This card is full of symbolism. The card is ruled by the planet Jupiter which is generally associated with opportunities, growth and success.
The number associated with the card is 10, which is a higher octave of the number 1. According to the principles of numerology the number 1 is associated with empowerment.
There are four signs of zodiac in the four corners of the card » the angel in the top left represents Aquarius, the eagle signifies Scorpio, the lion symbolizes Leo, while the bull is Taurus. They have been given wings which suggest that even among stability there would be changes. Each of the four zodiacs holds a Torah in their hands » Torah has always been considered as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge.
On the wheel itself the Hebrew letters Yod Heh Vau Heh (IHVH) are written which represent the unpronounceable name of God. In between these letters are inscribed another set of letters » TORA when read anti clockwise or TARO when read clockwise. The snake descending from the left side of the wheel is considered to be personifying the Egyptian God of Evil, Typhon. It represents that the forces of life descend on the material world. On the right the Greek God Anubis is seen to be rising, representing wisdom that dawn on shallow human minds.
The Sphinx on the top of the wheel speaks of the riddles that life throws in our way. The middle of the wheel carries the alchemic symbols of the four essential elements of life » mercury, sulfur, water and salt. This speaks of formation and construction. The outer circle of the wheel personifies the material world where the eight spokes are the eight Sabbats of the year » the festivals that are celebrated around the solstices and equinoxes. The spokes tell of the Universal energy, while the blue background represents wisdom.
Upright Position: In a reading this card speaks of unexpected luck in the way of raises, promotions or prosperity. It may also signify some good news about your health. In short, fate will shower the subject with good fortune.
Reversed Position: Reversed, the card signifies a down time in life that has hit upon the subject unexpectedly. It may refer to ill health and misfortune. However, the wheel always turns up again. So this should be considered as a temporary phase.
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