Fortune's Wheelhouse is a podcast about esoterics and the tarot.
The show is hosted by Susie Chang and Mel Meleen. Card by card, we look closely at imagery, symbols, and esoteric correspondences in the major and minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith and Thoth tarot decks.
Show notes and lots of additional material can be found at www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse.
Fortune's Wheelhouse theme music: "Hidden Wonders," by Kevin MacLeod.
United States
56 episodes
since Jun, 2017


Episode 54: Five of Swords

This week we confront the 5 of Swords, the Lord of Defeat - an uncomfortable place at best and a dangerous no man's land at worst.  Here Venus rules over the first decan of Aquarius, but the combined peaceful natures of that planet and that sign are no match for the harsh power of a 5.  The truce of the 4 of Swords has fallen; winners gloat and losers suffer. In our conversation we discuss the contrast of Venus' warm close opulence with the remote stylings of Aquarius, and the ways in which motion comes to the aid of matter and breaks up stasis. We consider the fall of Rome and Epicene cults, mutilated heads, the goddess Dike, piracy, slaves of giants, swastikas and Nazi Germany, risks undertaken, ways navigated and found, the averse pentagram, respect for authority, and the tragic failure of good intentions. To learn more about the suit of Swords, the world of Yetzirah, the war gods of Geburah, the color schemes of the cards, and so much else, be sure to visit us at www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse. You can also shop for Fortune's Wheelhouse T-shirts, mugs, backpacks, stickers, and more! at our RedBubble shop.
Disclaimer: The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Susie Chang and Mel Meleen, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.


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