Beyond Basics Tarot: VII. The Chariot
If you've stumbled upon this message: it is meant for you. However you were guided here, here you are. You were meant to read this and I was meant to write it. This is the place in which our destinies interweave and it is the point in space where our separate trajectories converge. Welcome Reader, it's great to have you here.
Although I am not with you physically, I'm honored by your presence. It's a privilege to hold your attention, if only for a brief moment in time. I'll try not to waste it any longer...
ACCESSING THE 7TH KEY
For those unfamiliar with the symbolic, pictorial language of the tarot, the Chariot is one of the most enigmatic cards in the major arcana to decipher. To interpret the tarot, one must understand its origins.
In the Anglosphere, the tarot mythos was the brainchild of middle-class and upper-middle-class men of the Victorian and Edwardian eras who were exploring the fringes of spirituality and the more transgressive aspects of non-traditional (i.e. non-Christian) religion. Thus tarot is an ideological and pictorial amalgamation of the spiritual traditions these men had been exposed to and made their own: ancient Occidental, ancient Egyptian, Celtic/Nordic paganism, Judaism, and Christianity in their protestant and catholic variants.
There are no accidentals in tarot: significance and implication are embedded in each pictorial element.
The Making of a Mystic is a Slow Alchemical Process.
But don't worry, the Chariot will drive you there: this key ensures your arrival.