|By W. Crane & E. Fitzpatrick|
Take this version of the Chariot. Instead of a single male figure riding away from a town towards us, we have a couple turning to wave goodbye as they head up towards a castle on a hilltop. I also notice the little angel jockey riding one of the horses.
This seems to speak of making our way towards a situation of greater security and abundance. In this journey, we have to let go of aspects of our past, yet we do not travel alone. We may find a staunch friend or two by our side, and notice our path being guided by spirit. We still choose our own road, yet it is a less lonely and perhaps less selfish perspective than that of the traditional Chariot.
What I see in this card today is my Dear One and I waving goodbye to his mother, and heading home with Big Boy in the lead. Though she is coming to visit us, rather than vice versa, we normally walk her to the station to say goodbye. So, I see here a reminder that this is the life I have chosen, with my partner and child. All other plans, all other roads I could travel, must be compatible with that. For example, whether it is running workshops or working on the Celtic Lenormand, though these are my passions, they happen within the background of my family life. That comes first, and is always there, though these other projects may come and go.
I am grateful for the life I have chosen.