A jester discovers the puppet in a trunk, while the original waits just behind a curtain. Jodorowsky wrote that the ﬁnal degree of Swords is the discovery of the Other – the person behind the ideas. Then, it is time to move into the emotional unity of Cups. This card is also a tribute to Raymond Roussel’s novel Locus Solus, which got me started drawing clowns in the first place.
A kneeling jester lifts a puppet up out of a trunk. Another jester, who looks exactly like the puppet, peeks out from behind a curtain. This is the same winking jester who was painting the puppet in the Six of Swords. The jester who holds the puppet wears a white outfit with red and green stripes, red shoes with bells on the toes, and a three-pointed orange and green hat. Her hair is red and she has a blue collar. The trunk is purple, painted with flowers and a cup. The curtain that hangs behind the trunk is dark blue. In front of a curtain, there is a hanging picture of the Ten of Swords from the Marseille tarot.