The Chariot – the heart and soul in your work

Wondering whether to begin a new business venture recently, I drew The Chariot.

I was at the stage of writing my proposal – up to this point, ideas had been swimming around in my head and I was yet to get things down in writing. I wasn’t sure if this idea was really me, or whether I should spend time on this proposal.

The Chariot Wild Unknown tarot card
The Chariot, from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans

The Chariot, from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans

The Chariot told me to go ahead and write it. And as I started putting it all together, a couple of things became very clear. Things which the card had told me at the outset. The simple symbols in the illustration became clearer as my business plan took shape:

1. The moon – intuition.

I began to get the feeling that I wasn’t going to be able to run this business exactly as I would like. And if I couldn’t do that, then I wouldn’t be able to make it a success or enjoy myself doing it.

2. The Pentacle – soulful work.

If I couldn’t run this business as I would like to, then how could I put my soul into it? I began to worry that I couldn’t.

3. Those focused, piercing eyes.

As I focused on the reality of my ideas and the context of my proposal, my plans started to disintegrate and I began grabbing at different ways around the problem. I lost focus on my initial business idea as I started trying to fit things to someone else’s agenda. I was looking for compromises, and everything became diluted.

4. The sun – possibilities and happiness.

This clouded over as the potential happiness I could have found in this project was dulled by all of the above.

I’m grateful for The Chariot’s encouragement to actually follow my ideas through. Yes, I’m disappointed to find that I won’t be putting my business proposal in after all, but I feel I’ve had a lucky escape. The white horse and her fixed, uncompromising eyes told me to find the heart, soul, instinct and joy in my project.

A business needs passion and focus to succeed.

I’m not interested in setting up projects where I have to compromise on a) the core ideas or b) my principles. So this one ain’t to be. And for future plans too, I have a tarot business mentor.

5 comments

  1. Chloe says:

    Interesting how what looks like a positive card showed so much additional information, the opposite of the initial reading. And yet, if you hadn’t gone ahead with writing the proposal, you couldn’t have come to those conclusions which will help you focus and choose plans in the future. Really shows the depth of using the tarot in this way :)

  2. ToastyT says:

    Know it’s been a bit since you posted this one, but it’s ace & inspiring to read how you got this much insight from just one card!

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