the chariot tarot card is about creating balance, overcoming obstacles, and moving forward with intention. this card is what calls us to hold our dreams in the forefront of our mind, above all else, so that we take action to achieve them, despite any or all odds. it calls us to triumph and to thrive. the chariot helps us create a clear path through the grey areas of life. it allows us to walk the line between black and white. with this card, we must experience vulnerability to wade through all of the emotions, while not letting any of them pull us off of our horse. this horse creates support that lets us sit high, instilling confidence, even if we are still working on gaining it fully within ourselves. in this time, we may find clarity while still feeling confused. we may be working to overcome while still noticing our fears. we may choose love even when anger may still arise. we may have abundance while still knowing scarcity. we may rise up in our strength while having to work with our weaknesses. we may feel confident while questioning our certainty. the chariot reminds us that we may feel the expansive range of feelings while finding balance with them all. this card calls us to continue to move forward despite what may rise up within us or around us as we do. there will be challenges, obstacles, shadows, darkness, but the chariot promises that if we choose to seek balance by setting our intention ahead, with confidence and determination, that we will triumph over it all. we will move forward into our clarity, into love, into abundance, into strength, into those feelings that we desire fully.
through accepting that we can exist with all sides of ourselves, embrace all of our feelings, while on pursuit of knowing ourselves deeper, we give ourselves power. we can choose the positive sides. we can choose the light, but we cannot shut out the dark completely. we must have the opposing sides for each to be noticed. we need conflict to create growth. we need our faults so that we may learn. it is not about perfection. it is about forward motion. it is about knowing we are being true to ourselves and our desires. questioning what we know and how we feel can be a positive process, but not if it brings everything to a halt. not if it leaves us stuck. we must use the obstacles, the conflict, and the hardship to propel us forward, to aid us in noticing where we desire change, how we wish to grow, and what we need to act on. the path we forge with this process is the path towards self knowledge, and as we begin to know ourselves deeper, we become more capable of creating the life we desire. when we are determined to work through this, we can sometimes even figure out how to use our weaknesses or faults to our advantage. notice that when we acknowledge all parts of ourselves, we become more equipped, more knowledgeable, more aware, more skilled, with more on our side, because we are accepting all of ourselves. we gain our power. we are not putting our feelings in a box. we are not running from our shadows. we are not busy extinguishing fires, but learning how to control them. we are not hiding from the parts of ourselves that seem weak, vulnerable, or messy. we are showing up whole. and when we are whole, we can truly show up fully.
let us be vulnerable enough to own our faults, own our feelings, own our delicate side, own where we are at right now, own the grey area, own our mess. and use the strength we find with that acceptance to harness even more determination towards becoming more of the person we wish to be and living the life we truly desire. so that we may lift our light sides up. as the dark sides of our selves can be heavy, we must be sure to not let them weigh us down. so to create balance, let us also own our positivity, own our knowledge, own our skills, own our creativity, own our beauty, own our magic, own our intuition, own our vastness, own our determination, own our strength, own our power.