In a private session, Bashar confirmed that the guidance I receive from the particular (only) deck I work with, (Rider-Waite-Smith), comports with the understandings of the Priesthood of Atlantis. Shortly thereafter, I was shown how the trinity is at the center of it all. I have been reading tarot for about 35 years now, so it was a very pleasant surprise to have the whole thing step up a notch.
Alice mentioned the Chariot, and I was shown a relationship between this and the High Priestess.
It’s important to note that the High Priestess is the embodiment of magic, at No. 2 in the procession. Once you move to the Empress at No. 3, that is a mortal woman with a mortal husband. Same with everybody after that, including the Charioteer. But three is the magic number, where things become grounded. The High Priestess is sublime; she is the point where the sky and the water are indistinguishable. And that sublimation takes you to the next level, where 3 is the magic number.
When you see the red pomegranates on the grey and black background in the tapestry behind her, this is the mastery of death. (You will see this color pattern on one of the Heirophant’s acolytes.)
Note that with the High Priestess, the pomegranates are interwoven with red (material/social empowerment), green (Gaia), black (death), and gold (that which will not be stopped, i.e., the dawn). She alone has this privilege, of sitting at the juncture of all energetic points. (The Heirophant’s acolytes have broken her role down into two concepts: death as the key to life, and emotions as the path to the divine.)
The grey (unpleasant, sorrowful, tedious) stone of the Priestess’ seat becomes the Charioteer’s chariot. Note that the tops of the Priestess’ pillars are not fully seen, but are implied; she is at the outer limits of knowledge, in the realm of Pluto. (Again reflected via Persephone with the pomegranates.)
(With the Heirophant, both pillars are grey, and neither the tops nor bottoms are seen. Humans serve as the base of these pillars. There is nothing gold or white on the pillars or the throne. The structure itself is not divine, but mundane. The only divinity is in the humans.)
The Priestess’ pillars are black and grey. The only white in her card is on herself. Her blue and white are interlaced, showing the divine grace of emotion. That exists between the two pillars, Boaz and Jachin, the Alpha and the Omega. And of course on her lap is the Tora, the Truth. The Priestess’ pillars are black and grey, because she sits between a rock and a hard place, between the Truth and a rock. She forms the third leg of the trinity with Boaz and Jachin, the individuated consciousness, and thus divinity itself is within her. You could think of her as the Holy Spirit.
The Charioteer, again being after the Empress, is a mortal person. Boaz and Jachin are now the sphinxes that will carry him to his destination. See the Moons of her crown inverted as his epaulets. Importantly, note that his background is golden. The water behind him is gently moving, though he anxiously stares ahead. The sphinxes will move when the Priestess tells them to, and he will unerringly land in his destination. Despite his extensive empowerment, he actually has little or no say in it.
Note the red wheel and axle in the center, perpendicular to the actual chariot. The red again represents material empowerment. Here it is shown front and center, yet utterly irrelevant. The center of mundane activity, the red and grey houses, are off in the distance, behind a wall. He wants to go there and do things. The symbols on his kilt are all the swirling ideas and passions and information. He is holding the Magician’s wand. But that little red wheel will never take him anywhere, and the sphinxes will take him everywhere.
Lastly, note that while the High Priestess’ columns (representing the Alpha and the Omega) are black and grey, the Charioteer’s sphinxes are black and white. The Priestess, again, is the embodied path to divinity, while the Charioteer is a person on that path. Things look dual to him, whereas she knows they are triune, because she forms the trinity.
In effect, the key piece of advice for anyone who is focused on the Chariot is “Don’t push the river.” You may enjoy the Bhagavad Gita and/or Krishna chanting, as the central theme there relates directly to the Chariot.