Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings 2017-12-29T11:46:12+00:00
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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 is the wheel of Ezekiel. The four winged creatures represent the four Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John symbolised by the Man, the Eagle, the Lion and the Ox. They also represent the four fixed signs of the Zodiac, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo and Taurus, and the angels represented in the Tarot; Raphael (Aquarius) is upper left, Gabriel (Scorpio) is the eagle, Michael (Leo) is the lion, and Uriel (Taurus) is the bull. They represent the four elements air, water, fire and earth, and the four worlds of Kabbalah. Their wings signify freedom to change, move forward and adapt. The book they are reading represents the Torah which symbolises ancient knowledge and wisdom. 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 Typhon, the most deadly creature in Greek mythology. The good is ascending and evil is descending, symbolising the best is yet to come. The Sphinx on the top of the wheel symbolises strength and endurance. The letters IHVH stands for Yod Heh Vau Heh which is the Jewish name for God. The wheel also has the letters for TARO or TORA.

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. 


  1. Inger Bråthen August 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    There is one woman who will take your fancy (queen of wands)…with her being daring will not work as you got wheel of fortune reversed…be yourself instead. This woman is intuitive and only the real deal (no pretending) will do…The women the daring thing will work on are the ones you will get bored of very easily….Be Daring enough to be yourself!!! The right woman will settle for nothing less…;)

  2. val dillon September 3, 2015 at 12:52 am

    hello again i am in love with this women and there were a 3 card spread as a result queen of wands overview 2 of wands romance and 6 of cups outcome is there a chance with this women? i did a similar reading before and it had 3 of wands -situation the world – self the lovers-challenge si is there fresh optimism i did a spread on this other deck called romancing angel by dorreen vitue and it turned out from the reading that this women was my soul partner from another life in the light of everything is there a good chance please advise val

  3. Inger Bråthen September 4, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Six of cups is a great outcome card. It can mean you will share a kiss…

  4. val dillon September 4, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I simply meant that there were 2 spreads here it goes queen of wands 2 of wands 6 of cups the next spread is 3 of wands-situation the world-self and lovers-challenges I want to know what are the chances that this women called jo beston will have feelings for me and actually join with me to form a couple …there is indication she was my wife from another life time I recently asked another question on wheither to send her flowers and out came the 6 of cups card tell me is she the right one or some one who will be my partner to form a greater intimate relationship please advise based on all the information given from the first spread is she the queen of wands please reply val

  5. Gia February 26, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Hello Inger,

    I recently met a man who I am so strongly attracted to and it came out of nowhere. But he told me kind of already talking to someone and didn’t want to talk to two girls at once. I asked what is in our future and I got Wheel of Fortune + Lovers + and Page of Swords. How would you interpret this as our future? Will he ultimately choose to be with me?

  6. Inger Bråthen February 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hi, your cards indicate there is a good chance that he will come back, however, Page of swords can also mean that he will be a bit aloof, and also is keeping an eye on you when you are not aware. This is someone who needs a lot of space in personal relationships, and he also enjoys a lot of alone time. This comes with the relationship and may or may not suit your personality.

  7. Sarah March 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I was trying to get a more in-depth reading of my situation with someone I am currently not seeing, who’s treated me quite badly and who I see socially due to mutual friends but I do not speak with him currently as he just ends up saying something hurtful and I don’t want to continually put myself in that position. These are the cards I’ve pulled – any insight as to how I need to proceed would be much appreciated.:
    Situation between us – Ace of Cups
    Strengths of relationship – 5 of Pentacles
    Current challenges – 3 of Wands
    His hope for the relationship – 7 of Pentacles
    My hope for the relationship – The Hierophant
    How he views me – 2 of Swords
    How i view him – 9 of Pentacles
    How i am impacting the relationship – The Fool
    How he is impacting the relationship – 10 of Cups
    How he can help me – The Hanged Man
    How i can help him – The World
    The outcome – The Wheel Of Fortune

  8. Tarolyn March 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Hello Inger,

    I recently met someone new and I one day I was insanely attracted to him. I asked the cards who he was to me and will this turn into a romantic relationship. I pulled the Wheel of Fortune + Page of Swords + The Lovers. How would this be interpreted??

  9. Inger Bråthen March 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Wheel of fortune, page of swords, the lovers can mean this person is a soulmate.

  10. Inger Bråthen March 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Dear, Sarah. It seems like your challenges (3 of wands) can be due to gossiping and insecurities. It also seems like you are helping him be more secure and confidence, and he is showing you about what is truly important. Wheel of fortune can mean there will be a positive change in this relationship.

  11. Jamie Ingham April 28, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I just did a reading that I was guided to do from my Spirit Guides. I asked them to have a conversation with me with my Tarot cards and Pendulum. I only used the Major Arcana. The message seemed to be coming from an ex love. His thoughts have been haunting me lately…. These were the cards Pendulum pulled…. Wheel of Fortune, Lovers, World. Can you help me decipher the message?
    Blessings Jamie

  12. Inger Bråthen April 28, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I feel like your ex is feeling very lonely at the moment and wants to reconnect with you as were able to communicate in a way that he isn’t able to do with anyone else.

  13. Ruth May 6, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Yesturday my friend did a one card spread. We asked the question if my ex whom we broke up a little over a month ago are meant to be and is he still in love with me. I pulled up a wheel of fortune card. Could you help me to interpret this. I did have a full tarot done over a week ago by a reader and asked a question around the same guy. And the wheel of fortune came up then too.

  14. Magdalena May 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Hello I was wondering what wheel of fortune reversed and death meant together?

  15. Inger Bråthen May 27, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Hi. It depends on the questions, but it can mean a door is closing because it would be the wrong path, and you are being redirected towards a new path that will be better for you.

  16. cecilia June 5, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Dear Inger,
    I’m trying to read into my future and I’m puzzle coz Ive got The Wheel of Fortune and 3 of Swords together.
    Ive been thought so much heartache in the past and I’m fully recovered now.
    I understand that The Wheel of Fortune gives me a choice. If it would have been Death I wouldn’t. Am I correct?
    Thanks so much!

  17. Inger Bråthen June 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I feel the cards are telling you there is someone new coming into your life, but you might be afraid of falling in love….

  18. Kay June 29, 2017 at 11:31 am

    HI Inger,
    I did a reading for a friend who is in love with and feels very connected to this man, think soulmate or karmic.
    I asked what the connection is between them, does he feel it, and what will happen with this connection?
    I pulled 3 cards for her and got The World, Ace of swords (although it may have been ace of cups, i have difficulty remembering that one) and the Wheel of Fortune.

    I thought these pointed to a positive karmic connection between them, but thought I’d ask for your opinion.

  19. Inger Bråthen July 1, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Hi. I also pulled some cards and I feel they do have a very strong connection. I got King of wands, the star, and six of cups which denote he thinks of her often. If he and she are both available, I think there could be a future between them.

  20. Kay July 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Thanks so much, Inger. I know she will be thrilled to hear this. Interestingly enough, they have a history of having dated in high school (6 of cups), although she was not interested in him at the time. And he is often represented as one of the wands’ male court cards. She is frequently queen of wands. Star has come up frequently in her readings about them. They live in separate states, and this relationship has been up and down for about a year now, due to his distance, children, and general concerns of moving back to their home state. Currently, it seems to have taken a more positive turn, so she is very hopeful that he will be moving back.
    great news!
    Have a great July 4th weekend!

  21. Inger Bråthen July 2, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Thank you, Kay. Have a great July 4th weekend as well 🙂

  22. Naesha July 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Inger, thank you so much for the answer! However, I’m doubting our connection, as he became cold, unresponsive and had stopped calling me in work matters. I do not know what he feels, wether I should just forget about him and so..

  23. Lara August 7, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Hello, I asked the cards if someone (I haven’t seen nor spoken to in awhile) still loved me and I received the Wheel of Fortune card. So then I pulled another card for clarification. And the second card was the King of Cups. Can you please tell me what these two cards mean together? Thank you.

  24. ili August 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Hi, can you help me interpret the following 3 cards? I asked the tarot if I was going to get contacted for a job that I applied for, and I got:
    10 of Cups, Wheel of Fortune, and Tower
    I see it as a yes and perhaps sudden as well.
    Thank you in advance

  25. Inger Bråthen August 12, 2017 at 8:31 am

    This card combination says he still loves you.

  26. Inger Bråthen August 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I believe yes as well.

  27. ili August 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Hi, can you help me interpret the following 3 cards? I asked the tarot if I was going to get contacted for a job that I applied for, and I got:
    10 of Cups, Wheel of Fortune, and Tower
    I see it as a yes and perhaps sudden as well.

    I’ll be waiting for your response,
    Thank you

  28. Inger Bråthen August 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hi. I feel yes, but the tower also indicates some unexpected twists and turns. There could be a delay.

  29. Tracy August 21, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Hi Inger, I asked about the future of a relationship between myself and my ex partner, we have recently separated after 10 years together. I got The Lovers, The World and Wheel of Fortune, I pulled clarifying cards of 10 wands, The Empress, 10 of Cups and 4 wands. I took this as all positive of a reconciliation leading to marriage. Although was stumped by 10 wands? What are your thoughts on my interpretation and the 10 of wands?

  30. Tracy August 21, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Hi, I sent a message a couple of days ago, I can’t find it on the thread now. If you have two mins I would really appreciate your view on my reading.


  31. Inger Bråthen August 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Do you know if there was another person involved in your breaking up….? Ten of wands can mean you will need some help from a professional to help you get your relationship back on track.

  32. Tracy August 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    As far as I know, there is no one else involved.


  33. Gurby August 31, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Hi Inger Hope you are well and this is a wonderful site, please can you give some of your guidance on the below spread it is a 21 card spread for work and love I got some good card combinations but find it difficult to read them for myself. Can you please can you help me with some of the card combinations, such as knight of pentacles and sun- I feel I will have two potential love partners but one will be wrong, do you also see this in the spread.
    Past Future
    ace of pentacles Ten of wands
    knight of wands The emperor
    devil six of wands
    page of pentacles knight of pentacles
    the hirophant the sun
    the chariot nine of wands
    seven of cups knig of cups, justice,The hermit, The empress, wheel of fourtune, lovers, king of wands

  34. Gurby August 31, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Hi the card combinations got mixed up here is the correct spread

    ace of pentacles, knight of wands, devil, page of pentacles, the hierophant, the chariot, seven of cups,
    Ten of wands, The emperor, six of wands, knight of pentacles, the sun, nine of wands, king of cups, justice, the hermit, empress, the high priestess, wheel of fourtune, lovers, king of wands


  35. Rickey September 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Inger, I just got the Wheel of fortune as a single card in a reading which my question was “give me insight into how i can understand my love interest feelings for me”. I’m troubled to what this means as im getting different interpretations from everywhere. I took it as maybe a mixed bag? like sometimes good/bad??

  36. Inger Bråthen September 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Have you tried the how does he/she feel about me spread?

  37. Crystal November 2, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Hi Inger
    I asked the tarot a question regarding finances and got lovers, sun, and wheel of Fortune. Can you help me interpret please?

  38. Inger Bråthen November 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Hi, Crystal. Your fortune will be found when you follow your heart. I feel you will have a lot of success, and you have already experienced this. I also feel doors are opening for you in the intellectual world.

  39. Vejl November 8, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Dear Inger, I hope all is great with you. I have asked cards today about the financial venture I am considering and pulled the following:
    – Current situation : the Fool,
    – What is important/what to expect: Page of Pentacles
    – What is not important/not to expect: Six of Swords
    – Outcome: The Wheel of Fortune
    This all seems positive to me, specially after reading your interpretation of TWOF, but the Fool and Page of Pentacles are confusing me a bit. Kindly help me with this as I think that this is great opportunity for me, but not sure if I am capable of doing it.
    Many, many thanks in advance

  40. Inger Bråthen November 15, 2017 at 6:46 am

    The fool speaks of your enthusiasm right now. Page of Pentacles means slow and steady wins the race, and I feel 6 of swords strengthens this. Wheel of fortune says there could be some twists and turns, some ups and downs, but I feel you will end up winning in the end.

  41. Vejl November 16, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you, dear Inger. This is exactly what is happening at the moment ;))
    I am very excited about it, ts going slow, and there are ups and downs!!
    Very grateful for your precise interpretation

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