The Chariot corresponds to the Solar Plexus Chakra. It’s a card of personal power through the ability to control two opposing forces, something we (hopefully) learn to master between the ages of 14-21.
Anger management issues could be indicated both with The Chariot and its numerological ‘twin,’ The Tower. With The Chariot, it’s more passive-aggressive than overtly aggressive like The Tower.
Positive personal development on the level of The Chariot indicates a healthy sense of self and the ability to keep one’s cool under difficult circumstances.
There is a connection to early childhood issues as well as karmic lessons with this card due to the South Node/4th House correspondence. Internal conflict could be indicated because of nebulous emotions connected to the distant past surfacing from the unconscious realms. Opening up to intuitively receive information about this is part of the healing message of The Chariot.
Regression therapy, hypnotherapy and dreamwork are indicated when this card is reversed or ill-dignified, signalling trouble on the solar plexus chakra level. Moonstone can be used to facilitate this.
Sea salt has protective properties and serves to draw out the dirt hiding in the murky waters of the subconscious. Magickally, it can be used to protect the home sphere which falls under the auspice of Cancer/The Chariot.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Archangel: Gabriel and Muriel
Chakra: Solar plexus chakra
Colour: Yellow, white, red
Crystal: Citrine, moonstone, ruby, pearl
Body: Chest, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, elbows, digestion, womb
Exercise: Anything which moves you forward with speed where it is necessary to stay focused in order to maintain your balance. Swimming.
Stance: Yoga Warrior pose
Magickal Tool/Ingredient: Sea salt
Associated Major Arcana Cards (through numerology): The Tower
Associated Minor Arcana Cards: All cards associated with Cancer
- 2 of Cups (Venus in Cancer). Healing through love and integrating opposites.
- 3 of Cups (Mercury in Cancer). Healing through expressing gratitude and opening to abundance.
- 4 of Cups (Moon in Cancer). Healing by being emotionally honest and having realistic expectations.
- Queen of Cups. Healing reflection and intuitive understanding. Establishing healthy boundaries.
The Chariot Through The Elements
In the Element of Air, The Chariot excels through the ability of focusing thought energy.
In the element of Fire, The Chariot displays magickal genius and extraordinary will-power or suffers from anger management problems.
In Water, the Chariot can become over-sensitive and easily influenced. On a more positive note, this is where the intuitive powers of the Chariot come to the fore.
In Earth, the caring and compassionate traits of The Chariot shine. However, the Earth-bound Chariot personality type person can become stuck in the past and gather dust in old house in the country together with his collection of antiques.
Remedies to increase the energy of The Chariot energy in your life:
You can make a tarot essence to increase the energy of The Chariot, using the Chariot card of your choice, along with any of the crystals above that you feel drawn to work with. There is plenty of information on the healing properties for each of the crystals available online.
- Meditate lying down with The Chariot over your Solar Plexus Chakra to become more centred, focused and successful in all your endeavours.
- Enacting holding the reins of two horses that you name after two conflicting interests, feeling yourself to be in complete control
Affirmation: “I move forward into the future of my choosing with poise and confidence.
- Spending time near water
- Recycling and avoiding hoarding
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
The Chariot corresponds to the solar plexus chakra and to the Zodiac sign of Cancer. Lessons concerning personal power and control issues fall under the influence of The Chariot.
In the relationship, this card is not so much a card of togetherness but of personal ambition and can mean that one of you is shutting the other out by virtue by being preoccupied by your own goals. Ill-dignified or reversed it’s usually an indication of passive-aggressive behaviour or being emotionally manipulative in other ways.
However, The Chariot can also be a positive indication of having your temper under control and working well as a team. Like the black and white horse in the Tarot card image above, you are united by a common ambition (the charioteer) and pulling the same direction, in spite of egos/individual differences.
If this card describes your lover, s/he could be a generous, outwardly successful and caring person but also extremely sensitive and with a tendency to withdraw rather than share their hurt with you. They could be giving too much of themselves and feel hurt when the giving is not reciprocated. Rather than be direct about their needs, they may be emotionally manipulative in order to protect their soft inner core.
Surrounding cards will give you more clues and show you whether they are extremely generous (too generous!) or withholding completely. Their life lesson is about finding the balance between the two as well as about defining personal boundaries.
They could also have a tendency toward sentimentality and find it difficult to let go of the past. Being a hoarder is an outward expression of this type of emotional resistance of letting go. At their worst, they can be what is best described as a ‘grumpy old git.’
On intimate level, this is one of the cards that could signify sexual withholding as an expression of passive-aggressiveness. If it comes up as advice in a reading about sexuality, it implies a romp in the Jacuzzi or going skinny dipping by moonlight… or perhaps even a second honeymoon to the seaside!