|By Leo Tang|
This time, though, it is a hedgehog riding a Chariot pulled by what look like wildebeest (though, once again, I'm no biologist). All of the creatures have the same strange, staring eyes, giving them a somewhat crazed look. Perhaps that's what makes me think of joyriders when I see this particular card ;)
In this version of the Chariot, the two beasts yoked to the cart are the same, and don't obviously seem to be pulling in different directions. The only nod to tradition, in that sense, is that they wear a white and a black blanket to differentiate them. When we harness our dark and our light sides, we can move forward with determination and power, embracing our destiny. It can be scary to take our destiny into our own hands. And yet, the joy of knowing we are doing what we choose and what we can is intense, too.
It's funny, this is the second Sunday in a row that the Chariot has come up here. And Sunday isn't a day I really associate much with taking charge of my life, as it's our biggest family day. Which means trying to make sure everyone gets enough of what they need. And there it is, the Chariot I harness. Not just my own desires, but those of Big Boy and my Dear One. With both of them being fairly headstrong, it can sometimes feel like an out-of-control ride, but overall I think we do ok.
I am grateful for the people who share this road with me.