Tarot cards are a form of divination, which literally means working with the divine, or your higher self, which is the ultimate purpose of tarot cards, just like yoga. The tarot is in essence a soul map, a deep psychological guide to self-empowerment. Playing with Tarot cards is a conversation with your higher self. The cards always work. It’s not magic—tarot cards are a sacred mirror. There are now thousands of types of tarot decks. A traditional deck has 22 Major Arcana (or trumps) which are the archetypal images. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards, sixteen Court or Personality cards; the Kings, Queens, Princes, and Pages. There are four elements or suits: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, with 10 cards in each. Above all, there are no inherently negative cards. Below is The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning: love, health, money, and Yoga. See also Guide to Tarot Cards.
The Chariot Tarot Card DESCRIPTION: illustration, colors, and symbolism
- The Chariot Tarot Card in a tarot reading is one of the most complex cards to explain. Other names for the Chariot are the Centurion or Victory and it is related to the Cancer zodiac sign. The card shows a brave warrior standing inside a chariot. The Chariot rises above the city. This means that the warrior inside the Chariot stands above all humans as the victor. He wears armor decorated with crescent moons representing new journeys and what is coming into being. There is a square on his tunic depicting the element of earth – and the material world around him. Other alchemical symbols on his armor are expressing spiritual transformation. The laurel and star crown on his head indicate victory, success, spiritual evolution, and enlightenment. The warrior stands tall symbolizing that he is all about taking action. He holds no reins, just a wand, symbolizing that he controls through the strength of his will and mind. The six-pointed star canopy above his head suggests his connection to the divine world and the spiritual will. The two black and white sphinxes in front of the Chariot represent duality conscious and unconscious positive and negative. The black sphinx is the moon, the feminine, and the unconscious. The white sphinx is the sun, the masculine, and the conscious. Together they create harmony and balance. The Charioteer must command with his will power and determination in order to move in the direction he wants. The sphinxes seem satisfied, but they can be in trouble if they move in different directions. Therefore the Charioteer must focus and use his ability to control his emotions and thoughts to lead them to the destination he wants. Behind the chariot flows a wide river, symbolic of the need to be in flow with the rhythm of life while charging toward your goals.
- Numerology: The Chariot tarot card is the number seven of the Major Arcana cards in the tarot deck and appears when a person is determined to win or succeed at any cost. It is an analytical number that is connected to gathering and filtering through information to find answers. Anyone who is heavily influenced by the energy of this number will be introspective and able to access their inner wisdom to a greater extent than those who are fixated on material concerns.
A statement that represents The Chariot tarot card: I can direct my life any way that I wish!
The Chariot Tarot Card meaning -in general
- The Chariot Tarot Card signifies willpower, triumph, and direction that lean toward positivity. You will often receive this tarot card in reading when your guides want you to concentrate your energy on a particular path. This card indicates that things are progressing. The controls are in your hands and you can move ahead with confidence. It’s time to put the past behind you and stay focused on the road ahead. The Chariot Tarot card points to a triumphal feeling of freedom. The card reflects congratulations for high achievement and serves as a sign of empowerment. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom. That is because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As an experienced warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.
The meaning of The Chariot Tarot Card upright
- The Chariot Tarot Card upright tells you that now is the time to get what you want. This card is a sign of encouragement. You will overcome obstacles and challenges and achieve your goal through determination, and willpower. You will feel motivated and in control. Just keep focused and believe in your own abilities. In other words, a triumph is waiting for you, and that you are fully in control of making it happen. Whether it be with career, money, love, or some other area, you can achieve your goal through determination, and willpower. You shouldn’t be passive. Also, this card may indicate that you have to compete with others. Or, that you find yourself in a situation that feels like a battle. In these situations, the Chariot invites you to be confident, and bold in manifesting your desires and setting your boundaries. Also, the Chariot can indicate a journey, especially a road trip.
The meaning of The Chariot tarot card reversed
- “Reversed tarot card” is a card that appears to be upside down from your angle of vision. The reversed Chariot tarot card may indicate failure, defeat, and a lack of control. This card can be a sign that you lost your determination and willingness. You are letting obstacles and challenges get in the way, blocking you from achieving your goal. Or, you lost the will to go on. If so, the reversed card advises you to stop for a moment. Just think about why you wanted to achieve your goal. The Chariot reversed can also serve as a sign that you lack motivation or focus. Or, or that you’re too obsessed with the things you want to achieve. The reversed Chariot tells you that sometimes having the desire to be in control is not always the answer. It may suggest that there will be things that you cannot change. Also, the reversed Chariot tarot card can be a sign that you lost direction and that you facing a situation where you avoid making choices. If so, just take a break for a while and think about your values and beliefs. That will help you to make choices and will give you self-confidence.
Questions and wishes for tarot cards
The Chariot Tarot Card and Love
- If you have a question or a wish for Tarot cards about love: The Chariot tarot card is not a positive card for a love reading. That is because it can represent control issues or be pressured into conforming in relationships. It also represents silly arguments, competition, and jealousy between partners. If there is a way to overcome your issues, you should do so. However, you should never allow yourself to be walked over or mistreated while bending someone else’s will. So, take a stand. If you’re single or trying to heal from a hurt relationship, this card stands for the type of self-care and love that should rule our lives. You need to ask yourself if there are fears or negative beliefs that are causing you to be disconnected from the love that you desire. By figuring out what is blocking you, you’ll be able to move forward on a path that leads to all your desires being fulfilled. Now is the time to take the wheel, and make sure you have a clear understanding of what you’re looking for in love and romance. When you take control of your love life, you are very likely to see rewards. Confidence, courage, and drive will lead to success.
- Reversed: The card is telling you to slow down. If you are in a relationship and things aren’t progressing as fast as you would like, you need to have patience. Just be confident that things will progress in their own time. Forcing things could be disastrous. the card can signal an overwhelming drive to find love, so much so that other goals may have been forgotten. Sometimes, one has to remember that we cannot control everything around us. And no matter what we do, we can’t make the perfect person appear to us. Hope and enthusiasm are important, but so is patience. A reversed Chariot can also signal that things may be out of balance. Make sure that your work, love, family, and friendships are not suffering because you are overextending in one or another. If you are single, you may meet someone soon but the same message applies, don’t rush things. Sometimes it’s better to just go with the flow and let things evolve at their own pace.
The Chariot Tarot Card and Money
- If you have a question or a wish for tarot cards about money and Career: Your ambition will take you far when you have the Chariot in a career tarot reading. You know your destination, and you can be very focused on getting there. The card advises you to focus on the goal instead of getting obsessed with life’s ups and downs. By focusing all of your energy on a positive objective, you’ll be less likely to obsess about the negative. If you’re looking to change roles, or get a more senior position at your current workplace, this card signals that all you need to do is go for it. If there have been any financial obstacles that have stood in the way of your material stability, now can be the time to deal with them. This will allow you to bring forth the things that you want including money. So, focus on your end goal and be positive.
- Reversed: The card suggests that you are trying to run before you can walk. Work towards your goals one step at a time and be careful not to be too forceful in your approach. It could be counterproductive. You must take a step back and evaluate the obstacles. The Chariot can signal a lack of ambition, focus, or drive. Ultimately, this card brings up questions about how forceful or aggressive you are when pursuing your goals. Are you someone that waits passively? Or are you so forceful, that you are inconsiderate of others? Both approaches can bring you trouble. Financially, you need to be careful not to rush in investments or financial deals without considering them. Make sure you have all the information before committing to anything. Alternatively, You may be in a position to invest your money into something but have been wavering to take any action.
The Chariot Tarot Card and Helth
- If you have a question or a wish for tarot cards about Health: health readings take a positive turn when the Chariot increases by. The main message is that you’ll need to take control and make things happen. Take control and be brave and courageous. If you have been having health issues, you will feel a new burst of motivation to resolve them. You may have a long road to recovery ahead but you will overcome these challenges. The Chariot can also represent issues with the digestive system. It’s a great time to start a new exercise and eating regime.
- Reversed: In a health context, The Chariot Tarot card in a reversed position indicates that a burst of motivation and energy in a health context. But, you need to remember to bound yourself and not rush things. If starting a new exercise program or a new diet just remember to slow down. The results will come faster if you slow down. If you try to do too much too soon you could end up hurting yourself.
- Yoga is an expression of body movement, breathing, meditation, and philosophy. Yoga and tarot heal the body by intersecting in multiple realms. They both create a bridge between your subconscious and conscious mind, use archetypes to reveal life lessons, work with the elements, serve as a guide for the appropriate practice, and help us cultivate our intuition and accomplish our life true self. Tarot cards are a divination tool made up of 78 images and qualities, split into 22 major arcana cards representing karmic lessons and 56 minor arcana cards representing day to day choices.
- If you pulled The Chariot during your tarot reading, you should practice Dhanur akarnasana (dhanur meaning bow, and akarna meaning arrow)
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