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

The Chariot Moon Void Tarot The Spacious Tarot

Unsmiling Chariot

I draw The Chariot as the card of the day using the classic Rider Waite Smith tarot deck. No surprise, it’s my first day of period, I hardly smiled the whole day, similar to the guy who’s riding the chariot on the card.

Happy Cups

I pulled The Chariot as the card of the day.

“Make a decision!” it says.

“What about?” I asked pulling another card as the clarifying card.

Temperance revealed itself.

Balanced life.

I still didn’t get it.

So I draw another card.

Ace of Cups.

Two days in a row?

What does these cards are supposed to tell me?

I read them together.

Recently, I had to make a decision, I chose work-life balance and now I am reaping the benefit?

I do have stress-free workload these days.

I get to finish work before 6 PM and do other things outside work.

Thee things that have been filling heart, fulfilling and overflowing my happy cups.

I am happy.

So is that it?

The Chariot Moon Void Tarot The Spacious Tarot

The Chariot in Tarot

I have a hot and cold relationship with The Chariot tarot card. I love it on some decks (Everyday Witch Tarot) and not so much on others (Rider Waite Smith Tarot).

It’s also located at the very end of the first out of three rows of Major Arcana, making it one of the hardest to understand, along with Temperance and The World.

Image: A man standing on a some kind of vehicle.

Background: A metropolitan city.

Familia: Spinx.


Elements: Air.

Keywords: Movement. Victory. Bold. Control. Journey. Action. Assertion. Domination. Tenacity. Willpower.

Additional Traits

Suit: Sword.

Numerology: Major Arcana number 7.

Zodiac: Capricorn.

Events: Journey.

Vibes: Authoritative, Fast.

The Chariot

Meanings:  The card is a reminder to be courageous and keep going as you will achieve your goals you keep being determined, disciplined and focus. It can also mean travel.