Tarot Card of the Day
Wheel of Fortune (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)
Do you believe in fate? Destiny? Chance? The Wheel of Fortune is all about these concepts. Was it fate or chance that you happened to be in the right place at the right time to meet your partner? Does everything happen for a reason? Or is life just a series of coincidences that make up our life story? Is our life written in the stars? Does my astrology chart tell the story of my life, or do I make my life what it is? Everyone has their opinion on this subject. I won’t share mine, because you need to decide for yourself. Is your life what you make or up to fate?
In the Tarot of the Divine, the Wheel of Fortune is represented by the Akan myth Anansi, from Ghana. Anansi was a spidery trickster god who was always in and out of mischief. One day he asked the Sky-Father Nyame to sell him all the world’s stories, which were locked up and kept safe by Nyame, but Nyame refused. Instead he set Anansi on a seemingly impossible task to capture the 4 most dangerous creatures in the world, and for those he would trade the stories. Anansi set traps for the creatures, and brought them all back to Nyame who had no choice but to make him Master of all Stories.
So which is it? Fate and destiny or chance and coincidence? Which path do you walk? Is it a combination of both? Do you believe some things are destined, while others are just chance? Whichever it is, everything that happens offers a lesson to be learned. A chance to grow and evolve. We are an amalgamation of our experiences. Those who are self-aware and mindful can choose to change themselves to be who they want to be. While those who stumble blindly through life, not realizing they are a spiritual being with power over their lives, usually never change. They’re stuck in the cycle of the Wheel of Fortune, throwing people and events into their life to experience and learn from. Be self-aware. Know who you are. Be who you want to be. Respond to the events in your life with purpose and intention.
“Thou art God” – Robert Heinlein
-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)