Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 12

The Chariot

Battle of Mount Badon

Arr, me Hearties!  We last be seein’ this here card about mid JU-ly, and now it be cruisin’ back in again.  An’ ole Captain Barnaclebutt be tellin’ ya it be a great card for enny time o’ year, because the insights it be offerin’ be strong, clear an’ very important. 

[What the hell was that?]

And, I might add, it’s a superb card for a Monday, no matter what path — or plank — you walk.

[Will somebody please get Long Jack Sparrow out of my head?]

Traditional readings for this card include things like succor, providence and triumph.  Or something along the lines of make a choice, stand by it and carry it through. Or maybe even willpower, and recognizing that you have the ability to focus your will to accomplish amazing things.

Anna-Marie Ferguson’s Legend Tarot deck has The Chariot indicating victory, leadership and controlling a situation of conflicting sentiments, among other things.

Arrr!  [Shaddup!]

I tend to interpret this card based on the counsel that seems most positive for and helpful to my clients when it shows up.

When The Chariot appears, I say, “Okay.  Regarding what you’re asking about, what you want, or whatever the case may be:

“Go after it.  Go after it aggressively.  Not even assertively.  Aggressively!  Full tilt, run ’em over if they won’t surrender or get out of your way aggressively.  But…

Arrrrr!  [Will you…]

“Make very, very sure that in going after what you want, you do not let yourself become pulled off balance or pushed out of balance – or otherwise become out of balance – physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, or any-other-ly.” 

And keep a cool head.

Here’s the analogy:  When you’re driving a war chariot into battle, once you’re committed to the fight you’ve gotta push, drive, plunge.  But, if you lose your balance, you’ll get bounced out of the chariot and right onto the point of a spear.

And when you go into battle, you must fight hard but remain cool and focused.  If you give over to emotion, you may lose sufficient awareness of what’s really going on around you, and become raven kibble.  

Or feed the fishies.  [Arrr!]

So, today: Go after what you really want – aggressively.  But don’t let yourself get pulled out of balance, or lose your cool at a critical moment.

Bright Blessings, balance, focus and Charge!


Thought for the Day: For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. ~ Christopher Columbus [And interestingly enough, the white man continued to make no use of intelligence in his dealing with the New World from that day forward.]

Today’s Weather: Silvering sunlight. A marsupial quadrille. 

On This Date: 1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge.  [Ouch!]  [Oh. The REAL crown jewels.  Sorry.  I thought, with the name Fosdyke an’ all.]


And: 1492 — Oh buggrit!



2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 12”

  1. Heather Says:

    Ahhh, thank you for the interpretation on today’s card, I will do my best to stay balanced as I finally hand in my resignation letter. (And they’re verrrry good at throwing people off onto pointy spears/walking planks.)

    Blessings to you, Neal.

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Dear Heather,


    Will send lots of LIGHT.

    Keeping you in my prayers,


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