The Chariot Tarot Card Combinations and Meanings
VII The Chariot Correspondences:
Keywords & phrases:
Strong will with self-discipline.
The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings
The Chariot is a success card but often indicates that it will be achieved through strength of will and determination, so although it brings victory it can indicate there may be a few obstacles en route and could require some effort.
If you consider the control and driving force needed to harness the energy of two animals to steer the chariot forward, it provides an indication of what’s required. The two animals, usually shown as sphinxes or horses in black and white or silver and gold, demonstrate the need to harmonise opposing forces, echoing a theme of duality and polarity often found within the symbolism of Tarot.
When The Chariot card appears in your reading it may show that you need to stay focused with self-control and self-discipline in order to achieve your aims. Travel is often associated with this card and this is strengthened if it appears with other journey cards, on a more mundane level it may be connected to a vehicle.
If reversed or badly aspected, it may bring defeat or failure of plans, spreading yourself too thin and lack of concentration to the task at hand, standing still, or disruption to travel arrangements.
The Chariot Tarot Combinations & Meanings
The Chariot > The Fool
The Chariot symbolises control and victory through focused efforts. When followed by The Fool, it can imply a bold leap into the unknown and embracing spontaneity. Together, they suggest that mastering challenges can open the door to a new path and may lead to taking a leap of faith into uncharted territory.
The Chariot > The Magician
The Chariot signifies triumph through willpower and focus. Transitioning to The Magician, it can suggest harnessing personal power and talents to skilfully manifest your goals. Together, they can indicate that determination, coupled with skilful action, leads to the manifestation of your desired outcomes. You have the ability to navigate challenges with skill and confidence to manifest success.
The Chariot > The High Priestess
The Chariot followed by The High Priestess suggests that you’re heading into an unknown path, although the information you require should be revealed as your journey unfolds so you need to remain open and alert. Navigate your path with determination but trust your instincts and the subtle guidance within.
The Chariot > The Empress
The Chariot leading to The Empress may show that determined and focused efforts can bring matters to fruition and reap an abundant harvest in your endeavours. It can represent a triumphant and successful journey, fuelled by willpower and nurturing energy, that can blossom and flourish.
The Chariot > The Emperor
The Chariot followed by The Emperor is a powerful combination and suggests that your efforts are shaped by an assertive and unwavering determination. Success unfolds as you steer the path of your ambitions with disciplined control and focused power. Whilst the achievement of your aims is attainable, this combination can come along with a single-minded hard edge, so try to also consider others in your plans if you’re hoping they’ll be joining you for the ride!
The Chariot > The Hierophant
The Chariot together with The Hierophant suggests a triumphant journey guided by determination and spiritual principles, merging willpower with traditional wisdom. Success unfolds as you navigate the path, integrating the dynamic energy of The Chariot with the higher guidance of The Hierophant. Mentors or structured institutions may feature for some.
The Chariot > The Lovers
An unwavering focus sees you in determined mode and indicates triumph over obstacles that leads to a love relationship. If you’re single it may suggest overcoming challenges in the pursuit of love. For those happily settled it may represent the two of you putting your heads together as you make plans for the future. For some, and on a mundane level, it may indicate travel in connection with a love relationship.
The Chariot > Strength
The Chariot leading to Strength suggests a victorious journey marked by determined drive and inner fortitude. As you navigate challenges with assertiveness, tap into the quiet strength within. You have the ability to harness external willpower together with an enduring strength you hold within. Determination, strength, and inner courage can lead to a successful outcome.
The Chariot > The Hermit
The Hermit slows down the action after a period of determined effort. Triumph may be on the cards, but some introspection and fact-gathering may be required to attain a deeper understanding as matters progress. After achieving external success, turn inward for deeper understanding and inner wisdom to balance action with reflection.
The Chariot > The Wheel of Fortune
Exerting your will with concerted effort and determination helps to drive matters forward toward a change of fortune and a new cycle. It may that you’re literally creating your own luck for purposeful change – action shapes destiny! You will be triumphant in your endeavours and luck will be riding by your side.
The Chariot > Justice
The Chariot followed by Justice may suggest a determined effort being made with regards to a legal situation, particularly if you’re racing toward a time sensitive matter, such as winning a contract or signing an agreement. On a personal level it can act as a reminder to align your actions with balanced thought and a sense of fairness. On a mundane level, it can indicate a parking ticket or traffic offence.
The Chariot > The Hanging Man
The Hanging Man brings a pause to proceedings, so although you may initially triumph over obstacles a period of reassessment will then be required. It’s possible you may face new challenges to throw a spanner in the works and halt your progress, but slowing things down should help you gain a shift in focus and unique viewpoint to consider an alternative perspective.
The Chariot > Death
The determined efforts found in The Chariot come to a close with the Death card following, so if this isn’t the intention driving your actions then it may be worth considering ‘Plan B.’ Death indicates an ending that brings major change and transformation as a result, so this combination will be useful if you’re seeking to bring closure to a matter. On a mundane level, it can suggest racing for a deadline, or the end of a journey.
The Chariot > Temperance
The gentle and harmonious flow of Temperance contrasts and slows down the driving force of The Chariot. Tempering assertive and determined effort with patience and moderation may be required. It can suggest that triumph over obstacles leads to a more peaceful phase that brings the renewal of harmony and balance.
The Chariot > The Devil
Your efforts to triumph over obstacles could lead to fresh challenges, as The Devil signals some potential pitfalls up ahead. It may be that you become bogged down by your endeavours as The Devil introduces a sense of heaviness. For some, it can indicate an unhealthy attachment, so your pursuit of victory could become obsessive or lead to toxic connections. Exercise caution with this combination.
The Chariot > The Tower
The Chariot followed by The Tower brings a highly disruptive force, so your actions may result in driving events straight into the eye of a storm. The triumphant efforts marked by determined action could bring upheaval and success would prove to be short-lived. The Tower indicates problems ahead so it would be best to change course.
The Chariot > The Star
The Chariot symbolises control and victory achieved through willpower and focused effort. You’re heading in the right direction and can emerge triumphant through whatever challenges may lie ahead, whilst The Star provides inspiration and a vision for the future, as it brings hope with the promise of brighter times ahead. For some, your achievements may place you in the spotlight.
The Chariot > The Moon
Although you’re feeling determined and are prepared to surge forward with your plans, you may need to check your bearings and take some time before proceeding. The Moon can indicate that the path ahead is filled with uncertainty and illusionary situations so there’s more to something than first meets the eye. It can suggest veiled activity and the facts you need are yet to surface so it would be best to bide your time.
The Chariot > The Sun
Everything is lining up perfectly and you’re on the right track. Forge ahead with focussed willpower and determined action as you can triumph over any obstacles to achieve your goals. The Sun brings happiness and contentment and shining success to all your endeavours. On a mundane level, it may represent travel to sunny climes.
The Chariot > Judgement
The Chariot represents triumph through willpower and focus, whilst Judgement reawakens aspects of the past, so this would be an ideal combination if you’re hoping to resurrect and revive something. It suggests that something will come back round again so you’ll have the opportunity to move forward, having learnt lessons from the past. In relationships, it shows the possibility for reconciliation.
The Chariot > The World
This combination holds a reinforcement and overlap interpretation regarding aspects of success. As a progression of events it shows that focussed willpower and determined efforts can help you to power through, as you triumph over any challenges that may lie ahead. The World brings successful completion with the triumphant achievement of your aims. Travel may be relevant for some.
The Chariot > Ace of Wands
You’re all fired up and pushing forward toward an exciting new beginning. You have the ability to triumph over obstacles in order to bring this into being. New projects or a whole new way of life can feature for some, whilst in the context of relationships it can indicate the start of a passionate relationship.
The Chariot > Two of Wands
Assertive action and determined efforts may be required to get the ball rolling. The Two of Wands sees you moving in the direction of your future goals and ambitions. Working partnerships may be relevant for some.
The Chariot > Three of Wands
You’re on your way to achieving some early wins, so should see progress and expansion to your plans if you stay focussed and push onwards as you pursue your aims. Commercial endeavours may feature for some.
The Chariot > Four of Wands
Continued effort in the direction of your goals will start to find some stability in your plans, sufficient to allow some time to take your foot off the pedal and relax. Travel and holidays may feature for some.
The Chariot > Five of Wands
Whilst you may be completely focussed on your aims you may find others aren’t quite on the same page, so it may be difficult to find agreement and get other people on board. There may be power struggles, competition, or petty obstacles ahead.
The Chariot > Six of Wands
Determined efforts will bring rewards and recognition from others, and this is an ideal combination for those who may be seeking promotion, either as a position or in services they offer. Others should be helpful and supportive to your cause.
The Chariot > Seven of Wands
Whilst you can triumph over obstacles you may be required to continue to defend your position as matters move forward, so be ready to get stuck in. Strong negotiation tactics may be required for some.
The Chariot > Eight of Wands
This combination brings a fast moving pace so events could be speeding up. You should expect good news and messages in response to your determined efforts. Travel is strongly indicated for some.
The Chariot > Nine of Wands
This combination may prove slightly challenging as it suggests that whatever you’re actively pursuing will require perseverance. It tends to indicate prolonged effort and determination will be required, so don’t expect a quick fix.
The Chariot > Ten of Wands
Be clear on your objectives before throwing yourself into this, as it suggests that whatever you’re pursuing could leave you feeling overburdened and overwhelmed; be careful of biting off more than you can chew.
The Chariot > Page of Wands
The Chariot followed by the Page of Wands can indicate that your focussed and determined efforts leads to good news that you’re pleased to receive, often in relation to work.
The Chariot > Knight of Wands
You’re on the move! This combination usually represents determined effort and triumph over obstacles toward a change of residence, ideal for house sales or relocation. Travel is strongly indicated, and emigration may feature for some.
The Chariot > Ace of Cups
Focussed action enforced with willpower and determination will help in triumphing over obstacles to bring a new beginning for love and happiness. A new relationship may be indicated for some.
The Chariot > Two of Cups
The Chariot can indicate overcoming challenges with determination that bodes well for the future of a close relationship. You may be enjoying a shared victory with your partner.
The Chariot > Three of Cups
The Chariot followed by the Three of Cups can suggest joyful celebrations and harmonious gatherings, enjoying the fruits of success with friends. For some, it may indicate travelling for a social occasion.
The Chariot > Four of Cups
The Chariot signals triumphant control over challenges. Yet, despite success, it shows you may feel a sense of discontent or dissatisfaction as matters progress. This one could fall flat as events proceed further down the line, perhaps not all you had hoped it to be.
The Chariot > Five of Cups
Whilst The Chariot signals successful mastery of challenges, the Five of Cups warns of upsets and disappointment, so things may not turn out the way you had hoped. You may wish to reconsider your strategy for a better outcome.
The Chariot > Six of Cups
The Chariot represents triumph over obstacles and suggests you may be reconnecting with the past as a consequence. Your determined efforts may bring people or places from the past back onto your radar.
The Chariot > Seven of Cups
The Chariot represents triumph through controlling your willpower and actions and this may open up your options. However, the Seven of Cups also advises careful decision-making amid illusions and choices. Success will require focus to avoid distractions and to safely navigate the path ahead.
The Chariot > Eight of Cups
Whatever you’re determinedly pursuing may be short-lived or fail to live up to expectations, as it suggests walking away from something that lacks fulfilment.
The Chariot > Nine of Cups
You can triumph over obstacles to achieve your goal and will be thrilled with the result. The Chariot followed by the Nine of Cups brings contentment with a wish fulfilled, achieved through determined effort.
The Chariot > Ten of Cups
The Chariot followed by the Ten of Cups represents the harmonious fulfilment in relationships and family life, suggesting that overcoming challenges through focussed effort paves the way for emotional happiness and contentment.
The Chariot > Page of Cups
The Chariot followed by the Page of Cups can show that determined efforts lead to news and messages of an emotional nature, which you should be pleased to receive.
The Chariot > Knight of Cups
Focussed will power and determined efforts result in receiving an offer, proposal, or invitation, the context of which will depend upon surrounding cards or question asked (love, work, finance, etc).
The Chariot > Ace of Swords
The Chariot followed by the Ace of Swords can indicate a powerful breakthrough so no matter the odds, you have the ability to overcome challenges and come up trumps. Stay focussed and take decisive action toward your goal, as it leads to a fresh new start.
The Chariot > Two of Swords
Things may initially get off to a roaring start as you determinedly push through to triumph over obstacles, but as matters progress the Two of Swords suggests a stalemate where nothing is moving. You could be in two minds over how to proceed and hit a period of indecision.
The Chariot > Three of Swords
Some restraint may be required as this combination suggests you could be racing straight into trouble. Whilst you may be focussed on driving forward with your goals it shows that it leads to upheavals and upsets with others. Consider your plans, how they may impact other people, and whether your approach is too forceful or appropriate at this time.
The Chariot > Four of Swords
The Chariot brings triumph over obstacles and the Four of Swords following may suggest a period of rest and recuperation after overcoming challenges. You may wish to consolidate your position to replenish energy or resources before continuing. Pace yourself and be careful of overdoing it.
The Chariot > Five of Swords
The Chariot followed by the Five of Swords can show that you’re heading into problems. Whilst you may be triumphing over obstacles it suggests that you could be heading towards a different set of challenges. The Five of Swords indicates deceit and underhandedness, so not everyone may be pleased regarding your success, which can lead to jealousy or power struggles. Theft may be relevant for some.
The Chariot > Six of Swords
The Chariot leading to the Six of Swords can suggest slowing the pace and a transitionary period after overcoming challenges, seeking peace and leaving difficulties behind for calmer waters ahead. Travel may be indicated for some.
The Chariot > Seven of Swords
The Chariot represents triumphant control. With the Seven of Swords following, it advises handling situations with careful strategy and discretion after victory, navigating challenges with wisdom and cunning precision.
The Chariot > Eight of Swords
You may need to check your bearings and direction of travel, as your determined efforts see you driving straight toward limitations and restrictions. Watch for a bout of mental monsters, doubting your ability as matters progress.
The Chariot > Nine of Swords
Whatever you’re determinedly pursuing may not provide the satisfaction that you’re seeking. The Nine of Swords suggests you may face worry and anxiety as matters progress so take time to address any concerns or inner turmoil.
The Chariot > Ten of Swords
The Chariot represents determined and focussed efforts, and although it usually indicates triumph over challenges, the Ten of Swords suggests a disappointing ending and failure to your plans. It may be worth reconsidering your next steps as it suggests things may be heading in the wrong direction.
The Chariot > Page of Swords
Whilst The Chariot brings the success of triumph over obstacles, the Page of Swords suggests there may be some slightly disappointing news to follow. Delays may feature.
The Chariot > Knight of Swords
This combination suggests an extremely fast-paced situation where events may seem quite chaotic as a consequence of the driving force of your determined actions. Whatever you’re pursuing should see results and unfold very quickly.
The Chariot > Ace of Pentacles
The Chariot followed by the Ace of Pentacles can represent a new opportunity for material success, indicating that triumphant efforts lead to a new beginning with the potential to create wealth and prosperity. Financial documents connected to travel or vehicles may be relevant for some.
The Chariot > Two of Pentacles
The Chariot followed by the Two of Pentacles can suggest the need for balance and adaptability in managing material aspects after victory, navigating financial or resource-related challenges with skill in order to maintain success.
The Chariot > Three of Pentacles
Applying concerted efforts can bring successful results in relation to your main work or career. This is an ideal combination for those working toward attaining mastery in their chosen field.
The Chariot > Four of Pentacles
You have the ability to achieve your aims and are prepared to work hard to attain your material ambitions. For some, it can suggest being overly cautious as matters progress, so you may need to take a calculated risk to make the most of available opportunities.
The Chariot > Five of Pentacles
Although you’re making determined efforts to triumph over obstacles it appears that victory may be short-lived or come at a cost, as it suggests facing financial or material challenges. Resilience will be required, so seek support to help overcome temporary hardships.
The Chariot > Six of Pentacles
The Chariot leading to the Six of Pentacles can suggest a balance of giving and receiving, encouraging generosity and sharing the fruits of your endeavours with others after achieving victory. Following determined and considerable efforts to achieve your goal, others will be generous and supportive towards you, so it’s a good time to call in favours.
The Chariot > Seven of Pentacles
The Chariot followed by the Seven of Pentacles brings rewards for your determined efforts. It can suggest a pause for reflection and assessment of long-term goals, to ensure sustained success and growth after overcoming challenges.
The Chariot > Eight of Pentacles
The Chariot suggests triumph over obstacles in order to obtain new work or a study placement (Eight of Pentacles). You may be working hard toward improving your skills and honing your craft.
The Chariot > Nine of Pentacles
The Chariot followed by the Nine of Pentacles can indicate enjoying the fruits of your success, bringing a sense of self-sufficiency and a touch of luxury, embodying a life of abundance and independence. For some, it may suggest receiving a large sum of money for your efforts.
The Chariot > Ten of Pentacles
The Chariot followed by the Ten of Pentacles promises long-lasting prosperity and generational wealth, reflecting the rewards of successful endeavours and a fulfilling family legacy. For some, it may indicate triumph over obstacles in relation to the stability of home and family, or a property matter.
The Chariot > Page of Pentacles
Your determined efforts should result in receiving good news or messages concerning material matters. Practical learning and financial concerns are usually highlighted.
The Chariot > Knight of Pentacles
The Chariot leading to the Knight of Pentacles shows that a longstanding matter finally comes to fruition following your concerted efforts. If you have experienced problems, then you have the ability to triumph over challenges to finally conclude the matter to your satisfaction. A determined, methodical, and diligent approach to practical matters can bring stability to material pursuits.
The Chariot > Ten of Wands > Four of Cups: May start well but suggests this could be tougher than anticipated and eventually runs out of steam.
The Chariot > Two of Pentacles > The Sun: With careful manoeuvring can indicate success on multiple levels.
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