Today…. The Wheel of Fortune sat at the very top of my well shuffled deck. To me, it seems fitting that as we leave summer and begin the autumn months (in this part of the world), we are reminded of how events in our own lives are also destined to be cyclic.
The Wheel of Fortune
The challenge is to accept that in order to move forward and grow in life, we have to experience both the good and the bad. If we fully appreciate the highs, we can learn to accept the lows and know that they do not last forever …
Traditional Keywords for the Wheel
- Turning point
Various states of life are depicted in the card, as she follows the wheel ’round-and-round’. She is on top of the world… then she plunges…, over time she learns that the lows do not have to be utter despair… instead she is encouraged to use this time to reflect, retreat, accept and as much as possible; save her strength for the next phase, where she feels hope reborn and climbs the wheel anew…
In my little booklet of meanings this card says:
The Wheel of Fortune – here to remind you of the cyclic nature (the ups and downs) of life. Enjoy the good times, appreciate them without taking anything for granted. Try to not become discouraged when times are low – as bad times are bound always to change for the better.