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The Chariot Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

The Chariot Card Meaning

The Chariot card in Tarot is not an easy card to interpret. It could mean an eventual hard-won success. The card often pictures the chariot, an armored warrior, sun or moon symbols, the encircled rod on the winged shield, black and white sphinxes (or lions or horses), sometimes at rest. Some decks have a canopy of stars and sometimes a throne inside the chariot.

Upright Chariot Card Meaning

When the Chariot card is upright in a Tarot reading, it stands for perseverance, a journey, a rushed decision, adversity, and vengeance. The Chariot card meaning in a Tarot reading is the uniting the opposites. It implies a new motivation to get a stagnant situation moving. It symbolizes that victory is coming and that you are one hundred percent in control of making it happen. You've got this.

Reversed Chariot Card Meaning

When the Chariot card is reversed in a Tarot reading, it symbolizes defeat, failure, and being vanquished. It also indicates feelings of being out of control and not on top of a situation. It might also mean it is time to reassess your wants, desires, and goals and make sure everything is in alignment with your best interests. Only then can you forge ahead.

The Chariot Card Love Meaning

The Chariot card in a Tarot love reading is all about being self-sufficient and fine on your own. If you're single, it means you love your freedom and should make sure the other person truly deserves you before you enter a relationship. If you're in a relationship, it might mean that you and your significant other are good partners for taking on challenges together.