[Twin Peaks Tarot]
FULL DISCLOSURE: The Chariot is my own soul card and man oh man, have I lived every single one of its characteristics over and over again in my life, LOL!
Men and women whose soul card is the Chariot have the ability to succeed and overcome obstacles by sheer force of willpower, ambition and drive. They are single-minded, determined, serious and have high ideals. Unfortunately, they can sometimes run roughshod over people because, really, those idiots ought to know to get the hell out of the way, shouldn't they? A Chariot is in control of their own life. They are firmly "in the driver's seat."
Well, most of the time.
When a Chariot loses their way on their soul path, they will run off into the ditch, get mired in the mud or flip upside-down with one wheel spinning uselessly in the breeze, all their energy and direction gone, gone, gone. What brings a Chariot down are their own internal opposing energies, contradictions and weaknesses. A Chariot must learn to do the internal processing of emotions necessary to maintain equilibrium in the external world.
There is one other major arcana card in this constellation which influences a Chariot's soul path: the Tower. And isn't it a cheerful-looking card?
The Tower card represents sudden, cataclysmic and irreversible change. An unexpected shock, revelation or blow to the ego will occur. Like a bolt out of blue, misperceptions will be shattered. Old foundations will be destroyed. This life-altering change may come from an external event or from an internal epiphany. Chariots usually experience Tower energy many times in their lives.
But while change rarely comes slowly or incrementally to Chariots, it does not mean that the change itself is bad. Often the unexpected change is a good and necessary one -- "a blessing in disguise" -- resulting in an improvement to the Chariot's life in the long run.
However, Chariots must learn to be philosophical about how the Tower works. If they cannot learn to embrace this powerful energy, it will fall into their shadow and be expressed as rigidity, a controlling nature, hubris, arrogance, exhaustion or depression.
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Next Week: the Strength Soul Card
[NOTE: If you haven't yet determined what your Soul Card is and would like to, please go to the introductory post of this series found here, do the calculation and play along!]