VII. The Chariot


Key words

Upright: commitment, willpower, inner drive

Reversed: uncertainty, stubbornness, lack of momentum


An armed figure stands in a chariot made of stone under a canopy of stars. They wear a crown adorned with an eight-pointed star, symbolic of hope and inspiration. The crescent moons on their shoulders and alchemic symbols on their tunic suggest a connection to the divine. In front of the chariot lie two sphinxes, one black and the other white. They appear to be looking in opposite directions. Rather than a set of reins, the person in the chariot holds a wand— they are moving forward through willpower alone, despite the opposing forces that lie ahead.


7: Wisdom, introspection, understanding, stagnation

The Chariot Upright

The Chariot represents a strong will to succeed combined with the discipline and commitment necessary for achieving success. It is not enough to want something; you need to move toward your goals. If your chariot is made of stone, you may not be able to move as fast as you’d like, but that slowness gives you a chance to focus on your next move so you can be sure it’s the right one. Have faith in yourself, stand up for what you believe in, and you’ll triumph over any obstacles that get in your way.

The Chariot Reversed

Are you worried that you’re going down the wrong path? It’s not too late to reevaluate and change course. Admitting you were wrong can be hard, but don’t push forward solely out of stubbornness. Appearing to be in control isn’t worth suppressing your emotions or ignoring your intuition. The path to success is available to you, but you have to choose it and move in that direction.