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Card Meanings:

The Major Arcana...

0 or 22 -The Fool
1 - Magician
2 - High Priestess
3 - Empress
4 - Emperor
5 - Hierophant
6 - Lovers
7 - Chariot
8 - Strength
9 - Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Justice
12 - Hanged Man
13 - Death
14 - Temperance
15 - The Devil
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon
19 - The Sun
20 - Judgement
21 - The World

The Minor Arcana...

Wands (Rods):
King of Wands
Queen of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Wands
Ten of Wands
Nine of Wands
Eight of Wands
Seven of Wands
Six of Wands
Five of Wands
Four of Wands
Three of Wands
Two of Wands
Ace of Wands

King of Cups
Queen of Cups
Knight of Cups
Page of Cups
Ten of Cups
Nine of Cups
Eight of Cups
Seven of Cups
Six of Cups
Five of Cups
Four of Cups
Three of Cups
Two of Cups
Ace of Cups

King of Swords
Queen of Swords
Knight of Swords
Page of Swords
Ten of Swords
Nine of Swords
Eight of Swords
Seven of Swords
Six of Swords
Five of Swords
Four of Swords
Three of Swords
Two of Swords
Ace of Swords

Pentacles (Coins):
King of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles

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The Wheel of Fortune
Card 10 - The Wheel of Fortune

Card Nicknames: The karma card, the cycle card, the change card, the destiny card, the reversal of fortune, the wheel.

Short meaning: The Wheel of Fortune represents change from natural cycles. It could be a deserved change based on karma or karmic justice, "reap what you sow" in Christian terms, "what goes around comes around" from the common folk saying. The card may also represent change based on destiny, fate, or the cyclical nature of life. Regardless of cause, the key concept for this card is change -- the wheel keeps on turning.

Full meaning: Full meaning coming soon!

(The full meaning of this card is under construction. Selected quotes to follow.)

Greenaway (see Sources) - "Many readers see this as a bad card, perceiving that life's lessons may be hard. When one problem is solved, another surfaces, but life is very much like that anyway. Because of life's cruel blows, the querent might feel sorry for herself, so persuade her to understand that the world is like a big school. The lessons that she goes through are part of the spiritual plan that speeds her evolution to a higher plane of spirituality." (Greenaway, p. 41)

Blair - "Karma, cycles, ups and downs, chance" (Blair, p. 233)

Wheel of Fortune Reversed
Meaning coming soon!

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