Symbols & Meanings Oct 1

Wheel of Fortune

wheel of fortune - CopyThe Roman goddess Fortuna, with her long and dubious history rooted in numerous interpretations, is still symbolically considered as a chance card by some. From that culture she earned her place in the tarot, often being expressed as Fortuna Dubia (dubious fortune), Fortuna Brevis (brief fortune), and Fortuna Mobilis (changing fortune).

Before Roman culture, Fortuna may have found her way into early civilization through agrarian roots: some texts purport that priestesses would sacrifice their king in midwinter to the goddess Fortuna based upon the credence that destroying his effigy appealed to the goddess to create spring from winter. This practice is orated in the earliest reference to the Wheel of Fortune, from 55 BC. in Seneca’s tragedy Agamemnon:

O Fortune, who dost bestow the throne’s high boon with mocking hand, in dangerous and doubtful state thou settest the too exalted. Never have sceptres obtained calm peace or certain tenure . . . great kingdoms sink of their own weight . . .

Bound up in the Wheel of Fortune, therefore, are several themes: circle of life, pride before fall, cyclic destruction and renewal, as well as the mysteries of fate, luck, chance, and fortune. When we draw the Wheel of Fortune our major question becomes what circumstances in life have I themed into existence, and what appears to be fated regardless of my efforts? Why do some prosper while others fail? How does someone go from rags to riches to rags again? What turns the wheel of life?

Labeling the Wheel of Fortune as a symbol of pure chance, inevitable fate, or dumb luck, however, is oversimplification, and misses the complete picture. Seeing only random events will only reduce life to a meaningless stream of ups and downs. God or Fate, then, becomes an enigmatic and frivolous hand of destiny, with only reasons He or She can understand. There’s a plan—but what is it, really?

The Wheel bears the great question of how and why anything and everything happens in the universe. How does the sun shine? Why did atoms come into existence? Does spring follow winter, or vice versa? What makes gravity work?

Is fate really an illusion that we accept because our limited scope can’t comprehend the invisible connection between all things? When we consider that our world view is largely shaped by a limited visual spectrum and a measured life span, which do we ultimately accept? Shit happens, or circumstances continually called into existence? Maybe our perspective falls somewhere in between the two. Or, the wheel of life becomes a painting we see more clearly when we step off the merry-go-round, when we step back from it.

The ever-turning wheel of life can also signify the laws of Karma, cause and effect, what goes around comes around. By the actions we take in life, we build up destiny for later. Therein comes the challenge: can we also change our past by our future?

In the thick middle of existence, we often see only the events immediately before and behind us, our daily breath and bread. But when we withdraw, a pattern emerges. Perhaps we then gain a truer assessment of where our life is headed.

The Wheel can usher in circumstances we may not fully understand, seeming effects without causes, even. It may be impossible to connect the dots at the moment. How we respond or react is more important than deciphering the elements. Can we accept these circumstances, even welcome them? Can we adapt to them, and ultimately find meaning and value in them?


Uncommon Tarot Meanings:

  • Turning point
  • Unexpected encounters
  • Life speeds up
  • Incapacity to follow universal rhythmic complexities in human form
  • Time to buy a lottery ticket
  • Rite of Passage
  • Tapestry of life, larger cycles involved that encompass your immediate situation
  • Change happens
  • Opportunity knocking
  • Reversal of fortune
  • Discovering your role

 

Energetic Forecast Oct 22-31

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are there for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

 Oct 22-31


Self

Who I Am

If you feel like you’re starting a situation over again this week, how you see yourself re-contributing may tempt you to adopt a narrow-minded perspective. That will change.

 

Possessions
What I Own

You may feel caught in a web of emotions this week, particularly if friendships challenge your personal security and confidence.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

You can reach around the ties that bind you simply by letting others know how you feel this week.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

The commitment to challenge yourself and others can make for some exacting emotional study; others notice your power.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

Don’t devalue your self worth when the issue may really be lack of clarity. Let intuition guide you about what is overindulgence and what is not.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Don’t undervalue the ability to initiate a new idea, even if it never finds its way to completion. This creative impetus of yours has its place in life, even those ideas that remain forever concepts.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

While you may initiate a separation from “home” as you’ve known it, you have appreciation for the calming influence of stable and traditional values, and this place called home. If you can resolve the internal battle going on in your own skin between ego and emotions, impulsivity and indecision, you will find the safe haven you’ve been envisioning.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Though you may not be at a loss for words, choosing exactly the right ones to convey your deep feelings have you sitting out for the next play.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

Your temper may flare at times this week; what angers you needs a healthy release. If you can’t express it sufficiently with words, beating a pillow will do.

 

Career
My Livelihood

Don’t lose faith in humanity. Part of retaining trust is redirecting your energy into your own personal goals once again, and regaining the assertiveness to bring them to life.

 

Vision
My Goals

Outworking of your spiritual path this month has involved more finely tuned communication, and even some skills you have developed as you broadened your horizons. Though not without pain, it is the compass with true North.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

You’re working hard to keep up an unflinching posture at times this week. When this becomes increasingly difficult, you may find you have to give up the role and squeal a little.

Energetic Forecast Oct 15-21

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

Oct 15-21

Self
Who I Am

In your struggle to right the wrongs you see around you, don’t pass up the details as you help to affect changes in your world.

 

Possessions
What I Own

You’ve been told before to get your head out of the clouds; it’s hard to separate recent sage advice from some older advice that wounded you when it comes to balancing your financial ideals with financial reality.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

Your originality and spontaneity is sufficient; what blocks you from originating new and fresh ideas this week are painful experiences in the past.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

It may take a timeout to regroup and decide where you fit in at home. In some way this week, you’ll strike out on your own.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

If you quickly overshadow others’ expression of their own creativity, you may find yourself walking home alone.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Some of the previous ups and downs with health in general has you seeking to understand through medical or holistic research what needs to be answered.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

It nurtures you to share thoughts with your partner up to a point, but it feels even better when the intelligence is dispensed in life’s experiential classroom.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Your generosity with others deserves their punctuality and precise recognition of the parts they plan in your life. Don’t be surprised if they let you down from time to time.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

Competitive spiritual ideals may encroach upon you this week, whether it’s choosing between the next book to read, or deciding which path feels more in alignment with whole consciousness. You need to focus on developing your talent to the next level, even one of leadership. This may require leaving past inhibitions behind and cooperating with what is in front of you right now.

 

Career
My Livelihood

If you feel like you’re starting a situation over again this week, how you see yourself re-contributing may tempt you to adopt a narrow-minded perspective. That will change.

 

Vision
My Goals

You may feel caught in a web of emotions, particularly if friendships challenge your personal security and confidence.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

You can reach around the ties that bind you simply by letting others know how you feel this week.

Energetic Forecast Oct 8-14

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

Oct 8-14

 

Self
Who I Am

When you rise to the challenge, don’t be surprised if some discontentment creeps in; your emotions have to catch up with your endeavors.

 

Possessions
What I Own

The ability to make money, unpredictable as it may seem at times, always rests on the worth of your individuality synchronizing with the whole. Get clear about how to materialize your dreams and don’t be swayed by emotional predators.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

Clash of wills in your remote past still has you double-checking whether others are accepting your input, even as you dispense it. Just say what you mean and mean what you say.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

This week at home you may feel others are trying to quash your individuality. If you can see that your own insistence is blocking the way to reaching your ultimate goals, you can release blaming others for placing their limitations on you.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

Your enthusiasm, while infectious, is not necessarily contagious. You may be disappointed with the lackluster response you receive from those close to you. They may be intimidated by your ideas.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

When breaking away from outdated concerns, you may have or encounter some moody moments this week.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

Your primary partner is in your sites more than ever this week. Part of the dilemma is how you can adapt the relationship to suit both your needs equally.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Enthusiasm for joint projects may be dampened by tendencies to struggle with sharing, letting go, and allowing. Perfectionism blocks interchange of ideas.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

Fear is not holding you back from moving ahead spiritually, as much as engaging in self-contradictory efforts.

 

Career
My Livelihood

You’re willing to put in extra time and effort at work, particularly if it means recognition in some way, or if it allows you to move your way up in a new career focus.

 

Vision
My Goals

Losing a friend hits you harder than others may understand. You feel deep compassion for those who are in pain, and that may be the crux of the misunderstanding or argument.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

You may feel the need to back down, or make some decisions that will demand less publicity or public scrutiny. The resulting seclusion is okay at this time.

Energetic Forecast Oct 1-7

 

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

Oct 1-7

 

Self
Who I Am

It’s up to you to carry the enthusiasm you feel for life with you, especially its alternatives; this may help others embrace changes, as well.

 

Possessions
What I Own

The most practical action you can take regarding making money this week is to realistically evaluate your own creative or artistic abilities, and trust their value to those around you.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

You may have difficulty communicating the more esoteric and unusual interests and goals you have now. If you can back up and take another run at them, it may result in healing yourself and others through greater clarification.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

A strong urge to tap into unconventional changes or unusual ideas around the home front will not go unnoticed this week. Not everyone will agree.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

It’s time to stretch your imagination far and wide into fun zone. This leisure spirit is not frivolous to you, but necessary for you to connect more deeply to those you love.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Removing what hinders you in your quest for total health may involve steadily and consistently dropping an old habit this week.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

If you’re feeling restless, it may be because you need “a partner in crime.” The crime is the ability to share what you find intellectually stimulating and insightful with each other.

 

Transformation
How I Change

There’s an added intensity this week behind wanting to protect resources in your stead. You doubt your abilities to attract more resources down the road. This may color your attitude, even a subtle or latent tendency to hold certain items close to your vest, even if only in thought.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

A hefty dose of self-imposed criticism with the projection that others may share the same viewpoint may have you wanting to apply for that extra CEU, certification, or service in-training.

 

Career
My Livelihood

It’s more evident than ever how effective and appropriate use of social skills and media, aka healthy fraternizing at work can contribute to diplomacy and harmony in the workplace.

 

Vision
My Goals

You may be called to act as a catalyst for helping a friend face the naked truth about what’s what and what’s not.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

The quest to “know” what is not yet known may present you with uncertainty and even anxiety this week. Keep digging along the fence row; it is inevitable you will find the gap you’ve been searching for.