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THE PRINCIPLES OF CHANGE, MOVEMENT, COMBINATION OF STILLNESS-ACTIVITY
 


"Motion or change and identity or rest are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail."

- Emerson
 

 

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The Chariot in the sacred Tarot symbolizes the Universal Principle and Worldly Archetype of Change and Causation. This is the Holy eternal arc of self-confidence, for to ride the Chariot is the mark of the true Faith in Oneself and One’s own abilities.

Taoist philosophy states that change is successful when boththe great rooted tree by the flowing river” are combined within a natural setting.

During times of change it is necessary to incorporate in equal proportion the qualities of quietude (the great rooted tree) with activity (the flowing river). The Chariot depicts a Knight in contemplation and quietude sitting within his chariot readied for activity.

This method is shown in Star Wars ‘The Phantom Menace’ when Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin battles Darth Maul.



 

In Superman, Lex Luther played brilliantly by Gene Hackman alludes to this when he states; "Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the Universe." Was this the writers salute to Ralph Waldo Emerson.



 


"The Chariot illustrates that change is pervasive in that it touches every individual multi-dimensionally, which is pictured by the four pillars, the four wheels, and the four animals - all of these symbols represent the four elements or the elemental aspects of who we are mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually."

- Angeles Arrien (The Tarot Handbook)
 



The Beholder on The Chariot holds the Wheel of Fortune in their hands, reminding us that through choice we have the ability to choose fortunate, positive and abundant changes for ourselves.

During times of contemplation it is wise to affirm which changes we desire to assist our growth and evolution and which will be nurturing, comforting and supportive.

The choice of selecting change that is fortunate is also revealed by Cancer, the astrological crab, sitting on the Charioteer’s head. The ten crystals on the figure’s golden armour also serve as clear choices which are made.

The number 10 corresponds with the Wheel of Fortune, the ten crystals are fortunate changes that an individual has made and thus carries past memories of those changes within the heart and torso of the Sacred Self.



 


"These crystalline motivating memories remind us that change is an opportunity for creating new realities that expand and deepen our nature."

- Angeles Arrien (The Tarot Handbook)
 


The four animals in front of the chariot are symbolic representations of the essential ingredients that are necessary for implementing changes that are important personally and professionally.

These are: 1) Taurus (the bull’s head and feet), it is important to see tangible results. 2) Leo (the lion’s head and feet), all change requires that we access qualities of our creativity that we have not touched before, and the mutation of combining the bull’s head with the lion’s feet and the lion’s head with the bull’s feet illustrates that creativity (Leo, the lion) always wants to come into some tangible and useable form (Taurus, the bull). 3) Aquarius (the human head and feet), all changes demand that we risk and initiate something new. 4) Scorpio (the bird’s head and feet), successful change requires that we follow what has heart and meaning. The mutation of combining the human head with the bird’s feet and the bird’s head with the human feet illustrates that in initiating anything new (Aquarius, the human head and feet) it is important to follow what has heart and meaning (Scorpio, the bird).



 


"Change is magical, like the Abracadabra writing on the canopy of the Chariot. When we combine our emotional nature (the blue, oceanic canopy) with our mind and life force (the white air and uncontainable wind), we can produce tangible results (the earth animals) that have been fired and stimulated by the motivating force of intuition (the fire chariot)."

- Angeles Arrien (The Tarot Handbook)
 


Change is for the purpose of reminding us who we really are. The yellow brick road is the royal road of spiritual growth and evolution. Our choices during times of change are ultimately correct and motivate a deeper commitment to the original purpose of personal and transpersonal existence.

In the sparkling Animals Divine Companion Tarot by Lisa Hunt, the Chariot takes the resplendent form of the Norse goddess Freya. This shining figure symbolizes departure, experiencing the world and deliberate actions on the part of the Beholder.



 


"The goddess rides a golden boar, an emblem of her majestic power. The cosmic sky is symbolic of the journey into new territory of undiscovered pastures. The seven comets signify divine and cosmic energy. The emerging lynx guides us with its exceptional eyesight. Freya’s cloak is decorated with swirling vines, symbolic of the new life that the traveller is forging for themselves."

- Lisa Hunt (Animals Divine Companion)
 


The endless weavings gather more threads along the journey, helping to shape one’s life tapestry. The goddess’s braid represents the life force and is the source of courage and strength.

Freya is the Norse goddess of the Vanir. She is a fertility goddess who presides over marriage, sexual love and childbirth. The golden boar upon which she rides exemplifies her divine power and strength. She is a fearless warrior goddess who seized half the men who had mortally fallen in battle to join her in her Great Hall.


"Hellfire" by Jonas Åkerlund
 

The other half followed Odin to Valhalla. Mortals and immortals alike admire her renowned beauty. She was summoned on issues of love. It is said her cloak possesses magical attributes that enable her to shapeshift into a falcon.

Freya’s powerful spirit serves as an inspiration. Her steadfast determination infects us as we triumphantly acquire a sense of purpose in our actions. By exiting territory that is familiar to us we have the ability to make dramatic changes to our lives that will facilitate continued creative growth and individuality. The magical nature of animals feeds our inspiration, they help guide us beyond the mundane. Through the threshold of expectation is a world filled with wonderful and endless possibilities.

Within the elegant Fantastical Creatures Tarot illustrated by Lisa Hunt, written by D.J. Conway, the Chariot arrives in the form of the Centaurs.



 


"The Centaurs from Greek mythology have the upper body, head, arms of a human and the lower body and legs of a stallion. One branch of centaurs were aggressive, wild, lecherous and loved to cause chaos. The other branch were skilled wizards and shapeshifters who used their ancient healing wisdoms and teachings to help people. Thus it is important to maintain control and balance in both aspects of our physical and spiritual nature. Only when both sides are in balance can our Chariot remain true and on course."

- Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway (Fantastical Creatures Tarot)
 


If you sustain your efforts during a conflict and struggle, you will win in the end. This card also represents unexpected good news, travel and a great change in your life. Practice self-control to reach your goals.



 

The Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood demonstrates that the Chariot is symbolized by work, travel, purpose, with problems falling behind the Traveller on the road. Triumph, harmony and balance shed new light. Controlling forces which may have been conflicting before, come together to form a working whole.

In the glowing Haindl Tarot by Hermann Haindl, the Chariot represents Cheth (fence) and Hagall (H) hailstones. A boat with wheels rushes through a rough sea. The boat is red, the color is energy. A red glow surrounds the figure in the boat. Above is a mythical beast, part boar, part wolf. It signifies our deepest fears, unnameable wind and wildness.



 

This energy gives us the power to overcome these fears through sheer determination. It is the will to continue forward, to triumph over fear. You must stay the course, head held high with a glint in your Soul.

In the effervescent Connolly Tarot, created by Eileen Connolly and illustrated by Peter Paul Connolly, the Chariot takes the form of a warrior-hero riding home after his conquest, who is triumphant and victorious. But look at his eyes. They are full of pain as he leaves behind the aftermath of battle. Still holding the reigns of his Chariot, he maintains full control. He now has wisdom and the secret of inner Knowledge, and can use his talents and energy constructively. The key word is Control.



 

It is important to exercise self-discipline. With continued effort you can win the day and be triumphant.

You must strive for balance and not be distracted by a portentous situation. This indicates the wrong use of energies and talent. Watch out for possible negative vibrations of unfairness, pressure and force.

In the ancient Kleopatra Tarot, the Chariot is symbolized by Khepri.



 

Khepri is connected with the scarab beetle (kheprer). Because this diminutive creature rolls balls of dung across the ground, this act associated the beetle with the forces that move the sun across the sky, therefore solar polar. Young dung beetles having been laid as eggs within the dung ball, emerge from it fully formed. Therefore Khepri represents creation and rebirth, specifically the rising sun and creation of the world.

This wonderful insight reveals the Chariot to represent the accomplishment of great objectives and the material and spiritual evolution of the Soul. Great Success is paramount !

Within the enchanting Shadowscapes Companion by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law & Barbara Moore the Chariot is described as;


 


"She is Winged Victory, the goddess Nike, or Maeve. She comes sweeping from the skies, confident and sure of herself. She has summoned the unicorns of the sea out from the foamy depths. They serve her willingly, bowing as is ever in their nature to such purity of intent. The ocean swells themselves are tamed beneath the enchanted wheels of her chariot. The glittering waves crash and roar with the strength of the sea, but as she guides her unicorns across the glistening track, the waves fall still before her and into a quiescent and shining mirror path.

This stillness in what is in eternal motion stirs awareness in the denizens of the deep. From underneath, the spirits of the ocean whisper to the sea god, and in a swirl of aquatic color, they dance to the surface to greet one whose willpower and mastery is so undeniable as to be capable of overcoming even the wild, natural fury of the seas."
 


In this beautiful elegant rhythm, the Chariot represents Triumph over obstacles, achieving victory, focusing intent and will, establishing an identity, self-confidence, maintaining discipline, assuming the reins of power and authority, and driving with the unwavering certainty in a cause. Control must be exercised in a constantly changing environment that can and will present challenges; in the landscape of a world that is constantly shifting with people and emotions and circumstances all around. Like the tenuous border where sea meets sky, a constant tension of push and pull of air against liquid is maintained, and to ride to victory, one must be able to achieve the confidence and knowledge to walk upon that fragile surface.



 

In the adept thesis Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunning, the author asserts the Chariot akin to Julius Caesar riding his chariot triumphantly into Rome. He has defeated his enemies and conquered vast, new lands.

This flow represents the victories that are possible through willpower and self-mastery. This card stands for the strengths associated with combat; discipline, grit, determination and assertiveness.

The Chariot symbolizes the positive aspects of the ego. A healthy ego is one that is strong and self-assured. It knows what it wants and how to get it.

Hard control is not brutal, but firm and direct. It is backed by a strong will and great confidence. The Chariot can represent self-control and also control of the environment. This card also represents Victory of Self.

There are many types of wins; the Chariot is of the win-lose type. Your success comes from beating the competition to become number One. Such moments are glorious under the right circumstances.



 

Michael Tsarion gives us an astrological view of the Chariot, whose element is Water, modality is Cardinal. The astrological correspondence is Cancer. The Planet Rulers are Moon and Jupiter. The season is High Summer. Kabalistic correspondence is Netzach, path 18. Mythic correspondence takes the form of John the Baptist and Mordred.

In the esoteric text The Book of Thoth, the magister Aleister Crowley gives a wholly secret view of the Chariot; Atu VII refers to the zodiacal sign of Cancer, the sign into which the Sun moves at the Summer Solstice.

 


"Cancer is the cardinal sign of the element of Water and represents the first keen onrush of that element. Cancer also represents the path which leads form the great Mother Binah to Geburah, and is thus the influence of the Supernals descending through the Veil of Water (which is blood) upon the energy of man, and so inspires it. It corresponds, in this way, to the Hierophant, which, on the other side of the Tree of Life, brings down the fire of Chokmah."

- Aleister Crowley (The Book of Thoth)
 



The canopy of the Chariot is the night-sky-blue of Binah. The pillars are the four pillars of the Universe, the regimen of Tetragrammaton. The scarlet wheels represent the original energy of Geburah which causes the revolving motion.

This chariot is drawn by four sphinxes composed of the four Kerubs, the Bull, the Lion, the Eagle and the Man. In each sphinx these elements are counter-changed; thus the whole represents the sixteen sub-elements.

The Charioteer is clothed in the amber-coloured armour appropriate to the sign. He is throned in the chariot rather than conducting it, because the whole system of progression is perfectly balanced. His only function is to bear the Holy Grail.


The Gorgeous Samiramay Tarot
 

Upon his armour are ten Stars of Assiah, the inheritance of celestial dew from his mother.

He bears as a crest the Crab appropriate to the sign. The visor of his helmet is lowered, for no man may look upon his face and live. For the same reason, no part of his body is exposed.

Cancer is the house of the Moon; there are certain analogies between this card and that of the High Priestess. But, also, Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, and here one recalls the card called Fortune (Atu X) attributed to Jupiter.


"Tying the Connections" by CutiChan
 

The central and most important feature of the card is its centre – the Holy Grail. It is of pure amethyst, of the colour of Jupiter, but its shape suggests the full moon and the Great Sea of Binah.

In the centre is radiant blood; the spiritual life is inferred; light in the darkness. These rays, moreover, revolve, emphasizing the Jupiterian element in the symbol.

 


"Note that Cheth – Cheth 8 – Yod 10 – Tau 400 – has the value of 418. This is one of the most important of the key-numbers of Liber AL. It is the number of the word of the Aeon, ABRAHADABRA, the cypher of the Great Work."

- Aleister Crowley (The Book of Thoth)
 


Further secrets of The Chariot are revealed in the brilliant text Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette.

The Chariot is given the names; The Child of the Powers of the Waters, The Lord of the Triumph of Light, The Zodiacal Trump of Cancer and Luna Rules - Jupiter Exalted.

The Chariot is represented by the Hebrew Letter Cheth. The original design (ryder-waite) is a young and holy King under the starry canopy. He drives furiously a chariot drawn by two sphinxes. As Levi drew it. On the Tree of Life; Path 18, joining (3) Binah - Understanding to (5) GeburahSeverity.

The colours are Amber, Maroon, Rich bright Russet; Dark greenish Brown.

 


"The alteration of Abracadabra (Charioteer) and the Taurus Disk card are complete. Please forgive this brief statement, it is because I know you are so lucid and logical that I can write and tell you I have taken such arbitrary action without consulting you as you will realize this was a moment to say “Snap!"

- Harris to Crowley, May 11, 1941
 


The issue of the Vulture, Two-in-One, conveyed;
this is the Chariot of Power
.”
- TRINC: the last oracle!



 

This is perhaps the most obscure of all the verses of that work. It talks about “Two-in-One, conveyed”; The Chariot, of course, conveys the charioteer, who coveys the Holy Grail (a magnificent carved amethyst, sacred to Jupiter, exalted in Cancer). Therefore, the Holy Grail must represent (or contain) the Two-in-One. But what is the Holy Grail and what is the Two-in-One?

The Holy Grail is the cup which Christ drank at the Last Supper and the same one that Joseph of Aramathea used to catch the blood and water that spilled from the liplike spear wound in the side of the crucified Christ. Joseph later conveyed the Grail and the spear to a magically constructed castle, where their mysterious powers complicated the lives of many generations of noble knights. In one very real way, the Chariot is the Chapel of the Holy Grail on wheels.



 

In Egyptian mythology, the vulture is sacred to Ma’at, the goddess of Justice and supreme Balance. The vulture is said to conceive without mating. Its child immaculately conceived is a mysterious internal process that, for other creatures, requires contributions from both male and female. The issue of the Vulture is therefore the product (child) of an internal marriage of two perfectly balanced things, Two-in-One.

The answer may be found in “TRINC”, an oracular word that comes from the story of Gargantua and Pantagruel, a mystical satire by François Rabelais (1494 - 1553). In the story, Panurge seeks the answer to the question, “Should I marry?” He and his companions eventually decide to seek the Oracle of the Bottle for the answer. After a long journey they reach the temple and pass through the door upon which is written En Oino Aletheia (in wine lies truth). Bacbuc, the Priestess of the Temple takes them into the presence of the Holy Bottle. Panurge poses his question and the Holy Bottle answers by making a sharp sound like that of cracking glass: “Trinc!” (Drink!). Panurge interprets this as an affirmative answer and an admonition to drink deep from the wellspring of life and knowledge.

Panurge’s question “Should I marry?” has deeper magical implications. There is much “marrying” in the royal trumps of the Tarot; Prince and Princess, King and Queen, male and female, red/white lion, white/red eagle.

 


"The Hebrew letter associated with the Chariot is Cheth, which, when spelled in full, enumerates to 418, the same number as ABRAHADABRA, the magical word that expresses the formula of the marriage of the microcosm with the macrocosm (also the aspirant to their Holy Guardian Angel)."

- Lon Milo DuQuette (Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot)
 


The Chariot represents Cancer, whose symbol is a glyph for a particular technique of tantric yoga in which male and female energies are perfectly prepared, balanced, exchanged to create the Two-in-One elixir of life.

In the language of Thelemic imagery, the elixir is brewed in the Holy Grail by Babalon/Nuit in Binah (the Queen of our Qabalistic fairytale) who then offers it to the Beast/Hadit in Chokmah (the King of our Qabalistic fairytale) and they both drink (TRINC) and become ecstatically drunken. In doing so, they annihilate all sense of separateness.



 

The path of the Chariot crosses the Abyss and joins the fifth sephira, Geburah, to the third sephira, Binah. Being so high on the Tree of Life, its mysteries deal with the most sublime and profound aspects of nature and consciousness. This is a reflection of the magick of the gods, a faint echo of the titanic forces, energy, and love that creates, sustains, and destroys the Universe.

We are One !

Having the Chariot within your sphere of Consciousness is a reminder to be still and active. Seek balance within thyself and the secrets of the Universe shall be made clear. It is vital that you are prepared inwardly for great change that will come as quickly and suddenly as a pure storm of positive vibrations, shifting you forward into Successful ventures and magnificent journeys of Clarity.


 

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POSITIVE PATH
 


- achieving VICTORY
-

reaching your goal
winning
being successful
dominating
coming out on top
beating the competition
inner bravery

 


- using your WILL -

being determined to succeed
focusing your intent
rising above temptation
letting nothing distract you
sustaining an effort
concentrating your energies
fixing on a goal

 


- ASSERTING yourself -

being ego-focused
establishing an identity
knowing who you are
feeling self-confident
having faith in yourself
looking out for your interests
knowing thyself

 


- achieving HARD CONTROL -

mastering emotions
curbing impulses
maintaining discipline
holding in anger
getting your own way
assuming the reins of power
showing authority

 



 

WORLD AND OCCUPATION
 


- Coming to the Strength of Self -

emotions, desires, domestic roles and duties, hearth
family members, residence, private world, belongings
the mother and her life, inner world, attachments
births in the family, precious possessions, recognition
major family events, wants, public persona, notoriety
providence, patriotism, tradition, photography
needs, assets, triumph, publicity, sentiment, heritage
fame, media, cinema, safety, security, home

 



 

NEGATIVE PATH
 


- Straying into the Darkness -

excessive patriotism, over-indulgence, excessiveness
overly emotional behaviour, excessive self-interest
obsession with appearance, narcissism, indulgence
lack of reason and logic, sentimentality, hedonism
over-protectiveness, vengeance, neediness, ambition
war, mood swings, insecurity, bad habits, obsession
habituation, possessiveness, confinement, vanity
attachment, irrationality, introversion, imprisonment
subjectivity, neediness, bad health, envy, parochialism
acquisitiveness, greed, xenophobia, inhibition

 



 

REVERSED
 


- Finding Oneself -

lack of will, trouble, domestic problems, family upset
collapse of hopes and dreams, passivity, defeat, riot
emotional blockage, loss of home, presumption
loss of family members, quarrel, dispute, succor
unfavourable legal proceedings, feeling like outsider
lack of ambition and drive, maternity problems
cessation of domestic upheaval , weakness, defeat
trouble, failure, attachments overcome, threat, delays
favourable emotional changes, accident, alienation
damage to property, litigation, miscarriage, rejection
moving beyond imposed restrictions, car problems
conquering fears and insecurity, breaking old habits
loss of desire, upset routines, breaking conditioning

 

- The reversal asks to strengthen the positive and release the negative -
(Any path will always lead to both being fulfilled)



 

BIO-ENERGETIC
 


- Tasting the Soul -

water, lymphatic system, mammary glands
fluid, digestion, appetites, reproduction, diet
emotional complexes and syndromes, womb
menstrual cycle, emotional balance, ovaries
compulsion, addiction, paranoia, phobias

 



 

 

 

The Chariot as a Life-Time Personality Symbol

 

For individuals whose birthday adds up to 16 or 7, the Chariot represents your life-time spiritual and personality symbol. Chariot people thrive on variety and are successful at multi-tasking. It is a question of how many things you can do simultaneously. You prefer a situation both personally and professionally as long as it provides variety and challenges your desire. You are good at balancing your needs for quietude and activity, implementing changes in your life that are both fortunate and nurturing.

There are five times in the year when it is essential you experience movement, change and activity in your life, symbolized by Cancer and the four animals in front of the Chariot. These are 1) Aquarius (January 21st to February 21st), which is the most restless time of year; therefore an excellent time to initiate new projects and do something entirely different from what you are used to. This is symbolized by the human head and human feet in front of the Chariot. 2) Taurus, the bull (April 21st to May 21st) is your most active and productive month. It is a fantastic time to implement in tangible ways that which is most important to you. 3) Cancer, the crab (June 21st to July 21st) is a vital time to nurture, comfort and support yourself. It is essential during this time to support your needs for quietude, nurturement and reconnection with family. 4) Leo, the lion (July 21st to August 21st) is the time to be open to new creative opportunities, to explore avenues of your creativity that have been dormant, to dynamically express your creativity without any reservation. 5) Scorpio, the bird (October 21st to November 21st) is the best time to make emotional decisions and to act what has heart and meaning for you. The energy of Scorpio allows to make emotional decisions that ignite and motivate the need for new experiences in Aquarius, find busy and productive times in Taurus, actively nurture yourself in Cancer and open to new opportunities and experiences in Leo.

With the Chariot as your life-time symbol, you enjoy the comfort and stability of family and home, you love to travel, to have many and varied interests. You are a natural generator, motivator and stimulator. You have an equal love for quietude and activity. If things get too boring at work or in relationships you will generate change to break the monotony. The combination of movement and quietude are essential. Activity that produces unseen results makes you anxious. Change is important as long as it produces some kind of tangible results.

 

 



 

 

 

The Chariot as a Growth Symbol

 

During a Chariot year (the year when your birthday plus the current year add up to 7), it is the best time to move, relocate, travel and make career changes. Individuals who are in their Chariot year experience changes in family and the home. Career changes and promotions are not unexpected events during this time. The changes that take place during a Chariot year are ultimately positive and expansive, which further your personal and professional growth and development.

Your Chariot year requires that you make changes that are nurturing and fortunate in all arenas of your life. Cancer people (June 21st to July 21st) will function as mirrors for what is needed in your personal and professional life. The month of Cancer could be a time when it is important for you to entertain activities which support and nurture the deepest core of who you are.

 

 



 

 

 

The Chariot as an Outer Mirror

 

When you pull the Chariot symbol and find yourself drawn to it, the energy that you need in your life is the combination of quietude and activity. It is a time when you can contemplate making changes in the family and home and with Cancer people in your life (June 21st to July 21st). In the next seven weeks and seven months, you may take an important trip and travel. There is a chance that you can relocate and move, or remodel and redecorate your home. It is a time where you will want to resolve ideas tied to the family and home and make career changes. If you stay within the same career you will want to make terrific progress and express yourself differently either through promotion or using combined skills in different ways.

 

 



 

 

 

The Chariot as a
Visual Affirmation & Meditative Symbol

 

The Chariot supports the integration of quietude and activity in your life. It is the best symbol that can be used to support desired changes that involve moving, traveling and making career changes.

When you desire changes that are positive and nurturing, the Chariot is an excellent symbol to use in meditation or within creative visualization exercises to assist in your development.

 

Sample Affirmations

 

I stimulate and motivate others positively.

I am responsible for what I cause.

I accomplish things effortlessly and well.

I enjoy the combination of quietude and activity.

 

 



 

 

 

Symbols that are facets of The Chariot

 

The four seven’s in the minor arcana represent the ways in which we assist or block change and movement in our lives. The three ways in which you can block change in yourself is symbolised by the Seven of Swords (Futility), the Seven of Cups (Debauch and Indulgence) and the Seven of Disks (Fear of Failure). The Seven of Wands (Valour) represents the way you can support your growth and change in yourself. Through Valour, having the sense of staying by what you value, you can facilitate the process for growth and evolution in yourself and others.


                             
 

The Tower (number 16 which adds up to 7) is the outer representation of the Chariot. The Tower represents the willingness to dismantle that which is artificial and false in order to restore and renovate that which represents the true nature of oneself.



 

If you pulled the Tower card or have this archetype as your life-time personality symbol, you are an individual who is committed to renovating yourself, ideas, people, environments and things. The Tower is a symbol of waking up to the essential nature of who you are.

 

 



 


- Gifts & Challenges of The Chariot -

Gifts

Combining Quietude with Creativity

Seven of Wands (Valour)

The Tower (Restoration, Healing)

Challenges

Seven of Swords (Futility)

Seven of Cups (Debauch, Indulgence)

Seven of Disks (Fear of Failure)
 

 


 


- Opposing Cards: Some Possibilities -
 

Strength
The Hanged Man
The Tower
Eight of Swords
Ten of Swords

 

 

soft control
accepting God's will, putting others first
defeat, humbling experience
confusion, self-doubt
powerless, in the pits, putting others first

 

 


 


- Reinforcing Cards: Some Possibilities -
 

The Magician
Two of Wands
Six of Wands
Four of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles

 

 

using your will, concentration
being in authority, dominating
triumph, self-confidence
control
self-control-discipline

 

 




 

- Research sources -

Taroscopes by Michael Tsarion

Samiramay Tarot by Vera Petruk
Röhrig
Tarot by Carl-W. Röhrig
Arcus Arcanum Tarot
by Hager Gunter
The Tarot Handbook
by Angeles Arrien
The Book of Thoth
by Aleister Crowley
Animals Divine Companion
by Lisa Hunt
Fantastical Creatures
by Lisa Hunt & D.J. Conway
Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley & Lady Frieda Harris
Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot by Pamela Colman Smith
Shadowscapes Companion
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law & Barbara Moore
Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette
Robin Wood Tarot
by Robin Wood & Michael Short
Kleopatra Tarot by Etta Stoico & Silvana Alasia
Connolly Tarot
by Eileen & Peter Paul Connolly
Learning the Tarot
by Joan Bunning
Haindl Tarot by
Hermann Haindl


 

 

 

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