Musing Archive: The Chariot
There are some tarot cards that recommend stillness and contemplation.
There are some that call you to remember your dreams and encourage faith.
There are some cards that suggest plotting and planning, market research.
There are some that urge you to delegate, reach out for help, lean on others.
Some that say: "Sweetheart, if you must move, please step gently."
But the Chariot says: "
Get the lead out already!  Come on, come ON!  Let's go!"
This card is not about internal movement or shifts in philosophy, this is taking
action, putting yourself out there, walking your talk.  Go after what you want,
make it happen.  Start now, get moving.  It might be a long journey, you might
not be entirely clear on the best route or even where the finish line is.  No
matter.  It's all on you, and it starts with starting.  It's go time.

The highest internal qualities associated with this card include:
Boldness, directness, confidence, drive, ambition.
The external events associated with this card include:
Travel and road trips, competitions and auditions, moves and relocation, diets and
physical training programs, starting a new business, starting a new relationship  - or
taking an existing one to the next level, starting a degree program, investing in a
fixer-upper...(basically, anything that requires action and effort)
The advice offered by this card:
Take your act on the road.  Put it in motion.  Accept the offer. Begin the journey.
Do it.  Start.  Go now.
From the Old English Tarot
Mantras for The Chariot:

I am a mover and a shaker.

I go after what I want...and I get it.

I am the best person for the job.

I fearlessly accept my mission.

I revel in adventure and boldly accept new challenges.

I am a love warrior and true partnership is my quest.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao-tzu

All know the way, but few actually walk it.
Bodhidharma

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.
Albert Einstein

If you are not on the road, you are in a rut.
Unknown

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklyn

Travelers, it is late.  Life’s sun is going to set.
During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
Rumi

We cannot cross the sea merely by staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

All mankind is divided into three classes:
those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move.
Arabian proverb
The Chariot in literature and philosophy....
From the GoddessTarot