The Chariot

Daily Draw: Mother of Fire and the Chariot

Today we are called on to let our passions for what we’ve loved most all this time drive us, and we’re challenged to go for it as fully as we can. The energy is well-suited for developing ideas and dreams, and if it feels a little bit like you’ve “drunk the Kool-aid,” so be it. You know what’s best for you better than anyone else, and no one but you can say what will make you happy. Trust your inner guidance, and when you go for it, let the chips fall where they may. Stop trying to control outcomes — it only slows you down, and frankly things are going to be as they will be despite your best efforts, so stop wasting time and energy. Do your thing, and go for it.

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Daily Draw: The Chariot and The Devil

Yeah, these two together can be dangerous: nothing like a demon ride down a dark highway at high speed with the headlights off to get the adrenaline going. But it’s all so unnecessary. You do need to get from Point A to Point B, it’s true. But your reasons for fear, for anxiety and upsetness require some closer examination. Are you letting your emotions run away with you? Who’s driving the car? Take a few deep breaths, get clear on what you need to do and why you’re doing it, and put the worry-mind firmy in the back seat where it belongs. Take charge of your motivations and go for it!

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Daily Draw: Knight of Cups (Svipdag) and VII The Chariot (Hati & Skoll))

Today’s draw is about fighting for and protecting that which we love the most. Don’t be afraid to stand up and fight for your heart. What is most important to you? What matters the most? Don’t be shy. And be careful of just spinning your wheels. Make your movements count. Do direct, important things that will further your cause. Don’t just wander around yelling about how awesome your wonderful things are. DO something to push them along. Don’t get distracted or dragged down by details. Focus and get moving in a solid, directed way, and go for it.

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Daily Draw: VII The Chariot (Ishtar) and Six of Air (Scathach)

Today’s draw is about powerful momentum and forward movement. Take action and make plans. Decide what you are going to do, and then take one step toward doing it. This is necessary and important, and you mustn’t let yourself become stubborn in rejecting what you know needs to be done. Do the work, whatever it is. Face it and plan out how you’re going to manage it, and then act on your plan. Sitting back and reflecting is not going to get you where you need to be. Now is the time to move, so move.

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Daily Draw: Green Woman, Gylfi (Quest), Eir (Healing)

Today’s draw is very similar to one that came up four days ago, so something is coming through that needs attention. It’s time to stop and ask yourself what the hell you’re doing. Where are you going right now? What are you trying to accomplish, and for whom? Because you’re going the wrong way (about something). There is healing that you need to be doing, and many new things coming in. It’s ok to be ok about that–sometimes we don’t want to have hope that something good will happen or come to us because of how we might feel if it doesn’t. But it’s time for some new medicine, some new healing method, and the only way to get to it is to let go of the entrenched disappointment. Let go of the quest for someone to tell you what to do. Let go of the dream of rescue. Stop, look at what’s around you, and take stock. Move toward joy for yourself and away from what constitutes joy for others. IMG_3763

Daily Draw: Nazar, Hel (Death), and Wala (Prophecy)

Ok, yeah. Deep breath here. Talk to the dead, reach out to your ancestors for blessings and gather them up. You are protected by great good fortune, and you need to face those demons. Stand in courage and the strength of what you’ve learned so far, go into the places where your shadows live, and talk to them. You may not get the answers you want, but that’s no reason to be afraid. In fact, being afraid is absolutely the worst thing you could do. Let yourself feel how protected you are from both above and below, and face the dark with courage. Now is an important time to gather lessons from the dying year, to harvest what we’ve sown and to sift through what’s there worth keeping and what needs to go. Get moving.

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Daily Draw: The Owl, the 3 of Bells, the 3 of Wheels

Today’s draw is about what we tell ourselves about fear and how to get past it. Somebody Over There wants to get your attention: you’re letting your fears drive right now and that’s a bad idea. Get the Fear Monster out from behind the wheel and put your dreams there instead. And if the Fear Monster starts back-seat-driving, because that’s what Fear Monsters do (they can’t help it), focus instead on how to make the road ahead more passable. What actions can you take? What can you do right now in the manifested world to move yourself along? Nothing quiets the Fear Monster quite like action, so take one. Do something. Make, create, move, build, and focus forward. Listen to your inner guidance.

Decks: “A Curious Oracle,” Holly DeFount; “Tara Wisdom Cards,” Jessica Zebrine Gray

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