X - Wheel of Fortune
traditional nativity scene. A woman lies in bed nursing her
baby while the bearded father heats food over an open fire.
A cow and donkey watch from a thatched byre. A wooden wheel
on the wall is flanked by the four Evangelists - an angel, an
eagle, a winged cow and lion.
you lose on the swing you'll gain on the roundabout.
will always send us challenges and trials to overcome - you
cannot have good without bad, or light without darkness. Do
not dwell on misfortune, but look instead to future joys. The
opportunity will arise for a fresh start, or the beginning of
a new path or venture.
Bitterness at misfortunes, clouding one's ability to see the
good fortunes also dealt by Fate)
is very different to my v1.0 card
as people quite rightly complained that was too obscure. I have
kept with my orginal feeling for this card, though - to me,
it's a card of the everyday challenges and opportunities we
face, and of the possibility for renewal and change. I have
used a traditional Nativity scene, although a very down to earth
version thereof. This composition of this card is nothing like
the Rider-Waite card, but it has a wheel and the Four Evangelists
(angel, eagle, winged bull and lion) so will hopefully be recognisable
to RWD readers.