Leo I: first decan of Leo, Five of Wands

Per 777: A man in sordid raiment, with him a nobleman on horseback. accompanied by bears and dogs

Deity per 36 Airs of the Zodiac: Hephaestus

A complicated image for the Five of Wands, the Lord of Strife (and striving). An image that suggests the hunt.

The 777 description is likely loosely based on the Picatrix description: A man dressed in filthy garments; and there ascends with him the figure of a lord of the horse looking toward the north; and his figure is like the figure of a bear and the figure of a dog. And this is a face of strength, liberality, and victory.

Sort of bleeds into the 6 of Wands, Victory. if you ask me. Working on that one now!

Both Agrippa and Bruno have a figure riding a lion. I did incorporate the lion (Lion-Serpent) for Leo into the design, but enclosed in a pentagram, and netted – as Saturn, the planet of restriction and pressure, rules the decan.

Five of Wands. Copyright M.M. MeleenĀ© 2021

Per 777: A man in sordid raiment, with him a nobleman on horseback. accompanied by bears and dogs

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