The hidden part of the mind, which is believed to house memories of forgotten events, as well as archetypal images from ancient times. The unconscious is usually inaccessible, even to the individual, without the use of processes such as dreams, hypnosis or meditation that can bring the memories to the surface. The Tarot has been known to reawaken these memories as well.
One of the four suits of the Minor Arcana, identified with the fire element, associated with fire, energy, intuition, creativity, inspiration, action, intellect, career, new growth, and the superconscious mind. Identified with the club of modern playing cards, and also called batons, rods, staves, scepters, arrows, pipes, and other similar designations, depending on the deck.
Wheel of Fortune, The - Major Arcana
The Wheel of Fortune symbolizes the ever-changing cycle of life, wins and losses, ups and downs, unexpected luck, advancements and setbacks, success and failure – the duality of things. Representing a breakthrough, a fortunate set of circumstances, the energies of the turning wheel also suggest incalculability, chance, surprise, rapid change and fate ending problematic times, heralding good fortune, and stimulating development and growth. As one of the cards not showing a human figure at its center, the Wheel of Fortune represents our uncovering of life's cycles and patterns, the discovery of our purpose in life, and the realization that nothing is permanent, everything is always in flux. In a negative situation the card can resemble failure, misfortune, gambling excess, and a turn for the worse.
One of the four elements of antiquity - fire, earth, air, and water. Generally associated with emotion, love, psychic abilities, dreams, fantasies, and healing abilities. In the Tarot, Cups represent the water element.
World, The - Major Arcana
The World card, regarded as the most fortunate card in the major arcane, is a symbol for all that we can accomplish on our path through life, for perfection, beauty, success, and public recognition. This is where the cycle ends and begins again. Happiness and wholeness are key elements that provide a sense of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Signaling accomplishment and reaching of one's goals, the World card makes us aware that in completing this cycle we are ready to embark on a new adventure. We are prepared and preparing for another journey with higher awareness, knowing that active engagement and service are called for. In a negative situation, this card can point to major obstacles in our path, to setbacks, to loose ends we have left untied as well as lack of commitment.