Tarot 10 - Wheel of Fortune Picture

Upright - The Wheel of Fortune is about Luck, about transitions and changes, sometimes about Karma. Generally speaking, it is about things that happen to us that change our lives...rather than, as with so many other cards, things we ourselves do to create a change.

Upside-down - There seems, on the surface, little difference if we turn this card upside-down - it's a wheel, a circle, with no top, no bottom. But reverse the card and the implication is that what ought to be good luck is going to be bad. In this case, the things that should give you what you want, that ought to be good fortune, lands you in hell instead. This is a bit worse than just "bad luck." The idea here is that the external forces creating that luck are unreliable; you can't trust the luck you're getting to be what it seems.

Creature – In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr, mostly known as Jormungand or the Midgard Serpent, is a sea serpent and the middle child of the god Loki. According to the myth Odin tossed Jörmungandr into the great ocean that encircles Midgard. The serpent grew so large that he was able to surround the Earth and grasp his own tail. When he lets go the world will end. As a result he earned the alternate name of World Serpent. I added the thread and the spindle to the picture to symbolize fate and destiny.

Card Back [link]
0 The Fool [link]
1 The Magician [link]
2 The High Priestess [link]
3 The Empress [link]
4 The Emperor [link]
5 The High Priest [link]
6 The Lovers [link]
7 The Chariot [link]
8 Strength [link]
9 The Hermit [link]
10 Wheel of Fortune [link]
11 Justice [link]
12 The Hanged Man [link]
13 Death [link]
14 Temperance [link]
15 The Devil [link]
16 The Tower [link]
17 The Star [link]
18 The Moon [link]
19 The Sun [link]
20 Judgment [link]
21 The World [link]
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