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To me a wand is a wand and an upright phallus complete with scrotal attire is a phallus. No matter the accompanying rhetoric, and try as I might, I see no wand in this depiction.
Above is a drawing/painting that I've been kinda working on... it's not complete because the year's events will determine the final product.
Card number two; The High Priestess
Instead of the Torah being held in her arms... she is holding a laptop through which she gains enlightenment and wisdom while
maintaining connection with the people of the world. One pillar has a right side up triangle, the other with a similar triangle flipped vertically representing the two geometries that make up the Solomon's Seal. The original tarot depiction of the pillars are supposedly the pillars that stood outside of Solomon's temple.
Card number 0; The Fool
Archaic of sorts, raggedy clothing like that of a mad man. Instead of being a beggar with a staff, I have depicted him with a shepards staff with a golden handle as to represent the worlds current leadership and the seemingly righteous grip those in power have over the mass'. The dog laying down is covering his eyes expressing embarrassment and/or reluctance towards baring witness to the actions of the fool, for he represents man's connection to the animal kingdom that we've distanced ourselves from. The fool is also grabbing the chalice off of the magicians table which represents the cups or today's suit of hearts in playing cards. This is to represent that the fool is not with out heart and loosely representing the concept of the "blood of Christ" in a sense.
Card number 1; The Magician
With the table in front of him that is covered with representations of the minor arcana, being the Cups(Chalice), Coins, Swords, with the baton or "wand" in his hand. The Magician is a creative force, with all the tools necessary to maintain authority while possessing slight of hand. The hat is to represent infinity, which expresses the continuance of developing thought and change with regards to philosophy and order. The wand in his right hand is held to the sky to represent "as is above" referring to the heavens and gods dogmatic presence. This is further illustrated by the circle that is to represent the Sun, through which all is created. In addition, the bottom of the wand is a square(architectural) like base that is to further illustrate rule, law, justice, and formal structure. The left hand of the Magician is held below his waist and grasping the wrist of the Emperor, representing "So is below" and the official seat of governance here on Earth. The Magician tries to stay out of the focus of the masses, while strongly influencing the decision made by the leader who sits in the seat of power.
Card number 4; The Emperor
I have left the Emperor furthest from completion as we are yet to observe relatively any extent of power through exercise of his authority and command. The 5 pointed hat is to represent control, command, ego and leadership. Already corrupted, due to the relationship with The Magician, material gain becomes increasingly important as he begins to accept that he does not possess total control while still acknowledging the power of his position through authority. It is because of these relationships that conflict and/or are at odds with the virtues of his position, that the masses are kept from fulfilling their destiny.
Well.. that's the basis of it... there's a lot more, but yeah... you can make those interpretations.
Already corrupted, due to the relationship with The Magician, material gain becomes increasingly important as he begins to accept that he does not possess total control while still acknowledging the power of his position through authority. It is because of these relationships that conflict and/or are at odds with the virtues of his position, that the masses are kept from fulfilling their destiny.
Who ever this magician is, he's deceiving the Emperor, by telling him he's the divine connection, when in fact he's a impostor; My question(s) is...who should be the one in place of the Magician? Has the Emperor been shoved aside by the Magician? If so, who should hold the hand the The Emperor ?