Related to the card of The Chariot, I quote here a small text by Paulo Coelho (a brazilian writter) from his book 'The Manual of the Warrior of Light ", full of valuable metaphors. We can say that in this text the symbolism of The Chariot, due to the courage that is required from the Warrior, allies to the Magician, due to the need for searching solutions.
«A warrior of light knows that certain moments repeat themselves.
He often finds himself faced by the same problems and situations, and
seeing these difficult situations returning, he grows depressed, thinking that he is incapable of making any progress in life.
“I've been through all this before,” he says to his heart. “Yes, you have been through all this before,” replies his heart. “But you have never went beyond it.”
Then the warrior realises that these repeated experiences have but one
aim: to teach him what he did not learned yet.
Then he looks for a different solution for each repeated fight – until he finds a way to win.»
Meanings over time:
- Positively - Success, triumph, facing obstacles, seize the reins of life, determination, courage;
- Negatively - dispute, war, bad news, opportunism, revenge ...
This card is from the Stick Figure Tarot - edited by Lar (self-published). It´s a very enjoyable Tarot deck. You don't need sophisticated art to create a good Tarot.