The Chariot vroom-vroom-vrooms into a tarot reading with a message of power through focused and deliberate action.
Traditionally, this card shows a man in a covered cart being pulled by a pair of Sphinxes. He wears a crown of stars and his armor is decorated with moons and astrological symbols.
The Chariot rides into the tarot right after the balanced partnership of The Lovers. When you have support, you’re able to take action and tackle big challenges.
This lesson on The Fool’s tarot journey is about taking deliberate action now, even though you don’t see the full path or even your destination. You can’t think, research, or plan your way to greater understanding.
Taking action is the only way to learn more about yourself and your world.
It’s time to move ahead. The way may not be crystal clear and you may not feel confident, but if you start with the first step, everything else falls into place.
You will be able to adjust your course along the way. Ultimately, you will experience victory. This is the time to move ahead with enthusiasm and commitment.
In a very literal interpretation, this card also indicates a journey or the purchase of an automobile.
Keywords for The Chariot Tarot Card
- Action and change
- Move ahead with confidence
- Triumph, success, victory
- A vehicle or a journey
Keywords for The Chariot Reversed
- Losing your direction
- Giving up the fight
- Riot, arguments, litigation, defeat
- Car or travel problems
Patterns and Correspondences of The Chariot Card
- Major Arcana = the lessons along your life’s journey
- Zodiac sign = Cancer
- Planet = Sagittarius
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The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings for Love
If you are looking for new love, you need to take the first step. Don’t wait to see if your crush is interested or drop hints hoping they will make the first move. Just get their number and ask them out, like a grownup.
Ultimately, dating to find the right partner is a numbers game. Take deliberate and systematic action to meet and date as many people as you can, so you can find the person and the relationship you desire.
If you are in a relationship, ask for what you want. If your needs or desires are not getting met, be direct and ask for your partner to step up. Be kind, but don’t hold back.
You can’t control your partner’s response or their actions, but you have full control over yours. If you’re not getting what you want, the situation won’t change unless you take the action to change it. It is your responsibility to step up and take care of yourself.
The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings for Work
Move ahead with your projects with bold confidence. You may not see the entire picture, but it will only clear up through action.
Procrastination and perfectionism are two ways we hold ourselves back out of fear and insecurity. If you are stalling on a project (or are 90% done and can’t seem to get it completed), ask someone to hold you accountable for finishing it within a reasonable deadline.
If you are being pulled in many different directions, use your head to choose one and then take charge. This card is about action, not research, planning, or waiting. It’s time to move forward with your big plans.
The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings for Health
Get moving. There’s no simpler way to put it. If you’re looking for guidance about your health, you must get off your butt and into some running shoes.
For success, you’ll need to do the work. You can sit around feeling sorry for yourself, or wishing you had started a year ago, or feeling terrible about your situation.
Or you can take control of your life and do the work you know needs to be done. Become your own hero and inspiration and soon you’ll be a hero and example for others.
The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
If you’re looking to buy a car, this card indicates it is a good choice.
For everyone else, this is an action card. Take control of your financial situation by confronting your fears and ignorance.
Buying lottery tickets doesn’t count, either. This isn’t about hopes and maybes. This card is about taking control and admitting to the reality of your current situation.
Think of your finances as a journey…Where does your journey end? (i.e. What’s your goal?)
Where are you starting? (i.e. Get honest about your income, expenses, savings, and debt.)
Now, what’s the first action step you need to take? Do it today. Don’t put it off until tomorrow.
The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
This is a practical card, not a spiritual one. But every spiritual journeys requires action.
Are you meditating? Every day? Really every day? How about making it an every every day thing, not just a mostly every day thing?
What about reading spiritual books? Are you just reading them or are you doing the exercises and work of putting those lessons into practice in your own life?
Are you praying every day, if that’s your thing? Do you have an altar in your house? Are you keeping a Gratitude Journal? Have you healed your relationships and forgiven everyone in your past (including yourself)?
What action steps can you take to deepen your connection to the spiritual world? Don’t just think about them or write them down. Do them now.
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