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Card of the Day 25 December 2020 The Wheel of Fortune

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

This has been an exceptional year, a year like none other. Beginning with the Bush fires of Australia, which devastated the landscape, and killed thousands of animals, followed by the global pandemic, racial injustices, the death of so many talented people, the plague of the locusts, even the discovery of new species. This year has had it all. It finally draws to an end with the sighting of the Star Of Bethlehem.

Maybe the Star graced us to let us know that we have a lot of redeeming qualities, and our goodness may yet triumph. We are all adapting to a new normal, and the appearance of this amazing omen, tells us, we will thrive. Being locked in we have been forced to contemplate about the things that matter, and hopefully when the world opens up kindness and care for others will top that list.

So for all of us, who have had a rough year, you are not alone. We are all connected and we shall get through this together. Our planet has been trying to heal and hopefully, we shall continue down that path.

Wishing you all, a Very Healing Loving Peaceful Christmas, where the grace of God or the universe fills your heart with love, and the sorrows are set off with gratitude for the lessons they taught us.

I've spent more than half my life reading the cards, and I am so often blown away by the manner in which the universe synchronously leads us down our path. The past couple of months however have really humbled me so much more. Trying to bring together different systems to form a road map of where we are headed on a universal path, it is amazing how the readings be it oracular, Taoist, Vedic, Astrologic, Buddhist, I-Ching, Hunab-Ku, Tarot, or Runic tie in so beautifully that they look staged.

The Christmas Card for the day could not have been more Staged!! I randomly pulled the Wheel of Fortune out from my deck and thought of how fitting it was. The Wheel of Fortune- The connection we all have, reminds us that things will move now. A change is on the way. For the Christmas reading, however, I did cheat!! The Wheel lets us know that things are moving now, but it does not indicate whether we are rising up with the wheel or on our way down. So today when I drew the Wheel for Christmas, I had to pull out another card to see how the Wheel is turning universally for us all, and I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the Ten Of Cups. The Ten of Cups carries in it joy which comes from relationships and within, and bears on it the Rainbow, which is the covenant that God would not destroy the earth through a flood again. "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth."-Genesis 9:13. I thought about the Christmas Star appearing after 1226, reminding us that God will in his infinite grace still maintain a covenant with us. And the Reading bodes well that with Love we shall all pull through. We are at rock bottom and the only way we go now is up!! So here's to wishing the world a Merry Christmas and to our Card of the Day.

This is possibly one of the more enigmatic cards of the Major Arcana. The Wheel brings to mind the fact that we are all connected. All of life is connected.

Wheel of fortune urban soul tarot

This card is an amalgamation of symbolism, from Ancient Egypt, Greece, the Bible, and Alchemy, which is so fitting since it shows how truly connected we are!!

The Letters on the Wheel read ROTA TARO ORAT TORA ATOR. This means The Wheel (ROTA) of the Tarot (TARO) speaks (ORAT) the Law (TORA) of Hathor (ATOR). Hathor was an Egyptian goddess who in this case personifies divine justice. The Wheel is borne on the back of the Egyptian jackal god of the underworld Anubis. On the Wheel rides the Sphinx from Greek Mythology with a sword, for only she knows when she is ready to cut you off from the wheel. The Serpent from Biblical myth or for that matter Hindu and Eastern Mythology is on its way down to await its rebirth. On the four corners lie the four fixed signs of the zodiac, and the four creatures from the vision of the prophet Ezekiel. The wheel bears alchemical signs that compose life.

What then is the wheel and what is the law of Hathor? The wheel is the connection of all life and the cyclic change that we go through. It talks about the ups and highs we achieve and the downs we must weather in order to live. The East calls this the concept of Karma. The Wheel is set into motion by our deeds, how the wheel turns then, is determined by what we did, and the actions that set the wheel turning are known as Karma. The entire Eastern Philosophy is geared to teaching us how to survive the momentum of the wheel.

We are bound to break if we got rolling on the Wheel while living on the rim. Living on the rim means experiencing acutely the joys and sorrows of life. Eastern Philosophies such as Hindusim, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism teach us that to be sane we must practice detachment and that we need to live at the hub which remains stationary when the wheel is moving. We are all old souls, and we create Karma. There is so much baggage that we can create in one lifetime that the universe in its magnanimity does not really give us the memories of baggage from another lifetime. As the Philosopher, Locke mentions that when we are born we are Tabula Rasa or clean slate on which we imprint experiences. The Wheel reminds us that we are connected, that life is based on the deeds we do and the connections we make and the Karma we are involved with. To live through this life with peace, we need to learn to live at the hub.

Living at the hub means, that no joy sweeps us off our feet, and no sorrow breaks us. When something happens, Good or Bad, we need to remind ourselves that- "This too shall pass!" The phrase "This too shall pass" is popular in Hindu Philosophy. It has been said that someone once asked Krishna to mention one phrase which could fit any situation in life and this was his key phrase. And what a glorious saying it is- There is no sorrow that will stay forever, and no joy that can hold on. Whether you will a situation to stay or move the only thing inevitable is change and we shall all move.

How shall we live at the hub? We all need to work our own way. The Tarot is a wonderful teacher and my method of accessing the hub has been through the Seven Of Pentacles, or the card that tells us to do our duties and live in the moment. The past doesn't matter anymore for it is over. The Future is not in our hands. To live, we need to create and to work. What better to do than the duties allocated to us, live in the moment, let go of the past, and hold no expectations of the future, and then to constantly remind the ego that we need to live at the hub!!

For this year then, The Wheel of Fortune is a welcome sign. It affirms that This too shall pass!! My Cheat card says, Yes!! We have a better future coming, so hang in there, live the spirit of Christmas and Blessed Be!!

Merry Xmas!

Images Used on The Site. Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Rider-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


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