[A4] BENEVOLENCE: The Mighty Hero:
Card of Strength and Reliability

Teacher, leader, king with might
Protection of a father's fight
Stable ground on which to build
Ambition large, wallet filled

A formidable potentate is empowering
An intrepid proponent is engaging

Looking not too unlike Hercules, this “strong man” symbolizes all things male and Yang. His bulging muscles (and bulging codpiece) tell all. He is testosterone incarnate. He is all man. But sorry girls, he is married, to his equidistant partner, The Altruistic Angel across the way, at card number six.

His sword and shield symbolize his bravery, fortitude and bold approach. He is a protector. He is a soldier. He will fight the good fight on your behalf. He is a hero. He is not afraid.

The crown symbolizes his leadership abilities. He is organized and decisive. He makes decisions and commands others. He is a good man to have on a battlefield. He could be King one day. And his codpiece shows us that he has what it takes to sire an heir. He will be a good father.

The brick wall symbolizes protection and the idea of building. The brick wall also symbolizes work, hard work. The phallus that adorns the top of the wall represents all things male. This man penetrates in more ways than one. He gets the job done.

4 of [+] The Ameliorate Event
4 of [X] The Stable Foundation
[A4/6] The Percussive Beat

Antonym: [D4] MALEVOLENCE: The Feeble Victim
Transonym: [A6] SUSTENANCE: The Altruistic Angel
Varonym: [Reverse] ARROGANCE: The Despotic Bully
Proxonym: < or >


Compare to The Numerical Tarot

Compare to The Seasonal Tarot

Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords

[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major

Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next

The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm

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