The Chariot: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

Triumph is the main meaning of The Chariot Tarot card. With this card, conquest over enemies is predicted. You will be a winner in business, love, and relationships. Anything is possible. The Chariot is one of those Tarot cards which has the primary meaning of success, so whatever you touch should turn to gold.

The Chariot Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

You will be at the top of your game without much worthy competition. Glory will rain on top of you, and you will bask in your new found status. Success, high honor, and victory are guaranteed because this card is a sign that you have the drive to make it happen.

I should add that one of my personal pet hates, is when people talk crap about successful individuals because they assume that they had to step over others to get what they have. Usually, being a shitty person doesn't correlate to your financial status. However, I would interpret The Chariot in a very stereotypical way.

I read The Chariot as someone who has achieved the things they want by using other people. It could be through their connections, friendships, etc. but one way or another, The Chariot has had a lot of assistance in their goals. You're the guy who's friends set him up with girls. You're the person who runs the factory and pays the workers minimum wage. You're the girl who's friends got her a guest spot on that big YouTube channel. For either good or evil, you have used (or will use) people to your advantage.

Although you can enjoy your accomplishments for a short time ensure that you are not living in a state of 'high and mighty' for too long. Nobody likes a show-off and you’ll lose some of your prestige if you wave your achievements in the faces of others. Modesty will win you a loyal fan base.

In general, The Chariot is a card of movement, be it literally or towards a goal. In some cases, The Chariot is the Major Arcana version of the Six of Swords in that way, but more positive. I often see The Chariot with people who have just passed their driving test.

If you are in charge of other people, then you should be careful with how you use your authority. Historically, The Chariot was the card of a tyrant. War may be declared in the future to overthrow you so, again, you should be careful of how you treat people at the bottom. One day they may seek revenge. 

Alternatively, you may be the one to launch a revolution against a shady King. 

The Chariot Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

The Chariot is a funny card to get for a love reading because it is not one which is associated with partnerships and relationships. In general, it is a card of standing above others and feeling self-assured. Therefore, the card can serve as a reminder that you do not need your partner for happiness, and you certainly do not have to rely on them to get the things from life you want. You can survive without a man/woman.

With the above being said, I would also argue that The Chariot is okay for love readings if you’re already in a relationship, especially if one or both of you are social climbers. In a positive love reading, it can show you and your partner progress up the social ladder. 

There is a possibility that your partner will do exceptionally well in their career, and you will reap the benefits of their success. Therefore, if you’re the type of person who wants someone to look after you while you live the life of luxury The Chariot is a welcome omen.

If you’re wondering how someone is feeling towards you, The Chariot isn’t very favorable. It’s not that it is a particularly bad card; it is just that The Chariot has a very personal energy and doesn’t represent people who think about others. I would say that this person isn’t really focused on the future of the relationship.

When it comes to reconciliations, I have found that The Chariot is positive but for different reasons that one might expect. The Chariot is a sign that the universe is going to introduce someone better into your life. Your new lover is making their way towards you, be ready. 

The Chariot Business & Career Tarot Meaning

As you might expect, The Chariot is an amazing card for career-related readings, especially if you’re in business. It predicts willpower, drive, recognition, success, authority, and all of the great things you would associate with that. However, the card has some negative associations for career readings.

When you’re on top there’s envy. The Chariot warns that you should be very good to your followers and fans because if you neglect them, this could breed resentment. While you’re on the top of your game enjoying your achievements you may forget to notice the people who helped you get there. Eventually, they could sneak in and pull the rug from under you so try not to get too comfortable.

The Chariot Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning

When you’re reading about your friends or family, The Chariot symbolizes a peer who has become majorly successful. If you’re currently in conflict with them, you have to be truthful with yourself and ask if any feelings you have are the result of jealousy. Are you feeling a little envious of their success? 

In some readings, The Chariot can reflect a desire you have (or will have) to take revenge on a peer who has done you wrong. Don’t worry, you will get your chance at retribution especially if The Wheel of Fortune or Justice also appear in your Tarot spread. 

The Chariot Tarot card meaning - deck is The Rider Waite Smith Tarot.

When you’re trying to grow your social influence, The Chariot is a sign that you will be successful if you can collaborate with successful people. Swap social media posts, do shout outs or run contests with other influencers. 

The Chariot Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning 

If you have recently received medical treatment, The Chariot is very good as it can predict that your healing will be successful. It is likely you will triumph over your illness. 

However, if The Chariot appears as advice, it can mean that you’re holding on to too much resentment from your past. Resolving conflict and letting go will give you peace of mind. 

The Chariot Psychic & Spirituality Tarot Meaning 

Usually, I see The Chariot in psychic development readings where the seeker is developing a skill which will trust them into the spotlight. For example, if you’re developing mediumship skills, The Chariot predicts that you will eventually be up on a podium giving readings.

The Chariot as a Positive, Strength or Advantage

When it appears in a positive, strength or advantage position of a Tarot spread, The Chariot means that your chances of success are higher than average. 

Also, The Chariot in a positive Tarot spread position can mean that you’re willing to do whatever it takes (even step over other people) to get the things you want. 

The Chariot as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

The Chariot can symbolize someone who likes to be above others. You like the limelight. Once you have climbed to the top of the pedestal, you intend on staying there. There is a force within you which needs to be the winner, and you'll do what it takes to remain one.

An obsession with success may be buried deep inside of you only to surface once you have gotten your first taste of success. It may even come as a surprise, but it is there. It is appearing as negative because your drive will lead to your eventual downfall. You will come on too strong too soon, and your desperation will cause others to turn against you. 

The Chariot Yes or No Meaning 

The Chariot is usually a yes for anything involving drive, determination, and willpower. For anything romantic, the card is more neutral.

That’s all for The Chariot’s Tarot card meaning for love, career, health and more! If you’re new to Tarot or wish to brush up on the basics, below you can download a free Tarot for Beginners e-guide. The guide is over 15 pages long and downloadable on mobile, tablet or computer!


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The Chariot Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

The Chariot Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.