Tarot Card for the Day ~ December 27

The Chariot

Battle of Mount Badon

Fortune Cookie: Go after what you really want – aggressively.  But don’t let yourself get pulled out of balance (physically, emotionally or spiritually), or lose your cool at a critical moment.

This is a great card for enny time o’ year, because the insights it offers are strong, clear and very important. 

And, I might add, it’s a superb card for incorporating into a year-end review, no matter what path you walk.

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.

I tend to interpret this card based on the counsel that has seemed most positive for and helpful to my clients when it has shown 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…

“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.  

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: The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.  ~ Albert Einstein

Today’s Weather: No green beans.  Pouting baritones puling in the mist.

On This Date: 1932Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.  

Note: I recently told a friend that one way to use my Daily Tarot Card was to think of it as a fortune cookie at lunch — albeit a REALLY long one.  So I’ve decided that Fortune Cookie is a much better tag for the first couple lines than Focus for the Day.  And there it is.  Thanks, David O.!  

‘Nother Note:  I had the funniest gift for St. Stephen’s Day/Boxing Day. I brought in a few potted plants from the garden when the weather turned freezy.  This morning, one of the pots with rosemary and borage also produced a HUGE yellow dandelion flower.  [Talk about Sol Invictus!] Can spring be far away? 


2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ December 27”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    The Universe is speaking to me also about spring not being far away. I did my usual card pull from Agnes Thomas’ “Animals Tell the Truth Wisdom Cards” yesterday and today. Yesterday the Sunshine/Dandelion card presented itself; and today, the Sun/Empowerment card.

    The Sunshine/Dandelion card reads: I gather the sunshine and give it to others. Just hold me close to your chin and see me send it to you. Spread your sunshine to everyone around you today. Watch the glow on people’s faces when you do.

    The card’s picture of dandelions is so lovely. Guess I’ll just have to let go of thinking of them as weeds.

    My gift to myself this winter was a Vitamin D shot. Gosh, I do miss the sun. Right around the corner, eh?

    Congratulations on your gift from the Universe!!

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna!

    I gues I got some vitamin D (for Dandelion) too.



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