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ח The Chariot
Triumph, victory, hope, memory, digestion, violence in maintaining traditional ideas, the "die-hard", ruthlessness, lust of destruction, obedience, faithfulness, authority under authority.
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ATU VII

The Chariot

The Child of the Powers of the Waters:
the Lord of the Triumph of Light

It is the sign of the Crab, Cancer. It is Khephra, the beetle-headed God, representing the midnight Sun. In the ancient Egyptian astrological philosophy, Cancer was to be the Celestial House of the Soul. Mercury in his aspect of the messenger of the Gods, and Apollo in his role of the Charioteer, are other attributions. The Norse correspondence is Hermod, the envoy of the Gods, the son of Odin, who gave him a helmet and corselet which Hermod wore when despatched on his dangerous missions. Unfortunately, the Hindu gods are not sufficiently determinate to enable one to make an attribution from their number with any degree of satisfaction, unless we decide upon Krishna in his role of driving the chariot of Arjuna to the battle of Kurukshetra, as described in the Mahabharata.

The Tarot card is a most interesting one, VIl -The Chariot. It denotes a chariot, the canopy of which is blue and decked with stars (representing Nuit, the night sky- blue, Space, and our Lady of the Stars). In the chariot is a crowned and armoured figure, on whose forehead glitters a Silver Star-the symbol of spiritual rebirth. On his shoulders are mounted two crescents, the waxing and waning Moon. Drawing the chariot are two sphinxes, one white, the other black, representing the conflicting forces in his being which he has mastered. On the front of the chariot is a glyph of the lingam, his regenerated or sublimated "Id" or libido, surmounted by the winged globe, his transcendental Ego with whom he has become united.
The whole card adequately symbolizes the Great Work, that process by which a man comes to know the unknown Crown, and attains to the Knowledge and Conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel, perfect self-integration and consciousness.

A word apropos the libido. In this term Jung saw a concept of an unknown nature, comparable to Henri Bergson's elan vital, a hypothetical energy of life, which occupies itself not alone in sexuality but in various other physiological spiritual manifestations. Bergson speaks of this elan vital as a movement of self-creation, a becoming, and as the very stuff and reality of our being.

Its sacred animal is the Sphinx, whose expression of enigma combining male, female, and animal qualities is an apt symbol of the Great Work brought to perfection.

The Sepher Yetsirah names Cheth "The House of Influence" ; the Lotus is its flower, Onycha its perfume, Maroon its colour, and Amber its jewel.
777
I
Key Scale
18
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Cheth
III
English of Col. II.
Fence
VI
The Heavens of Assiah
Sarton
VII
English of Col. VI.
Cancer
VIII
Orders of Qliphoth
Shichiriron
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
171
XI
Elements (with their Planetary Rulers)
Venus Water Jupiter
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 3–5
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
I. of the House of Influence
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Chariot
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Amber
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Maroon
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Rich bright russet
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Dark greenish brown
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Khephra
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Hormakhu
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
[[Krishna]]
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Beaten and Scattered Corpse I
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Apollo the Charioteer
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Mercury [[Lares and Penates]]
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Crab, Turtle, Sphinx [[Whale, all beasts of Transport]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Lotus
XL
Precious Stones
Amber
XLI
Magical Weapons
Wand]]
XLII
Perfumes
Onycha
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Watercress
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
Power of Casting Enchantments
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Populus and Via
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
600
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
Ch
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Η η
CXXXVII
Signs of the Zodiac
♋ Cancer
CXXXVIII
Planets ruling Col. CXXXVII.
Luna
CXXXIX
Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Day
Raadar
CXL
Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Night
Akel
CXLI
The Twelve Tribes
Issachar
CXLII
Angels ruling Houses
Kael
CXLIII
Twelve Lesser Assistant Angels in the Signs
Pakiel
CXLVI
Angels of the Decantes (Ascendant).
Mathravash
CXLVII
Angels of the Decantes (Succedent).
Rahadetz
CXLVIII
Angels of the Decantes (Cadent).
Alinkir
CXLIX
Magical Images of the Decans (Ascendant)
A man with distorted face and hards, a horse’s body, white feet, and a girdle of leaves
CL
Magical Images of the Decans (Succedent)
A beautiful woman wreathed with myrtle. She holds a lyre and sings of love and gladness.
CLI
Magical Images of the Decans (Cadent)
A swift-footed person, with a viper in his hand, leading dogs
CLII
Perfumes (Ascendant)
Camphor
CLIII
Perfumes (Succedent)
Succum
CLIV
Perfumes (Cadent)
Anise
CLV
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Ascendant)
Buer
CLVI
Magical Images of Col. CLV.
Probably a centaur or archer.
CLVII
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Succedent)
Gusion
CLVIII
Magical Images of Col. CLVII.
“Like a Xenopilus”
CLIX
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Cadent)
Sitri
CLX
Magical Images of Col. CLIX.
Leapard’s head and gryphon’s wings.
CLXI
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Ascendant)
Bifrons
CLXII
Magical Images of Col. CLXI.
Monster.
CLXIII
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Succedent)
Uvall
CLXIV
Magical Images of Col. CLXIII.
Cruel ancient, with long white hair and beard, rides a pale horse, with sharp weapons.
CLXV
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Cadent)
Haagenti
CLXVI
Magical Images of Col. CLXV.
Bull with gryphon’s wings.
CLXVII
Egyptian Gods of Zodiac (Asc. Decans)
Apoltun
CLXVIII
Egyptian Names of Asc. Decans
Sothis
CLXIX
As Col. CLXVII (Succedent)
Hecate
CLXX
As Col. CXVIII (Succendent)
Syth
CLXXI
As Col. CXLVII (Cadent)
Mercophta
CLXXII
As Col. CXLVIII (Cadent)
Thuismis
CLXXIII
Genii of the Twelve Hours (Levi)
Phalgus, Thagrinus, Eistibus, Pharzuph, Sislau, Schiekron, Aclahayr
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ח
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
8
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Muriel
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
7
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Child of the Powers of the Waters: the Lord of the Triumph of Light.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
A young and holy king under the starry canopy *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Stomach
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Vampires
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
8
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
8
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Rheumatism
CLXXXVII
Magical Formulæ (see Col. XLI)
ABRAHADABRA