Gray for stagnation, defeat
Meditation For The Chariot – Reversed
This tarot meditation on the Chariot card reversed will lead you into the realm of defeat, frustration, prolonged victory, and the road you travel will be a hard one. Prepare yourself.
Take the gray cloth and lay it before you, and place the candle at its top, lay the Chariot inverted on it. As you focus on it, allowing yourself to slip into the meditation, you will hear the sounds of ravens cawing overhead, and the smoke of the battlefield.
You come into this meditation to find yourself lying in your chariot, it is toppled, and tumbled on its side. You look overhead, and the sky above is red and torn.
You are being circled by those heralds of the Morrigan, the Raven. They caw out the sorrows of battle, they caw out for the dead, who are scattered around you in all directions.
You know that it won’t be long before they come here and finish you, but how did you come to this? How did you find your way to this temple of failure?
Your vision goes backwards, into the past, you see the path of hubris, of ignorance, and of sheer bad luck. You did not heed the warnings when they were given.
You left the path of wisdom thinking you knew better. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and somewhere along that broken path you mistook them.
Perhaps there were those who warned you, perhaps the signs were there for you to see. Almost certainly you could have avoided this eventual end, but how?
Look back, look hard, and think on it. See what you see, and pay attention, for in it may lie your salvation in these, the final moments of your failure.
For now, it is time to flee with what remains of your dignity, and your resources and troops. You gather them, and you lead them in retreat, their cries reach your ears as the enemy fires one last volley of arrows after you.
Just remember, this is not the end of your path, just the end of THIS path, victory lays another way.
As you come out of the tarot meditation, record your insights and visions in your journal. Pay attention to the details, the little bits of detail that will show to you where your path intersects with that of this poor fallen King.
Pay heed to them friend, it is these lessons that will let you part ways with his path, and return to the one of victory!