The Chariot tarot card is the card of trump, conquest and victory. When it appears in a tarot spread, we can often expect a great deal of movement in our lives. In certain circumstances, the Chariot can indicate challenges or obstacles that will require us to rise to the occasion and face the adversity that stands between us and our goals.
In order for us to manifest our goals, there must always be energy or momentum behind our ideas first. The Chariot Tarot Card symbolically represents the need for us to tap into our instinctual drives and properly redirect this energy. This is, in fact, a call to put our intentions to work. In tarot readings, the Chariot reminds us to focus our energy and use it to our advantage.
The Chariot Tarot Card often requires us to be introspective as well. In order for us to manifest our goals, we must also establish a game plan. The power of intention comes from taking a step back and seeing things for what they really are. This includes examining any negative beliefs we have about ourselves or our circumstances. The biggest obstacle to success is always a lack of faith in ourselves. Defining our goals and finding the confidence to achieve them is an essential part of the process.
If the Chariot were a real person, it wouldn’t be plagued by low self-esteem or fear of failure. Rather, he would be a confident, assertive, and perhaps aggressive individual, determined to make his own way in the world. It would be an individual who uses his intentions as a source of motivation and power.. Whenever the Chariot appears in a tarot reading, we can look forward to an opportunity where we will be asked to find his inner courage and assertiveness. However, don’t expect it to come from the raw energy of our instincts or gut reactions. Rather, our ability to succeed and create the life we want will come from our ability to use our energy wisely, with careful observation and strategic evaluations.