Tree of Life: Chesed into Netzach – Path 21

Planet: Jupiter

Number: 10

Hebrew Letter: “Kaph” meaning closed hand

Light: transformation, cycle, abundance, expansion, fortune, harmony, alignment

Shadow: misalignment, over-optimism, folly, pomposity, scarcity, flux, attachment

Key Themes of The Fortune Thoth Card

The Fortune card in the Thoth Tarot, also known as the Wheel of Fortune, is a symbol of the cyclical nature of life and the universe. It represents the concept of Samsara, the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, and the constant oscillation between different planes of existence.


The Fortune card is the pursuit of desires and the attainment of what one seeks. It suggests that if you seek, you shall find. This card is about the power of intention and the law of attraction. It indicates a change in fortune and the rewarding nature of perseverance and effort.

The Fool’s Lesson from the Fortune Card

The Fool continues on his path and hears some soft music playing from the forest ahead. The music sounds blissful and majestic and causes him to feel a deep sense of emotional uplifting. The Fool makes his way to the music and finds the musician creating these melodic tunes. When The Fool asks his name, he responds by saying his name is of no importance, that he is just a simple musician. The Fool finds these melodies so incredible that he compliments the musician. He explains that the tunes he plays are not his own, but drift to him through the stream of consciousness. 


The Fool sits in awe as he realizes the magic of tapping into the vast beyond. The musician teaches him about the yin and yang to life, and if he can observe the natural world he can tap into this stream of consciousness, and experience a sense of profound wisdom, no matter what part of the path he is on. He learns that by surrendering to the ebb and flow of the universe, he will reach the planes of creation. The Fool is greatly inspired by these teachings and finally realizes that there is a wheel of life, including ups and downs, that he can ride to reach transformation.

Joe’s Divine Guidance: The Fortune Card in a Tarot Reading


When the Fortune card appears upright in a reading, it signifies a positive change in circumstances. It suggests that you are in alignment with the universe’s cycles and that your efforts and desires are manifesting in your life.


 In the reversed position, the Fortune card indicates a misalignment with the universe’s cycles. It encourages you to reassess your desires and intentions, and to realign yourself with the ebb and flow of the universe.

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Mystical Symbolism: Decoding The Wheel of Fortune's Symbols

Image of Fortune (Wheel of Fortune in some decks) major arcana card from the Thoth Tarot deck.

Firmament of Stars: Represents the cosmic clock and the goddess Nuit, symbolizing the universe’s harmony.


Five-Pointed Stars: Symbolizes individuality and man, reflecting the quote “Every man and woman is a star.”


Ten-Pointed Star: Represents completion in the universe and the microcosm reflecting the macrocosm.


Three Symbols on Wheel: Represent the three alchemical substances or gunas of Hindu philosophy.


Sphinx: Symbolizes willpower and the power of sulfur, representing the transformative power of the mind.


Lightning Bolts: Represent Zeus, symbolizing divine intervention and power.


Triangle Within Wheel: Represents the stabilization of the three gunas, symbolizing balance and stability.


Centre of Wheel: Represents Kether, symbolizing divine will and enlightenment.


Fist at Bottom: Represents the hand of God turning the Wheel of Fortune, symbolizing the divine influence on our lives.

Path 21 on the Tree of Life: Chesed into Netzach

The Wheel of Fortune card is linked to Path 21 on the Tree of Life, bridging Chesed (Mercy) and Netzach (Desire and Effort). This path signifies the transformation of universal mercy into personal desire, aligning individual will with divine intent. The card embodies the concept of life’s cyclical nature and the manifestation of personal desires when in harmony with the divine.

The Wheel of Fortune's Hebrew Letter - Kaph

The Wheel of Fortune is associated with the Hebrew double letter “Kaph,” which translates to a closed hand or fist. This symbolizes the act of grasping, forming attachments, and receiving. The double meaning of Kaph is “Riches and Poverty,” indicating the cyclical nature of fortune and the constant flux between abundance and scarcity, a key theme of this card.

Astrology Insights: The Wheel of Fortune's Associations

The primary astrological correspondence of the Wheel of Fortune is Jupiter, the planet of expansion, luck, and fortune. Jupiter, ruling over Sagittarius and Pisces, symbolizes faith, hope, trust, confidence, and belief. It’s the generator of fortune and matter. However, when its energy is misaligned, it can lead to pomposity, over-optimism, and folly. This aligns with the Wheel of Fortune’s theme of cyclical change, where fortune can rise and fall.