As its name suggests, the Chariot card depicts a chariot that is drawn by two beings- one black one white. In some decks, the beings are sphinxes, in other versions, they are horses. The charioteer must balance and control both in order to steer the chariot. The card may also feature an individual who holds a crescent moon in one hand and has a crown on his lap and who is seated either in the chariot or under a blue canopy.
The Chariot is also linked to the zodiac sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon and connected with emotions and intuition.
Upright: Ambition, determination, focus, self-discipline, success
Reversed: Lacking in direction, powerless, obstacles
The Chariot upright is associated with victory and overcoming challenges through control. The key to success in this case is going to be strength and willpower to overcome the obstacles in your path. Fortunately, the overall message is positive- if you stay focused you will succeed and achieve your goals.
When seen in reverse, the Chariot brings your attention to your own aggression and lack of willpower. You’ll first need to overcome yourself before you can tackle the goals and obstacles in front of you.
Chariot in a Love Reading
Upright: The Chariot in a love reading encourages you to step forward when it comes to your love life. Now is the time to take control with confidence, conviction, and courage. The card also reminds you to remain balanced when it comes to your love life and your work life. Are you focusing on work and neglecting your love life? Or are you so focused on a relationship that you’re sacrificing your own goals for your partner’s? The Chariot encourages you to take back control by finding the balance.
Reversed: When seen in a love reading, the Chariot in reverse can signal that your love life is out of balance. On the other hand, this card may also represent an overzealous drive to find a partner, which can cause you a lot of stress.
Chariot in a Career Reading
Upright: Seeing the Chariot in a career reading means that your ambition towards your career goals is a good sign. So long as you as your goals are clear and you continue to take a disciplined approach, the Chariot tells you that you will achieve your goals.
Reversed: Seeing the Chariot reversed in a career reading points to a lack of focus or too much focus. Finding the balance between obsession and indifference is key to successfully navigating your work life at the moment.
Chariot in Finances
Upright: When seen in a reading about finances, the Chariot encourages you to tackle any hardships head-on. It may take discipline and focus, but you will be able to resolve any financial problems in front of you.
Reversed: When seen in reverse, the Chariot warns you to be smart with your money. Don’t be afraid to make a purchase or invest if you have all of the facts first.