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The order of the Planets is that of their apparent rate of motion. By writing them in their order round a heptagon, and tracing the heptagram unicursally, the order of the days of the week is obtained.

COL. CLXXVIII.—These intelligences are angelic in nature, but possessing material and even earthly dominion. Hence they preside over the geomantic figures, whose nature indeed expresses their relation to man.

LINE 11.—He laughs; bearing a sphere containing illusion in his left hand, but over his right shoulder, and a staff 463 lines long in his right. A lion and a dragon are at his feet, but he seems unaware of their attacks or caresses.

LINE 12.—His attitude suggests the shape of the Swastika or thunderbolt, the message of God.

LINE 13.—She is reading intently in an open book.

LINE 14.—She bears a sceptre and a shield, whereon is figured a dove as a symbol of the male and female forces.

LINE 15.—His attitude suggests F, and he is seated upon the Cubic Stone, whose sides show the Green Lion and White Eagle.

LINE 16.—He is crowned, sceptred, and blessing all in a threefold manner. Four living creatures adore him, the whole suggesting a pentagram by its shape.

LINE 17.—He is inspired by Apollo to prophesy concerning things sacred and progane: represented by a boy with his bow and two women, a priestess and an harlot.

LINE 18.—He drives furiously a chariot drawn by two sphinxes. As Levi drew it.

LINE 19.—Before him goeth upright the Royal Ursus Serpent.

LINE 21.—[H, F, and ©, or Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas].

LINE 23.—From a gallows shaped like the letter d hangs by one foot a young fair man. His other leg forms a cross with the suspending one. His arms, clasped behind his head, form an upright B, and this radiates light. His mouth is resolutely closed.

LINE 25.—A winged and crowned goddess, with flashing golden belt, stands, and pours from her right hand the flame of a torch upon an Eagle, while in her left hand she pours water from an horn upon a Lion. Between her feet a moon-shaped cauldron of silver smokes with perfume.

LINE 26.—Levi's Baphomet is sound commentary on this Mystery, but should not be found in the text.

LINE 27.—Human figures thrown thence suggest the letter U by their attitude.

LINE 28.—A woman, naked, and kneeling onher left knee, pours from a vase in her right hand silver waters into a river, by which grow roses, the haunts of coloured butterfiles. With her left hand she pours golden waters over her head, which are lost in her long hair. Her attitude suggests the Swastika. Above flashes a great star of seven rays.

Line 29.—Below, a path leads between two towers, guarded by jackals, from the sea, wherein a Scarabsus marcheth landwards.

Line 30.—Below is a wall, in front of which, in a fairy ring, two children wantonly and shamelessly embrace.

Line 31.—An Angel blowing a trumpet, adorned with a golden banner bearing a white cross. Below a fair youth rises from a sacrophagus in the attitude of the god Shu supporting the Firmament. On his left a fair woman, her arms giving the sign of Water— an inverted V on the breast. On his right a dark man giving the sign of Fire—an upright B on the forehead.

Line 32.—An ellipse, composed of 400 lesser circles. At the corners of the card a Man, an Eagle, a Bull, and a Lion. Within the circles a naked shining figure in the sign of Earth— right foot advanced, fight hand advanced and raised, left hand lowered and thrown back. The hands grip each a ray of dazzling light, spiril, the right hand being dextro- and the left hand lavo-rotary. A red scarf conceals the fact of male genital organs, and suggests by its shape the letter 3. Such is the conventional hieroglyph.

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