Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel is the tarot card that adds an element of good luck to whatever is going on in our lives. While it’s true that as we sow, so shall we reap, there are some events that just come out of nowhere, and bring unexpected surprises. So this card also reminds us that karma is a truth of life, and we should not ignore the effects of our actions on others. This automatically requires us to invest more time in our thoughts and actions, and be a little less self-centric. Our perspective is shaped by our beliefs; it is important to believe that to absorb new ideas and thoughts, we need to empty our mind of the old ones. In a reading, this card indicates a moment of truth, and advises us to take a step back so we can see it clearly. It is a very auspicious card, and it is very important for us to be able to discern the longterm positive influences of what is handed to us by fate, and see opportunities in every loss. The Wheel will start moving faster as we head towards a solution; we just have to hold on and trust that all will fall in place.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.