Wheel of Fortune Spread
On This Day
Older than any tarot deck, the Wheel of Fortune icon is displayed in medieval manuscripts and on church walls throughout Europe. The symbol endures because it serves as a reminder of the temporary nature of life.
You wouldn’t want to be caught with a deck of tarot cards in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on this day in 1630. Town officials enacted a law banning possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
Summation of Spread
The Wheel of Fortune portends the beginning of a new cycle, but unlike the Fool, who starts afresh, the Wheel makes use of past lessons learned. The Wheel also denotes changing fortunes, a rash of luck, and sometimes a windfall of cash.Fortune spins her wheel, and the fates of those attached rise and fall at her whim.
Gambling often references the icon of the Wheel of Fortune. This spread is based on symbols found upon the Wheel of Fortune card and looks at where this lucky symbol could lead you.
Cast Your Cards
Use this spread to answer any question. Format your question before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the questions posed. Pull the Wheel of Fortune card from your deck. Placing it in the center of the spread, cast your cards around it.
1. Wheel: Where is my energy moving?
2. Sphinx: What is the riddle?
3. Serpent: What is potent right now?
4. Jackal: What is rising?
5. Lion (Leo): What do I need to be strong about?
6. Ox (Taurus): What am I being stubborn about?
7. Person (Aquarius): What makes me human?
8. Eagle (Scorpio): What ideas take flight?