Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Wed Feb 11 06:44:28 EST 2015
VII • The Chariot (Upright)
An armor-clad charioteer stands inside his gold and silver chariot as he races his horses through the clouds and across the sky. In the background we see a crescent moon, starry skies, and the sunrise’s lighter sky beneath him. On the charioteer’s helmet is an eight-pointed star. This is the star of Venus, a symbol of healing. Across his armor is a golden sash bearing the signs of the zodiac. He holds a magician’s wand aloft in his left hand, and with his right hand he appears to be directing the two horses that are pulling the chariot with the strength of his will alone, as there are no reins on the horses. This illustrates that he is in control of his personal power and the magickal energy at play.
The Chariot tells the story of the Hero, he who has battled fiercely and won. This is the only card in the deck that has two horses in it, and their symbolism is important. This pair of horses mimics the pillars in the High Priestess card. To the driver’s right is a black horse, which represents night, lunar magick, chaos, the subconscious, and feminine energies. The white horse on the driver’s left symbolizes the day, solar magick, order, the conscious mind, and masculine energies. Rather than being ruled by those forces, the charioteer directs them and harnesses these powers to create the outcome that he desires—just as we see him controlling the pair of horses and keeping them moving forward together.
This is a card that speaks of hard-won victories. The Chariot card is all about self-confidence, control, motivation, and the determination to succeed. Tap into your own personal power and you will see your goals manifest. Obstacles and blocks will be removed. Work magick for movement and change. When the Chariot comes roaring into a reading, it is a message to combine your magick with mental discipline and tenacity. Power comes from within. Believe in yourself—combine determination, focus, and willpower—and you will succeed. In the Major Arcana, only the Chariot, the High Priestess, and the Star cards have starry skies. These three cards are linked. If the High Priestess appears in a reading with the Chariot, it is a sign that victory can be obtained through wisdom. If the Star appears in a reading with the Chariot, it is a sign that the victory will bring an emotional healing.
Keywords: Willpower, ambition, focus, drive. Leadership abilities. Tap into your personal power to see your magick manifest. Overcome adversity and any obstacles in your path. Don’t give up; hang in there!
Deity Associations: Apollo, Artemis, Helios.
Astrological Association: Cancer.
Reversed: No willpower, no drive, lack of focus or ambition, fear of commitment.