Short meaning: A difficult situation pulls you in different directions; your morality could even be in question. Make your decision and mean it. Take control of your emotions and channel them constructively. Commit to your decision fully and find the strength to deal with all the consequences of your choice, good or bad.
In-depth meaning: The Subject is being pulled in different directions and they are struggling to know what action to take. Things are happening quickly and it feels as if there really isn’t much time for the Subject to get a grip on what’s happening. Rather than desperately trying to play catch up with events, the Subject needs to take control, grab the reins and direct events firmly. If the Charioteer does not take action now, he’ll almost certainly end up in a collision!
The Subject needs to decide what action to take and channel their energies in to making things right again. The Subject is ill advised to act in an underhand or deceitful manner – no matter how complicated and confused boundaries have become. As always, they should act from a point of love and respect for everyone concerned to be sure that they did the right thing and made the right choice.
Notes on the image: The Charioteer is steering the chariot down a narrow tree bordered lane and he is focusing to keep control of it.
The horses are the opposite colours and pulling off in different directions to symbolise conflicting forces, and there is imminent danger of collision should one of the horses succeed in gaining control. The Charioteer is using all his talent, strength and ability to keep the vehicle on track despite being pulled this way and that by the horses. In a reading, this card would represent the need to adopt a similar stance to drive something forward, to keep steady hands on the reins and manage opposition and potential problems, no matter what the difficulties.