The Chariot (VII) is the seventh trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
A powerful, princely figure sits in a swift chariot, pulled usually by two sphinxes or horses. The figure is crowned and holds a sword or wand.
The Chariot Tarot card points to a triumphal feeling of freedom, as if the Charioteer is being paraded through the streets as a hero (or heroine). The card reflects congratulations for high achievement, and serves as a sign of empowerment.
The Chariot is a card about overcoming conflicts and moving forward in a positive direction and represents a new start in life. It shows that the time has come to face up to the obstacles and overcome them. It suggests that greatness can be attained when the physical and spiritual forces are balanced.
In its positive version, the Chariot tells us that we have great self-confidence, that our natural ease and optimism enable us to undertake anything. It guarantees that everything will go our way. We have faith in our destiny and we can rely on it. We seem to be headed for triumph and success… nevertheless nothing is that simple and every rose has its thorn. The darkest side of the Chariot shows some carelessness, a tendency to be too relaxed.
For this new show in the ground floor of Hundred Years Gallery, after gathering some works from the artists Kofi Boamah, Ana Pallares, Juan Gallego Pinazo & Carla Delgado, I decided to consult randomly a Tarot Book and The Chariot figure opened in front of me.
As a way of guiding our next steps into the uncertain near future, the apparition of this card confirmed the inner power of all the artists exhibiting, the reason of my selection, and also suggests to beware of that easy habit of dwelling in self-confidence and forgetting how necessary is to keep recreating, dialoguing and interacting with our physical (and not physical) world – but most importantly, to share our supernatural gifts with our fellow beings.
The conversation is open to the public, hanging from the walls with their rich and intriguing visual language.