Tarot Blog Hop is back! This round we had several prompts to choose from, but the one that grabbed me was: “Out of the whole deck, what card or cards would you say represent you either professionally or personally?”
I typically think of myself as the Queen of Cups: I’m a Scorpio sun, Scorpio moon, Virgo rising. I’ve always used this card to represent myself. The watery feminine mysticism of the Cups, paired with the earthy nurturing quality of the Queens appeals to me.
But the morning I read the prompt for this blog hop, the Chariot popped up as my daily draw and I realized THAT is how most people see me. The Chariot is all about momentum and progress through discipline and willpower. Over the last few years, I’ve had a lot going on. Multiple job changes in my day gig as a marketer for technology companies. A stint freelancing, which meant I had to hunt down clients and work if I wanted to get paid. Some family situations that required me to drive from New Hampshire to Florida and back… My car makes a wonderful chariot! It’s easy to overlook the physical journey aspect of the Chariot, but often that travel coincides with the sorts of life-changing events and rites of passage that correspond to the major arcana.
I’ve also spent the last three years growing my business, Phoenix & Lotus. For those of you that haven’t explored the rest of this website, I run a shop that specializes in high-quality indie tarot and oracle decks. There’s a lot of time and effort spent on searching for artists who create beautiful work and think my shop fits their vibe. I think of that part of the business as finding the right fellow travelers. Running orders to the post office? Packing trunks and loading them into my car to vend at local pagan festivals and holistic fairs? More Chariot energy.
I don’t think of myself as being particularly disciplined or strong-willed. I do, however, recognize my ability to get things done and drive momentum. Definite qualities of the Chariot. I’ve probably got a side of Eight of Wands in there, too… the flurry of daily activity that prompts people to say, “you’re always so busy!” I AM busy. Fortunately, I’ve created a life where I’m busy with things I find fulfilling. In my case, busy isn’t bad.
Cards pictured are from the Moonchild Tarot.
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