The Shapes We Mae

MERMAID TAROT TUESDAY: The Chariot

Inner GoddessLily MyersComment

Sometimes a card jumps out of the deck while I'm shuffling, and I just know it's the right one. It's like the deck is taking over my shuffling, like, yeah, we got this from here. This week, on the 7th day of March, the 7th card of the Major Arcana jumped out: The Chariot.

This is one of the most energizing cards in the deck. Its key word is momentum. The Chariot is about forward motion, sitting in the driver's seat in confidence. It's about steering. Whatever direction you want to go in, now is the perfect time to take direct actions to go there. This card reminds us that we hold the reins (the reins of the metaphorical pink dolphins, yes). We're always in the driver's seat; we can find a way to change or affect any situation. There's always an action for us to take.

If you have major goals, this card is a strong nudge to start working more concretely on them. If there are any blockages you feel have been stopping you from working toward these goals, this card is like a permission slip to simply override them. It's a pass-go-and-do-collect-200 card: just keep moving forward, it says, and don't worry about every little thing along the way. The important thing is maintaining momentum and not falling into stagnation. So don't worry if the circumstances aren't perfect; they never will be. Just take a step forward.

The truth is, you have no idea of the places you'll end up. Your potential is quite literally limitless. Often we think we can predict where our actions will get us, but we can't. The island-fantasy-land pictured on this Chariot card reminds us that when we take action to pursue our goals, we can end up in places better and dreamier than we ever imagined. Trust that your actions will take you to newer, bigger and better places. Even if it feels like you're blindly taking steps forward, that's fine. That's how you get somewhere new.

Change is the only constant in our lives. The Chariot celebrates change, affirming that motion is what keeps everything fresh, exciting, and alive. Since everything's changing anyway, why not take the reins and decide what direction you want to go in? You're in the driver's seat (er, shell), you mermaid!

It's a great week to: make a vision board, work on applications, continue a project that's stagnated, set goals in your planner, make a list of life-goals, send messages or requests you've been meaning to send, finish your half-done to-do list, run or dance, start a project, assume a leadership position.

Happy driving, mermaidz. xo