Intuitive Self-Care with Tarot: The Chariot

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
— Joseph Campbell

When I was in maybe 3rd or 4th grade, I got a perservence award. I mean they weren't wrong...I have always been one to stubbornly work hard no matter what the obstacle. I worked hard in hopes that I would erase the poverty I was living in, that I would get out of the little town my mom had moved us to, and to surpass my disempowerment. I silently had my goals and dreams and was relentless to pursue them but all the while the feeling was to be more so I can finally accept myself. I didn't care too much about being accepted, even in middle school or high school. I always felt really odd anyway, so my motivation accepting this, was very much and internal drive. 

The Chariot is a card that visualizes this internal drive. Despite any obstacle the Chraiotteer moves forward. The Charioteer has the wand, the power to control the next movement.  The Charioteer has the tenacity to create what they wish. The confusion I have had most of my life is that one is to try to move forward and forward despite what it does. 

Seeking power can disempower.

The Chariot contains both light and dark, devil and god, ugly and beautiful. The Charioteer integrates and balances the two. The Charioteer are intuitively guided and while the will is there, so is the pausing to listen to all parts of self and to move forward from that place.

It's more of a methodical moving forward than a hurried one like you might see in a knight. It's Durga methodically killing off demons with full composure versus Kali indiscriminately ripping apart everything and getting drunk of demon's blood. Durga and Kali and the same being though and the Chariot, though I would associate with more calm and composed energy may have both energies residing at any or all times. The key is that The Charioteer can balance and master all to make it for them. 

Seeking power of self through integration and balance is empowerment.

The Chariot

The Chariot from Motherpeace

The Chariot from Motherpeace

Element: Water

Number: Seven

Chakras: Third Eye and Crown

Mantras for The Chariot:


Use following spread with tarot or oracle cards and/or use them as journaling prompts: