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Here is my three-card reading for Tuesday the Twenty-Third of May, Year 17 Aq. I am using the Tarot of Hekate. The three cards I have drawn are the Seven of Cups, the Eight of Pentacles, and the Chariot.

Ruled by Number Seven, this card represents the element of Water crossed by obstacles. Water is reflective, and its surface often hides what lies beneath, mirroring instead the illusory image of whatever is above it. This card too represents illusion, with the surface appearance of situations obscuring their true nature. Illusion, internal crossed wires, lack of self-knowledge which leads to pursuing the wrong goals, not knowing what we really want.

Ruled by Number Eight, this card represents the element of Earth in extreme situations. In this case that extremity is the perfection of skill. Earth is solid and enduring, and here our knowledge is solid and our work enduring –we have learned all that we can and now may apply it as needed. Perfecting our skills and abilities, mastering our craft, having the knowledge and know-how needed to successfully handle our situations.

The meaning of the Chariot is forward movement. The Chariot represents success, power, advancement. Historically the chariot, whose use predates the actual riding of horses, was humankind’s first means of rapid transportation. Moreover, the introduction of the chariot revolutionized warfare and gave those who possessed them an incredible edge in battle. Consequently, the Chariot represents overcoming enemies or obstacles as well as progress in any endeavor. The Chariot represents moving forward. When this card comes up in a reading it means that we should definitely take action in the situation, and can expect to be met with success. We should take our action with confidence, even in the face of opposition or apparent obstacles –as these shall be overcome. This is a card of success and advancement.

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