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The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning

Find out the chariot tarot card meaning, the seventh of the Major Arcana tarot cards.

Tarot Symbolism

In this card is depicted a young chariot driver that stands boldly in a richly decorated cart.

He wears a crown as a symbol of his power and ability to drive the chariot skillfully even without any visible reins.

The cart is drawn by two horses representing a strength and vitality that must be controlled and channeled to reach the destination.

The horses seem to pull in opposite directions and they are often of different colors to illustrate that the driver must overcome two diverging forces in order to succeed.

Meaning of Each Tarot Card: The Chariot


Determination. Control. Balance of opposites. Focus. Progress. Ambition. Triumph over difficulties. Achievement. Motion. Transportation and vehicles.

Tarot Card Interpretation

If you stay in control of the competing forces that rule your life, you’ll triumph and achieve your goals.

After hard work, the reward is coming and victory is near. Your duty now is to direct the forces you set in motion and go with the flow.

You’ll be able to savor success after winning a battle with obstacles on your path or with contrasting inner forces.

The Chariot can also mean a physical vehicle or travel, it can bring news, a friend or take you to far away places.

In an conceptual way, the chariot can convey the energy to fight for a goal if you are willing to use your skill to harness the horses’ power.


A successful person. An achiever. Messenger. A traveler. A professional driver.

The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning
Reversed Card


Lack of direction and ambition. Loss of control. Addiction. Waste of energy. Insecurity. Bossiness. Canceled or delayed travel.

Tarot Card Interpretation

You don’t feel in control of your life. You find yourself in a conflict and you are pulled in opposite directions.

You may be too lazy to use your abilities and you think you are entitled to recognition only for being gifted.

Stop wasting your energies in frivolous activities and face reality.

Problems with travel or transportation.


Impulsive, arrogant people. Drug or alcohol addicts. Reckless drivers.

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