Tarot Meanings - The Chariot Reversed



The Chariot Reversed

In reversal, the Chariot is still a card about movement. This movement can be literal from one physical place to another or metaphysical - a change in where you or someone close to you needs a change in their heart and/or mind.



The reversed Chariot can indicate that you need to take a hard look at where you are going and why. Don’t allow yourself to engage in movement just for the sake of movement. Purpose and direction is important at times.



The reversed Chariot may well point to a tendency to push “too far, too fast.” Yes, your ideas are good, and yes, you are right to be enthusiastic about them. However you cannot expect others to be at the same speed as you are. Be circumspect, and try to frame your messages in a variety of ways so that others can “hear you.”



When the reversed Chariot appears, you may have come to the conclusion that you have met someone very special and that you need to push hard to get into this relationship… or vice versa, you are feeling as though you probably need to get out of one. In reversal, there’s a signal here that you should temper either impulse, especially that of pursuing a new relationship too enthusiastically. There’s a reason why they say “good things come to those who wait.” Don’t be afraid to wait!




You may be feeling a great deal of energy toward getting things accomplished and improving your financial lot in life. There is nothing wrong with this, however receiving this card in reversal can indicate a need to slow down and solicit at least one or two more opinions about your planned course of action. Remember the iron-clad rule: if something seems too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Be prudent.



You may be all fired up and ready to move forward in taking steps to improve your health. That’s a good thing, but don’t get so carried away with speed and exercising too much so that you create a counter-productive situation. You can’t and shouldn't go from zero to 120 miles per hour overnight – you’d risk injury or at the least starting something you won’t finish. Improve your fitness gradually.



When you receive the chariot in reverse in the context of spirituality, you may have the feeling that you have finally found some spiritual answers that you have long been searching for. There is doubtless some truth to this; however when the card is in reverse, there is a slight warning implied here; by all means explore the new-found spiritual understanding, however, think ten or twelve times before entrusting your entire spiritual being to someone else or to an organization. Trust yourself, first.


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