The seventh card and the next phase of The Fool’s journey is The Chariot. This card is all about how to use your ego in a healthy way, in order to achieve what you desire. We tap into the positive aspects of our ego-selves to be strong willed and assured. We know what we want and how to get it. In this stage of the journey The Fool is learning to check his ego here, which often creates more struggles and drama; instead he learns to be a master of self. This is the lesson of victory, of doing what it takes to succeed. Determination, concentration, possessing self-confidence, having control over your emotions, and establishing power is how The Chariot shows the way towards coming out on top. In this card we see a powerful masculine figure dressed in typical battle armor regalia, riding in gallantly at the front of his chariot. He holds a small scepter, and wears a gold crown with a star above his head. Stars adorn the drapery on his chariot, as well. The front of his chariot is ornamented with the ancient symbol of a winged disk. Two sphinxes, one white and one black, pull the chariot. Behind him is the landscape of a kingdom, with the tops of castles under a golden sky. This is a card of triumphant energy and sweeping movement, symbolizing not only the position of glorious victory, but also learning to live and appreciate the struggles of each battle, for they all have something to teach us.
I hope you enjoyed our first three classes, and I look forward to chatting with each of you in our Facebook group until our next class on April 29th! Continue to explore your Rider-Waite deck, as well as the Tarot Ritual Kits, which you can either subscribe to and receive your tarot kit monthly, or get the new kit today. I can’t wait to see you in class.
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Many blessings on your own journey to deeper wisdom,