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The Chariot – A Music And Tarot Discussion

MUSIC AND TAROT BACKGROUND

One of the best ways to learn something is through making a personal connection to it. Being that Tarot speaks to so many facets of life, lyrics lend themselves well to the cards. Music has power and we make connections to it on a regular basis. In a way, it’s magic because it can transport us back to moments frozen in time as the music and lyrics pluck memories from our minds.

THE CHARIOT

The Chariot is a card of decisions, will, focus, and choices. Often it also refers to travel. Ultimately it is a vehicle for change and you are the driver. When The Chariot appears it often refers to your choices, and your drive to succeed on your chosen path.

KEYWORDS

  • Drive
  • Effort
  • Dedication
  • Willpower
  • Triumph
  • Self-realization
  • Turning point
  • Choices
  • Victory
  • Movement
  • Destiny
  • Travel
  • Change
  • Commitment

MY SONG CHOICE

Drive – Incubus

Sometimes when I am researching songs for the week’s Music and Tarot post I come across a song and I get a lump in throat and tears begin to burn at the back of my eyes. When this happens, I know, that I have found the song. While there were a few suitable songs for The Chariot, I feel that this one reflects both sides of the Chariot: the good and the bad. Lyrics like “Sometimes I feel the fear of the uncertainty stinging clear and I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear take the wheel and steer” speak to how our doubts get in the way. In this song, he’s just coming to the realization that he needs to take control of his life and things are better when he does.

One of the points about The Chariot that has always resonated with me is the aspect of choices and how how our choices guide The Chariot where we want to go. We need to be sure of where we are going and what we need to do to get there. When we are, victory is ours. While this song doesn’t seem to be about victories, it is. If only in a small way. He’s come to a realization and that in and of itself is victory because it is the first step in a definite direction.

So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive, oh oh
It’s driven me before, and it seems to be the way
That everyone else gets around
Lately, I’m beginning to find that when I drive myself, my light is found
– Incubus

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MAJOR ARCANA

The Fool
Strength
The Horned One
The Star
Judgement

SWORDS (ATHAMES)

Ace
Four
Five
Six
Ten

 SHIELDS (COINS/PENTACLES)

Three
Eight
Queen
King

CUPS (CHALICES/VESSELS)

Ace
Five
Ten
Page
Queen

SPEARS (WANDS/STAVES)

Eight
Page
Queen

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