Friday, February 10, 2012

The Chariot

A conquering hero. His chariot is draw by two sphinxes. A city is behind him, suggesting that he is riding out to a new venture rather than returning home. According to the creator of this deck, his breastplate contains two elements of the judaic high priest's breastplate- the Urim and Thurimm, or light and perfection. His upper body is completely free,  but waist down he is encased in stone.
The symbol of Ra adorns the front of his chariot, the winged sun. Directly beneath it are the lingam and yoni, the conjoined symbols of male and female sexuality.

His vestments bear various symbols of ceremonial magic, and his belt various zodiacal symbols. He wears an eight-pointed star on his crown.