The Wheel of Fortune represents major life cycles and changes to just about every aspect of one’s life from that point forward. You can understand how far-reaching an effect this card has if you consider the effort it takes to pack up a home and move from one place to another or to make a sweeping change in careers from one to another.
This is what the Wheel of Fortune represents — those types of major considerations one must face to move onto the next step along a path, if not a new path altogether.The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card challenges you to go deeper. The more centered you are on this wheel, the less effected you will be by life changes.
Being a Major Arcana card, it would be foolhardy to try to explain all of the aspects it represents, so I will consider the larger ones. Being a major life-cycle and change card, it represents on a surface level the transition from concern for oneself to consideration of others’ concerns, as well as the way one first interacts with life in general. It denotes that one has established a solid foundation for oneself.
When reversed, the changes which the Wheel of Fortune point to may not be as obvious or marked as in it’s upright version, still, change is coming. This card always reminds us that “this too shall pass.” Whether that’s good times or bad times, it passes. This is an important time to think positively and to expect the best. Do not assume that any change cropping up now is permanent.