X- THE WHEEL
Every day the spider weaves her web, making her graceful turns around and around. Some days the web is beautiful, complex and deadly as a weapon to catch her prey. Other days, it is disorganized, her threads pulling free from their moorings despite her hard work. Still, she weaves, day in and day out, an unending cycle until the world is lost to her forever. Upright, this card reflects on the reality that life goes through cycles. At the top of the wheel, there are successes, happiness, harmony, and empowerment. All wheels must turn though, and there will always be times where we are trapped under that wheel. Sometimes there are forces outside our control that we must simply weather. At other times, the wheel must be broken, so the forward forces of oppression and discord and your life can be stopped. This card is a reminder of these cycles, and the importance of recognizing your place in them.
Reversed: When in reverse, the spider hangs by a thread, vulnerable as her slow turns around her web become disorganized and frantic. Luck is not in this card’s reading. Large changes in the near future may shake your resolve and optimism, and you need to be ready to start again and find your balance once more. Not all change is bad, however. The web would not be built if the spider was not in motion. Be wary of resistance to change with this card in reverse.