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wheel of fortune tarot card meanings

Wheel of Fortune: Destiny

Wheel of Fortune Tarot
Card Meanings and Keywords:

Wheel of fortune tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. Wheel of fortune tarot card can mean:


Being in touch with your Destiny.

Freedom and adapting to change.

Moving up in the world. 

Positive change.

Getting what you want.

Unexpected outcome and turns of events.

Feeling a deep connection to people and places.

Discovering your life purpose.

A Promotion.


Going backwards.

Lack of progress.


Symbolism in Wheel of Fortune tarot card

The Wheel symbolises the eternal life of the soul and all the changes it goes through. The four winged creatures are the 4 winged beasts from the book of revelation. The book they are reading symbolises revelation and thus creating a new world. The god Anubis is seen rising to the top of the wheel. Anubis is the god of death, therefore symbolising transformation and new beginnings. The snake descending on the left is a symbol seen in the lovers card: the snake in the garden. It can mean temptation, and overcoming challenges. The Sphinx on the top of the wheel symbolises life’s riddles. The wheel also has the letters for ROTA (wheel), TORA or TAROT. Many believe the Tarot is a journey (wheel) through the torah, the 5 books of Moses.

Wheel of Fortune tarot card and Astrology

Wheel of fortune is ruled by Jupiter, the expander. Jupiter is known as the planet of good fortune. It expands opportunities in the houses it is visiting. It also rules wealth and material gain.  Jupiter makes you want to aim high and think big, it brings vision and optimism to the seeker. It encourages further education, reflection, and long-distance travel. Jupiter takes 12 years to circle the Zodiac.

Wheel of fortune tarot card meanings upright

Wheel of fortune in a general reading

Wheel of Fortune is the Big destiny card in the tarot deck. What is meant to be is meant to be. In the tarot when the Wheel of Fortune turns up it means that the events and people in your life are in your life due to divine prearrangement. Things work out the way it should due to divine timing and divine intervention. There is often a strong soul connection to those around you when the Wheel of Fortune shows up in your tarot readings. The Wheel of fortune tarot card lets you know that you can allow letting go of some control. Your life will start flowing forward in amazing ways. Wheel of Fortune reminds you that you belong to something bigger; a big wheel of divine consciousness. Even when you feel lost and alone there is a grand plan for you. You are one with life even when you feel out of sync and out of touch. You are being guided and protected, and you can never be disconnected. Trust life. The best is yet to come.

Wheel of fortune in a love reading

In a love reading, Wheel of fortune tarot card often signifies meeting your soul mate by chance. In relationships, the Wheel of fortune denotes a strong sense of destiny and bond between people.

Wheel of fortune in a career reading

In a career question, Wheel of fortune often means a promotion is on its way. Wheel of fortune also signifies the Seeker is doing what they were born to do.

Wheel of fortune as feelings

Wheel of fortune speaks of feeling very optimistic and also competitive. In a relationship, the Seeker could be feeling the pressure to make a big decision. Wheel of fortune speaks of love that will grow if the couple can experience a lot together, both adventures and business ventures.

If you are asking how someone feels about you, Wheel of fortune indicates this person could be loving the chase and the game of the relationship, especially if there are other love interests they are competing against.

Learn what Wheel of fortune tarot card means in the Grand Tableau.

Personality types in Wheel of fortune tarot card

Wheel of fortune tarot card denotes someone who has travelled, educated themselves and who has an expanded awareness. They adapt easily and is considered to be very lucky people, often receiving high regards from others. They have a strong sense of purpose and belonging, and they are not afraid to try something new. Pride and grandeur by nature they often love to party and are often the centre of attention. Wheel of fortune people carries themselves with style. They are always busy going somewhere and doing something exciting. They have little time for sleep and downtime as they are busy achieving. This is someone who always land on their feet and who bounces back stronger from every little setback.

wheel of fortune tarot card meanings

Wheel of Fortune: Destiny

Wheel of fortune tarot card meanings reversed

Wheel of fortune reversed indicates bad luck and misfortune. Instead of hitting the top of the wheel and moving forward, you are hitting the bottom, often stagnating. The wheel might not be turning at all and much-needed change is eluding you. This card reversed can also denote that what should be good luck, turns into misfortune. You might get the promotion just to experience hell in the new job environment. Getting what you want will get you deeper into trouble. Luck cannot be trusted.

Personality types in reversed Wheel of fortune tarot card

Wheel of fortune tarot reversed denotes someone who is tired of life’s ups and downs. This is someone who is always in the wrong place with the wrong people, at least this is how they feel. They are in desperate need of change and are willing to do almost anything just to get as far away as possible. They even feel like they live in the wrong time, romanticizing the past. They also believe everything is better elsewhere. They long for prosperity, love and spiritual growth, yet get trapped in their own shortcomings. Stagnant and stuck, they look as miserable as they feel. Resentment and guilt are the tools they use to justify their situation.

Wheel of fortune tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Wheel of Fortune:

Wheel of Fortune + The Lovers: Soul Mates. A chance meeting which leads to love. 

Wheel of Fortune + Death: Inheritance. A lucky new beginning. 

Wheel of Fortune + Temperance: Higher education. 

Wheel of Fortune + Star: Fame and recognition. A talent. 

Wheel of Fortune + The Moon: Affiliated system. Passive income. 

Wheel of Fortune + Ace of wands: A fortunate opportunity. 

Wheel of Fortune + Three of wands: Expanding a business. Publishing. 

Wheel of Fortune + Six of wands: Popularity. Adoration. 

Wheel of Fortune + Knight of wands: A thrill seeker. A successful athlete. A lucky move. 

Wheel of Fortune + Two of cups: Friendship turning into romance. Falling in love with your best friend. 

Wheel of Fortune + Six of  cups: A childhood dream coming true. 

Wheel of Fortune + Nine of pentacles: Overnight success. 

Wheel of Fortune + Queen of pentacles: Your dream home. Winning a home. 

Wheel of Fortune + King of pentacles: Wealth. 

Wheel of Fortune + Four of swords: Settling down. 

Wheel of Fortune + Ten of swords: Retiring. 

Wheel of Fortune + Page of swords: Discovering your talents. 

Wheel of fortune tarot card summary

Wheel of fortune tarot card denotes luck is on your side and the wheel is turning in your favour. Wheel of fortune tarot card often shows up when people and places have extra significance. The Seeker might receive a promotion, meet their soul mate or experience overnight success due to divine prearrangement. The Seeker is aligned with their highest and best.

Learn what Wheel of fortune tarot card means as a final card in a love reading.