The Wheel of Fortune card is the 10th card of the Major Arcana. This card represents opportunities, surprises, sudden events, cyclical changes and chance. When this card appears in a spread it shows great things coming and in my timeline spreads it appears to signify the shift I am seeking. If the card appears inverted it may represent incomplete tasks, blocks, chances better not taken or losing momentum.
In my deck the Wheel is a giant spinning wheel. On the Wheel sits a man with a sword, a blind folded woman spinning the wheel, and a man hanging upside down/falling off the wheel. Loosely translated, these symbols represent fate giving us unexpected chances and it’s always going to be someone’s turn. If you observe the rest of the card there is a man leaving the scene about to open a door of a giant house suggesting he’s already had his chance, or perhaps he’s turning his back on opportunity, or maybe he’s knocking on someone’s door to give them their go around.
One of my favorite Wheel of Fortune appearances was a reading I did for a guy who couldn’t find his wallet. He was freaking out and was embarrassed about calling a psychic for something like this. So, I whipped up a spread and the Wheel came out. I was actually drawn to the windows on the house of my card. The windows had ledges that kept catching my eye. “It’s on a ledge or an edge. Like the back of the toilet, which was probably the first place you went when you got into the house.” A few moments later he says, “Geez, how did you do that?”