Interpreting the Chariot Tarot Card
An introduction to the meaning of the Chariot tarot card
The Chariot tarot card represents transportation, both physically and spiritually, as well as the freedom, control, choice, and independence that are associated with mobility enhancing devices. The chariot was one of the first technological innovations which allowed man to travel to and reach destinations that exceeded his immediate physical surroundings. With the development of the chariot, the horizon expanded, and consequentially, so did man's ambition, that innate desire to explore and discover aspects of himself and the world around him which were formerly unknown. The Chariot embodies this newfound freedom to move beyond our current circumstances and forward into new environments, experiences, relationships, and understandings.
Granted with speed and manoeuvrability, the Chariot symbolizes the swiftness of thought that characterizes human action when we take control of our lives, and are driven by our own inner desire to grow and move forward in time to where we need to be. The Chariot is also a sign of power and prestige, confidence and bravery, accomplishment and conviction, for it is only when we are in a position of such strength that we can properly guide the reigns of our destiny without veering off course, or worse yet, crashing or colliding into any possible obstructions we may encounter on the way; anyone can be in possession of a vehicle, but it is essential that we understand how to operate it before we undergo even the shortest of journeys.
Spiritually, the Chariot can be interpreted as a new direction, source, or connection opening up in which progress will be beneficial, altering our current state of being in a profound and sometimes even surprising way. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to rise up to the challenge that awaits them when the Chariot is pulled, for freedom of choice and the responsibility that accompanies self-direction must be earned with a strong mind and soul.
The meaning of the Chariot tarot card is influenced by the position of the card
as it is drawn from the deck, the position it occupies in the card
layout, and by the cards that are positioned before and after it.
The Chariot tarot card - upright meaning:
When the Chariot card lands in the upright position it may predict a gift or the purchase of some form of transportation. This may be a car or any one of the many recreational vehicles on the market. It may also foretell successful transportation issues regarding an upcoming trip.
The Chariot tarot card - reversed meaning:
When the Chariot card is in the upside-down/reversed position it refers to all types of problems connected to transportation such as delays, cancellations, breakdowns or even accidents. This position also warns to use caution if planning to purchase a vehicle in the near future.
Keywords/phrases associated with the Chariot tarot card:
Upright - successful transportation issues, vehicle, moving, shipping, carrying
Reversed - transportation problems, traffic delays, airport delays and cancellations, maintenance issues
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