The Chariot is ruled by the zodiac Cancer and is associated with the element Water. There is a Celestial influence at work in this tarot card. The Charioteer is a man who sits inside a canopy of six pointed stars. The Crescent Moons, one on each shoulder of the man, have an outward curve that refers to the formative stage of the world.

The alchemic symbols on his tunic represent the spiritual transformation of human mind. The square represents the Earth which implies the strength of will power. This is also
reinforced by the fact that the Charioteer holds no reigns, but just a wand indicating authority and power. The laurel and star crown glorify the highest attainment that a
man can achieve in his spiritual journey.

The wings of the Chariot are suggestive of inspiration, while the black and white Sphinxes represent the balance of the positive and the negative. The city behind the Charioteer means that he has been able to turn his back towards materialism as he makes his journey to seek spiritual knowledge.

Upright Position

The Chariot symbolizes triumph - end of all conflicts resulting in victory. If the subject has been struggling with any situation in life, then she/he will
emerge a winner. This card reinstates your belief in your own capabilities. It also suggests sudden good news. Travel and changes are also indicated.
A chariot, meaning a vehicle, can also imply a new car for the seeker.

Reversed Position

Conversely, this card indicates lack of self control and arrogance. It can also be an indication of stress related illness. Travel plans may not go as desired.
Some readers even predict accident.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons