The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
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 Card Combinations:
Nine of Wands > The Chariot: powering through, strong determination will pay off.
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 > Nine of Cups: Keep going, you're on the right track and will achieve your goals.
The Chariot > Four of Swords: A well earned rest after exertion but try to pace yourself to avoid overdoing it.
Six of Swords > The Chariot: Would tend to suggest travel due to the overlap in meaning.
The Chariot > Two of Pentacles > The Sun: With careful manoeuvres can indicate success on multiple levels.
The Chariot > Justice: may indicate a parking ticket or traffic offence.
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