Chariot Tarot Card Meanings

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Chariot Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:

The Chariot tarot card meanings stem from its connection to Astrology and Numerology. The Chariot tarot card can mean:


Victory and success. 

Being a hero.

Using your willpower to accomplish your goals.

Being assertive.

Being in control.

Getting your way.

Looking out for your own interests.


Your vehicle.


Lack of direction.



Symbolism in Chariot Tarot card

The Chariot tarot card meanings are depicted through the card’s symbolism.

Symbolism is from Rider Waite Deck.

chariot tarot card meaning

Eight-pointed star

The eight-pointed star crown represents the civilisation of man through redemption and regeneration. The union of lingam and yoni is a Hindu symbol of Shiva and Shakti. It symbolises the inseparability of the male and female principles and the totality of creation.

Crescent moon

The crescent moon on the hero’s shoulder symbolises new beginnings. The winged sun is the solar disc of Horus, a symbol of protection. His chariot is the cubic stone, symbolising stability and perfection of work and effort (from rough stone to a perfect cubic stone, the unshakable foundation of any building). The Hero is the spirit emerging from the stone, representing purification of spirit through earthly efforts. The six-pointed stars on his canopy represent merging of heaven and earth.


His armour is decorated in alchemical glyphs, denoting the Hero is following mystical principles. On the Hero’s chest is a square symbolising following rules, and the hierarchical order of man. The black and white sphinxes represent inner victory over the lower forces of its own nature through a journey of purification. The Chariot is ruled by Cancer in the zodiac.

Chariot tarot card and Astrology

Chariot tarot card is ruled by the sign Cancer which is ruled by the Moon. The crab has a hard shell, symbolising the need to be in control over your emotions. With the crab comes claws that tend to grab things to hang on to, especially the home, family, friends and possessions. Cancer is the first water sign and deals primarily with the ebb and flow of life. Despite any obstacle that may come our way, we must proceed forward towards what will ultimately enlighten us.

Chariot tarot card meanings upright

Chariot tarot card meanings in a general reading

Chariot tarot card represents your will-power and determination. It represents victory through assertiveness. The Chariot gives you the green light to charge ahead and take control over your life. Your success depends on your will and ability to be in control and to be brave enough to move forward even in unknown territory. In a reading, the Chariot reminds us to steer our lives in the direction we desire. If we apply will-power and motivation, we can create our own destiny. Set your goals. The Chariot will speed up the process and get you there quicker. The Chariot can also represent travel or your vehicle.

Chariot tarot card in a love reading

In a love reading, the Chariot tarot card denotes the importance of loving yourself first. This card speaks of self-love. The state of your relationships is a reflection of how the Seeker feels about himself/herself. The Chariot also denotes the Seeker feels they have to be the strong one in the relationship.

Learn what the Chariot tarot card means as a final card in a love reading. 

Chariot tarot card in a career reading

In a career reading the Chariot signifies careers in transport, quality control, software, audits and OH&S. Chariot can also indicate military careers.

Is Chariot tarot card a Yes or No in tarot?

Chariot tarot card is all about making things happen and grabbing opportunities. Thus, the Chariot is often a Yes in tarot.

The Chariot tarot card as Feelings

The Chariot tarot card as feelings speaks of love that makes the Seeker brave. This love also inspires the Seeker and they feel they can do anything because of the love they have in their lives. Chariot speaks of love that manifests itself in action and strength of character. The Seeker has overcome a lot of obstacles in life and is feeling stronger and braver as a result.

If you are asking about how someone is feeling about you, the person is most likely feeling curious about you. The Chariot denotes this person needs to feel loved to be able to show love. This person most likely didn’t feel very loved when growing up and wants to make up for it by having a strong and loving relationship now.

Learn what the Chariot tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Chariot tarot card as Personality types

Chariot tarot card people are very strong-willed. They are determined to succeed in this world and come across as quite fearless. Sometimes they fake it until they make it and they are rarely as confident as they seem. What drives them is their desire to do well, and they will work hard to get what they want. This is someone who puts in the effort. They can be diligent, self-composed, self-aware, controlling and brave.

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7. Chariot.  

Chariot tarot card meanings reversed

Chariot tarot card reversed indicates defeat and cowardice. Instead of charging ahead, there is the feeling of giving up before giving it a go. ‘What is the use’ is the energy in Chariot reversed.

The Seeker is too self-conscious to move forward. The outside environment is not very favourable either. On a more practical note, the Chariot shows up sometimes reversed when the Seeker is experiencing car trouble and becomes stagnant due to loss of a vehicle.

Chariot tarot card reversed as Personality types

Chariot tarot card reversed as personality types can indicate someone with low self-esteem and little control over their emotions. They lack direction in their lives and are afraid of success. Sometimes they are interested in so many things that they get lost and fail to choose a path for themselves. There is often sadness within and even overwhelming grief. This is someone who might have fatigue and social anxiety. They struggle with reality and are moody and oversensitive. They are motivated by a fear of failure rather than a hunger for success. When it is less negative, it can speak of someone who feels disconnected to the place where they live. They dream of another time and place.

Chariot tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the Chariot:

The Chariot(VII) + The Fool: Life on the road. Touring. Backpacking. 

The Chariot(VII) + The Empress: Pregnancy. 

The Chariot(VII) + Justice: Success in legal affairs. Winning a legal case. 

The Chariot(VII) + The Tower: Dangerous travel. 

The Chariot(VII) + Judgement: Finding your calling in life.

The Chariot(VII) + The World: Travelling the world.

The Chariot(VII) + Ace of swords: Acing a job interview. Winning a debate. 

The Chariot(VII) + Five of swords: Winning in conflict. Getting back at someone. 

The Chariot(VII) + Seven of swords: Undercover. Pretending to be someone else. Hiding who you are. 

The Chariot(VII) + Eight of swords: The police. 

The Chariot(VII) + Ten of swords: Traffic accident. 

The Chariot(VII) + Ace of cups: A career change. 

The Chariot(VII) + Six of cups: Visiting an old friend.

The Chariot(VII) + Ten of cups: A spiritual journey. 

The Chariot(VII) + Queen of cups: Winning in artistic endeavours.

The Chariot(VII) + King of cups: Recognition at work. 

The Chariot(VII) + Ace of wands: Lifestyle change. 

The Chariot(VII) + Seven of wands: Success in public speaking. Success in teaching. 

The Chariot(VII) + Eight of wands: Much travel. 

The Chariot(VII) + Ten of wands: Spending too much time at work. Performance-punishment. 

The Chariot(VII) + King of wands: Success in self-employment. 

The Chariot(VII) + Ace of pentacles: Promotion. Earning more money. 

The Chariot(VII) + Four of pentacles: Winning in business. 

The Chariot(VII) + Six of pentacles: Successful charity. Overseas charity. 

The Chariot(VII) + Nine of pentacles: A successful holiday. A holiday home. 

The Chariot(VII) + Knight of pentacles: A successful career change. 

Learn how to read Tarot combinations using the Arrows technique in my tarot course here. 

Chariot tarot card meanings summary

Chariot tarot card meanings indicate success and victory in career and personal goals. The Chariot gives you the green light to move forward with your life in the direction of your desire. The success seen in this card is due to the Seeker has a value system they fully believe in. This gives them safety and confidence.

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