The Chariot is the tarot card that represents motivation and sheer drive to succeed. As we go through life, we deal with a lot of problems, which we can overcome if we are prepared for them. We need to consider different perspectives and draw on our experiences in order to get past these issues. This requires considerable skill and focus, but t the same time, it is important to keep our eyes on the goal. The Chariot indicates that when we set on the path to success, we are often spurred on by a passion and determination, that may not always be reasonable. It is, therefore, important that we assess our motives and skillsets, and master the situation accordingly. In a reading, this card puts forth the positive side of assertiveness. We need not be overly aggressive, but we should be confident and authoritative in situations that require decision-making. We should know what we want, and leave no stone unturned to achieve it, as that is what will help us through tough times.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.