Here we see a bull and a lion harnessed to a chariot. The angles are all strange, though. The lion looks like his tail has been caught under the chariot and he's not happy about it. The bull is arching back, as though about to tumble and crush the lion or the charioteer, or both. And the chariot stands on it's tailgate, facing straight up. Perhaps that matters less, as the charioteer has strong-looking angel wings that echo the eagle on the chariot's axle. He also has a flaming torch above him.
You couldn't get much more disparate mounts for the chariot, and it seems the charioteer has his work cut out for him if he wants to make his way in the world. And yet, his angel wings suggest an almost godly determination, and the support of spirit for his endeavours. It feels a little like Ra's chariot, driven through the sky each day carrying the sun. Such power will overcome any obstacle!
As for me, I have another strange project in mind today, as part of my ground roots marketing of the Celtic Lenormand. I'm going to be drawing my own Lenormand deck, as Will's art won't be ready in time for me to put it in the slides for my first Introduction to Reading the Lenormand workshop at Atlantis Books in London on 19th January next year. I don't want to breach anyone's copyright, and I want to be able to give people good handouts. So, they will get recognisable, if very poorly drawn, Lenormand images as visual cues for the class. I'll post a few, just so you can all have a laugh at how bad my drawing skills are!
I am grateful for the drive to get even absurd projects done.