Daily Tarot for September 12, 2013
Today we have a very powerful card, one of the most powerful cards, in the Mythic Tarot, The Chariot. Traditionally the chariot is about victory through will power. With strength and a strong will, mastery can be achieved whether this is mastery over your own emotions as in an internal struggle or victory over a competitor in the physical sense.
With the Mythic Tarot, we see the god of war Ares, as he rides his chariot into battle. He is reining in his horses, one black representing chaos and one white representing pure intellect. This card is about the struggle between opposites and having the strength to keep things in balance. As we know from mythology, Ares was constantly struggling to keep his aggressive nature under control and often got in trouble with the other gods when he didn’t.
If we again are looking at world events, the Chariot is a symbol of war. The spear represents the weapons of war, struggle and hostility. The black and white horses again representing that eternal struggle between opposing forces. The chariot can represent that need to fight for what is right, but we also don’t want to be like Ares and act without forethought, control or compassion. We need to maintain that very precarious balance that requires an enormous strength of will.
Whether on the personal level, or the global level, today will be a test of that will. Victory is possible with inner strength and balance.