The chariot, the chariot, cried the beldam. Inverted. Card of war, of vengeance.
This is a reference to The Chariot, the seventh trump or Major Arcana card in the traditional Tarot deck. The card usually depicts a princely figure riding in a chariot, pulled by two sphinxes or horses.
The Chariot is one of the most complex cards to define. On its most basic level, it implies war and conquest, a struggle and an eventual, hard-won victory. If inverted, the meaning remains the same, but the Querent is in danger of losing the battle due to a lack of control.
Beldam is an archaic word meaning hag or witch. It may also be used to refer to an old woman, particularly an ugly one.