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Tarot Greater Arcana Justice
Tarot The Emperor
As this card follows the traditional symbolism and carries
above all its obvious meanings, there is little to say
regarding it outside the few considerations collected in the
first part, to which the reader is referred.
He has a form of the Crux ansata lor his scepter and a globe
in his left hand. He is crowned monarch-commanding, stately,
seated on a throne, the arms of which are fronted by rams'
A stately figure, seated, having rich vestments and royal
aspect, as of a daughter of heaven and earth. Her diadem is
of twelve stars, gathered in a cluster. Read more...
He wears the triple crown and is seated between two pillars,
but they are not those of the Temple which is guarded by the
High Priestess. Read more...
A woman, over whose head there broods the same symbol of
life which we have seen in the card of the Hierophant, is
closing the jaws of a lion. The only point in which this
design differs from the conventional presentations is that
her beneficent fortitude has already subdued the lion, which
is being led by a chain of flowers. Read more...
A winged angel, with the sign of the sun upon his forehead
and on his breast the square and triangle of the septenary.
I speak of him in the masculine sense, but the figure is
neither male nor female. Read more...
An erect and princely figure carrying a drawn sword and
corresponding, broadly speaking, to the traditional
description which I have given in the first part. On the
shoulders of the victoriotts hero are supposed to be the
Urim and Thummim, He has led captivity captive; he Is
conquest on all planes-in the mind, in science, in progress,
in certain trials of initiation.
The Hanged Man
The design is an accommodation, mean or harmony, between
several motives mentioned in the first part. The Horned Goat
of Mendes, with wings like those of a bat, is standing on an
altar. At the pit of the stomach there is the sign of
Mercury. Read more ...
The Hanged Man
The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross,
while the figure-'from the position of the legs-forms a
fylfot cross. Read more ...
The variation from the conventional models in this card is
only that the lamp is not enveloped partially in the mantle
of its bearer, who blends the idea of the Ancient of Days
with the Light of the World. Read more...