The Chariot – Keywords
Victory, success, ambition
Forcefulness, powerlessness, coercion
The Chariot Description
It looks like our Fool is finally growing up and getting some power.
I love the Chariot Card. It should just say Zoom Zoom.
It generally speaks of travel and motivation.
But I don’t know, now that I look at it; it may be the card of the midlife crisis.
We can see a very developed city in the background and a middle-aged man decked out in the latest conveyance.
Complete with some hot girl sphinxes providing the horsepower, but let us notice that there are no reigns and the ladies are going in opposite directions.
The fool could be in for a wild ride.
He does hold a scepter and looks pretty confident but I bet the universe has plenty of surprises left to show him.
He is looking so grown though. He wears a sunburst crown and a six points star at his throat and the crescent moons on his shoulders.
The curtain above his head reminds us of a starry night sky. He seems to be a man who knows his place in the universe and is fairly confident he is at the center of it.
Interestingly the hood ornament on his chariot doesn’t have a rampant steed but a dreidel with wings about it.
A dreidel is a toy used at Chanukah in the Jewish tradition when the usually strict rules forbidding any kind of gambling are relaxed slightly.
The Dreidel is a wooden spinning top, its four sides inscribed with letters. These letters form an acronym that reminds the players of the meaning of the holiday.
The initial letters stand for the phrase “a Great Miracle Happened There.”
Miracle of Chanukah celebrates the fact that the oil for the lamps lasted days longer than expected and allowed them to wait out a siege.
My 20th-century mind thinks that is really funny since our chariots used oil to carry us around maybe that is a magical sigil so he never runs out of gas in his magical conveyance that requires no reigns only the mastery of his will and his very phallic stick shift that gets him around town in style.
That is probably not the intended meaning of the artist but an example of how Tarot cards speak to our subconscious with symbols. It’s why the Tarot cards have been around so long and can be so endlessly fascinating.
Because it is a great interpretation of the card that speaks of the sun shining on you and you being just a little bit cocky and a little bit lucky at this time.
Like things will work out for you even when they really shouldn’t but you have so much confidence and momentum going for you that things just have to line up.
This is the time to get out a map and decide on a destination for this road trip.
The two lady sphinx who is of opposite colors and faces opposite directions is a sign that anything is possible. But you have to keep those opposing forces balanced inside you because if you give just one her head you will wind up just being pulled in circles.
The Chariot – Upright Meaning
It means it is time to take charge and reach for the stars you can accomplish so much right now!
Sit down and make a list of goals and a plan on how to reach them.
Think about what you would do if you could not fail. Because no is your best shot at reaching for exactly that success.
Remember to balance work and play and dark and light but all systems are going for you to reach your goals right now.
The Chariot – Reversed Meaning
You feel broke down on the side of the road.
Like you are gunning the engine but just spinning your wheels.
It’s time to bring your intentions to bear. You won’t go anywhere until you decide where you want to end up.
It just seems like nothing breaks your way and it is starting to affect your self-esteem.
Solutions to your frustrations may be far afield look abroad for talent or expertise to help you cross the finish line.
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