Sun in Cancer, Tarot Card Chariot

Sun in Cancer, Tarot Card Chariot

Tarot Chariot major arcana tarot card. Original fine art oil painting, symbolism, mythology, divination, Cancer impressionism
Chariot major arcana tarot card, corresponds to Sun in Cancer
Tarot card Chariot, astrological sign Cancer
Chariot original oil on canvas painting


Sun in Cancer corresponds to Tarot Key Chariot a period in which the inundation of Egypt’s Nile River is announced¹. This natural annual phenomenon of the inundation flood of the river returns life to the land of Egypt’s Nile valley. 

Tarot Chariot is a pictograph illustrating the inundation of the river Nile, and this event’s impact upon the natural world. 

These functions of natural phenomena, depicted through the card’s imagery, illustrate the potential impact of unleashing these powerful energies. Originating from real-life experiences, the imagery captures the positive and negative aspects of being swept along by them.


The interpretation of the  Chariot in a tarot reading illustrates overcoming obstacles, although this may be only temporary. Be aware, that we achieve this recovery by tapping into nature’s natural flow.

The degree and duration of success depend upon how much work we have done to prepare ourselves for new situations. It is through these new situations our enthusiasm for life arouses us.

Chariot illustrates triumphant individuals who have harnessed learned abilities and experiences to courageously impel themselves toward achieving their aspirations.

This is not saying their projects will be successful; it is saying the individual dares to try. This implies the person has conquered their fears enabling them to accept opportunities when confronted with them.

This individual goes with the flow naturally riding waves of opportunity when presented with them. Accepting enterprise through unconsciously drawing upon past experiences, some successful and some not. We should remember, that it is not the result that is important; it is the act of trying that is paramount.

Whatever the outcome, an aware individual realizes experiences are not an end but a segment of a longer story yet to be revealed.

Impact of the Chariot upon the individual

A person empowered by the Chariot instinctively responds to external stimuli based on subliminal knowledge acquired from past experiences. Through seizing opportunities and being driven by enthusiasm—symbolized as the Fire of Water—they engage in both action and introspection, considering the consequences of their actions. This balanced approach equips them with a formula for overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

The three Major Arcana keys associated with the element of water; Death, Moon, and Chariot illustrate an individual’s emotional progression from unconscious reaction to stimuli to a conscious awareness of taking action and the possible consequences.

Major Arcana card Chariot is the archetypal voice behind the Minor Arcana cards Two, Three, and Four of Water, Cups.

¹ This event is traditionally announced by the conjunction of the Sun and Sirius.

Two of Water from Tarot of the Morning Star

Three of Cups from Tarot of the Morning Star

four of water, four of cups

Tarot of the Morning Star Deck reprinted and available from Amazon

Tarot of the Morning Star Book reprinted


Tarot Hanged Man

Tarot Key Chariot, Oil on canvas, 2006 Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art

Roger Williamson is a visual artist, who resides and creates in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth-century France,

These artistic influences in conjunction with his esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.

Using diverse creative media, whether painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world.  Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence, through the creative process, he encourages audiences towards “living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.”

Roger Williamson Artist Statement

Roger Williamson is the creator of the Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night.