The Precession of the equinoxes is marvelously slow, and it gives us the impression of a fixed position aligned with polaris that the universe rotates around. Yet it is not this way (or so I believe, but I am inferring a lot from my schooling). Instead, we are orbiting the sun, which orbits the galaxy, and I don’t have a clear understanding about the movements of galaxies. The heavens are still and we orbit a crystalline, life-bringing beauty that moves within the celestial seas.
In a different sense, the purpose that you set your life to appears to orbit around you. The principles that guide your purpose are like stellar satellites that come into view at different hours or seasons, sometimes align with one another, moral reminders of how you ought to behave, how to spend your time, what you should be doing. Like a sailer of purpose we follow principles to a distant land we’ve only imagined. There are no true maps other than the stars.
And like the real heavens it is we who orbit the heavens of abstraction, the heavens of purpose. Feel the ground below you. Feel your foundation that is what moves through the heavens.
The great challenge is to build the right chariot. With the right axel you may ride towards your celestial purpose.
The eight pointed star on the victorious man in The Chariot, reminds me of the eight parts of the year: the two solstices, the two equinoxes, and the 4 extremes of the seasons. These are eight nodal points of distinct connection with the celestial cycle. One is on its way now, Spring, Beltane (May 1st), Walpurgis night (Usually around April 19th). This is a time where one can reconnect with the waxing power of the sun. In ancient times it was significant to herds people, as a time where the herds were driven out to summer pastures. Perhaps this is why this time of year is symbolized with Taurus.
Though the card shows seven it is the eighth card, the octave. It suggests the music of the spheres finding the right axel for your chariot is like a coming into harmony with a divine music.