The cards pictured are from the Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck.
The Chariot and Queen of Swords
This week we enter the month of April and continue to experience the fire of Aries Season. When we start a new month we are given the opportunity to pause, reflect, and reset. The cards show us how to set ourselves up for success as we walk through new doors.
We are working with the energy of self-exploration and reflection through The Chariot and the Queen of Swords. We access our vulnerability and clarity of mind while navigating the world around us.
The first card we touch down with is The Chariot. This is a Major Arcana card and the seventh stop on the Fool’s Journey. The Major Arcana are the 22 cards in tarot that follow the journey of the Fool.
This journey depicts the cycle of ups and downs from birth to enlightenment and back to birth. If tarot cards are signs on the road of life, the Major Arcana cards are the flashing billboards.
They have a loud message and speak to a significant moment in your life. It is either a major realization, an important turning point, or a leveling up of some kind. They represent a serious shift in the journey to becoming your higher self.
In the Fool’s journey, The Chariot represents taking charge of your life. It is about showing up as your full self, building your strength, and taking risks.
The Chariot is not afraid to live the life that they want. They are no longer held back by what others think or the burden of doing what they are supposed to do. They know that life is too short and they have decided to go for it.
A specific way this can show up with the Chariot is through travel or expanding our world. The card calls us to life-affirming movement and action.
Ask yourself: What are ways you can embody The Chariot’s energy? Is there a dream you can start planning and saving for? What does your spirit call to you? Where does your heart want you to go?
Take time this week to think about these questions. Write down the places you are called to go and how you could get there. Think practically about the steps needed and when would be the best time.
Focus on the ways you can build up your foundation. Take care of your body and mind, get your house in order, spend time looking at your finances. These things will help make you feel strong and organized. From this place, your plans will seem less like a fantasy and more like a reality.
The Chariot is not just about imagining but actually putting your dreams into action. The four pillars of the chariot cart point to a solid foundation. They show us that building a strong base in ourselves can be our launching pad to take flight.
Our second card this week is the Queen of Swords. She is a warrior that has overcome obstacles through the force of her courage. This card works as a catalyst for The Chariot because of her radical authenticity and honesty.
This Queen has cut through lies and found her truth. She has removed the armor that prevented her from connecting deeply with others. She understands that vulnerability is a strength and that difficult experiences make you stronger.
She has let down her walls and allowed her true self to shine through. She is able to see the disguises of others and knows that things go deeper than what is on the outside.
Though the Queen is tough, she has compassion for herself and others. She shows us how to use our sharp tongues only when necessary and in the right circumstances.
The Queen helps us to think with clarity and see through any phoniness. We learn to share our truth so we can live a life aligned with our values.
Through this card, she shows us how to go straight to the heart of a matter and be direct in our approach. Though Swords is connected to the element of air, this Queen embodies the fire within.
The Queen of Swords is bringing us all her gifts this week. She is helping us to speak our minds and tap into our vulnerability. She wants us to take off our armor and share who we really are with others. She wants us to use our intelligence and honesty to get closer to the life we want.
How can you embody the energy of the Queen of Swords this week? How can you be more direct and open in your interactions? How can you connect to your authenticity and share how you feel?
If we want to step into our personal power and joy, we must learn to channel the energy of the Queen of Swords. We need to release our fear of being seen and speak our personal truth.
The Queen inspires us to be bold and honest. We release what is inside so we can be lighter and free. The Queen of Swords and The Chariot support us in sharing our authentic and unencumbered selves so we can live the big beautiful lives we desire.
Mantra for the week: With authenticity and a strong foundation, I move closer towards my dreams.
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