Today’s card is Movement (The Chariot). We see the British goddess Rhiannon riding her white mare in the woods. In earlier periods she was known as Epona, who was mostly depicted with her horses but also with bundles of grain as a symbol of the harvest; the end of the quest.
Keep moving is the most important aspect of seeking spiritual growth: If you don’t move you’re standing still. Even taking a step back or retreating is movement. This means you can change your direction; investigate new options. Thinking you are lost is also encouraging movement, since you will try to find your way out. Every movement is fine. As long as you are not going to sit beneath a tree and expect to be rescued. Everyone who will come along will tell you to get up and keep going.
Our spiritual journey is our own. Sometimes we’ll meet fellow travelers but only to say goodbye to them at some point. We learn from each other and encourage one and other but in the end we are responsible for the way we walk our path.
This is a very apt card for me. Still seeking and trying to figure things out. Sometimes I’m almost coming to a standstill but soon after I’m feeling like I am running through the woods with numerous paths all leading to the same clearing and I wonder which path to choose. Why do I make it so difficult for myself???
“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” Conrad Hall