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Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 30

June 29, 2009

The Chariot

Battle of Mount Badon

Haven’t seen this card since the middle of January.  And it’s a great  card for deep summer, when the magic is flyin’ about an’ all.  Although, I must admit, I was hoping for something a little more sit in a big, floppy chair on a cool shady porch, scratch the dog behind the ears and throw rocks at the peasants.  Oh well.  [No worries. My aim is lousy.]

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. 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 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…

“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.

Does that mean I should aggressively go snooze on the porch?  I’ll have to pull a card on that.

Bright Blessings, balance, focus and Charge!

Thought for the Day: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.  ~ Yeats

Today’s Weather: Corn mushroom kibble; transient mustiques.

On This Date: 1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for “public use, resort and recreation.”