The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings


7 is the number of The Chariot.  7 is the number of the truth seeker and those on a spiritual path.  Another key concept of the 7 is the understanding that deeper meanings exist to everything we see.  The Chariot tarot card embodies one willing to take the journey to find the answers to their deepest questions. Keep going, this quest will lead to victory.


We begin with the chariot, a symbol of the personality traits that carry one to achieve their goals.  Next, we examine the sphinxes which are symbols of unity in diversity because of the various animals they are composed of. Now we move onto the Armor and breastplate which shows the seeker is protected on their journey.  Finally, we come to the canopy of stars that hangs above the charioteers head, this is a symbol of hope and destiny.

Upright Meaning of the Chariot

Commonly this card represents the success and a big shift in the life of the seeker.  When moving forward A strong will and fixed goals are needed. Once you’ve committed to your path real progress will begin to unfold.  As you move along be sure to remain vigilant and on course as your horizons expand. Temptations might arise and you may begin to believe you don’t need to pursue your ultimate dream, now, more than ever, you need to use your willpower to stay on course.

Reverse Meaning of the Chariot

The reversed Chariot shows someone who has lost their way due to arrogance or self indulgence.  Now it’s important to stop and make sure you are truly heading in the direction that you originally intended. If you’re not, don’t beat yourself up just get back on track. Remember, your ego can be a great asset when lovingly integrated or a horrible leader when overly fed.  Stop, recalibrate and move forward!

Self Reflection

The Chariot is asking you to consider the following questions:

  • What are my goals?
  • What am I doing to accomplish them?
  • How can I make my dreams a reality?
  • Who can help me on this journey?

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