In the beginning, there was the Fool; and the Major Arcana plays out the rest of his tale. “The Fool’s Journey” is a fascinating and important concept for both beginners and tarot pros alike. Come along with me as I revisit this journey through 22 cards from 22 different decks.
The Chariot: Onward and Upward
With everything the Fool has learned thus far about willpower, discipline, connecting with others, and making choices based on his own values, he now has the drive to confidently navigate through the world. He grasps the reins of the Chariot and takes control of his life, feeling a surge of self-satisfaction as he powers through all obstacles and successfully speeds toward his goals.
If you’re familiar with the movie, you’ll know why The Chariot card in the Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot by Minerva Siegel and Abigail Larson makes SO MUCH SENSE. The Chariot is traditionally illustrated with two steeds—one black, one white—to indicate the control the charioteer has over two opposing forces. Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, perfectly embodies this. The entire movie is about how he creates his own version of Christmas based on his personal vision, taking control of his situation and mobilizing the townsfolk to make this vision a reality. Here, we see him in his moment of triumph as he flies off in his sleigh despite all the odds and naysayers.
What do you think of when you see the Chariot? Does this card resonate with your own journey at the moment? Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below!
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