In this new series, we ask Tarot Society readers to offer insights on one card.
This week: The Chariot
Movement and Victory
by Britta Love
The Chariot is all about movement and victory - in addition to being about our Will. Sometimes these victories are proud moments of achievement, but other times the victories we create for ourselves are not the cosmic victories our soul really needs - but rather what the ego wants. The Chariot asks us to examine our relationship to control: do we have a healthy hold on the reigns or are we clenching too tightly, preventing the universe from doing its magic? Things are moving when we see the Chariot, but it’s up to us to decide if they’re moving in the right direction.
Britta Love invites you to come and co-create your universe with her. Her healing path has taken her into deep exploration of embodied knowledge, through sacred sexuality and psychedelic plant medicines. She uses the cards to tap that embodied wisdom we all carry, with a core understanding of immanent, rather than transcendent, spirituality - a spirituality that negates the divisions between mind and body, the spiritual and the physical. In readings she hopes to open new possibilities and give fresh insight but also to empower the querent to realize what they already know.
Life or death
By Lynn Sabulski
The Chariot card tells the story of someone who is struggling with a life-or-death decision. “Death” here is in the metaphysical sense, as the Death card in tarot is not a signifier of physical death, but of major change, and the end of old ways of thinking and being. Likewise, the Chariot often appears during our pivotal moments, and shows us how we ultimately define ourselves through the choices we make. The card depicts a rider and chariot already prepared for a journey but not pointed in any specific direction. Just as Hamlet questions his ghostly visitor's credulity, we often doubt our intuition when we’re struggling with big decisions. We can become skeptical about the signs we’ve been given. The Chariot’s message is that we can only move forward once we’ve decided who we want to be, or not to be.
Lynn Sabulski uses the Aquarian Tarot for her readings. During her readings, she offers her clients insight on their personal nature as it relates to where they are on their journey. She also practices dream interpretation, crystal/gemstone therapy, alternative medicine, meditation, and yoga.
by Stevie Chrysanthemum
The Chariot represents success. This could come as a victory that is achieved after much hard work and will power. It doesn't necessarily reflect an achievement that has an end point, but rather a goal that has been reached with sustained effort, exerted before and after the finish line. The Chariot is about having a sense of direction and really going after what you want. Have confidence in yourself and know that with determination and calculated force you can overcome whatever obstacles may block your path.
Stevie Chysanthemum is the newest Tarot Society reader. She has been reading tarot for 5 years, and currently works at Catland, where she makes custom loose incense.