The Chariot is a moving card bearing the number 7
The Chariot or the float for some, is a very dynamic card with a very clear meaning. The Chariot when going to law expresses the willpower, victory, affirmation, determination and decision. When this card appears inverted it represents the lack of control and direction, aggression, uncertainty.
Kabbalistic associates this card with the planet Mars or with the Sun, with the letter Zain and with the number 7 .
Esoterically they associate it with the sign of Cancer , the Fire element and with Summer .
In numerology it represents the number 7 : It is the figure of God in its perfect unit, the largest number in the cosmos. It is composed of 3 (the trinity) and 4 (the double duality or double dialectic). It is the most positive number of all, it is never negative and in all philosophies and religions it has a very important symbolism.
The Chariot: Card Description
The card of the chariot shows us the figure of a man, a charioteer who drives a chariot drawn by sphinxes. He is found under a cloak like a six-pointed canopy, and decorated with multiple six-pointed stars , which represent the celestial influences in the work done by this card.
The half moons on the shoulders of the man are exterior to refer to the formative world. The symbols on the robe are alchemical symbols, representing the spiritual transformation of man.
The square represents the earth, a sign of willpower. The laurel and star in the crown indicate man’s highest achievement in spiritual evolution.
The wings on the front of the float represent inspiration and the Hindu sign the union of positive and negative. Sphinxes in black and white have the same meaning, positive and negative, yin and yang.
The Charioteer has no reins, only the magician’s wand to drive the chariot, which is controlled through willpower in the same way that the magician does.
The city is behind him, indicating that he has turned his back on civilization and materialism in order to seek spiritual answers.
The Chariot (Reversed) – General meaning
The inverted Chariot represents lack of control and direction, aggression, uncertainty.
You do not know where you are going and you often blame everything external for it, be it life, destiny, God, the other people around you.
You are possibly in an aggressive stage, with anger and pain, but you must stop blaming anyone, not even yourself. What you must do is put your best will and know that you cannot control all the events that happen in an existence.
Sometimes we can be in control and many others not, it is part of life, they are the rules of the game and you must begin to accept it. Focus on what you can manage and control, what with your actions you can influence.
It is very important now that you stop clinging to the past, to negative behaviors, to unfortunate events that have already happened, to people who hurt you, to everything that is unproductive, harmful and limiting for you. You must let go. Release.
On the other hand, if you are always in control, the Chariot asks you to relax, to learn to give in and delegate. You should not be behind the wheel of everything or at all times. Sometimes it is surprisingly nice to be led and guided, to let someone else take the reins for a while.
You must, more than ever, have a purpose and a direction now, these are the tools that will allow you to get out of the situation you are in and put the car in the right direction again.
The Chariot is a card of movements, trips and displacements, although inverted it represents more a journey in a spiritual, interior sense, than a literal journey, and it can represent you as well as another person in the reading of cards.
The Chariot (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
When the inverted float appears, it is an ambivalent signal … or you are pushing a lot in a relationship or on the contrary, you are lacking momentum and action, therefore you must find a balance now, push moderately, without forcing the relationship or things, or act with a little more dynamism.
If you are in a relationship, The Chariot indicates a stagnation in the relationship, ideas and projects are lacking, they are on a plateau. It is not the end of the relationship or love, but you have to start acting to get out of this well. Routine and habit may be taking a toll.
If you are thinking about an adventure or having one, you are not on the right track, you are out of direction and balance, aimless, or the course is uncertain for that relationship.
A love relationship could be affected by travel or distance.
The Chariot (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading
As in the rest of things, it is a time when you have lost objectivity and direction, you have less strength and drive, you work by inertia.
It is possible that the good ideas you have, new projects, are not properly attended and listened to, so you must find a way in which others can understand it clearly.
You still feel like doing and undertaking, but your direction is not clear. You need to review this, clarify your goals and purposes.
In the workplace, it can represent the opposition of someone who is envious of you. There may be betrayals or that you feel betrayed in some way.
As bad as you feel, the only way to get ahead is by rethinking, clarifying, evaluating, putting in perspective, analyzing. You must put the car back in the right direction and only you can do that.
The Chariot (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading
The Chariot is a negative card in terms of money, since it shows that it is wasted and wasted, unexpected expenses arise that alter the planned economy.
It can indicate ruin in business if you don’t have proper advice and counsel. Going on an adventure without knowing the terrain is a big mistake now. You must be prudent in expenses and investments, try to save.
Your ideas may be good but now is not the right time to put them into practice, you must wait.
If a business or financial opportunity is presented as too good and tempting, you should be careful, it may be a fraud. It is time for absolute prudence.
The Chariot (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading
There may be some danger of relapses or recurrences of diseases, which were not treated correctly before and now must be controlled so that they do not become chronic.
If you are planning to improve your health, either with exercises or diets, go slowly, you cannot do everything, be measured and disciplined, do little by little, gradually.
In travel situations, be careful with accidents and pay special attention to children so that they do not suffer mishaps of any kind.
Be careful what you eat and drink outside or in places with customs and habits different from those you are used to.
The Chariot (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading
This is a time when you need spirituality, but mainly coming from yourself. Search for the answers within yourself, trust yourself.
If you put your spirit in the hands of other people or support groups, think about it very well, since it is not the ideal time to be influenced. You must explore the answers and search for the truth within yourself.
While the help of others is helpful and often necessary, this is not the right time and you could feel disappointed. If you already attend a therapy group, analyze if the treatment is going the right way, possibly not.
Major Arcana (Reversed) Card Meaning
The Fool Reversed , The Magician Reversed , The High Priestess Reversed , The Empress Reversed , The Emperor Reversed , The Hierophant Reversed , The Lovers Reversed , The Chariot Reversed , Strength Reversed , The Hermit Reversed , Wheel of Fortune Reversed , Justice Reversed , The Hanged Man Reversed , Death Reversed , Temperance Reversed , The Devil Reversed , The Tower Reversed , The Star Reversed , The Moon Reversed , The Sun Reversed , Judgement Reversed , The World Reversed