Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude; also mercy and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the
Querent has recourse.
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
He wears the triple crown and is seated between two pillars, but not those of the Temple guarded by the
High Priestess. In his left hand he holds a scepter ending with the triple cross. With his right hand he gives the
well-known ecclesiastical sign of esotericism, distinguishing between the surface and concealed parts of doctrine.
At his feet are the crossed keys, and two priestly ministers in albs (priestly robes) kneel before him. He is the
ruling power of external religion, as the High Priestess is the prevailing force of the esoteric power.
A woman with a bird on her wrist stands among an abundance of grapevines in the garden of a mansion.
Behind her is a wide landscape, suggesting plenty in all things. Possibly, the land is her own possession, and
testifies to material well-being.