It is a waste of our time to continuously ask why in a way that expects the answers to solve problems. Why are we here? Why does this happen to me? Why now? Why not this? Why not that instead? These questions simply rail against fate and solve little. These questions cannot be answered with logic, with science, or with any sort of universal assurance either. And honestly, the answers are simply not for us to know. It’s not the point of life and the answers may not even exist anyway. Getting stuck in this sort of conundrum only leads to blame, shame, and guilt - further stagnancy and resistance to the many possibilities that exist for us in this life.
We must learn to accept that we are not in complete control of our fate. And paradoxically, we are absolutely the creators of our own stories. You can’t control everything that happens to you in this life, but you can control your reaction and your perspective. The tarot’s Wheel of Fortune serves as a reminder to stay humble, present, and grateful in the midst of your ever-changing circumstances. Within it all - the good and the bad - is the very sustenance of life. These paradoxes nourish us, guide us, and move us.
Where the Wheel can make us miserable is when we don’t accept life as the process it is OR, even worse, we get so egotistical as to think that we can rise above it, trick the wheel, or stop its turning.
The Wheel will keep on turning. Our best bet is to flow with it. Our rigidity and resistance will only leave us crushed beneath its weight over and over again, clinging to the same old placement, the same old shit.
Growth is learning to work with our restrictions and limitations to make the most out of the infinite possibilities that this wheel grants us. Joy is in accepting the spiraling nature that is our human journeys. Transcendence is in both the rise and fall. Revolution is in the turn.
Be with the ride, flow with the tide, else peace be denied.