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Tarot Doctor Strange by DubuGomdori Tarot Doctor Strange by DubuGomdori
The Magician, Dr. Stephen Strange, is the magus and is the first of the Tarot deck, and represents the alchemical element and principal of Mercury. Also the card represents Will, Wisdom and the Word through which the world was created. The cup is inscribed with the two snakes are the protection of caduceus of Mercury. The sunburst positioned on the top border affirms Mercury’s role as herald of the Sun. The Magician is wearing a belt with the Ape of Thoth inscribed on it. Because falsehood and misunderstanding are inherent in all speech and writing, it is the cosmic duty of the Ape of Thoth to constantly mock the work of the Magician and distort his words. The traditional weapons of the Magus are the wand, cup, sword, and disk. “With the wand createth He. With the cup reserveth He. With the Dagger destroyeth He. Wth the Coin redeemed He.” These are the weapons the Magus joyfully juggles in midair along with three additional symbols; the pentacle, scroll, and winged egg. The scroll is a tool and instrument of the scribe. The winged egg represents the preexistent zero, which like the Magus himself is the source of all positive manifestation.

The cherubs on the bottom, one girl and one boy, symbolizes the duality of the sex and they act as his herald as they play their harp. The lilies on the bottom symbolizes purity.

The magician sits upon a throne like stairs, each engraved with the four elements in nature symbolizing his mastery of all. Lucky bastard.

The sky, and moon and sun behind the pentacle is his ability to tap into the cosmic energy. The borders around him is the Celtic knot of the tree of life as well as the tree of knowledge.
The eye of Horus engraved on the coin/disc grants him the ability to regenerate.

In this role sits Stephen Strange, better known as Dr. Strange, once a surgeon saving lives of those professing his medical genius, he has turned to a greater responsibility to our world, and those worlds who would dare cross over into our realm for their greedy benefits or sometimes just to show us we are not all that. And here, the magus keeps his eternal watch.

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Hallow-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot add this to my favorites enough.
I'd add this a billion times if I could. 

I love tarot, and I love Doctor Strange.
This is the most perfect piece of art I have ever seen.
And I thank you for making this visually.

There are not enough positive words ever to say how incredible this is.
((I know I'm like SEVERAL years too late, but really. AH-MAZING!))
<3 
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Wow Hallow!! Your comments alone amaze me!!
That's more than enough compliments to last me for several years!! kekeke
Sorry I can't help myself, however I am very sincerely touched that you seemed
to have understood my intentions with this cool cat Strange.
Take care sis!!
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Hallow-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, well, I'm a fan of Strange, so it's always nice to see some killer work of him.
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TrentenCunningham Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredible work. I can even begin to describe how it stands out.
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RenoTurkXII Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I love the idea of tarot cards and your art is outstanding. I just wish you would have chose a different subject instead of comic book characters to fill your cards. Not a fan of comics at all.

Just my opinion, I love your art though. 
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CroftRoan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Writer
I love Dr. Strange! And you do amazing work!
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Mush647 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Quite symbolic. Besides I just like Dr. Strange - Master of the Unknown Stuff))
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myccrets Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
So glad you thinks so.
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shell-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
you know that I love yopu gallery donīt you ??? arrggwwww MY god you are awesome !
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