The Chariot

Are you going places? The Chariot is about forward momentum and keeping your eyes on the prize. This card is all about winning and willpower, succeeding through the sheer force of your will. Are you looking for The Chariot in a love reading? Scroll down.


A regal young man is in a chariot, pulled by two Sphinx-like characters.  The man is dressed like a knight and he has a sword, with a crown upon his head. It’s clear he’s going places. This man is in charge of his own fate.

The Chariot: Yes or No

When it comes career and money matters, the answer is “yes” but everything else is a “no.”

The Chariot: Meaning

The Chariot is a symbol of determination, against all odds. This card means you’ve got a clear destination in mind and you’re using all your willpower, self-control, and drive to get there. You are on the right path, headed to your chosen destination. As long as you stay on this course, you will reach your goals. You are putting out a lot of energy right now, and it can be draining, but you can do this.

The Chariot Tarot Love
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The Chariot might also literally mean travel. You may be taking a trip either for pleasure or business.


In the reversed position, you might lack direction. You’re moving forward, but you are “spinning your wheels” so to speak and not really getting anywhere, because you don’t have a plan in place.

Or you might be using unethical, underhanded means to get where you’d like to go. Arrogance and ego might be playing a role in this situation. It’s important to achieve your goals, but not at the expense of others. Don’t step on people on your way to the top. It will come back to bite you on the behind.

Conversely, you might have a goal, but lack the motivation and the self-control to get where you’d like to be. This brings to mind the Aesop Fable about the Ant and the Grasshopper. Dreaming of a goal, won’t bring it to fruition. Action must be taken as well. So, get off the couch and start hustling!

The Chariot Tarot Love

In a love tarot spread, this card could be about being torn in two different directions. This could literally mean a love triangle. You might have two options and its difficult to make a choice.

The Chariot, when it comes to feelings, is all about self-interest, putting your energy into your career. Or your love interest could see gaining your interest as some kind of game. Look for The Magician in the reading to confirm this suspicion. He might be a smooth talker who wants to hit it and quit it. This card has a lot of energy.

Or it could mean two different paths. For example, should I stay single? Or pursue this romantic relationship? Whichever choice you make, you have the power in this situation. Use it wisely.


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