The Chariot + Strength Reversed: Dickheads In Cars!

Well, I got tooted long and hard on the road today by some young jerk in a baseball cap. I was at a junction where cars had the option of veering left or continuing ahead. The car in front of me had its left blinker flashing so I stopped to allow it to turn ahead of me. Maybe the blinker was on by mistake because although the driver slowed down to make the turn he didn’t take it. The young jock behind me gave me a good bollocking on his horn instead. Becauseā€¦that’s what we do in Australia. Not slow down and let people through but honk to tell them to move their $#!! arse.

I file this under The Chariot because it was a situation involving cars (and a young dude) and Strength Reversed for cowardly/impolite behaviour. Bet that bloke wouldn’t have behaved like that if his mum was in the car!

Do drivers behave like this in your country too?

Empress + The Chariot: Car Grooming. It’s A Thing Right?

As I was plucking hairs out of my chin in my car the other day (Too much information? Ah middle age, it’s sooo much fun) it occurred to me that right across the city there were probably hundreds if not thousands of women doing exactly the same thing while their cars were idling at stoplights: Applying eyeshadow or lipstick, checking their make-up in the mirror, maybe brushing their hair. And it’s not only women grooming themselves on the go. Men have been getting in on the act too. I’ve heard of people doing all sorts of things in their cars on the way to work: Eating bowls of cereal, even shaving (not sure how???) And of course when people aren’t grooming themselves they’re talking on the phone or texting. Cars are so comfy these days it’s easy to forget you’re driving a potentially dangerous machine especially in gridlocked traffic. And multi-tasking in the car saves time at either end of the drive.

I’m filing this phenomenon under two cards. The Empress because she likes to look her best and is quite body focused. The Chariot because not only am I talking about an activity taking place inside a car (i.e. a metal chariot) but it’s also an activity done to improve your chances of social success.

Do you groom yourself in the car? Come on. ‘Fess up.

Throwback Thursday: The Holy Book Of Tarot

I’ve decided to dedicate Thursdays to re-running old posts. Maybe mashed up together or with new information thrown in. Because there are some Tarot stories that deserve to be retold. Because I want to refocus on central themes from time to time. Today is one of those occasions.

One of the reasons I love Tarot cards so much is that they’re deeply meaningful. In particular the group of cards commonly known as The Major Arcana. I refer to them asĀ Life Lessons Tarot because together they read like a book about the core life experiences of a human being. For me this is Tarot’s Holy Book. I’ve divided it up into three volumes and a prologue.

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The Chariot: Living Life In The Fast Lane

The Chariot

Well, I’m mortified that I failed to post last night. Not that it probably matters but my self-imposed mission is to write a snippet about some aspect of Tarot cards every single day. I’ll add an extra one tonight to even up the scoreboard.

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The Chariot: The Horse Riding Card

The Chariot

It’s kind of obvious isn’t it? That The Chariot would be associated with riding a horse. I mean, take a look at the picture. A man is being pulled along in a chariot. Yair, sure, he’s being pulled by two sphinxes instead of two horses but same diff. Sphinxes, horses, tomaetoes, tomartoes.

I’m not a big horse rider myself but I went for a trail ride this afternoon in preparation for a longer trip I’m planning to do up in the mountains later this year. And what I noticed as I was riding was how it was a constant battle of wills between me and the horse. He kept shaking his head, trying to loosen my hold, and I kept reining him in, pulling him back under my command.

And that’s how The Chariot experience feels. You are trying to gain control of a situation through pure strength of will. Whether it’s you versus a horse or versus your parents (this card equates to the late teen years) or you in the workplace or you in a new relationship.

Can you think of any other examples?