The nasturtium is frequently associated with patriotism, conquest, and victory. The Latin binomial of the nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus, is a reference to an ancient Roman victory tradition in which the defeated army’s weapons and armor were hung on a trophy pole called a tropaeum. The flowers of the nasturtium are said to be reminiscent of the bloody shields and helmets that draped over the tropaeum in the festivities that followed a brutal victory.
The spirit of The Chariot revolves around conflict and victory. In a battle, there is a meeting of opposing forces that creates a tension that mirrors the balance of yin and yang—light and dark. Interestingly, the Sphinx. It was built in the shape of a lion, and the constellation it would have faced if it were built 12,000 years ago would have been Leo. The black and white sphinxes are additional references to the duality of the light and dark energies and the intersection of strong opposites. However, to reach any kind of resolution, these opposing forces must be redirected and refocused to complement each other and then march together in the same direction. The key here is to keep control, devise a plan, and remain strategic in order to successfully lead your troops to triumph.