Your Chosen Card – The Chariot Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Chariot urges you to master the situation in the midst of changing circumstances. You must take the reins of the chariot on which you travel through life. Inside the protective shell of your personality, you have the necessary resources to accomplish your goals. Success will depend on your ability to use reason to strike a balance between your ambitions and your appetites, which may be pulling you in different directions. It is important to set clear boundaries and to respect your own limits. Now is a time to think clearly, take control, and assume direction of your life. Often the Chariot appears when you are planning a trip or are about to embark on a significant journey, be it literal or metaphorical.
Keywords Upright: Strength of purpose, taking the reins, establishing clear boundaries, maintaining protective walls, travel, prudence, determination, controlling opposing forces, triumph over obstacles in your path, having a clear direction, setting out on a quest, staying focused on your goal, relying on inner resources, mastery, a journey, a car or other vehicle, respecting your own limits, a hard shell, the straight and narrow path.
Key VII: The Chariot
Myths/Archetypes: Hecate. Auriga virtutem. Cancer, the sign of the crab. Platos chariot as an analogy for the three-part human soul (reason, will, appetite). The NASCAR driver.
Dates of Cancer: 21 June22 July (tropical); 16 July17 August (sidereal)
Astrology: Cancer, the Crab (a Water sign ruled by the Moon). In the Waite-Smith tarot, a flowing river separates the canopied chariot from the walled city behind.
Numerology: 7 (Chariot) = 1 + 6 (The Tower)
Hebrew letter: Chet, Cheth, or Heth (a protective fence, a tent wall; a Hebrew word meaning a separation, boundary, dividing wall, stacked stones, outside, half, or string). The crab of the sign Cancer has a well-defined protective shell (Chet).
When The Chariot is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If The Chariot is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Chariot is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for The Chariot using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Some clients use the tarot regularly for meditation and spiritual enlightenment. When a querent has no specific question in mind, one can do a general reading to suggest issues that are currently important for the querent to ponder. General readings often highlight concerns that warrant further exploration. For example, the Chariot might indicate plans to buy or sell a car, the Hierophant might presage a church wedding, Justice might refer to a court case or legal matter, and so on.
World of Psychics: If you are buying a deck, though, be guided by your intuition. The cards work through images, and images are the language of your intuition and psychic mind. Its through the plethora of symbols, and in the case of the Thoth deck astrological references as well, that you will discover more about your own path and how to access the ancient wisdom the Tarot contains. The 78 cards can make you smile as time and time again the same things are suggested to you, as I have found out!
Complete Book of Tarot: The other part of the proposed definition states that divination attempts to discern occult information as though by supernatural means. Not infrequently, the knowledge gained during a tarot reading feels eerily as if it were a form of extra-ordinary knowing or as if it had a supernatural origin. Various dictionaries define divination as an inspired guess (where does the inspiration come from?), a presentiment, an intuitive perception, a prophecy, an instinctive foresight, or simply as the interpretation of signs and omens.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 8: The Death card means that you or someone close to you is about to die.