Archive for June, 2008

The Chariot

the chariotThis is a Major arcana I’ve always loved, no matter what. There are some cards I’ve liked or disliked throughout the years, like the Fool, the Hanged Man or The Emperor, but I always liked the Chariot. To me, it means something gets moving in the right direction, there is vigor, energy coming through. Determination and bravado, with a sense of panache.

If it represent a person, it is a determined individual, ready to confront and conquer, not someone who’s going to give up if it fails at first. It is a decision taken, and this decision takes account of both the mental/practical side of it, but also the feelings/intuition side of things.

When I did my first readings I just assumed the card showing a positive outcome, now as years have passed, and I (hopefully) became a bit wiser, I also take note that there are lots of duality also showing in the card. So, when it is in the position of an advice, I see it as a “focus your energy” type of mantra. You have to take the lead position, or these horses/sphinxes in front of the chariot will take you to quite another place you didn’t want to go at first ….

It requires having faith in oneself, and if need be take the road less traveled. Getting what you want in life, is not only being committed, talented, capable, but also requires a certain amount of luck : being in the right place at the right time … The Chariot in some layouts might just mean that, take a chance, life won’t take you there if you don’t make that move yourself first. Discover your potential, harness yourself for the long haul, get it all together, focus and find your “vehicle”.




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Reading : what I should know about this person

This is a 3 card draw. In some 3 cards spread, the card to the left means past , the middle one the present and of course, the last one the future . In this draw, I didn’t intend that type of meaning, I just wanted some info on the personality of an individual. The 3 cards will be interpreted as a whole here.

The question was : what should I know about that person ?

chariot reversedpage of swordsjudgement reversed

The cards : the Chariot reversed, the Page of Swords, and finally the Judgement reversed.

The Page of Swords, even though the card is not reversed is particularly ill dignified here, with the 2 Major arcana both reversed. Right from the bat, this doesn’t look very good, just looking at the cards, I feel the lack of balance in this person. This seems to be more the signature of a troublemaker than anything else.

Here are some keywords for the cards :

The Chariot (reversed) / loss of self control, defeat

The Page of swords (ill dignified) / character : cruel, manipulating, calculating.

The Judgement (reversed) / inability to release, no change

As a conclusion, this individual is someone 2 faced and possibly vindictive (chariot and page of swords). Violence could be expressed verbally or physically. Chaos seems to be a pattern here with those 3 cards. Someone who seeks weaknesses in other people’s in order to have some control over them … Mind games, obtaining the power, the upper hand by any means … Inflated ego comes to mind as well (the Chariot reversed and the trumpet in the reversed Judgement).
Well, well, well, ….from the feedback I’ve received it is accurate !


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