The Fool Faces Rota Fortuna
Break a deal, face the wheel.
This is the card that embraces the meaning of facing our fate.
Life has it’s ups and downs and back in the day, it was thought that we had no control over that wheel turning. It was our fate or just our luck.
The Wheel of the Year turns as we move through the seasons and turns without being controlled. It transforms as it is ever turning.
The symbolization on this card is deep. We see the human, ox, lion and an eagle. They represent the four faces of the angel in the Book of Ezekiel on the outer corners.
The letters on the wheel spell T A R O. Taro, rota, tora.
This is where it gets deeper.
See that circle in the middle divided into eight pieces of pie? Looks like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. There are also four symbols inside the wheel within a wheel: mercury, sulfur, water and salt. This represents the Three Principals and Four Elements.
These are the elements we know exist, along with spirit.
Earth is material.
Water is emotional.
Air is thought (intellect)
Fire is energy, in tarot.
The Three Principals are salt, mercury and sulfur.
Salt represents the body.
Sulfur is the soul.
Mercury is the spirit.
The sphinx, the snake and what looks like Anubis surround the wheel and can be understood as the way the wheel moves our lives.
The Wheel of Fortune is a deep card. For everything changes and evolves in our lives. As The Fool faces the wheel, he asks himself, “What changes do I want to make?” Every day he is growing, and he is the creator. Luck is on his side and he can turn the page of this book whenever he wants.