Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira
Co-authored by James Kerti
What does The Chariot tarot card mean?
The Chariot is a big action card—whee! When it appears in your reading, it’s a positive sign for your determination and willpower.
While this major arcana card’s appearance doesn’t necessarily mean that things will be easy, or that there won’t be obstacles in your path, it tells you that you have the drive to persevere and achieve your goals.
Now’s not the time to kick back or procrastinate. Harness your willpower and confidently move into action. You have what it takes to be successful.
The Chariot Tarot Guide
Keywords for The Chariot: Control, willpower, self-discipline, determination, hard work
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of The Chariot: Cancer
Planet of The Chariot: Moon
Element of The Chariot: Water
What does The Chariot card mean in a love reading?
The Chariot can be a tricky card to interpret in a love reading.
While it’s a positive sign in terms of determination and willingness to put in the work, not all relationship challenges can be addressed by ratcheting up the effort. The Chariot can even speak to control issues as an ongoing theme. So if you’re trying too hard—and getting little in return for the effort—pull the emergency brake!
If you’re in a relationship that is characterized by feelings of anxiety and pressure, The Chariot’s meaning probably points to those struggles. You’ll want to find ways to relieve that tension, rather than throwing more effort into the situation. Turn in a new direction and give this relationship some time. Perhaps it will get up to speed—or you’ll discover something even better.
In other situations, The Chariot can bring a more positive interpretation. It speaks to a determination to move forward through a challenging situation. Communication is essential here, so no riding on assumptions! Ask the questions you need answered so that you can move ahead…or just move on.
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What does The Chariot tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
This major arcana card is an encouraging one to see in a career or money reading.
Since The Chariot is associated with willpower and determination, your drive and motivation will take you far now. If you’re up for a promotion or taking on a big project, you can trust that your efforts will pay off in a big way.
Get ready to move forward with confidence! But do keep in mind, as with this card’s general meaning, that it might not be smooth sailing. Challenges may arise along the way. Still, you have it in you to make this happen, so don’t let the detours sap your motivation!
What does The Chariot tarot card mean for health?
If health issues have been a theme for you, The Chariot advises to face the situation head on and assertively.
That doesn’t necessarily mean you can expect a short-term resolution, unfortunately. But it does tell you that this is a situation you are equipped to handle. Be kind and compassionate to yourself as you deal with the journey of recovery. Be willing to take control and gather the resources and tools you need.
Are you ready to start a new fitness regime—and maybe clean up your eating while you’re at it? The Chariot is an inspiring card, reminding you that this can be a fun adventure! Forget “no pain, no gain” and look for classes that are upbeat and recipes that taste amazing while filling you up with the right fuel.
What to do with this information
The Chariot is associated with the moon. Our course The Lunar Code can help you channel that energy as you work through issues. You can get access to this course at a discounted price as part of our Cosmic Code bundle.
The Chariot Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
When pulled in a reversed position, The Chariot can represent either your internal state or the situation you’re dealing with.
In the first case, it suggests that the challenges you’re facing feel like too much to handle. You’re feeling powerless and out of control amidst obstacles. Determination may start to wane, if it’s not already gone. If that’s the case, The Chariot encourages you to regain control of the situation. How can you get your hands back on the wheel? Even one small action can get you back in gear.
If that message doesn’t resonate with you, The Chariot in reverse probably refers to the circumstances themselves, which could literally be stuck in a rut. In an effort to tackle this problem, perhaps you’ve been exercising too much when letting go is actually the answer. Sometimes it’s the willingness to take a step back that lets you come at something in a new way. Or, let other people step up and support you with this situation. You don’t have to fix this on your own!
Is The Chariot tarot card a yes or no?
The Chariot comes through in a yes or no reading as a yes, provided you’re willing to follow through and channel the determination it represents.
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