Chariot Tarot Card Meanings

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Chariot tarot card meanings
7. Chariot: Victory

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. 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 inseparability of the male and female principles and the totality of creation. 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 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 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 yourself goals. The Chariot will speed up the process and get you there quicker. The Chariot can also represent travel or your vehicle.

Chariot 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.

Chariot in a career reading

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

The Chariot as Feelings

The Chariot 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. 

Personality types in Chariot tarot card

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.

Chariot tarot card meanings
7. Chariot: Victory

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.

Personality types in reversed Chariot tarot card

Chariot reversed is 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. Rather than taking responsibility for their situation they complain and end up playing the victim role. To get things done they need to be pressured by outside forces like an angry boss. They are motivated by a fear of failure rather than a hunger for success.

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. 

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.

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

19 thoughts on “Chariot Tarot Card Meanings”

  1. Dear Inger,

    I made a career spread, because there are a lot of problems in my workplace(curiously because of my colleauge- she is a simple minded neurotic, who made my days stressful)but because of the good salary and a lot of other reasons I can’t quit for the time being. It’s day to day harder.

    I asked the cards:
    If I stay here ( at least till the end of February) what can I espect?
    I got Seven of Pents reversed, and Queen of Sword reversed

    What should I do to find my real profession?(because I can’t find my real place) Ten of cups

    An advice from cards: Queen of cups reversed

    What do the cards want to show me about my current job: The Chariot reversed

    Could You help me with your interpretation?

    Thanks a lot!


  2. Hi, Bernadette. I believe the cards are telling you that there is a better opportunity out there for you. Follow your psychic inclination and move forward to a loving vibration. The cards are telling you that you have the skills to move into a career that you will also advance further in. The cards are telling you to start applying for the job of your dreams.

  3. Hi, I have just put down a tarot spread asking where I should look for funding for a project I have
    Been working on. ( I felt like I have been overlooking something ?!). I drew the knight of pentacles,
    The chariot followed by the six of pentacles. I’m looking at the obvious but missing the answer !!!
    Thank you very much.

  4. Hi, this card combination denotes you will put yourself out there and do some networking, tell people about your passion for this project. I feel like you will have to also do lots of social activities related to the project. The right person will believe in your project and help you fund it. I sense a man will come through with the funding for you.

  5. Hi,
    There is someone that I really like, she doesn’t know that I like here. I put down a tarot spread. The development of the relationship is the chariot. The next card was standing for the question what would be in there for me if I pursue this and the tower came out. I did the same reading again I don’t remember the card that came on the place of the development of the relationship( it was a positive love card) the last card ( What is in there for me) came out as the moon.

    In other spreads I find a lot of cards like the moon, death, tower.
    So I don’t understand in all spreads the outcome of the relationship is always a positive love card but the card before or after is not so positive.
    I don’t know why a positive love card comes out while it seems like I’m fooling myself and live in a unrealistic dream.

    Thank you so much..

  6. Hi Inger,

    For the first two weeks of September, the overall theme is the The Chariot but the clarifying cards are:

    5 of Wands
    Knight of Wands (reversed)
    Knight of Swords

    I would love and very much appreciate your interpretation!

    Thank you so much!

  7. Hello Inger!

    Yesterday i asked the tarot,what does my Love want from me,How should i feel for him:
    1.)Chariot,Hierophant,Ace of Swords
    (In other cards: 10 of Cups,World,Magician)
    You helped me a lot,about a former answers.Ive tried to communicate w him,but as i’ve heard from a person,he ignored the idea.
    Please Tell me your opinion.
    Thank you!Viola

  8. Dear Viola. If you ask the cards ‘how should if i feel for him’ it is a sign you have not been able to be yourself in this relationship. The most important thing in a relationship is to be able to be oneself. There is such a thing called Trauma bonding and it happens when someone bonds through many painful emotions that makes the brain feel almost abnormally attached to someone. Him leaving and not contacting you is a tactic used in trauma bonding. The other person is always left wondering what is really going on and there is always the threat of being abandoned and rejected. I think you will wake up to the truth of this situation as indicated in ace of swords, and then I feel you will move away and free yourself so that you can find true happiness with someone who does not play these types of games. You have done everything you can. There is nothing more you can do. Be at peace with it and love yourself. Don’t blame yourself. You did the best you could, unfortunately, some people are just not that reliable or dependable to be entrusted with someone else’s heart.

  9. Dear Inger!You are so kind and generous!You’re right,i know,i feel.I’ve just asked the cards,about this,because i cant understand why(!) he ignore me cos I Thought,it would be easier to understand he’s mind.But the former trauma/scarf on his soul,is not “my business” to heal it at this point.Thank you once again to care about my questions.Big Big Love and Hugs sent!

  10. Hi Inger,
    I have been trying all year to get a job. There have been quite a lot of disappointments. I pulled 3 cards for job potential and got (all upright) :
    7 of cups
    6 of cups
    I read here that Chariot and 6 of cups means visiting old friends, which is nice, but doesn’t bring a paycheck. Haha. Do you feel anything will happen soon?
    Thank you so much! Really appreciate what you do!!

  11. Dear Inger!Sunshine and Happiness!:) The answer what i actually felt,just i dont want to see it,now i got it!!Words not enough how lovely you are;How gently you navigate me in my situation;) You had right…;) Now im free and faithful(!) for myself!Once again;THANK YOU❤️

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