Tarot Birth Cards - The Tower and The Chariot

The Tower and the Chariot together, combined as a pair of Tarot birth cards make a very interesting combination. They are cards of completely opposing elements that together serve to restore balance. Looking purely at the symbolism of the cards, the lightning comes down in a flash striking a huge and lasting blow to the Tower. Everything looks as if it is to come crashing down. However being driven by two strong horses the Chariot arrives to carry away the casualties. Although he is not wearing any armour, this knight in his Chariot rides along to save the day. Life by its very nature can have ups and downs but the chariot can help with this. Whereas the Tower may appear to cause problems the Chariot is there to provide the solutions. These two positioned together are indicative of balance.

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The Tower

The Tower
(La Maison Dieu)

The Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty
Card Number: 16
Key Number: 27
Rulership: Mars
Hebrew Letter: Peh
Translation: Mouth
Numerical Value: 9
Astrological Associations: Mars

Meaning
Disruption. Conflict. Change. Overthrow of an existing way of life. Major changes. Disruption of well worn routines. Disturbance. Dramatic upheaval. Change of residence or job sometimes both at once. Widespread repercussions of actions. In the end, enlightenment and freedom.
Key Words: Change that cannot be avoided, reap what is sown, the paralysis of evil by love.

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The Chariot

The Chariot
(Le Chariot)

The Child of the Powers of the Waters; The Lord of the Triumph of Light
Card Number: 7
Key Number: 18
Rulership: Cancer
Hebrew Letter: Cheth
Translation: Fenced or Enclosed Field
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Associations: Sagittarius

Meaning
Triumph over adversity, overcoming life's obstacles, decisiveness and ambition in achieving one's goals, well deserved victory. A period of struggle ending in worldly success. Self control, effort, perseverance. Working within the boundaries of one's life to build up a successful existence.
Key Words: Moving forwards, onwards and upwards.

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