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The Chariot :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s Keywords: strong will, achievement, triumph
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The Wild Unknown Chariot is a horse, her mane blowing freely in the wind. She faces us head on, as though unafraid to deal with anything – problems, joy and conflict – directly. She doesn’t shy away from life! She has mastery over the way she presents herself to the world.
The card is black and white, with the exception of the red corners. The red here is bolder, unlike some of the more watered down colors we’ve seen in earlier cards. The use of color here is more commanding. The positioning of the color in the four corners gives a sense of stability.
The body of the horse becomes less and less detailed towards the bottom of the card. This shows that The Chariot can channel external as well as internal energy and direct it through her own determination.
I like to think of the Major Arcana as three sets of seven cards (with the addition of the Fool). In this view, the Chariot is the last card in the first row. In some ways, this card reminds me of a young adult, someone who has certainly matured but may have a narrow view of their overall growth. This Chariot wears a chain around her neck, adorned by a single pentacle. To me, this symbolizes the mastery she has gained so far.
On her forehead is a black crescent moon. Above the horse, we see the now-familiar theme of rays emanating from a singular point. This time the origin of the rays is a round, white orb – possibly the sun.
The emanating rays in the Chariot are black and white. The monochrome coloring the card a sense of seriousness. The Chariot knows how to overcome adversity, maximize will-power and succeed against all odds.