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VII - the Chariot

A Warrior Queen stands atop a plinth being drawn across a lake by two swans, one white and one black. A coat of arms is topped by a winged helmet. In the background is a city.

My Interpretation: Horses will only follow the reigns if they want to.

Leadership of a team. Pragmatism, collaboration and compromise. A victory obtained by working with others, not against them. It is time to analyse the causes of problems you encounter, and change what you can about yourself in order to overcome them. Changing one's own behaviour is more likely to succeed than trying to change the behaviour of others.

(Reversed: Dispute, defeat and possible litigation over a petty matter. Take care not to let minor disputes become major problems)

Edit notes: This card is similar to the Rider-Waite card in many respects, far more than my original version. I have used a warrior queen as in many Renaissance decks and swans instead of the sphinxes of the RW deck, but I think it's still pretty recognisable. There is a tradition of a deck's creator putting their initials on the Chariot - and since the black swan is native to my home state of Western Australia, that can be my subtle signature :^)

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