Posted by: whitesagetarot | July 5, 2009

Card of the Day: The Chariot

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It’s interesting. My passion for the Tarot often enters into all aspects of my life. I was discussing support options with the parent of a child with ADHD and it got me thinking. What card represents an attention deficit?

I was drawn right a way to the Chariot. This card represents a force that is driven and focussed, but can also have blinders on, can be focussed on all of the wrong things or often represents that blind motion. We’ve all had that feeling. Stephen Covey best describes it with the following paraphrased anecdote.

You’re travelling along at great speed. You know it and you feel in control. You can sense that you’re making progress. Things are moving by you at blinding speed. For a point of reference, you decide it’s time to slow down and look at your map. As you reach over and unfold the map of New York City, you realize that you’re travelling in Los Angeles!

The Chariot can often drive us. We just need to ensure that we’ve got the correct landscape around and that we’re moving in the right direction.

I’m not sure how or why my conversation about ADHD drew me to reflect on the ‘shadow side’ of trump #7. It also got me thinking; maybe there’s a “Schoolyard Tarot” in the future. Stay tuned for card 0: The First Day of School!  🙂

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  1. I drew the Chariot this morning and was interested to read your take on it. I do have my blinkers on at the moment and will use it as a sign to recheck with my surroundings.


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