Cancer, the Cardinal sign of summer, is ruled by The Chariot tarot card. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) is typically associated with beginnings and forward movement and this is echoed by the traditional image of the Chariot card. The motionless Charioteer is observing the Sphinxes in front of him, whilst he contemplates his next move. This focused and steadfast approach is favoured by Cancerians who like to use their energy to plot the right course of action.Traditional InterpretationsThe Chariot card traditionally depicts a Charioteer seated under a canopy of six-pointed stars that represent celestial influences at work. The motifs on his tunic are alchemical symbols, and along with the laurel and star crown, they represent the spiritual transformation of man.
The Charioteer holds no reins, but does hold a Magician’s wand. This means that he controls through strength of will, and is on a quest to seek answers to spiritual matters. The black and white Sphinxes are signs of the union of positive and negative.The Chariot In Your SpreadThe Chariot represents conquest, victory and the overcoming of opposition. Your success will be a result of personal focus, assertion and determination, and of maintaining control. This tarot card highlights the strength of your willpower to overcome all obstacles or challenges that may be in your way. If the card is reversed, you may need to work on your aggression and lack of control and direction.
When The Chariot card appears in your tarot reading spread it is time to master your emotions and to curb any impulses or anger. It is important to maintain control of the situation, by staying in control of yourself. It’s now the right time to move forward with your plans.CareerDon’t let small issues get blown out of proportion in matters relating to work. Do the best you can, and don't waste energy worrying about how your efforts are being perceived by colleagues. Take direction from this powerful focused card and maintain control. If you are wondering whether you should start a new project or plan, the Chariot shows that you have the drive that is required to complete it successfully.Love & RomanceIn matters of the heart you may be tempted to go too fast and too soon. Be honest about the possibilities and consequences before moving forward. This card may also represent that you are feeling pressured by someone who wants to take things further. If you are not interested take back control by communicating clearly.WealthThe Chariot suggests that you assert yourself, if you want to be successful. You need to have faith and confidence in yourself. By focusing on your tasks you will cultivate the strength and ability that is required to increase your results and finances. Striving towards your goal can be as satisfying as attaining it, so use your skills, willpower and self-discipline at this time.
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