Major Arcana - 10: Wheel of Fortune

10 - The Wheel of Fortune

Card Ten

10 - The Wheel of FortuneThis card shows a large circle with symbols, angelic beings and sphinx atop the circle, with many other symbols. This card has much to do with luck and karma, but there is a stabilising force with this influence too.

This card represents progress, the end of one cycle, changes and new things. It is also associated with the roulette wheel.

This card symbolises our materialistic desires as well as our spiritual side.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • good luck and success come easily
  • optimism is necessary to continue the good luck and success
  • consult our own inner guidance and pursue our journey
  • desire both material and spiritual successes


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • failure, slowing down and delays
  • events may not turn out as we expected
  • do not worry so much, let the events unfold as they will, and let them pass


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - Luck, fate and destiny
  • Astrology - Jupiter: changing of cycles and luck
  • Numerology - 1: self-confidence