The cards pictured are from the Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck.
The Chariot and Ace of Swords
During Scorpio Season, we feel called to transform the parts of us that have weighed us down. We no longer feed our stuck energy with negativity and lack of action. We know we are meant for greatness and we are walking into the light.
This week we will work with the energy of self-exploration and reflection through The Chariot and the Ace of Swords. We will access our clarity of mind while getting closer to ourselves.
Let’s first explore The Chariot. It 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. The Fool is card 0 and the Universe is card 21.
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 flashing billboards.
They have a loud message and signify a big moment in your life. It is either a major realization, a big turning point, or a leveling up of some kind. Whatever way it shows up, a Major Arcana card is not one you will forget. It represents a serious shift in the journey to becoming your higher self.
The Chariot is a card on the Fool’s journey that represents taking charge of your life. It is about fully showing up and being all in.
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 short and they have decided to go for it.
One specific way this can show up with the Chariot is through travel. The card calls us to life-affirming movement and action. Ask yourself: What are ways you can hold this energy in your current place? Is there something you desire that you can start planning and saving for? What does your spirit seem called to do? 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.
The Chariot is not just about envisioning but really putting your dreams into action. The four pillars of the chariot cart represent a solid foundation. They show us that building a strong base in ourselves can be our launching pad to take flight.
This week, take time to build up your foundation. Do things for your body and mind, things that make you feel strong. From this place, your plans will seem less like dreams and more like reality.
Our next card is the Ace of Swords. This card is here to remind us of the clarity we have felt at certain times of our lives. These are the times when we knew what we desired and felt motivated to take action.
We will feel that clarity again this week. Our minds will be sharp and we will feel strong in our convictions because the Ace of Swords is all about mental clarity.
This is a powerful card that signifies leadership and individuality. It is about taking action and feeling confident in our choices.
The Ace of Swords, much like the Chariot, highlights the agency we have over our own lives. We do not feel at the mercy of our current conditions or the thoughts and needs of others.
Under the influence of this card, we are unobstructed in our view of ourselves and our path. We know where to go next and we are full of purpose.
The energy of The Chariot to support our growth combined with the clarity of the Ace of Swords will make this a powerful week. Break free of old patterns and make the changes you have been putting off. This is your time to step into the light.
Mantra for the week: My mind is clear and my eyes are open. From my strong foundation, I can take risks and explore.
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