Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Chariot

I think this card is my favorite Major Arcana card. First off it's the card of my personal number, which is seven. To get your personal number, you add up all the numbers in your birth date. For me it's: 1+8+1969=1978, 1+9+7+8=25, 2+5=7. To me, this card is all about mastering the powers of opposites, and getting them to work together as a driving force. These opposing forces are enemies, but you have control over both of them... within yourself.

The card above is from the Legacy of the Divine deck. The woman driving the Chariot in this card seems to be driving to victory through rough waters. The light she shines directly in front of her from her staff, appears to be pointing the opposing forces in the direction she wants to go. To me, this card is somewhat telling in the fact that the white horse looks like it's starting to head towards the direction of the light, while the dark horse is trying to go off to the left. lol! The dark horse is always the difficult one, no?

The Chariot card corresponds to the astrological sign of Cancer, which just happens to be my rising sign. :) There's so much to like about this card! It's so balanced and 'in control'. It must have taken a lot of discipline, hard work, trial and error and determination to get those two harnessed and able to work together.

I think the song 'Chariot' by Gavin DeGraw could actually be about this card. :D AND it even mentions the Ace of Cups! See if you can spot where. ;)

Staring at a maple leaf
Leaning on the mother tree
I said to myself we all lost touch
Your favorite fruit is chocolate covered cherries
And seedless watermelon ohhhh
Nothing from the ground is good enough
Body rise
look what's over me

Oh chariot, your golden waves
Are walking down upon this face
Oh chariot, I'm singing out loud
To guide me
Give me your

Remember seeking moons rebirth
Rains made mirrors of the earth
The sun was just yellow energy
It is a living promise land
Even over fields of sand
Since it's filled my body, covered me
Bringing back
More than a memory


You'll be my vacation away from this place
You know what I want
Holding that cup,
It's pouring over the sides
You make me wanna spread my arms and fly


Give me your strength (Chariot)
Give me your strength (Chariot)
Give me your strength (Chariot)
Give me your strength (Chariot)

Give me your strength,
Give it to me (Chariot)
Give me your strength,
Give it to me (Chariot)
Give me your strength,
Give it to me (Chariot)
Give me your strength,
Oh chariot