The Chariot

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Here we see our hero, the man in the Chariot out to conquer. Words that come to mind are victory, success, speed and will.

How did the Charioteer harness all this energy? When looking at the previous cards on our Tarot Journey we can see growth and maturity. No longer the adolescent, we now see a mature adult. When we think of a mature adult we usually envision someone who is successful in their life, admired by others, a person of confidence with control over themselves, their mind, their feelings. Maturity is here and instills a strong will and you’re ready to succeed.

With maturity also comes a maturity of Spirit. Spiritual victory comes when we can connect to nature, to that which is larger than us and through our conscious will establish a connection. Through our Spirit we are able to focus and release our force. We also learn as we get older to control our ego, this gives us the ability to resolve our conflicts in life.

Looking at the card we see the Charioteer holds no reigns, he is guiding the sphinx by the sheer force of his will. This implies his strong character. His emotions are strong, mature, and stable. The town in the background is small indicating his strength in himself and not that of society holding the reigns.

In a reading The Chariot is a card of triumph through personal effort. Self-discipline is required so your victory may be achieved. You should be succeed over any obstacles that lie ahead. Just as the charioteer is the driving force you must use your will, intention and focus to persevere.

You may also have an inner conflict (rather than external) in order to succeed you need to control this so you may achieve your success. Obstacles and blocks will be removed but you must focus upon your path, if you get distracted you may veer off course.

Keywords for The Chariot: Victory, change, travel, big change, new adventures, personal vision, strength of will, moving house, making a major or minor life change in career or lifestyle, a vacation, self-confidence, motivation, determination, personal power.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” ~ Henry Ford

Blessings to you on your journey,

Tricia

 

2016, Goodbye …

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As I sit here in the Bistro on New Year’s Eve contemplating the events of 2016, the past 10 years come to mind.

Lots of changes.

See, I believe we live out several lifetimes within our one lifetime. So, the first few years of your life are one lifetime, then perhaps the next 5 years a separate lifetime or perhaps 15 years, depending on what lessons need to be learned. And, should it be a necessary part of our development we will start over again with another life in order to learn that which we still can’t quite grasp. Or we come again, to fulfill a soul contract by helping another to learn that which they need to.

I feel I am starting a new Journey, the beginning of a new lifetime in 2017. Previously I was everything everyone else wanted me to be. Now I am who I Am but more importantly, who I want to be. I look forward to blossoming even more. The Ram awoke from her slumber.

This year of 2016 has of course been one of endings and new beginnings. But more so a year of putting myself back together again after a tremendous amount of struggle and strain. This past decade I have seen a new life lost as well as that of an old life, new beginnings and endings of loves and lovers too, where only memories remain. Three beautiful souls separated then brought together for short times again and again, and again.

One of the lessons I have learned in this past decade: I AM Strong. I have a ridiculous amount of tenacity with strength of soul, mind and character. Of this I credit my Mother, who always pushed me to be more, do more and never give up. Nothing was ever good enough for her, and I say that in the most loving way. My Mother the Virgo was indeed, a perfectionist. And her love for me was indeed, perfect. And through her love I gained my Strength.

A couple years after two little souls were distanced from me, she gave me one of the most powerful compliments: “You have a Strength I do not know, for I could have not done that. You are far stronger than you know daughter.”

Mom, was right.

Going forward into 2017, I know her Spirit is with and within me, guiding me on my new Journey.

When we are relaxed time dissolves as we are present, centered and at peace. We change the outside view of where we are.

I feel Peace again, and Joy. A feeling of rejuvenation, anticipation, excitement and passion. I am grateful for these.

And now I say to you: Accept where you are without judgement. Let go of the past, let go of that which no longer serves you. Go forward in Faith, Love and Strength this New Year.

May it be one of the best years of your life!

Tricia

There’s that DEATH card, now what?

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In my last post I mentioned the Death card. Does this mean that you or someone else is actually going to die?

And what if the Devil card shows up? Does it mean that Tarot and Oracle cards are kind of an evil thing? Is this the “devil’s work”? Am I possessed? Are you going to be possessed?

My answer is no, not at all. If you read my last post I wrote about how Hollywood will portray the Tarot in such a light that it is unbecoming. A lot of it comes down to this negative portrayal in the movies & other media or via personal religious teachings that have been handed down. Recently I had a woman that liked my business name & asked what it was that I did. After I told her she let me know in no uncertain terms that I was probably going to hell for reading the cards. I’ve known this woman for many years and I respect her opinion, although I do not agree with it.

The Tarot are paper cards with images on them, as are Oracle cards. Tarot cards are a set of 78 cards with images that I would equate to our life journey, while Oracle cards can have a various number of cards in the set with images of butterflies, animals, and even angels just to name a few.

So, while we’re at it take out a dollar bill or even a Benjamin if you’ve got one in your wallet. What is that? A piece of paper with an image on it.

What gives it value? Plain and simple, you do.

And just as you give something value, I give a reading value. I love to help people. This is my professional business and I treat it as such.

There probably are some Tarot readers that are all doom and gloom going after the whole Hollywood shtick. That’s not me, I always try to read in the positive as my desire is to help others. The Tarot just happens to be my ‘vehicle’ for doing so. Other people are musicians, teachers, athletic coaches; it is about bringing joy while helping someone thru your work. To help others achieve a higher level of accomplishment in their life, that’s what I aim to do with my intuitive readings. If we as individuals can achieve more clarification, more education, and more direction on our life journey, we’re making some awesome progress. And our life will be much more meaningful, joyful and productive as a result!

So that Death card, does it mean someone is going to die? No. It does mean a big change and transition; an ending before a new beginning can start, of which we have many during our lifetime. Stop hanging onto things that no longer serve you. This could mean a relationship, that closet full of clothes that you don’t wear, the job that is going nowhere. Think of it as a butterfly just about to emerge out of the cocoon, which is major change and transformation.

What about the Devil? This means that something is holding you back, most likely fear which is something that you have in your mind holding you hostage. The “Oh I can’t do this, I’m not good enough” thoughts that rattle around in your brain. You may be overindulging in something that isn’t very good for you, an addiction of sorts: sex, drugs, food or liquor. It can also mean a passionate relationship or an improving sex-life, doesn’t necessarily mean a good one though. Or maybe you need to throw caution to the wind and live it up a little bit! As always the meanings need to be read in accordance to the other cards in the spread.

What about the Sun? Does that mean you need to apply more sunscreen? Well it’s probably not a bad idea for me here in the high mountains of Colorado! But, the Sun does mean to let your true self shine and share your inner light with others! Perhaps others need the sunscreen & some sunglasses, you’re so bright, shiny and happy that they will need it!  Things should be going very well for you, success at last. No clouds are blocking your view, you can see clearly now.

Hopefully this little post will help to give you a different outlook on the Tarot as we shined a little light on things with the help of the Sun. And if Tarot is not for you, that’s okay too as I respect you.

 

Many blessings!

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Next up … how about we go on a little Journey together, of meaning??