MAJOR ARCANA NUMBER 7
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN or PLANET: Sagittarius, MOON, MERCURY
The Chariot card, Major Arcana, represents victory and the personality traits required to attain it. Self-awareness and control are indicated. Courage, the ability to overcome fear and confront the unknown head on, is a primary ingredient of any victorious campaign. So is the force of will. Often, success is just as much the product of will power as a refusal to surrender. Be vigilant of problems that may get in your way. Don’t get complacent. The Chariot also signifies coming to other people’s aid. It can represent the healthy personality of someone who believes in himself, overcomes personal demons, someone who can take control of a situation and bring events to a positive end. In order to succeed it is important that you harness all the necessary energy. You will be more in control and able to stay on the right path. This card also indicates that you have learned many important lessons from previous mistakes.
In the reversed position, the Chariot card signifies failure, a defeatist attitude, aggressive behavior, hostility and unexpected loss. There also can be a tendency toward addiction or revisiting past undesirable habits, self-indulgence, lack of self-discipline, decadence. There is a willingness to achieve your own goals at the expense of others. The card asks: Have you been using unnecessary force? Remember that road rage can cause a car accident. This card serves as a warning to keep your temper in check. There is a tendency to make small problems into larger ones. You may also experience your best laid plans falling apart. Be cautious.