So lucky to be able to use my intuitive skills reading cards for people. Having been in human service professions for most of my life, it is gratifying when someone wants assistance that doesn’t involve insurance, diagnosis or charting.
Like the people I read for, I often find myself feeling a sense of nervousness when certain cards come up. Maybe I don’t want to own the message. Maybe my client will be unhappy about the reading. Cards tell stories. Cards don’t lie. Sometimes neither my client nor I are enchanted with the cards that appear. I’ve learned that those cards are often the cards I need to pay attention to.
The Chariot is such a card for me. And wouldn’t you know that this is my card for the year. The chariot is about movement, change, personal evolution, and willpower. The chariot suggests assertion and balance. Notice the moon, stars and wings. The chariot may be here on earth, but the driver is concerned with matters that are spiritual and celestial. When the chariot appears in a reading balance may be what needs attention. Notice the symmetry of the black and white sphinxes. The Charioteer is a driver with no reins. His or her will and power come from the wand in his hands. Like the magician, (card two of the Major Arcana,) the charioteer is in control of his destiny. Oh how appropriate this card is for me this year. As much as I try to deny it, I can choose to assert myself in situations or not.
Whether you believe in the messages of cards or not, symbols and symbolism is something we relate to. We can choose to heed them or not. We can assert our will or not. I want to drive my little chariot like the charioteer does. I want to use the magic I possess, without needing to control. Moving seemingly without effort through the various traffic jams I find myself in seems like something to aspire to. With a nod to the celestial sky, I’m embracing the chariot this year. Claiming my inner magician, even if at times I cling too tightly to the invisible reins.