The Wheel of Fortune is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion. Its element is fire and it symbolizes major change in life.
A spinning wheel, it offers success or failure, depending on the individuals emotions, will and thoughts to create the form.
Each soul is given its chance at physical life, to make of it what it will. Those who attempt to live positive make the best of what the Wheel of Fortune offers. Those who dwell in the negative live in their own personal hell and opportunity for change is passes by.
The Wheel of Fortune offers unexpected encounters, twisted by fate, that are part of a greater plan. We each can create our own world with the opportunities given, a master of all conditions, circumstances and outcomes. As human beings, it is our duty to encourage others with love.
On the four corners of the Wheel of Fortune and in the second circle, the four elements are depicted. The four symbols, Mercury, Salt, Sulphur, and Ether represent the elements, Air, Earth, Fire and Water in their natural states. The letters around the wheel spell Rota - The Royal Road and also Tarot. The record of truth, measure of time and the Akasha, memories and hidden knowledge.
The eight spoke wheel is like the eight pointed star which represents channels of the universe radiant energy, Divine Light, that spirals inward toward a point of perfect balance. The circles drawn, one within another, represents the levels of moving toward central equilibrium, the rotation of events.
The blue background symbolizes intuition, peace, understanding ans attainment. The gray clouds or storm clouds represent unwise thinking. The sphinx watches the wheel of karma slowly turn. It shows justice from above. The jackal below is known for his keen eyesight. The fiery red wolf-like creature represents the raw animal passions of each individual's lower mind, signifies self consciousness - the evolution of consciousness from lower to higher levels. The Serpent represents sexual energy, temptation and wisdom applied to she old skin.
The flying creatures symbolize mental thoughts, telpath and messengers. The angel, the sign of Aquarius, is the symbol for Man and humanity. The Eagle, Scorpio, a symbol of aspiration, power and rising from the ashes. The Lion is the King of the Beast to
symbolize desires and actions. The Bull, sign of Taurus, represents perseverance's, power and strength.
The book each reads from is the knowledge of the fifth element, the omnipresent spiritual power that permeates the universe. It is the Akasha, the energy out of which the elements are formed. The four Holy Creatures, the Man, the Eagle, the Lion and the Bull are four great teachers who teach, console, lead and inspire.
The Wheel of Fortune implies cyclical nature and the importance of motion. The revolution of experience and progress by the counter-changing influence of positive and negative energies, good fortune and luck. The word Karma means action. The Law of Karma states, 'As we sow, so shall we reap.' We are accountable for all our actions.
The Wheel of Fortune turns slowly, either with positive or negative influences which is decided upon by each individual's emotions, thoughts, soul and actions.