7 Determination (The Chariot)

The Chariot Card - Tarot of Empowerment Deck

The Chariot represents controlled, rapid and focused change. The decision has been made, now is the time to use drive and determination that will cause the change necessary to achieve the goal.

The energy of this card is about directing the change through rigorous self-discipline and hard work. By engaging the Chariot energy the individual is able to overcome adversity and limitations. If the charioteer loses focus, or gets distracted, he knows he will not attain his aspirations.

Now is the time to be in control and move forward
Drive the Chariot of fast, rapid change
Use your intellect, trust your intuition
Stay focused and ride the wings of spirit


In Tarot of Empowerment the charioteer flies on the back of the owl, the animal that represents wisdom and change. Just as the owl can see in the night, she can distinguish true reality from that which is illusion. The charioteer is focused on his objectives, riding his totem owl with intelligence and intuition.

When you get the Chariot in a reading it suggests you be bold and follow your path because rapid change is coming to you. Know that the situation may change so rapidly that you must intuitively adjust your flight because there will not be time to make new plans. By the very nature of setting your intention, focusing on your goal, and riding the wings of spirit, you are likely to succeed. Have faith in yourself and travel with your personal beliefs and values as your compass.

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