The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings

the chariot tarot card

Description

The Chariot is the 7th Major Arcana card among all the other 22 Major Arcana cards. On this card, a brave warrior wears an armour decorated with the crescent moons and alchemical symbols, representing his celestial influences. Although he seems to be riding the chariot, he holds no reins. He is just standing still inside the chariot. On his right hand, he holds a wand which is pointing upwards, which represents his controlling powers. On the centre of his chest, there is a symbol of the element of earth, which symbolizes the material world. On his head, he wears the crown of a star and laurel, symbolizing the power, authority, success, honour, glory, and his spiritual world. From the picture, it appears that the charioteer is ready to take the action towards his direction. In the foreground, two sphinxes of black and white colour seem to be riding the chariot. The black and white colour of the sphinxes represents the duality of nature; day and night, positive and negative, etc. Though the sphinxes seem to be riding in the opposite direction, the charioteer with the help of his powers tries to take the chariot in the forward direction. Behind the charioteer, there is a canopy of six-pointed stars which symbolizes the divine connection of the charioteer with the spiritual world.

Keywords

  • Victory and Success
  • Determination
  • Focus
  • Ambitions
  • Willpower
  • Action
  • Control
  • Direction
  • Travel
  • Transportation
  • Overcoming Obstacles

General Meaning

The Chariot is the card of determination, focus, strength, and willpower which motivates you to stay committed to your work. It denotes that if you stay focused and keeps on doing the hard work, soon you will be rewarded with the good results. If you have taken a particular decision in life, the appearance of this card advises you to work in the direction of the fulfilment of your goals. Many opposing forces may try to divert your mind from your goal, but you have to stay focused and dedicated. There is no shortcut in achieving the targets.

Upright Position

the chariot-upright position

If ‘The Chariot’ appears in the upright position in your spread, it denotes your focus and dedication towards your goals. You have made certain decisions in your life and now is the high time to work for your goals. Taking the right actions at the right time will help you achieve your desired goals. There might be several opposing forces and obstacles which will try to divert you to certain wrong directions. So, this will a testing time to check as to how dedicated you are towards your targets. If you are planning for certain projects, the appearance of this card assures the positive outcome. Remember, only the hard work, dedication, and smart work is the only key to success. Sometimes, the appearance of this card also denotes travelling for recreational purpose or moving to some other city or country.

Reversed Position

the chariot-reversed position

If this card appears in the reversed position in your spread, it denotes your efforts in the wrong direction. There might be several choices in front of you and you have chosen the wrong one for you. This card in the reversed position advises you to take a U-turn as a certain path or direction is not meant for you. Currently, the things may appear to be favourable, but in reality, they are opposite. So, consider every fact before making any final decision.

This card also signifies that you have lost the directions of your life. Lack of motivation and focus have made you miserable. You are not having a clear vision of the path where life is leading you. This card in the reversed position denotes that you have all the potentials but you are being diverted from your work. Your friend circle could be one of the reasons for diverting you from your paths. It’s better to stay away from the people who try to degrade or demoralise you in every aspect.

Sometimes, the appearance of this card in the reversed position signifies your poor management. You have the potentials and abilities but the improper management is acting as an obstacle on your path for achieving your goals. This can be avoided by making a proper schedule and prioritizing your work.

Sometimes, it also denotes a delay in the travel.

The Chariot in Past Spread

If ‘The Chariot’ appears in the past spread, it denotes that you have made certain decisions in life in the past. Now, it’s high time to work for such decisions. It also denotes a victory which you had experienced in the past and is still carrying your away. To maintain that level of success in the present and future too, you have to work for your goals with full dedication.

The Chariot in Present Spread

If ‘The Chariot’ appears in the present spread, it denotes that you have set certain goals in your life and now you are fully dedicated to work for the achievement of such goals. This card also indicates your travel to some other city or country.

The Chariot in Future Spread

In the future spread, the appearance of this shows that soon you will be going to set new targets which will result in your overall growth. If you stay focused and dedicated, success is truly assured. This also denotes that a piece of good news is going to arrive for you soon. It also denotes travel in the coming days.

The Chariot in Love Spread

If you are single, the appearance of this card denotes a new love coming up in your way. If you had a bad experience, this card advises you to overcome the memories as the future relationship looks a blissful one. If you are committed, the appearance of this card denotes that there are chances that you might be going through the rough phase of your relationship. Lack of trust, communication gap, misunderstandings, etc. have resulted in the differences. The only way to resolve the matter is your communicate well with your partner. Instead of assuming things, try to discuss the issues. If you are successfully able to overcome this phase, your relationship will take a positive turn, depending upon the other cards in your spread.

The Chariot in Career Spread

In the career spread, the appearance of this card denotes that if you work with your dedication and concentration, you will be going to be successful in achieving your goals. Your friends or colleagues may try to divert your mind and act as an obstacle in the path of your success. Sometimes, the appearance of this card also denotes travel to some other city or country for study purposes. In your workplace, if you stay focused, your work will be appreciated by your superiors and may return in the job promotion.

The Chariot in Finance Spread

In the finance spread, the appearance of ‘The Chariot’ denotes that you are trying to manage your finances. You might be thinking of investing your money or starting a new business which may prove to be fruitful. This card also denotes a business tour. Sometimes, the appearance of this card also denotes purchasing a new car.

The Chariot in Health Spread

The appearance of this card in the health spread denotes that you have recovered from past illness and have started adopting a new routine to improve your health and fitness. Though there is a long journey to achieve the desired fitness goals, your dedication and focus will help you to achieve them on time.

The Chariot in Family Spread

In the family spread, the appearance of this card shows the chances of shifting to a new city or country which will prove to be beneficial. It also denotes one of the members of the family who likes to travel a lot and may change the city or country for further growth. It also indicates the chances of buying a new car.

The Chariot in Yes or No Spread

The Chariot is a positive card which denotes the journeys which will prove to be beneficial. So, the answer to your question will be ‘Yes’.

Other Facts

  • Elements: Water
  • Astrology/Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Period: June 22 to July 22

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