The Chariot tarot card for all readings from thesecretofthetarot.com
The Chariot – Major Arcana
Chariot Tarot Card Meanings
The seventh card of the Major Arcana, The Chariot, is related to being goal oriented, having confidence, and overcoming obstacles in your life.
Traditionally this card depicts a man riding a chariot that’s pulled by two animals of opposite colors without reins to guide them.
This image is symbolic of the confidence it shows within the person being read.
The two animals and their opposite colors say that regardless of what pulls you, be it positive or negative events, the situation has an attractive outcome.
The Upright Chariot Meaning
When The Chariot appears in a past position, it is showing you that you have gone through a major life event that is acting as a catalyst for your current and future positions.
Perhaps it is a reminder of what you’ve overcome and it’s showing you that you are still capable of being that untouchable person.
In a present position The Chariot is strongly suggesting that you keep a cool head and stay on the path towards your ultimate goal.
It is saying “you can do this!”, so long as you do not falter.
The Chariot upright in a future position is the person being read coming out of the situation on top and as a better person for it.
They have overcome whatever obstacles sit in the past and present positions despite what signs or omens they’ve presented.
Work and the Chariot
In a work related spread, The Chariot denotes a change in positions or even entire careers.
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business, now is the perfect time.
There is also the possibility that a better job offer will come along and The Chariot says to accept.
One other possible meaning in this sort of spread is an unexpected work related trip that could result in a pay raise or promotion within your current company.
Love and the Chariot Card
Often The Chariot will appear if the person being read has recently ended a relationship or if a particular rough patch is about to show itself in their current one.
Despite the hardships you’ve faced in love, you will come out stronger and better because of them.
The Chariot says to take your experiences and use them to know better for next time.
The Chariot and Finances
When this card appears in a financial spread or the person being read is asking a question related to their financial situation, the time to spend is not now.
Though The Chariot is a good indication that more money is coming your way, it is ill advised to start frivolous spending as the card can also be a sign that an unexpected event is on the horizon that could cause a huge financial blow if you are not prepared.
Meaning of the Chariot in Health
For someone who is already in poor health, The Chariot means that there is still some ways to go until you are better.
While that can sound quite ominous, keep in mind that overcoming obstacles is still one of the root meanings for the card.
Even with the possibility of illness ahead The Chariot means you are strong enough to endure it.
The Chariot in Reversed Position
Appearing in the reverse, The Chariot is acknowledging the feeling of a lack of control over your life.
It is suggesting that you take a moment to figure out what it is that is causing these feelings and to give yourself time to fix the situation.
Of course, this is much easier said than done, but it’s important to remember that The Chariot speaks to your strength.
Even in a reversed position, you are still tough enough to get back on track even if things seem hopeless.
If you feel as though life is moving on and leaving you behind, The Chariot is very likely to pop up reversed in your reading.
The lesson it teaches in this situation is a harsh one, as it’s a reminder that change will happen whether you want to go along with it or not.
Growth, Rebirth, Birch
Berkana, the rune of the life process, another cycle rune, which stands for fertility, which leads both symbolically and actually to growth. Berkana is about the power to influence development and the nature in which it flows into your body. Its action is gentle and penetrating. Scatter the resistance first, then accomplish your work. To make this possible, your wish must be clear and controlled. Conversely, events, or, more likely character aspects distract the growth of new life.
Sudden changes and endings. Making a final decision. Completing something. Walking away from something or someone. Danger.
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