Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let’s Talk Tarot

Melissa Cynova

At the time of this writing (late March 2020), I keep thinking about the Wheel. I wonder where we will be on the Wheel when this is posted. Where was the world in late-March compared to now in early June?

As you ponder, enjoy this excerpt from Kitchen Table Tarot:

The Wheel of Fortune

I am changing.

The Wheel of Fortune card is awkward when it comes up in readings. It’s the beginning and the end. Sometimes you’re riding the wheel, and sometimes you’re ground to dust under the wheel. It’s very subjective.

This card is about the law of returns. It can be about good things happening and luck turning around or a warning to bat- ten down the hatches and get ready to rumble. This is a great card to have in a reading, but if you’re a reader, it kind of sucks. It’s ambiguous, and it’s hard to get a clear direction. I just say, “Everything is going to be okay. I don’t know what okay looks like right now, but it’s going to be fine.” That’s not exactly why people get tarot readings, but some things just have to work themselves out. You have to go through the whole process to re- ally learn the lesson, and we can’t tell you, because it’s cheating. I love getting this as a final card because I get to look at the client and say, “Yeah, I don’t know. High five!”

It can also mean the exact opposite. Things are going to suck for a while, and I don’t know how badly, but everything will work out okay. Your high five will be less appropriate and appreciated at this time.

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...