Some decks, like as the Waite, inscribe the wheel with extra alchemical symbols symbolizing the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water (which are also said to be represented throughout the Tarot by the four "suits" of Pentacles or Discs, Wands, Swords, and Cups, respectively). A fifth element is Spirit, which is not depicted but can be inferred from the presence of the Angel at the top of the card.
The symbols used on the Wheel are: Serpent, Eagle, Lion, Man, and Sun. The first three are common sense, but the other three are less so...the Sun represents enlightenment, self-knowledge and awareness. The Man is usually interpreted as representing humanity, although some interpret it as being more specific to women, or even to a single person. The Lion is often taken as a metaphor for courage, however, there are many cultures that believe lions cannot exist in captivity, so this interpretation is questionable. The same thing can be said about the Eagle - it's commonly thought of as a bird of prey, but there are cultures that consider eagles to be sacred animals, so this interpretation is also dubious.
In conclusion, the Wheel of Fortune contains some unusual images but they make sense when you understand their esoteric meaning.
The eight-spoked wheel is believed to represent different facets of the Noble Eightfold Path, which is thought to lead one out of the cycle of reincarnation. The wheel was used as a symbol of the Buddha himself in several early Buddhist places. It later became a symbol for his teachings.
Buddha taught that all life is suffering (dukkha) and that escape from this reality is impossible. Thus, he showed us that the only way out is through: the body, death; the mind, consciousness; or wisdom, enlightenment. He proposed an eight-step process that leads to freedom from suffering. This process is known as the path to happiness (sukha) or the path to enlightenment (bodhi).
Buddhism has many beliefs but one of them is that everyone goes through pain to reach peace of mind. The wheel is used because it can be interpreted in many ways: as birth and death, as continuity and change, as success and failure. These are all parts of every living being's journey - some painful, others not - that lead him to find peace.
Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment under a Bodhi tree on the summit of Mount Sumeru. From there, he gave people guidance on how to live happy lives.
In the Tarot, the Two Swords represent suppressed emotions, avoidance, and stalemate. In a Tarot reading, the Two of Swords represents balancing tough choices and making difficult judgments. The card represents the woman's attempt to keep her emotions to herself while fending off outside overtures. It can also indicate that someone is unwilling to make a decision, even if it is the right one.
The Two of Swords is an indicator that something not desired is about to happen or has happened. You may need to make a choice between two people or things, or you may have to give up something you want. Whatever the case may be, there is no going back and doing anything differently will only make the situation worse. There are no shortcuts in life, we all have to walk our own path and make our own decisions.
Sometimes life gives us choices that seem impossible to resolve. When this happens, it is best to go with your first instinct because it is these moments when we learn the most about ourselves.
The Two of Swords is about suppression of emotion, but it is also about understanding what matters most in your life and focusing on those things. If you spend your time and energy worrying about something that is not important then that is just wasting precious energy that you could be using to improve your own life. Look after number one and everything else will take care of itself.
The wheel's significance as a symbolic entity is comparable to that of the circle, but with the added feature of movement. The spokes of the wheel parallel the sun's rays as a symbol of the sun. Thus, the wheel represents the earth and its activities including nature and civilization. It also represents change and growth.
There are three main theories on how the wheel came into use as a symbol: (1) it may have been used originally to represent the sun; (2) it may have been used initially as a representation of the cart; and (3) it may have been used as an emblem first and then adopted as a symbol. However, none of these theories take into account the fact that the wheel is such an important part of our daily lives that we cannot help but include it in any symbolic system used by humans.
It is believed that the wheel was first used in the eastern hemisphere as a means of transportation. It is known from ancient writings that the Egyptians used horses and chariots during their early years. But according to one theory, they replaced the horse with the donkey, which doesn't have a tail, when they realized that horses were vulnerable while feeding or drinking. The Romans adopted the car in the first century B.C., so it is possible that they introduced the wheel into Europe. But it wasn't until much later that it became widely used in Europe.
Spade. The spade depicts a "cosmic" tree leaf, and hence life. Clubs and spades, along with their partner suit, signify autumn and winter, as well as the power of darkness. They represent intelligence, motion, air, and death in the Tarot. Symbols of Adinkra culture are similar except that they do not have any spiritual meaning attached to them.
It is used as a mark of respect. When you meet someone who is more important to you than what time it is, you say hello by kissing the top of their head. If it's late, even if it's just past midnight, you say good night by doing the same thing.
It indicates a secret or something hidden. You should never kiss and tell!
Kissing as part of greeting people is common in Asia, especially in India. It signifies friendship, love, and respect between two people. It is also done as a sign of farewell when saying goodbye to friends. In Africa, men often kiss one another on the cheek as a sign of friendship or respect.
Women in Africa usually greet each other with hugs and kisses too. This is common among friends, family, and colleagues.
In America, people tend to be less affectionate with one another so kissing is rarely given as a sign of respect or affection anymore.