Imagination with Tarot is natural with cards like these. This is a 7 card. The Highest Chakra number - the Spiritual element - the GOAL. Yes its possible it can signify that number as a month ie July or have some other numerical significance, but it is not necessarily a 'given'. This man on this Chariot is actually on the move but did you know that this card is linked to CANCER and what is linked to Cancer? - the HOME and Water. The Rune for 'Home' is OTHILA. Those that work with Rune divination would know this. I expect your thinking 'huh'? how can a Chariot be linked to home if this guy is in a Chariot.? Hes not at home, hes out somewhere, hes travelling. Ha! and I would say to you..........what do Snails do? do they leave their 'homes' and travel off without them? No they dont. They ARE their home right? some travellers travel IN their home they do not necessarily travel AWAY from home. They are one and the same thing. Water? that relates to the emotional aspects of the card/situation.This person is COMFORTABLE.
In life,we are the same. We get to the point of this card. We know that problems do exist and we through experience learn how to handle those, what to do, how to get over those hiccups, problems, hold ups. We have a determination about us. We have a goal we want to conquer and will readily accept all that is on the way to get that. This card is VERY STRONG as well as very bold. If the driver knows how the car handles they UNITE the experience of man and the machine . If that is not united there is going to be accident ! Same with situations. If a situation or time of life needs others to make it work as this is about MAKING THINGS WORK, uniting FORCES then we are going to succeed in our journey/quest.
Here then we are BOLD, take RISKS, are more AWARE, accept problems COULD arise, we are CONFIDENT, we are VICTORIOUS, we are ASSURED regardless of how this journey turns out.
Our horses or sphinx show us one horse going straight and the other slightly off kilter...this would interpret to me the ability to 'allow for leeway' be prepared for 'situations' to not always be smooth and that is also why we have suspension in vehicles to take the bumps of life but the card still rolls!
This card is full of verve and momentum, get up and go - yes lets do it - to hell with the consequences we know how to handle them. A very determined card. Like the Egyptians prepared for their afterlife journey they were mummified with articles which would protect them. The canopy of this vehicle is suggesting the same thing. That we feel safe and protected at all times regardless of any negative possibilities. Steady as you go chaps!
Dont forget this is a short representation of this card because there is still so much more to say but keeping it BRIEF we are covering the aspect of life for the purpose of our philosophical journey.
I hope you will join me for the next part of JOURNEY OF LIFE Tarot Series where we will be looking at the STRENGTH card.
TAROT - THE JOURNEY OF LIFE - EXPLORATORY