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The Chariot (triumphant)

Today’s Card: The Chariot (analysis courtesy of

Card Description

The Chariot is the last card in the first septenary. The laurel and star crown indicate the highest attainment of man in spiritual evolution. The number 7 is the sacred number, also indicating spiritual attainment. The sign associated with the Chariot is Cancer, and the rune is Raidho, indicating movement and travel. The canopy of 6-pointed stars represent the celestial influences at work in this Tarot card. The crescent moons on the man’s shoulders are outward facing to refer to the formative world. The symbols on his tunic are alchemical symbols, representing the spiritual transformation of man. The square is earth, a sign of strength of will. On the Chariot, itself, are wings representing inspiration and the Hindu sign of the union of positive and negative. The black and white sphinxes have the same meaning. You’ll notice the Charioteer holds no reins, just the wand from the Magician card. He controls through strength of will in the same way the Magician does. The city is behind him, indicating he has turned his back on civilisation and materialism, to seek spiritual matters.

Card Meaning

This card represents conquest. Success, victory through hard work. A well balanced life. Triumph over ill health and money difficulties. An ability to resist temptation indicated. Control over forces of nature.

Trouble and turmoil will be conquered through your confidence and control. Any success will be a result of applying these factors to the situation. You will wonder if you should pursue a plan or continue a project, but will be driven to do so, and a perplexing dilemma will be resolved for the time being. You could also have an opportunity to be filmed or taped, or to work with film or tape. Plans or schedules will be discussed with your relatives, but you’ll feel pressured by time or other commitments.

Determination. You need to focus completely, seize the time, get in the race and win it. Cultivate the ability to withstand the rigours of what is required. Striving towards your goal can be as satisfying as attaining it. You need to be strong.

Adversity, possibly already overcome. Conflicting influences. Turmoil. Vengeance. Success. Possibly, a voyage or journey. Escape. Rushing to a decision. Need to pay attention to details. Urgency to gain control of one’s emotions.

You will have to use the strength of your will to overcome obstacles. You need to be determined, self-disciplined, and hard working. If you are, you will triumph over any difficulties or any people who are trying to limit you. This struggle will ultimately temper you and make you stronger. This is an important card for disabled people, advising that a very successful life can be built up within the limitations that have been put on you; you only have to want it enough.

On a deeper level, the chariot is telling you that you must come to terms with your own aggressive impulses. Aggression is part of human nature, part of your innate survival mechanism. Aggression cannot be simply suppressed; to do so will only turn it inward on yourself, leaving it thereafter to manifest in the form of physical illness. Aggression can be very destructive, but it is also a powerful energy that can be channelled creatively.