7. THE CHARIOT

THE CHARIOT TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): determination, victory, speed and action, harnessing opposing forces and moving them in the same direction, success, travel, haste, confidence, power, being in control

Shadow Seer (Reversed): a need to focus your energy, lack of self-discipline, aimlessly charging ahead, self-doubt, lack of control

THE CHARIOT OVERVIEW

The Charioteer is perched steadily, galloping towards his destination. Energetic reins of light and shadow flow down from the cosmos and direct his movement, and while these celestial forces seem like they are opposites, he coaxes them into one fluid direction. They rush ahead quickly, and he remains laser-focused, determined and on the move. He controls his trajectory through sheer willpower – and rushes to the best version of his future by taking action. He knows his time is precious, and that he must act in order to get all of this energy where it is compelled to go. To stay is to stagnate, and he wants to evolve, regardless of the lessons that will unfold as he speeds into these new experiences. Reaching towards the most aligned future, the spinning dark and light energy twists its way into a path, and as they co-creates his next steps together, he feels his power rise. From the back of his throat, the words I am begin to emerge, and he smiles, feeling fully alive and ready to take on the world.

Your determined actions now will help ground your sense of purpose and resolve tomorrow.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHARIOT

The Universe constantly gifts us with the opportunity to become more. Push ahead with determination, beautiful seer, because you will get there! While you are on the way to your goal, you will need to make decisions about your best path forward. You will change and grow when you hurdle ahead, as your evolution is imminent right now. This magical moment for taking inspired action whispers ‘you will manifest this!’ Go ahead and find extreme optimism! If you feel pulled in two different directions, know that you can use both of these energies to thrive, and that there’s a way to get them both on the same page. Seek to align your task with your purpose or with any spiritual desires that you have, and give yourself all the wings you can as you move towards your swift resolution, completion and achievement. In shadow, take care not to boulder your way through other people, or to use them carelessly on your way up the mountain. Flying forwards without paying attention to your path can sometimes be harmful to those in your wake. It’s time to choose the thing you really want… and if you aren’t sure what that thing is, then you may need to buckle down and find your north. {Say hello to self-discipline.} Remember that the most expansive of journeys have lessons of hills and valleys, and that even the brightest of lights are pulled and pushed in order to evolve. It’s time to make plans, set goals and spark dreams! Move ahead with clear focus, confidence and control.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Without clarity on your inner most desires, it’s impossible to focus your chariot in the right direction. Where are you headed? Check in with your solar plexus.
• Does your chariot feel stuck in the mud? In what areas of your life have you been stagnant a little too long? Or maybe you drifted right into this quicksand?
• You’ve taken the wheel, now it’s time to chart your route.

@phoenixnlotus I love the sense of motion and momentum in this card... the driver’s body language indicates that he’s flexible and ready for action. Bumps in the road? No problem, he’s positioned to shift easily.

@krista_diane There is such a sense of self-assurance from the driver. That confidence! Empowering.

@goodthingswildandfree Interesting to me that the horses aren’t (visibly) harnessed to the Chariot - pulled by intention alone?

@mischiefmakeranne Such a gorgeous card! Light and dark, good and bad, you need both to move forward, to grow in life and to take steps on your journey.

@teatarotandmagicaladventures I feel like this card is telling me instead of trying to hold your horses, or trying to control the ride, let them be free and witness the power, beauty and invigoration of surrendering, even if it is just for this moment of this day.

@nighttimetarot I get a wild west kind of feeling about this card. I love that the driver is a black male. It reminds me of the injustice done (and that is still happening) towards BIPOC. It makes me feel that whatever oppression he was under he is completely free now, he knows what he has set out to do. Perhaps he is on a mission to return to his loved ones or to fight for the rights and liberation of BIPOC. Just WOW!

@natkip Unwavering bravery to move forward with fire in your heart and magic through your veins.

@mayra_vee To me he looks like a native tracker. Someone who knows exactly where he’s going and what he’s looking for, by being keen to even the tiniest signs around him. As if he’s crouched touching the earth, looking at the trees and smelling the air. But here he has the power to get to the object or destination much faster once he decides where he’s going.

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