Lately I have been blessed with synchronicity and good signs; clover, horseshoes and keys!!! Books are my best friends, they were my shelter and always will be. This book is born under a good star. One of these signs that caught my attention is the Wheel of Fortune.
During my family visit, talking about ancient wisdom with my dad I mentioned The Wheel of Fortune that appears in Siena Duomo Cathedral. It’s a mosaic (fig. right). I mean, how many chances could I have to see this masterpiece show on TV? (go to Siena once in life and eat panforte with all your teeth!!!) The wheel of Fortune is not only linked to luck, but fate !! If you look the man falling and crawling around from right to left, rise and fall.
Fortune goddess, Tyche, is blind folded. It can give you or take from you. But I see another message behind: you can fall and you can rise from defeat. Another symbol I have been investigating is gyroscope. I can quite catch the use of this tool especially in navy or helicopters and even smartphones. But I see a spiritual meaning in spinning wheels too. And I think I found mine. Gyroscopes are used in compasses and automatic pilots on ships and aircraft, in the steering mechanisms of torpedoes, and in the inertial guidance systems installed in space launch vehicles, ballistic missiles, and orbiting satellite. I find two meanings in here: 1. anything related to flying high and follow your heart, follow your dreams and keep it spinning? 2. find your true north What is true north? anything that brings us to our life mission and soul’s purpose. Your gyroscope should be all values, spiritual gifts, talents, skills that ground you and make you feel ALIGNED to Universe. A gyroscope is what makes you HOLD ON and KEEP GOING despite fortune or fate…….
In medieval and ancient philosophy the Wheel of Fortune, or Rota Fortunae, is a symbol of the capricious nature of Fate. The wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna (Greek equivalent Tyche) who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel: some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls.
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