☉ in 0° Cancri : ☽ in 22° Arietis : dies Saturni : Anno Ⅴ0 æræ legis
“The Sun does not die, as the ancients thought; It is always shining, always radiating Light and Life. Stop for a moment and get a clear conception of this Sun, how He is shining in the early morning, shining at mid-day, shining in the evening, and shining in the night. Have you got this idea clearly in your minds? You have stepped out of the Old Æon into the New.”
All these images are from the Mary-El Tarot, which is one of my all-time favorite decks. I mean, just look at these things. Gorgeous.
Torso of a Bodhisattva — Probably Sahri-Bahlol Workshop, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, modern Peshawar region), ca. 5th century.
The monasteries of the Gandharan region commissioned large-scale bodhisattvas in recognition of the growing popularity of these interventionist deities, which embody Buddhist compassion. Probably from the Sahri-Bahlol monastery, this large stone torso, from a figure originally about ten feet tall, is a spectacular survivor from that era. Sensitively modeled and dressed in a draped monk’s robe, it reflects a lingering memory of contact with the Hellenistic West.