LIFE ARCHETYPE: THE CHARIOTEER
THE MENTAL ACROBAT
A BRIEF OVERVIEW:
The Charioteer is the mental acrobat. They are fast...once they get all their horses in a row. A sharp mind and a sharp tongue can both be a blessing and a curse.
Attention: Be sure to go within...before you go out.
CHARIOTEER COMPASS QUESTION:
This is the one question the Charioteer must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this take me where I want to go?
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Mental Acrobat; Philosopher; Hero; Warrior; Zen Master; Inventor
Seeking of Divine love through spiritual practice
Let’s do this.
I slow down to go fast. Right now is all that there is.
CHARIOTEER POWER SYMBOLS:
# 7, chariot, horse, sphynx, disc, wheel, helmet, spark
Mercury, Hèrmes, Rhiannon, Freya in her Warrior aspect, Ars
Lightness, speed, movement, zen, simplicity, thinking, meditation, transcendence, rush, thrill, will-power, genius, logic, competition, victory, metrics, maps, practice, refinement, discernment, science, the future, presence, focus, adventure, clarity, progress, pushing the boundaries
Brilliant mind and large capacity for intellectual and metaphysical concepts
Laser focus and discipline
A cause to fight for
A mental or physical challenge that pushes boundaries
Adventure, promise of thrill
Including others vs. leaving them in a cloud of dust.
Having an actual conversation vs. just throwing information at people.
Ego ruled decisions vs. heart lead choices.
Listening vs. immediately offering a solution.
Zoning out and just going through the motions, being present.
Patience with others.
Inertia born from an internal war between strengths and weaknesses which cause a split and thus standstill.
Moving out of attack and battle energy into a more life affirming energy field and living from that source.
The curse of logic: being in denial of the cosmic energies within and around you.
Inflexibility to new ideas, new ways, new movement on all levels.
Lethargy & stoicism.
Blissing out with no action following.
Going on a rampage and mowing it all down: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
Lack of control and direction.
Overriding themselves, their inner knowing and others.
Overestimating their capability to do something.
Taking things and people for granted.
CHARIOTEER PRIMARY LIFE LESSONS:
Feelings are equally valuable as thoughts.
The quality of your thoughts determine the state of your feelings.
Loving the process of the journey at least as much as the destination.
CHARIOTEER PRIMARY FEAR:
CHARIOTEER PRIMARY WOUND:
The Charioteer is born with this primary wound, that’s why it’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
Not being taken seriously.
This is the achilles heel the Charioteer must watch out for.
Isolation and inertia
These are the things the Charioteer must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
These are the things the Charioteer must absolutely avoid if you want to have balance in both life & home. Overindulgence
Lots of stuff
Lukewarm people, places, projects
CHARIOTEER LIFE CHALLENGE ARCHETYPE:
Tower Archetype: Change and revelation does not need to be painful and destructive
CHARIOTEER DOING STYLE:
Do with great speed, anchored in equally great peace of mind. Refill your mental tank through mindfulness vs. will power. Read more about the bigger context of Doing Styles.
Reign in the need to escape and sit with yourself for a while. Refuse to partake in other peoples battles and make peace with yourself. Read more about the bigger context of Self-love Styles.
CHARIOTEER SELF-LOVE PROMPT:
Meditate on the qualities of love and integrate these into your everyday. Read more about the bigger context of Self-Love Styles.
CHARIOTEER HARVEST STYLE:
You might want to reap some of that willpower you have been strengthening and put that chariot in motion. Read more about the bigger context of Harvest Styles.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH THIS LIFE ARCHETYPE
Joseph Campell, Princess Diana, Andrea Merkel, Stephen Hawking, Marilyn Monroe, Mileva Maric Einstein, Muhammad Ali, Toni Morrison