Soundtrack Through The Arcana - The Chariot

After plowing through the first 7 cards of this series in almost no time, I finally stalled a bit with this installment for the Chariot, which is quite unchariot-like, actually. But it's not a race, and like this Major Arcana may suggest, the journey forward can have all kinds of distractions and pit stops along the way. I don't always see that as a bad thing and actually, something can be said for stopping and smelling the roses along the way. As long as we don't lose sight of the ultimate goal - and that really is the role of the Chariot - to keep your sights aligned with the path you've committed to.


The Chariot
Song: The Chauffeur
Artist: Duran Duran
Album: Rio

I chose this song for a few reasons. First of all, it's not just my favourite Duran Duran song, but one of my favourite songs period. When I spent my life dancing away the nights at the club, this is the song I would always request (so now you also know I wasn't hitting up the conventional dance clubs). Secondly, the name of the song speaks to a mode of transportation and being a driver. The mood is a bit somber and the lyrics suggest some of the reversed energy of the Chariot, particularly around distraction and looking to the sides, rather than keeping sights straight. Maybe even a longing for someone or something pulling the heartstrings and making you want want to stray from the course. 

Out on the tar plains, the glides are moving
All looking for a new place to drive
You sit beside me so newly charming
Sweating dewdrops glisten freshing your side
Way down the lane away, living for another day
The aphids swarm up in the drifting haze
Swim seagull in the sky towards that hollow western isle
My envied lady holds you fast in her gaze
And the sun drips down bedding heavy behind
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined
And the droning engine throbs in time
With your beating heart

So what do you think, does this one capture the energy and essence of The Chariot? Have a listen and let me know what you think. The Spotify playlist is below and I think now you officially have to scroll to get to this one!