Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Movement - Rhiannon

Goddess Tarot Rhiannon Movement
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


  1. I love the visual of running through the woods, but all paths leading to the same beautiful glade :) Good luck on the journey!

    1. Thank you! You know, after feeling insecure about all this, I am starting to enjoy this quest: I am on the move again. :)

  2. Take all the paths! I guarantee it won't be a waste of time because you'll learn something traveling down each one. That might be your "home" path, but I bet you'll pick up a few new spiritual tools down a few of those roads. :)

    1. I think I have all the time I need for this. I love mixing up all kinds of aspect from different paths. The challenge is to pave my own :D

  3. I don't think there is a 'wrong' path - they will all enrich your journey :-) x

    1. I agree with you, Al roads lead to Rome but deep down I am often afraid to make a mistake

  4. Ellen I so long loved Epona being a horse nut all my life. This is a lovely post. It makes me think of Robert Frost's poem,The Road Not Taken.

    TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

  5. Thanks Catherine and also for the beautiful poem. I've read it somewhere before and it is so good to see it again in this fitting context.
    This time I've copied it into my journal :D

  6. I'm happy to know you appreciate the poem, and glad you wrote it in your journal. Robert Frost was quite a man.