The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning – Upright and Reversed

Next in our series on Major Arcana tarot card meanings is The Chariot. Keep reading to learn what it means when The Chariot shows up in your tarot card reading.

VII – The Chariot

Ruler: Cancer

The Chariot is a card that tells of emerging victorious over our adversities. Like in ancient times when the gladiators fought for their lives in chariot races, the chariot means you are valiantly fighting your way through your own battles.

VII - The Chariot - Major Arcana

The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning

The Chariot Upright

When we see this card in a spread it is telling us that our conflicts are going to end in victory. It advises that sustained efforts and perseverance in a struggle results in you ultimately winning in the end.

The Chariot tells of your self reliance and belief in your own abilities. It can also represent unexpected good news as well as travel and change.

When we see the Chariot card, it indicates triumph, movement, self belief, assertiveness and good news. You will overcome the obstacles you are now facing.

The person who draws the Chariot card is decisive and ambitious when it comes to achieving the goals they have. The victory you earn is well deserved. You have undergone a period of struggle resulting in worldly success.

The Chariot implies self control, effort and perseverance. This card is about how one works within the boundaries their life has set upon them and builds a successful existence in spite of these boundaries.

The Chariot Reversed 

When the Chariot shows up reversed it can be indicative of someone who is either easily influenced or are themselves a bully, arrogant and selfish. It can represent frustrations due to things not turning out how one has thought they would.

It can also suggest travel delays and plans that will not go well.

The Chariot reversed indicates a person has disregard for others and is often envious. The Chariot reversed indicates the person has lost control of their life which has resulted in chaos.

Reversed, the Chariot warns of overwhelming ambition and high expectations. It can also represent outdated ideas and traditions.

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