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X - Wheel of Fortune

A 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.

My Interpretation: What you lose on the swing you'll gain on the roundabout.

Life 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.

(Reversed: Bitterness at misfortunes, clouding one's ability to see the good fortunes also dealt by Fate)

Edit notes: This 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.

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

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