Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (10) The Wheel Of Fortune Reversed

The Wheel Of Fortune Reversed
Introduction: When reversed, The Wheel of Fortune tells you that in general things and situations in your life are going to be changing. In most cases, this indicates positive, needed changes but for some people, change itself is very difficult and can almost be traumatic. If you need help in dealing with the changes, ask for it, lean on your support system. Don’t try to go it alone, and don’t fight the tide. Change is part of the cyclical nature of life. There is no need or profit in fearing it.

General: When reversed, the changes which the Wheel of Fortune point to may not be as obvious or marked as in it’s upright version, still, change is coming. This card always reminds us that "this too shall pass." Whether that's good times or bad times, it passes. This is an important time to think positively and to expect the best. Do not assume that any change cropping up now is permanent.

Work: With the Wheel in reverse, there is still a slim chance that you will decide to leave your job if you are currently working, even if it's a good job, because your heart is no longer in it. Give some thought to what it is that you dream of doing, lift your head above the day to day grind, when this card appears. Even in reverse, the wheel tells you that you may be nearing time for a change, work-wise; and perhaps a very big one.

Love: When the wheel appears in reversal, it is slightly less likely that you may find yourself coming to the conclusion that a long-term relationship may no longer suit your needs. At minimum, you need to do some sober evaluation about how you love life is working and how you are feeling about relationship(s), and then if there is one you want to keep, you may decide that you will need to take action to make sure that it makes it. Communication is key now. As with the upright meaning of this card, if you're looking for a relationship, first get very, very clear on exactly "who" you are looking for, then make sure that you are putting yourself in situations where it is possible/likely that you will meet people.


Finances: When reversed, the Wheel of Fortune is still generally a good omen for anyone who has been having a rough time for a while financially. It means that your circumstances are likely to improve at least a bit in the near future. However, if you have had a long prosperous period, consider the opposite possibility, that your income may drop a little. If that's the case, be sure you are prepared for the proverbial "rainy day." In the long run, of course, it all evens out.

Health: The wheel reminds us even in reversal that resisting change can be bad for your health. That does not mean you should just accept everything that is dished out, but it does mean that you need to “pick your battles.” Do whatever it takes to keep your stress level under control. When in doubt, go back to the basics; proper nutrition, proper rest and proper exercise will help you feel a lot better and deal with any challenges.

Spirituality: The wheel in reversal states that we are almost never a truly blameless "victim" in a situation when we are adults. Consider whether and how you may have contributed to where you currently find yourself, accept whatever your fair share of responsibility is for the situation you are currently facing, be accountable to yourself if to no one else, and then let it go. Sometimes things do "just happen," if that is the case - rest assured you are by no means alone in that experience, and reach out for support. The support you need is truly always available. Do not allow yourself to wallow in feelings of being cheated or robbed. Life is not fair. It never has been. But life is constantly changing. Go with the flow and your spirit and sense of joy will deepen and you will be calmer.


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