18 June 2014

The Chariot's Meaning and Secrets

One of the most positive tarot card in our deck is the seventh major arcanum: the Chariot. It's more or less with the same name that it comes in the original Marseille deck: "le Chariot".

It is a card that relates to victory and ensures that things are going to get better. However, at some point it might also relate to definitely negative things.

What do we see on the Chariot card?

There is a carriage lead by a man. The man is, in reality the Emperor (fourth tarot card). As you can notice, the man looks self-confident and trusts the horses that drive the tank.

There is one red horse and one blue. These are the royal colors, which means that even the horses are of a noble descent.

Primary meaning of the Chariot tarot card

When pulled in its normal position this major arcanum relates to luck, good fortune, commercial success, business with foreign partners, triumph in all matters, etc. 

When pulled upside down, this arcanum relates to miscarriage, fiasco, defeat, disappointment, running away, and so on.

Sample cross spread using the Chariot

I just signed with a new employer from a newspaper, is this job the right for me?

Our cross looks like this:

  • Left: the Wheel of fortune,
  • Right: the Popess,
  • Top: the World,
  • Bottom: the Chariot

Here is how we can read these arcana:

  1. The Wheel of fortune - things are changing in a positive way
  2. The Popess - our client should open her heart and soul to others and not stay lonely, she is also too cautious and should step in the adventure without fear,
  3. The World - that is our client's hopes: the best, of course,
  4. The Chariot - the answer is yes, this is a good job, it is going to bring our client lots of pleasure and she will love it.

Synthesis of 4 cards: 4 -- this is the Emperor tarot. And the Emperor is a sign of stability; which confirms that this job is the right one for our client.

Learning the Tarot:
A Tarot Book for Beginners
A good way for you if you are not familiar already with tarot card readings is to buy a guide. The best option is a guide that will walk you through all about tarot and divination.

It is the best way to really understand how tarot cards work and also what they may mean in different situations.

Indeed, although one card may have 12 meanings as stand-alone card it will have even more when paired with another arcanum.

And this may become even harder when pulled in a spread that includes from 5 up to 12 and more cards. So if you are considering reading the cards, I highly advise you to start with a guide especially meant for beginners.

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