The classic image is that of an eight-spoaked wheel turning amidst mythological creatures.
The Name of the Tarot is spelled at the “points of the compass”
with the Tetragrammaton or the “holy unspeakable name of God”.
This has roots in the ancient Hebrew concept:
deity unspoken refers to an unfathomable power,
silence shows respect.
The power of the Wheel has set in motion
all things within the Universe.
In the four corners are animals representing four realms of the Elements;
each examining books representing the Law.
All things even the elements themselves are reliant on the Law:
gravity works, every action has a reaction and so on.
The elemental beings reading books illustrates:
not all is understood,
that which seem to defy the laws of nature may only be responding
to a set of patterns that have not yet been understood.
The image I chose to represent this is the cyclone,
at the four points are the classical symbols of the elements,
in the center is an eye.
Above it the Hebrew letter Caph or the “grasping hand”. Jupiter:
that which stabilizes.
The hand that grasps: stabilizes oneself.
The eye symbolizes the act of Centering:
an important part of martial arts.
Centering is one of the first things taught:
one learns to move about an area and never loose position within the center of combat.
By Centering we bring our minds to focus on the center of the body,
and in turn recall the center of one’s spirit and purpose.
When we Center we find ourselves within
what was once perceived chaotic
and we can then recognize the elements of the cyclone.
The Wheel of Fortune Amulet would be a good tool
for one who has lost direction and feels jumbled in life.
The Amulet would assist in Centering one’s self and others:
a team leader,
someone who is in combat or in an ER; Centering and stabilizing one self,
one’s family, community and world.