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

Justice in Tarot

Image:

Background:

Suits: Swords

Familia: -.

Misc: scale.

Elements: -.

Keywords: Justice. Balance. Judging. Completion. Perfection. Cause and effect. Truth. Taking a stand. Authority. Law.

Additional Traits

Numerology: Major Arcana number 11.

Astrology: Libra

Events: Court.

Vibes: Neutral.

Justice

Meanings:

Me and the card:

Everyday Witch Tarot Deck Interview

1. Your vibe:

The Star.

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

Temperance.

3. What is a challenge for you?

Page of Cups.

4. How to treat you?

Knight of Cups.

5. How do you spill your tea?

The Hierophant.

6. What are you here for?

Eight of Pentacles.

7. Our vibes together:

The Moon.

Two of Cups The Everyday Witch Tarot Train

Kanazawa Bound with Two Full Cups

We are inside a bullet rain, called the Thunderbird, that’s taking us from Osaka to Kanazawa. And the train is spacious enough for me to write. I am writing from a moving train!!! This is precisely how I have been dreaming of my future life in Japan.

Me. A writer. Writing about Japan from my perspective while, of course, living in Japan. Preferably Tokyo. But I don’t fuss too much. Well, maybe not in Kyoto anymore. Because I err… wasn’t all that crazy about Kyoto this time around. Perhaps I came with too high of an expectation.

So we are on our way to Kanazawa. I, instead of replying to urgent queries, gulping another cup of Nashi coffee and listening to people’s bullshit, am on my way to Kanazawa!

I know nothing about Kanazawa. Except that it’s called Japan best-kept secret which OMG such a clickbait.

We are travelling through the mountain, with cherry blossoms trees waving hi every now and then from the roadsides.

I have such an urge to do a tarot spread right here right now but I wonder how weirded out would the Japanese salary-man who is sitting beside me be. Maybe I’ll pull a card instead.

Two of Cups. How lovely. I am getting more excited about Kanazawa 🙂

I mean, c’mon! Life couldn’t be better than this. Oh yeah, I am wearing my Hogwarts sweater too. I just WhatsApp-ed Fafa who sat behind as we didn’t get couple seat this time. I told him:

“I am beyond happy. So very grateful.”