Thursday, October 25, 2012

X The Wheel of Fortune

X The Wheel of Fortune

Keywords: Abundance, Altering your present course, As the wheel turns so do our lives, Awareness increased, Becoming more aware, Being at a turning point, Change of fortune, Cycles, Destiny, Discovering your role and purpose, Expanding your outlook, Experiencing change, Faith, Fate, Feeling a sense of destiny, Feeling movement, Finding opportunity in an accident, Finding your role & purpose, Gaining a greater perspective, Getting involved, Having a change in fortune, Having a personal vision, Life's tempo is speeding up, Movement, Moving in a different direction, Opening to luck, Opportunity, Personal vision, Rejoining the world of activity, Reversing, Seeing how everything connects, Seeing life's threads weave together, Seeing patterns & cycles, Sensing Fate's intercession, Sensing the action of fate, Stand back to view everything from a larger perspective, Surprising turn of events, Swept away by new developments, Turning things around, Twists of Fate, Uncovering patterns and cycles, Unexpected encounters, Using what chance offers, What goes down must come up, Witnessing miracles

In Greek mythology, there are three women known as the Fates. They are responsible for spinning the destiny of each person at his or her birth. It is not surprising that the Fates are spinners because the wheel of fortune is an apt image for the elusive turns of a man's fate. This is the theme of Card 10.

The Wheel of Fortune is one of the few cards in the major arcana that does not have a human figure as a focal point. This is because its center is above the realm of man - in the higher levels (clouds) where the destinies of all are woven together in the tapestry of life. The tarot recognizes that each person sets his own path in life, but is also subject to the larger cycles that include him. We experience chance events that appear to be accidents although they are part of the great plan.

In readings, the Wheel of Fortune can indicate a vision or realization that strikes with great force. If you've been struggling with a problem or tough situation, this card can signal that you will find the answer if you stand back and view everything from a larger perspective.

The Wheel of Fortune also represents unexpected encounters and twists of fate. You can't predict surprises; you can only be aware when one is circling around. Indeed, Card 10 often suggests wheel-like actions - changes in direction, repeating cycles and rapid movement. When the energy of the Wheel arrives, you will feel life speed up. You are caught in a cyclone that may deposit you anywhere. "Round and round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows."

A surge forward. A Chance to contemplate the nature of personal attachments and whether or not they are wise. The outcome of events may often contain elements that twist personal fortunes in unexpected directions.

The Wheel turns, the seasons change. Life moves in cycles. When the Wheel is down it can only go up! Change of fortune due to unexpected events.

Stay grounded. Work with the changes, don’t fight them and everything will go smoother.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get the same result. Stop repeating bad patterns, repeat the good ones! Use unconventional concepts to progress.

Look for new opportunities to present themselves. Examine new ideas carefully before discarding them. Be prepared to adapt to different circumstances, and guard against a discordant environment.

Patience will be rewarded. Face change with courage.

Reinforcing Dignities:
Eight of Wands – rapid pace, quick developments

Opposing Dignities:
Two of Swords – being stuck, at an impasse
Four of Swords – rest, quiet, slow pace
Four of Pentacles – blocked change, no movement
Seven of Pentacles – assessment before direction change

Use this card for magick works involving changing your fortune, or life situations.

Perform a simple candle ritual with the card placed in front of the candle dressed with herbs & oil(s) appropriate to the situation you are doing the work for.

Carry the card with you during the day, keeping it close so its energies will influence you and your surroundings. 

Place the card where it can be seen & contemplated upon during the day.

Use a pendulum to divine the sort of creative energy you're needing or wanting.

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