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- The sphinxes in the card were originally horses but were added 'to support a particular historical hypothesis.'
- 'It is the King in his triumph, typifying the victory that creates kingship.'
- Says Court de Gebelin was wrong in identifying Chariot as Osiris Triumphing, the conquering sun in spring time.
- He is 'conquest on all planes -- in the mind, in progress in certain trials of initiation'; he has 'thus replied to the sphinx', which is why Waite has included Elias Levi's having the Chariot drawn by sphinxes.
- The planes of his conquest are external
- His power is limited to 'the bondage of logical understanding'
- His triumphs are to be understood physically or rationally
- He would not be allowed to open the TORA scroll in High Priestess, and would be unable to answer if she questioned him.
Triumph, victory, hope, memory, digestion, violence in maintaining traditional ideas, the 'die hard', ruthlessness, lust of destruction, obedience, faithfulness, authority under authority.
Rachel Pollack 78 Degrees of Wisdom:
- Kabbalistic title for number 7 = wisdom
- Chariot is the triumph of the first line of the major arcana (1-7); it cannot address the 'great areas of the unconscious and super-conscious'.
- The developed ego, ie, the 'mature adult, successful in life, admired by others, confident and content, able to control feelings and above all direct will
- 'an emblem of personal maturity'
- Jungian 'persona'
- Sphinxes signify the dualities and contradictions of life; the mediating force is will power
- Maturity, accepting the limits of life, plus the faculty of speech
- Not concerned with the inner man or the divine -- those come in later lines of the majors
- A situation contains some contradictions and these have not been brought together but simply held under control
Chariot = allegory for human soul
Charioteer = intellect, reason, seeker for truth
White horse = rational or moral impulse, positive part of passionate nature
Black horse = irrational passions, appetites, lusts
The charioteer directs the entire chariot/soul, trying to stop the horses going different ways and to proceed toward enlightenment.
Katha Upanashad (Hindu text c. 500 BE):
Mary K Greer Tarot for Yourself:
"What mask (persona) are you presenting to the world? What emotional reactions are you hiding? What contradictions and tensions are you struggling to maintain control over? Where have you experienced recent victories or successes in your life? What progress are you making in testing your abilities in the world?"
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Yoav Ben-Dov Tarot: The Open Reading:
"The illustration on the (TdM) card resembles medieval representations of a popular story about Alexander the Great. After having conquered many countries, Alexander decided to subdue the sky. He harnessed two gryphons to his chariot, and help a spear with a piece of meat over their heads. The hungry gryphons tried to reach the meat, and flying upwards they carried his chariot with them. On the way up, a flying wonder-man appeared and warned Alexander to give up his plan. Alexander lowered his spear and the chariot landed safely on the ground."
Merkabah (chariot) mysticism:
a school of early Jewish mysticism, c. 100 BCE – 1000 CE, centered on visions such as those found in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 1, or in the hekhalot ("palaces") literature, concerning stories of ascents to the heavenly palaces and the Throne of God.
Rachel Pollack Shining Tribe Tarot:
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