This week may be one of those weird and wonderful times where the hand of fate plays a part. It may not be immediately apparent, but when you look back with the benefit of hindsight you might see that this week was a turning point or crossroads in some way. The threads of fate twist and turn in mysterious ways and it’s impossible to unpick them and see the bigger picture from our perspective. However, just because it isn’t visible to us doesn’t mean that there is not an order and pattern moving beneath the surface of life. Embrace the mystery!
This weeks randomly selected card is the Wheel of Fortune, which is a mystical, mysterious card. It speaks of fate, chance and destiny and the weaving of the intricate tapestry of life.
Often the twists and turns of fate can feel random and arbitrary. But what if there is inherent meaning in everything, and interconnection between the complex patterns woven into the Universe? Just because these relationships are too tangled to unpick doesn’t mean that they don’t exist and give a deeper meaning to our existence.
Life is a delicate balance and we all experience joy and pain as an integral part of our journey. It is vital to embody the wisdom of the owl and know that all is in constant flux. The trick is to try and achieve balance and inner harmony no matter what is happening in our lives. We judge things as good or bad, but how do we really know until further down the road? The Wheel of Fortune expresses the truth that everything happens for a reason, and there is always a lesson to be learned from our experiences. There is nothing to fear, as depicted by the bright stars twinkling in the night sky. All we can do is embrace it all and use our intuition (symbolised by the owl and the crescent moon) to navigate any stormy waters. It won’t see us go wrong.
The Wheel of Fortune can indicate a ‘stuck’ energy where we need to be reminded that positivity moves us forward whereas negativity keeps us tangled and stuck. We must keep in mind when we are feeling trapped and stuck that the wheel is constantly turning. Change is always happening and things will get better. It is only a matter of time until the daytime comes back around again as everything is cyclical.
The archetype of this card puts me in mind of the quotation
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Today’s card is the Wheel of Fortune. Initially I wasn’t sure what to make of this card, however I do think that it is a positive card taken in conjunction with the two other Major Arcana cards, The Fool and The Star which I received in the first days of 2015.
Maybe it’s message is that we cannot always control outside circumstances, but we can control how we respond to them? Life is a series of ups and downs and it’s important to stay optimistic and have faith in the Universe. We can use meditation and visualisation to assist and reinforce our intention to manifest abundance, good fortune and prosperity and help to create the right outcomes in our lives.
In my own life I have a strong sense that I have reached a turning point or pivotal time in my life. After several years of feeling powerless I now feel a new resurgence of positivity that I can turn my life around this year by putting into practice the action steps and goals that I have been working on since the New Year. We can’t stop the wheel turning but hopefully we can influence how long we remain in the doldrums by harnessing the power of our minds to remain optimistic and empowered to take control of our own lives as much as is possible.