Per Bastemhet

Nefertari Tarot: The Chariot (7)

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Visual Card Description:  A man stands in a chariot facing the left.  He is flanked on both sides by two vultures, one black and one yellow.  In his right hand is a whip or a bundle of rope that is slung over his shoulder.  He wears a leopard skin on his chest and a white kilt with gold and green decoration.  A horn hangs from his belt.

Free Association:  Driven, Purpose, Prepared, Look to the Future, Oneness of Mind and Body, Chosen, Duty, Strength, Speed, Ability, Cunning

Rider-Waite/Traditional AssociationsThe Chariot indicates a lot of energy; but not free-for-all energy; it’s directed, controlled, and has a goal in mind. When this card appears you are likely to be fairly clear on what your hopes and dreams involve, and what you are willing to do to get there.

In general this card points to determination and ambition, getting things done, and testing and proving what you’ve got. This is a sign that you should move forward with whatever you have in mind (and in your heart) and give it your best shot. Remember, though, that you’ll need to use both your intellect and your heart, in order to be truly successful.

Meaning from the lwb (little white book that came with this deck):  Triumph, success, spiritual or material evolution.  Intelligence, honour and recognized merit.

My interpretation:  This card represents the mind of those about to engage in battle.  One can be cold and calculating off the battlefield, but once in, primal instinct takes over.  It’s time to fight for what you hold dear, and to call up the courage necessary to do so.  You are blessed by the gods, so take faith in their favor.  If your heart is true, it is also light.

Written by Bastemhet

May 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm

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