The Chariot

The Chariot is a great leap forward. It shows that we get away from our usual environment and walk our own way.
Zodiac: Cancer
Element: Water
Number: 7 as the number of earthly and divine harmony (3+4), destiny, motion

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VII – The Chariot

The Chariot stands for combined powers, ready to move forward.  It represents the dynamic principle and the human will to proceed, the ability to use the powers of life and keep the outer and inner balance.

The Chariot shows a strong will, a strong personality, and at its best, victory and success.  But it also is a symbol for controversial power, for contradictions that are not solved, but just controlled. In this, the trump also warns of overestimation and recklessness. With every new venture or beginning one should check carefully whether the desired goal is compatible with one’s life and inner self.

Additionally, the Chariot is a symbol for the armor we build up when moving forward in the process of self-assertion. It also alludes to the danger that we might mix this armor with our actual personality.

The Chariot is a card of willpower, determination, and strength. You have discovered how to make decisions in alignment with your values with the Lovers card, and now you are taking action on those decisions. When The Chariot appears in a Tarot reading, take it as a sign of encouragement. You have set your objectives and are now channeling your inner power with a fierce dedication to bring them to fruition. When you apply discipline, commitment and willpower to achieve your goals, you will succeed.

So a negative aspect of the Chariot might involve understanding that the way of armed power isn’t always the right one, that the controversial power inside may to be reconciled with one other, and not just controlled and suppressed.

Drive: The will to conquer, courage, victory

Light: The awakening of powers, the way ahead, searching and finding one’s place in life

Shadow: Megalomania, insensitivity, running against walls

Reversed: Is a warning that you are letting obstacles and challenges get in the way, preventing you from achieving what you set out to do. It’s all getting too hard, and you don’t have the will to go on. If that resonates, stop for a moment and think about the things that matter most to you and why you want to achieve this goal. Will you allow other people’s opinions to sway you or give up as soon as the going gets tough? Or will you follow through on your commitment?

Keywords: Cancer, New Beginnings, Good Change, Self-Examination, Meditation, Spiritual Path

Advice: The change ahead of you promises a fulfilling life for you. So be prepared and organize your relationships so far. There will be what you leave behind.

Question: What areas of your life are affected by change? Are you ready to close the old and pay attention to the new?

Suggestion: Find or create an environment of loving safety. Plan a shift or travel there. Now your body needs attention and purification.

Revelation: I am putting my life in order and getting ready to start over.


Affirmation: I move through life triumphantly.