good time to be as intentional and as loving as we can be. Best to you–

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