Action. Fast or accelerated movement. Moving forward with peace and love. Being swept up by events. Things taking on a life of their own.
The Chariot represents movement and especially forward movement or momentum. You’re going somewhere either literally, like a journey, moving houses, changing jobs or that you are going somewhere in terms of going up in the world. This implies that where there has been inaction or where nothing has been happening, there is now an opportunity for movement and for things to move forward. In the card a woman sits in the driver’s position and the birds pulling the chariot are poised, ready to take flight, yet she has no reins in her hand so has no control and this indicates that sometimes things are happening so fast that we are along for the ride. This is either because we are being swept along by outside forces, by our own competitiveness or an inner drive to make things happen that we feel we have no control over. The Chariot is not a card that indicates that you have decided that it is time to take action and more that action itself has decided that it is time.
Reversed or with challenging cards around the Chariot, this could have several implications. On the one hand, it could feel that things are going too fast and you have little control. On the other hand, it could indicate that things aren’t moving and as a reverse card can often mean the literal opposite, that things are stuck or stalled.