13 July 18: The Chariot

Time for Regular Service. This victorious, successful, powerful card of the Major Arcana like every card of the Tarot can mean many things but it can also simply mean something about your car or needing a new one or maintenance. You may get a ‘scare-rror message’ as my superhuman genius Volvo mechanic Dr. V calls them but since I spent 6 hours r/t commuting yesterday I’ll check my oil.

 

But today I think (ya think?) the Chariot may be riding in to announce today’s SuperMoon Eclipse. The proud driver, well in control of his noble vehicle and the two strong horses that pull him is ruled by the moon and wears a pair of crescents on the shoulders of his armor. He is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius, the Traveler, but the Moon being his mistress he has some water DNA in him as well (Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces) and is as in control of himself emotionally as he is of the two snorting and stamping horses, one white and one dark,  that pull his chariot. He knows where he’s going, firmly gripping the reins and staring straight ahead.

He is moving up, and fast. This could be a promotion. This is success and power, definitely, but managed gracefully and well. This eclipse will affect everyone differently of course, but it’s a powerful one and the whole point is to go with the flow if you know where the flow’s gonna go and in this case, he/she is ‘going places’.

Congratulations – stay in balance, focused, and don’t let your success go to your head!

The ‘race’ is won.

6 July 2018: Seven of Swords

Deception revealed. Or, it’s even worse than you thought.

The mystery of the mechanics of the Tarot is the way the cards talk to each other and form ‘chains’ of pictures, like frames in a film.

Of all the ways I could read this card ruled by the Moon and and running on Sword/Air energy (Libra/Gemini/Aquarius), it makes the most sense following yesterday’s 8, our troubled Lady of the Prison of her Own Anguished Mind.

I thought about her yesterday. I should have added that the 8 of Swords can strongly advise a visit to a therapist or psychiatrist, and with this 7 reversed it looks as if she may have.

This card upright is called ‘The Card of the Thief” and shows a figure sneaking off with 5 swords, leaving 2 stuck in the ground. On the traditional decks he looks back over his shoulder, making sure no one is following him or sees him, but on this card his head is down as he makes off with his haul, holding his ‘cards close to his chest’, as it were. This is a card of deception, but it may be our own – something secret that we must keep to ourselves, or feel we must. Things we may feel we can’t reveal to others for whatever reason.

But it is clear that following the 7 there will come the 8. So many secrets, like those Swords stuck in the ground – the ‘prison bars’.

Interestingly, the Swords he steals are in shadow, and the 2 left behind are in light, to me suggesting the upcoming Lunar eclipse (the “Blood Moon” she thought in Grandpa Munster’s voice. Why.) which we won’t see in the US but is the longest of the Century, so we’ll be feeling it.

Reversed, very generally speaking, the cards can mean the energy of that card is blocked or not ‘manifesting’ (once again, Grandpa Munster’s voice. Go away.) it’s energy or potential as it should, for ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

I’m gonna read this for our Lady (or Lord ) of yesterday’s tortured card. She or he has realized they have no choice but to unburden their crippling secrets and unexpressed fears to someone who has the tools and skills to help him or her.

That’s no way to live.