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pull for march 6, 2022 – Wheel of Fortune

Pulling the Wheel of Fortune for my first post of my blog feels very exciting and fortuitous. When you draw a card from the Tarot it might seem very coincidental or by accident, but with further inquiry I find that the Tarot is very intentional.  What is funny about reacting to a draw is at first I think I understand the card’s meaning and application to my life, but so many times that is not the case.  It is only with further questioning and reflection, that I begin to understand how this pertains to my life. 

images in the Wheel of Fortune

Rider Waite Smith Deck
  • The wheel is the center of the card
  • There is one image in each corner of the card depicting an angel, an eagle, a bull and a lion. 
  • There is a snake on the left of the circle
  • Two figures with references to Egyptian mythology is the Spinx at the top of the wheel and an Annubis like creature at the bottom, representing the gods/kings and the underworld.

Wheel of fortune meanings

Destiny, fortune, success, luck, and felicity.   

My process

When I first pull a card, I study the image and observe my response to the card.  Do I totally relate to this card?  Does it make absolutely no sense?  What ARE those images and what do they mean?  Since I am just beginning my Tarot Journey, I feel no shame in looking up any information I can find.  Upon taking notes from the resources I find, I then begin to ask questions such as, how does this apply to me? What is the intention behind it? What can I learn from this card?

When I pull cards, I typically do a 3-card pull, with a 3-prong inquiry approach.  Something as simple as:

  • Situation
  • Problem
  • Advice

OR

  • Option 1
  • Option 2
  • Option 3. 

my reflection

The Wheel of Fortune is a card that encourages reliance and sustenance for the journey. A wheel that keeps turning implies that life keeps ongoing and there will be highs and lows, good and bad, joys and sorrows.  It implies a balance and a moving forward.  

I don’t respond well to the shadow images such as Annubis, but it is a part of the life-cycle and learning to face our shadows brings us closer to the light.


This is the current deck I’m working with, Crow Tarot by MJ Cullinane. I love the imagery. According to the booklet that accompanies this deck, the keywords are cycle of life, ups and downs, luck.

I also love comparing the images in the Crow Tarot to the Rider Waite-Smith deck. The lion here is majestic and the bull fierce.

The 3 crows in the center point inward, symbolizing our inner power to move the wheel and eight crows facing outward represent the spokes of the wheel and the energy that direction possesses.

I love this part:

Although they appear to be fixed to the wheel, their wings allow them some freedom, symbolizing our ability to learn from and move past a difficult situation

MJ Cullinane, Crow Tarot

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