The Chariot Tarot Card Meanings

The Chariot tarot card image
The Chariot (Reversed)

Ideas: Humility, setbacks, slowdown

Traits: Cautious, humble, leisurely, modest, patient, slow, unhurried

Emotions: Annoyance, disappointment, frustration, hope, insecurity

  • Actions:
    • Controlling impulsive behavior
    • Developing belief in yourself
    • Finding next steps in past accomplishments
    • Learning from mistakes and failures
    • Promoting yourself with humility
    • Slowing down the progress
    • Taking a step back
    • Taking a step-by-step approach
The Chariot (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Advancement, resilience, victory

Traits: Ambitious, aspiring, competitive, confident, courageous, daring, energetic, purposeful

Emotions: Enthusiasm, joy, optimism, triumph

  • Actions:
    • Basking in the glory of achievement
    • Breaking through barriers
    • Bouncing back from setbacks
    • Competing with others in a healthy way
    • Establishing yourself as a worthy leader
    • Guiding an effort to total victory
    • Moving forward with confidence and authority
    • Reaching the pinnacle of success
The Chariot (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Brag, constant comparison, obtrusion

Traits: Aggressive, arrogant, complacent, greedy, hurried, inconsiderate, lazy, selfish

Emotions: Annoyance, envy, irritation, jealousy, pride

  • Actions:
    • Bragging about your achievements
    • Coming on too strong
    • Comparing yourself to others constantly
    • Engaging in unfair practices to keep from losing
    • Losing sight of the core reason for success
    • Resting on laurels
    • Riding roughshod over the feelings or expectations of others
    • Wanting what others have

The Chariot’s Advice

Personal Growth

Reaching a new plane of maturity is exciting, so some celebration is in order. Every ending, though, is a new beginning; keep an eye fixed on further growth. Having reached the limits of mundane success, it’s time to work on deeper transformation.


Moving forward to mutual victory requires trust and cooperation. If you have this already, depend on it during an upcoming challenge. If you lack it, consider what choices have prevented forming this kind of bond. Don’t rest on your laurels; successful romance is an ongoing commitment.


What do you need to move forward? Now is the time to summon resources and plan for future success. Past successes might not be an indicator of current value. Remember that employers tend to ask “What have you done for me lately?” Work accordingly.


Celebrate spiritual achievement, but be aware that a sense of having arrived can be the first step towards disastrous vanity. The goal is not to be a guru, but to achieve balance and stability. As you make progress, extend a helping hand to others who still await their chariot moment.

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