I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Creator’s Keywords: destiny, fate, change of course
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In the Wheel of Fortune card, we find ourselves in a trippy world, a visual representation of the cosmically intertwined web of life. The Wheel itself serves as a focal point, a complex structure of tangled branches, which serve as spokes, and woven rainbow threads.
The colorful thread shows a vital force that unites everything. There is inherent meaning in what might otherwise seem to be random chances of fate on a spinning wheel. Everything is connected through complex patterns. We may not be able to untangle events to understand why they unfold the way they do, but there is an unfathomable system at work in the turning of the wheel.
In the top half of the card, night abounds. The branches of the wheel are white, in contrast to the dark branches in the lower half of the wheel. An own gazes out at us from the top of the wheel. Owls are a symbol of wisdom. The own is not phased does not try to control or understand the movement of the wheel. Instead, she observes and adapts.
The lower portion of the card merges into a daytime scene. This turning of day to night, night to day is one manifestation of the Wheel of Fortune that we are all intimately familiar with. On a symbolic level, this can also show our fate changing from clarity to confusion, success to failure, and infinite other twists.
There’s a sense of mystery inherent in the Wheel of Fortune of the Wild Unknown tarot. We can’t grasp how or why the wheel turns. It’s structure at first glance seems chaotic, but on closer inspection we see the rainbow threads and find hope that there is a higher order at work. This is how we’ve come to speculate on the concepts of destiny and fate.
Our best option is to embody the wisdom of the owl. Instead of bemoaning the unseen forces that turn the wheel, we can try to accept inevitable change and roll with the turning.