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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 octagram of creation. The union of lingam and yoni symbolise 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 the Seal of Solomon and symbolising it’s mystical properties. The eight pointed star on the Hero’s crown symbolises balance, harmony and cosmic order. His skirt is decorated in alchemical glyphs. On the Hero’s chest is a square symbolising the fourfold world. On the shield is a tantric sexual emblem symbolising that the vehicle is, in fact, the Hero’s drive and energy. 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.

Chariot in a career reading

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

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 + The Fool: Life on the road. Touring. Backpacking. 

The Chariot + The Empress: Pregnancy. 

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

The Chariot + The Tower: Dangerous travel. 

The Chariot + Judgement: Finding your calling in life.

The Chariot + The World: Travelling the world.

The Chariot + Ace of swords: Acing a job interview. Winning a mental competition. 

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

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

The Chariot + Eight of swords: The police. 

The Chariot + Ten of swords: Traffic accident. 

The Chariot + Ace of cups: A career change. 

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

The Chariot + Ten of cups: A spiritual journey. 

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

The Chariot + King of cups: Recognition at work. 

The Chariot + Ace of wands: Lifestyle change. 

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

The Chariot + Eight of wands: Much travel. 

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

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

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

The Chariot + Four of pentacles: Winning in business. 

The Chariot + Six of pentacles: Successful charity. Overseas charity. 

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

The Chariot + 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. 


  1. Bernadett January 12, 2017 at 2:45 am

    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. Inger Bråthen January 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    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. Phira January 22, 2017 at 5:28 am

    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. Inger Bråthen January 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    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. AS June 28, 2017 at 2:31 am

    hi Inger
    I got chariot as feelings my ex has towards me
    is this bad?
    I also got the nine of wands

  6. Inger Bråthen June 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Hi. Chariot often indicates someone is focusing on loving themselves as they know they have to heal from the past.

  7. Jama July 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    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..

  8. Inger Bråthen July 10, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Hi, Jama. I feel this could cause some heartache for you, and you must be careful in how you proceed so you don’t end up broken-hearted.

  9. A August 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    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!

  10. Inger Bråthen August 5, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Hi. There are doors opening for you in this period, and you could be travelling.

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