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Where is your idea on the wheel of fortune? 

Is your idea making great strides and travelling at a really fast velocity towards you? Is it about to peak? Is it about to crash? The types of people that can answer these questions are usually the ones who have been around for a while and / or studied the historical trends of ideas. Think about historians, investors, or experienced people in the area of expertise that have seen trends rise and fall. Consult these people to get a better idea on the cycles of your idea, and try to identify where the idea is now on the wheel of fortune by comparing its current velocity to previous velocities. 

Is the idea you are working with an incumbent idea? Has it been around for a while? If so, then maybe it's about to face its demise, or go through a stage of instability. Is your idea an emerging one and just starting to take strides? In this case, try to contextualize what ideas are not doing so well that allows your idea to grow. Is there a relationship between the well-being of other ideas, and the well-being of your idea? I.e. Flight as a means of transport benefits from the demise of other forms of transports, while flight benefits from the prosperity of fuel suppliers. Ask an embodiment of fortune, whether that is an experienced individual or a historical analogy, what the momentum means and whether its sustainable. How long do similar ideas last in stagnation or prosperity cycles. 

What is your idea's karma?

This is the question for understanding your idea in its context. Take into special consideration the third law of motion; all forces have an equal and opposite reaction. This can be true for physical ideas, as well as mental or spiritual ideas. The karma of physical interactions is a little easier to identify by connecting the spatial form of your idea with the actions of your concept, i.e. the reaction of a table pushing on the ground is a force pushing equally back, or the reaction of air pushing against a plane wing is a turbulence behind it. 

This can be used analogically for non-physical ideas; a romantic narrative will assert a specific romantic sentiment onto its audience, while the audience will reflect their own interpretations and perspectives of romantic sentiment back onto the world in response. It might be difficult to reflect the sentiment back towards the source in this case. How does an individual express their reactive romantic desires towards a narrative? So it might be projected indirectly onto other entities. We can see how this works after some people have elevated levels of oxytocin after embracing a romantic narrative, as a sort of placebo effect. This oxytocin then creates some demand in the audience to seek out their own romantic story.

So we can say the karma of a romantic narrative in this scenario would be something like romance, and expect the idea to receive reciprocal energy on the same spectrum as romance, so audiences will either respond with romantically charged love or hate to the narrative - which could be leveraged to influence the marketing campaign of calling your romantic narrative an aphrodisiac. 

Remember that karma is a long game; there might not be an instant reaction, and it could be delayed as its reaction is filtered through various other agents and ideas and eventually reaches back to your idea. Just because the equal and opposite reaction to your idea hasn't had any impact on your idea yet, doesn't mean it won't. Take for example political ideas like tyrannical fascism; where the brutal rule of the government achieved its utility of mass control, but the means at which it arrived there (brutality, aggression etc) ended up creating an environment where the brutality and aggression was rampant amongst the entire society and not just isolated to some areas. The means of which an idea uses to achieve its goals are extremely important to measure; as there will be an opposing and equal reaction to the method that the idea embodies to fulfill its desire. The indirect impacts of an idea, will not stay isolated for long; as the universal tendency towards balance will eventually catch up. 

If you would like to get advice on how to evaluate where your idea currently is on the wheel of fortune, explore analogous ideas that could provide historical context to your idea development, or simply if you just want to ask some questions about the karma archetype, then please reach out! We thrive on community engagement, and would enjoy the chance to support your idea development. 


“His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust” - Buddha

Every energy investment must be balanced and there is always an equal and opposite force acting upon your idea. The Logician archetype is responsible for exploring equilibrium and directing methods for bringing balance to the equation. They are the master of the wheel of fortune and karma.

 The wheel of fortune reminds us that the karma of life is always turning, and following every down turn will be prosperity, while good times will also eventually come to an end. Karma is our definition of the universal tendency towards balance and homogeneity; and the cycle of fortune. 





Mathematically minded


Wheel of fortune

Circle of life

In life

Architect / Engineer


Can help you

Identify attractors

Predict cycles

Balance the equation

Balance the form

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