7 The Chariot – Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn Title of The Chariot: Child of the Power of the Waters, Lord of the Triumph of Light

Divinatory Meanings of The Chariot

Triumph, victory, health. Success though sometimes not stable and enduring.

MacGregor Mathers

Triumph, Victory, Overcoming Obstacles.

Reversed meanings

Overthrown, Conquered by Obstacles at the last moment.

Attributions of The Chariot

Correct design of The Chariot

A young and holy king under the starry canopy

He drives furiously a chariot drawn by two sphinxes. As Levi drew it. Liber 777

Hebrew letter Cheth – Ch

The Chariot containing Life. The Secret of the Universe. Ark. Sangraal.

Liber 777

Cheth a Fence. The Cross-bar on the uprights suggests a fence – more properly the Holy Graal.



Cancer is the 4th sign of the Zodiac ruled by the Moon. It is a cardinal water sign. Prediction: Cancer rules from June 21 – July 22 and Mondays

Path of Wisdom

The Eighteenth Path is called the Intelligence or House of Abundance; and from the midst of the investigation the arcana and hidden senses are drawn forth, which dwell in its shade.

Deities associated with The Chariot

Egyptian Gods


Khephra perhaps, because Cancer is in the nadir in the horoscope when Aries is rising.


Sphinx, as containing the 4 elements or Kerubs

Greek Gods


Apollo as the Charioteer

Flora and Fauna of The Chariot





The Whale suggests Cancer because of its power of blowing water, and its faculty, in incorrect tradition, of swallowing large objects such as prophets.


All beasts of transport may be attributed here in reference to ATU VII.


The Turtle  is found among the symbols of the Court Cards of the suit of Cups.


The Crab pertains to Cancer as the translation of the word.


The Lotus is the typical flower of Water and the Moon.

Magical attributions of The Chariot

Magical Powers

Power of Casting Enchantments

Magical Weapon


The Cup is the Holy Grail. The Cup receives the influence from the Highest. It is the feminine symbol of Understanding. it must be distinguished emphatically from the wand or hollow tube  of Chokmah which transmits the influence in its positive  form in an intelligible manner but without understanding its nature.


The Furnace is associated with the energy of the Sun in Cancer.

Magical Formula


Colour Scales of The Chariot

Knight Colour Scale


Queen Colour Scale


Prince Colour Scale

Rich Bright Russet

Princess Colour Scale

Dark greenish Brown

See Liber 418 on the Mysteries of Magister Templi. The blood in the Cup of Babalon has dried to brown in which the vegetable, impersonal, and immortal life lurks.

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