30 Days of Tarot — Day 13: Is there a card that continuously stumps you when it is drawn? Why do you believe this to be so?
Not one. Two. Because their meanings as I initially learned them and their meanings as I have come to understand them, overlap, contradict, and impede on each other.
I had learned the Chariot was all about movement and control, while the Lovers was all about choices. Specifically, the choice between the spiritual and the mundane. But my observations and personal experiences revealed to me that the Chariot is driven by the choices we make and the movements required to followup on that choice. While the Lovers is about what we choose to unite, or yoke, ourselves with and the ramifications of that decision.
The Lovers come together and drive the Chariot. How well the Chariot proceeds down the chosen avenue is dependent on how well the Lovers are united and how well is the avenue chosen. The Lovers could be equals, could be opposites, could be identical, and/or could be antithetical. The two cards quickly become a cyclical paradox that feeds, and feeds on, each other.
Context is everything when these cards show up.