The Chariot Moon Void Tarot The Spacious Tarot

Flights, Chariot, Action!

I pulled the Eight of Wands and The Chariot (Cancer) as the cards of the day. It wasn’t a surprise. It has been a tradition of mine to travel on the 26 January; even before I moved to Australia, which has it as the first public holiday of the year.

This time though, what caught my attention was The Chariot card.

Along with The Magician, The Chariot was one of the first few tarot cards that I liked and understood. Or so I thought.

When I first started learning tarot based on the images, I associated The Chariot with travelling. Obviously, as the guy on the classic Rider Waite Smith tarot deck is riding a chariot. He is on the move or about to move. So is the witch who is riding the bike on the Everyday Witch Tarot deck.

But the Chariot on the deck I used for the reading today, the Moon Void Tarot, shows pages and pages of papers. Each one dated by month. July 2016, August 2016 and so on. There is a hand holding a pen writing on one of those pages. As if the person is scheduling and making plans. I don’t see anything that resembles travelling, which ironically fitted my situation of being unable to travel this time.

Alas, it got me curious about the artist’s interpretation of the card, and I dug through my piles of to-read books and found the guide book for the deck which I bought separately (one of the best tarot related decision I made so far: When in doubt, get the guide book). It says:

“…connect with our momentum, as we develop a clear vision, we begin to take action. …daily practice becomes the structure that takes us from one phase of life to the next. Small steps in physical reality will be met by large leaps from the Universe, but first, (you) must begin.”

I then went through The Spacious Tarot deck wondering how The Chariot is depicted there as I don’t think I have ever pulled this card from that deck. The image on the card itself reminded me of the Milford Sound in New Zealand South Island. Again travel related. But the mini-guide book offered an explanation closer to one given by the Moon Void above:

“…define exactly what is it that you want to do. What hard things do you need to do at this time? Affirm that you are capable and go do what you need to do.”

Wow. Reading it was like peeling another layer of The Chariot card.

The one that I didn’t even know existed.

The one about taking inspired actions.

I love it when that happens. That is also why I am love learning about tarot. The more I understand, the more interesting it becomes.

🛒 ❥K

Tarot Cards

My Deck Deciding Tarot Cards

Whenever I like a tarot deck, enough to consider getting it, I have a set of go to cards that help me to make the decision whether it’s a deck I want invite into my life. Though it’s not a hard and fast rule, I follow it most of the time as it helps to culled my obsession over tarot decks.

Here are the cards I look for in the new deck that help me to make the decision:

Major Arcana: The Fool (I don’t like decks where it looks like The Fool is deliberately falling off the cliff), Strength (it’s the number 8 – my fave number. Also it’s strength/power – something I gratify towards), The Hermit (ultimate Virgo card), The Hanged Man (my tarot birth card), The Tower (my fave “bad card”) and The Star (the wish card).

Minor Arcana: Eight of Wands in the Wands suits (travel card), Ten of Cups in the Cups suits (my idea of contentment), Six of Swords in the Swords suits (the ultimate healing card) and Nine of Pentacles in the Pentacles suits (the energy I wish to emulate in life. My dream state of life).

Court Cards: I don’t rely on court cards to decide whether to get a tarot deck or not, but sometimes, I look at their Queens. Even then, it’s only the Queen of Wands (my fave among the four Queens) and on rarer occasion, the Queen of Swords (the Queen I relate the most with).

Full Moon Gemini 2020 Tarot Spread

Card 1 – Manifested since the New Moon

Card 2 – What to release along with the waning of the Full Moon energy

Card 3 – To manifest by the New Moon

Card 4 – How to honor the Full Moon

Card 5 – To celebrate under the Full Moon

Card 6 – A message from the Moon


Full moon Gemini Tarot Spread

Card 1 – Manifested since the New Moon – Explorer of Swords (Knight of Swords)

Card 2 – What to release along with the waning of the Full Moon energy – Two of Swords

Card 3 – To manifest by the New Moon – Death

Card 4 – How to honor the Full Moon – Eight of Wands

Card 5 – To celebrate under the Full Moon – The Emperor

Card 6 – A message from the Moon – The Wheel of Fortune

Clarify My Daily Reading

The Eight of Wands jumped out when I shuffle the cards for my daily tarot reading today. The card, which can easily be crowned as the one with the most simplistic drawing in the classic Rider Waite Smith tarot deck, depicted literally by eight of wands all up in the air pointing to one direction.

I associate the Eight of Wands with travels, but obviously, it’s more than just about boarding the plane for a trip. The Eight of Wands is also an action, fast-moving, focus and remove all distractions card. But then, I wonder:

What action? Which direction to move fast to? What to focus on? and what kind of distractions are we talking about?

And that’s why I usually pull another card, a clarifying card whenever get the Eight of Wands in a single card reading, including during my daily drawing. This time I didn’t have to, there was already a card that jumped together with Eight of Wands earlier, which I put back because the Eight of Wands jumped out first (it’s Eight of Wands after all), it was the Two of Swords.

Ha! The Two of Swords is another card which I usually pull a clarifying card for. The irony of the clarifying card requires another clarifying card.

This Might Hurt Tarot Spread Isabella Rotman

Celtic Cross Spread: Will I Get The Job?

1. Significator – Knight of Wands

2. The Challenge – Five of Cups

3. The Root Cause – Eight of Wands

4. The Past – Five of Wands

5. The Possible Outcome – Queen of Swords

6. The Near Future – Six of Swords

7. Yourself – Two of Pentacles

8. Environment – The Sun

9. Hope and Fears – The Emperor

10. Final Outcome – Strength

11. Lesson – Three of Cups

The Numinous Tarot Deck Interview

Tell me about you:

1. Your vibe:

The Magician.

2. What type of reading suits you best/What are you good at?

Three of Wands.

3. What is a challenge for you?

Two of Wands.

4. How to treat you?

Eight of Wands.

5. How do you spill your tea?

Page of Pentacles.

6. What are you here for?

Knight of Cups.

7. Our vibes together:

Five of Wands.