Card of the Week: The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune card from The Halloween Tarot.

This week’s card comes from The Halloween Tarot.  I drew The Wheel of Fortune.

This card depicts a man tied to a spinning wheel, knives have been thrown and have hit the wheel round his body. There is an elephant which seems to be controlling the wheel with it’s trunk, while a mouse is at the foot of the elephant appearing to be taunting it. A black cat is walking by looking at the scene while the moon is smiling down on them.

This card is a nod to the roulette wheel or wheel of chance, and indicates a possible turn of events or change in circumstances that possibly cannot be controlled or even predicted. You may be faced with new happenings or choices this week. It could seem like one person is controlling this change, but there may be other people or factors behind the scenes also affecting the situation.

If you find that you are asking yourself how or why something happened, realize that change is the only constant reality. How you react, learn, and adapt to the change is important.  Understand that life continues, the wheel turns.

Always hopeful, yet discontent
He knows changes aren’t permanent
But change is.

– From the song “Tom Sawyer” by Rush.