The Chariot Tarot

The Chariot

The ChariotKeywords: *Will *Determination * Duality *Success *Impulse

The Chariot Tarot card Meaning

The Chariot tarot is the seventh card of the tarot card deck; it is connected to the astrological sign of Cancer. The chariot sits within the six-pointed stars, representing the divine influences at work. There are alchemical symbols on the Chariots tunic, which denotes the spiritual transformation of man. The square signifies the earth and human will.

What does the Chariot card represent?

The two sphinx in black and white signify duality in life, the yin and yang. They are the driving force of the Chariot. There are two crescent moons on his shoulder and the sun, Ra, is sitting between the wings of the phoenix again synonymous with the duality of the sun and moon. The physical and invisible worlds.

The laurel and star crown indicate the highest realisation of man in spiritual evolution.

If we look closely we can see that the Charioteer is not holding onto any reins, he only holds the wand from the Magician card. He controls his journey on earth through the strength of will in the same way that the Magician does. The city is behind, which portrays the soul’s journey through the physical world.

When brought up in a reading the meaning of the chariot tarot card indicates being successful at a role, project or in a competition. It denotes achievement and victory. It could also indicate a determination to succeed, focusing your intent and energies on something that you desire.

The Chariot tarot card meaning could also indicate a need to establish your identity, having faith in yourself and self -mastery. This card could also be warning you to curb your impulses and anger, practice self-discipline and master your emotions.

The Chariot tarot love meaning could indicate strong foundations of a relationship, but a need also to have your own identity and independence. If the Chariot tarot is brought up reversed in a relationship spread it could also indicate a volatile relationship, don’t give into anger, step back from a situation so you can view it objectively.

All images in this article are courtesy of The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

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