The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning


The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning


Number: 7

Astrological Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Hebrew Letter: Cheth

Important Symbols

  • an individual riding a chariot confidently, and in full control and with full confidence.
  • reins (or lack thereof) to represent control of inner passions (creatures pulling the chariot)
  • The black and white sphinxes show how

About the Chariot Archetype

The Chariot reflects our ability to master self-discipline. It is the success of our determination and confidence in our abilities. You know what you want as your goal is well defined, and you have a well-established sense of self-identity.


Tarot Card Readings: What does The Chariot Mean?

General Upright Interpretation

Successfully overcoming life’s challenges by practicing self-discipline. You don’t let your emotions get the best of you, and it helps you to succeed and advance in life.

You will be successful due to your force and determination and your proactive mindset to take control of the decisions made.

General Reverse Interpretation

Loss of control. The situation got away from you and you are not the one steering. Feeling overwhelmed by the circumstances.

Journaling Prompts for The Chariot

  1. What similarities does this card have with the Magician?
  2. What are the major differences between this card, and the Magician?
  3. Describe a situation where you successfully held back your anger.

Additional Interpretation Prompts for The Chariot

Not Using the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck?

Just because you’re not using the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, doesn’t mean you can’t use the resources on this site to help you.

Take some time to look at the imagery on your card. Here are some things to consider in addition to other materials you have to help you connect with the deck you are using if your deck is different than the one featured at the top of the page.

  1. Describe the animals or creatures that are pulling the chariot and explain how they express the concepts of power and action.
  2. What part of the image in this card make you feel…
    1. victorious
    2. a sense of achievement
    3. control of passions
    4. wisdom and inner-knowledge.
  3. The figure in the chariot may be holding something in its hand – what is that, and what are the symbols associated with that?

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