THE CHARIOT (VII)
For comparison, here's The Chariot in the Rider/Waite/Smith deck:
THE CHARIOT (VII): I finally set up my scanner! I tend to be buffaloed all too readily by tech stuff, so wind up putting off dealing with it. How is this related to this post? Only becuase I can now put up versions of cards from decks I have not found online but have in my collection, such as The Light and Shadow Tarot. I happen to particularly like The Chariot in this deck because of the focussed Buddha figure at its center. It minimizes my tendency to see The Chariot in martial terms.
DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR THE CHARIOT (VII)(i.e. the below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with this card):
Incorrect application of energies and talents.
It's very important you gain appropriate control over your emotions at this time.
A need to socialize. You've been in your shell too long.
You may be focussing too much on the external (the vehicle), and the internal (the emotions, the spirit, etc.) are in need of attention.
Be careful that your desire to be expressive does not run over someone else's intense need right now to be heard.
You may need to tolerate feeling out of balance right now, as your conscious and unconcious energies re-align themselves in your life.
Self-expression as a path of growth and service.
* MINI-REVIEW ALERT! The Light and Shadow Tarot has very strong, black and white block print designs. They are intensely evocative and I have very mixed responses to them. The cards are also over-sized and difficult to shuffle, but that is a minor concern for me compared to my tendency to negative visceral responses to the designs. I hasten to add that I am happy to have this deck in my collection. It just is not one I turn to for readings. But I do imagine this is a very personal reaction as the designs are evocative, beautifully executed, and clearly thought out.
Resource: Tarot and Emotions Research Project Report, by Mary K. Greer. My generally intense "gut" response to The Light and Shadow deck as a whole recalled this interesting report.
Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.
‘til next time, keep expressing yourself, and enjoying The Tarot,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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