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Wheel of Fortune


  • goddess of fortune (Fortuna/ Tyche / Τύχη )
  • unpredictability of fate, chance, unexpected
  • woman standing, blindfolded on a ball
  • VS → blindfolded fortuna, centre of a wheel, inscription 'i rule/i was ruling/i am without rules/i shall rule'
  • cycles of life. youth→maturity→decline
  • C16 and C17, discard 4th figure surrounding wheel (cf. TM) use hybrids, e.g. sphinx wearing a crown.
  • different directions of turning the wheel. fortuna is no longer presented
  • RW → 4 elements/evangelists/animals

plant connections


note: work in progress for PARN. not general reference

major arcana

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