Diving deeper into the symbolism in the Rider Waite tarot deck has opened my eyes to the sheer amount of power we posses. I can talk all day about untapped potential, but I’d prefer to help you access it.
In life there are constant challenges, in tarot these challenge are presented in the form of mountains. May it be an obstacle in your way or an uphill battle. In African-American culture, we are conditioned to fight these battles with our mouths wide open and fists raised.
The Chariot is a warrior and a hero. This makes sense as warriors stand on the front lines and to become a hero, you must be courageous. When I think of courage, I think of standing up for what you believe even when it may not be the popular opinion. This is absolutely Chariot energy, although we have yet to tap into the magick of the Chariot.
I see the Chariot as an air bender although associated with the sign of Cancer. This cancerian governs the heart which includes emotions, feelings, and the subconscious. The Chariot is a master of emotions. Through mastering our own emotions, we begin to experience life differently.
That one guy at work who drives you stir crazy can barely get a rise out of you anymore. Your annoying cousin who can’t seem to mind her business no longer makes your skin itch. Mastery of the mind and emotions doesn’t come without practice, but practice makes perfect and all we have is time.
The Chariot taught me to use my mind to fight battles before raising my sword. Yes there will be times when you have to physically fight but that should always be the last resort. This moon cycle, I create a few different document to help our community process our feelings, build ourselves back up, reset bad habits, and set some healthy boundaries. Accessing this chariot energy will place us in the driver’s seat of our own lives. The places we are able to go are endless if only we have the power to navigate our own vehicle.