The Chariot – A Tarot Card Reading with Essential Oils

The Chariot - #7 in the Rider-Waite tarot deck

The Chariot – #7 in the Rider-Waite tarot deck

 

I. Love. This. Card.

Power!

Strength!

Will!

Destiny!

And sphinxes!

I love it when this card comes up in a reading because it’s about going out into the big wide world and creating your life. It could be about getting a new job and diving into it wholeheartedly. The card could be asking you to make decisions about how you want to be in the world – how do you see yourself functioning? Do you want to be successful (whatever that means to you), do you want to use your creative genius to drive you life or maybe you need

to garner the energy to move forward in your life?

The Sphinx - pic via toptravellists.com

The Sphinx – pic via toptravellists.com

The twin sphinxes – I’m not sure about them but I interpret this very strong image as being a representation of polarities – positive and negative, black and white. To go out into the world and be confident and successful we do need a good sense of ourselves and be able to balance our positive and negative sides.

This is a card about action and desire. Dream it. Do it! Use your mind and brainpower to create your life the way you’ve always imagined it to be. If this is a new way of doing things for you then it requires an unwavering confidence in yourself – and sometimes that’s hard. Fake it til you make it! With the energy of the Chariot card you will make it by acknowledging all the different sides of yourself and moving forward anyway.

Black pepper - a great oil to represent The Chariot

Black pepper – a great oil to represent The Chariot

I have formed a strong connection with black pepper oil and The Chariot. It’s hard for me to think of one without the other. Here are some recipes to invoke the energy of The Chariot:

1. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff

Black pepper – warmth and courage

Ylang Ylang – love yourself and release resentment

Lavender – strength and solidarity

Rosemary – activate your mind

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get any cute little dish to mix your oils in

get any cute little dish to mix your oils in

2. Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

“Forward, Ho!”

Have the courage to do it –

Black pepper  2 drops

Petitgrain        1 drop

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“Run Don’t Walk”

Get cracking NOW –

Basil       1 drop

Lemon    2 drops

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“Clear the Path”

Inhale and make way for new things –

Peppermint   1 drop

Orange          1 drop

Geranium      1 drop

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nourish your skin with oil blends

nourish your skin with oil blends

3. Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and  “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“Warm Up”

Get limber for your journey –

Black Pepper        3 drops

Jasmine 3%         9 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba

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“Release”

Allow nervousness to float away –

Neroli 3%     15 – 20 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba

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Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

copyright suzannerbanks 2013

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