Be Ready to Change Tracks with the Wheel of Fortune
Law 10/The Wheel of Fortune/All Elements: You cannot control whom or what crosses your path, but how you respond to them can shape your destiny.
In my experience, the Wheel of Fortune always signifies an exciting time ahead when new people and opportunities will be crossing your path. You need not go seeking them, as they will arrive in the most serendipitous and unexpected ways. As I don’t condone good fortunes vs. bad fortunes, how you experience whom or what arrives in your path is of your own making. Be selective and choose to engage with those people or opportunities that support you and walk away from those which may conflict with your needs and drain your energy. Don’t say yes to everybody and everything! This ability to be discerning comes from self-reflection as experienced when you encounter Law 9/The Hermit for example (see my previous Tarot blog).
As the Wheel of Fortune is one my soul cards ( you can calculate yours by referring to Mary Greer’s Tarot for Yourself workbook), I can look back at my life and witness several distinct chapters clearly defined by serendipitous events in my life that compelled me to change locations, occupations, and relationships. The first decade of my life was largely spent in San Francisco with family, going to school and dancing ballet. The next decade was experienced outside city limits in California amongst tall trees and friends, actively out in the elements, skiing, hiking, biking, dancing, and swimming. Then I had another ten years on the East Coast of the States developing my professional skills, pursuing higher education, and exploring deeper relationships. My most recent chapter takes place in Ireland where I have been able to ground my energies in commitments to my marriage partner, my children and work.
You may get some clues as to which way things are going based on the other cards that may appear in the spread. Cards such as The Tower, Hanged Man, or 9 of Swords could indicate people and events that could throw you off balance, whereas The Star, Queen of Cups, 6 of wands, or 3 of Pentacles could represent helpful people and circumstances supporting you. While Destiny is who or what crosses your path, how you respond to them is your own free will. So in the face of potential negative or positive circumstances, you can choose to face them or to walk away with dignity and strength or to embrace or seize them if compelled.