The ability to meet changes, to be mobile. Large water wheel or fun fair wheel: the ups and downs of life; the wheel of life—birth and death. Idioms: behind the wheel; set the wheels in motion; take the wheel; wheeling and dealing; wheels within wheels; oil the wheels; spoke in one’s wheel. See shapes, symbols.
In buddhist teaching the wheel of life symbolizes the ideal way to live life, and how we see ourselves fitting in. As eastern religion becomes more widespread this image becomes both more present and more pertinent. You might also like to consult the information for circle in shapes / patterns as well as the entries for mandala and transport.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To lose a wheel from a vehicle is to lose motivation or direction – to be thrown off balance.
A large wheel, such as the ferris wheel in a fairground, suggests an awareness of life’s ups and downs.
Material aspects: A wheel in a dream indicates the ability and need to make changes – to move forward into the future without being thrown off course. It is also used in business and therapy as a symbol for work / life balance.
Symbol: The moving wheel is the symbol of the road to wholeness, the path to the future. It predicts change of residence and freedom.
Vision: Looking at a moving wheel: your life is changing; something you started is going forward. Sitting on a bicycle: a certain matter is proceeding faster than expected.
If the wheel is not moving: changes that had been planned have fallen through.
Depth Psychology: The wheel represents the constant ups and downs of life.
A pleasant dream is a sign of a “rounded” personality. See Bicycle.
See Circle and Mandala.
Wheels in dream represent hard work and the ability to progress through life. Sometimes, a spinning or rolling wheel in your dream may mean that you are going around in circles in a particular situation.
Dreams of a wheel symbolizes wholeness, wisdom, integration of the whole of you, and your realization of the life/death/life cycle of life. This dream can also be about eternal life, everlasting love, and the infinity of your spirit. Consider the condition of the wheel and whether it is spinning in place, going somewhere, squeaking, rusty or stagnant.
If you are behind the wheel of a car, then you are in control, and are taking responsibility for where your life is headed. See Medicine Wheel and Mandala.
also see Circle in Shapes
1- A wheel in a dream indicates the ability and need to make changes to move forward into the future without being thrown off course.
2- To lose a wheel from a vehicle is to lose motivation or direction to be thrown off balance.
A large wheel, such as the Ferris Wheel in a fairground, suggests an awareness of life’s ups and downs.
3- The Wheel of Life, and how we sec ourselves fitting in.
A symbol of eternity, and therefore a happy dream (Gypsy).
(see Car, Circle, Seasons)
Time’s cyclical movement, especially the seasons. In India, Kali ruled the Time Wheel that fixed life and death for all things. In ancient Greece, the 12 zodiacal houses are fixed around a wheel.
Native American: The medicine wheel that symbolizes everything’s equality.
If one part of the wheel is ignored or broken, the entire thing doesn’t function right.
A mandala that equates to the cosmic model or pattern that maintains congruity of life- death-rebirth, beginning-middle-end-return on both intimate and universal levels. It is thereby a vital representation of the rede “as within, so without.”
The power of fate and destiny.
The Etruscans and Romans both had goddesses whose domain was the wheel of time and fate. In the Tarot, there is also the WTieel of Fortune that marks the succession of human and universal affairs.
A source of control and regulation (see Car).
A cycle that the psyche sets into motion, resulting in internal change, or external events.