If I was to take this theme of the Law- the last card in the first half we call the Wheel of Fortune is really interesting to me. I said all these cards look static- unmoving- Card 10 is also standing still.
The WOF image is common in all manuscripts- and used to convey different meanings. In Books of Prayer I have seen it illustrate time,Fortune, chaos, reign, seasons, providence,astrology, when is Easter?, and quotes from the bible, and if I searched further I am sure I would find more.
So I take the first most obvious- Fortune.
The Roman Goddess Fortuna,blindly turns the wheel and unforseeable stations of chance throw things into possible chaos. Each persons security or prosperity can be at risk- as can be the good fortune of your family,city,health wealth etc.
To control this seems to be out of each persons reach.
Then there is Providence which may seem chaotic, in that we do not know God's plan- so we live by Faith not chance.
Many people make themselves miserable worrying over the future. They should have more trust in Divine Providence. Let them do the best they can, and leave the rest to God, Who cares for them. Our Lord said, "Look at the birds of the air: they do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value than they? ... Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'What are we to put on?' for your Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be given you besides" (Matt. 6:26-33).
Saint Catherine of Siena wrote of God's Providence Like this......
O dearest daughter, I have determined to show my mercy and loving kindness to the world, and I choose to provide for mankind all that is good. But man, ignorant, turns into a death-giving thing what I gave in order to give him life. Not only ignorant, but cruel: cruel to himself. But still I go on providing. For this reason I want you to know: whatever I give to man, I do it out of my great providence. ‘So it was that when, by my providence, I created man, I looked into myself and fell in love with the beauty of the creature I had made – for it had pleased me, in my providence, to create man in my own image and likeness.
‘Moreover, I gave man memory, to be able to remember the good things I had done for him and to be able to share in my own power, the power of the eternal Father.
‘Moreover, I gave man intellect, so that, seeing the wisdom of my Son, he could recognise and understand my own will; for I am the giver of all graces and I give them with a burning fatherly love.
‘Moreover, I gave man the desire to love, sharing in the tenderness of the Holy Spirit, so that he might love the things that his intellect had understood and seen.
‘But my kind providence did all this solely that man might be able to understand me and enjoy me, rejoicing in my vision for all eternity.
Then there is the divine Providence or Fortune to rule.
The Greek Patristics were more likely to stress the connection between the logos as a pattern of rationality inherent in the universe and nomos as the law that establishes that pattern. This led in the to a greater hope that the imperial ruler might be an instrument of God's providence. The Western tradition was just as likely to stress what Augustine would call the two cities: "the City of God" and "the City of Man." Augustine himself argued for the need for rulers to act as a just restraint on human sinfulness, while the church's role was to offer mercy and penitence to the remorseful. (Mitchell)
The WOF seems to me, to be none of the above.
I think this wheel shows that Heresy rules. All the Laws that I have mentioned have at their heart, this problem of hersey and how to deal with it...
Mathew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me - For there are no neuters in this war. Every one must be either with Christ or against him; either a loyal subject or a rebel. And there are none upon earth, who neither promote nor obstruct his kingdom. For he that does not gather souls to God, scatters them from him.
After Card 10 the images appear to speed up-they all appear to be verbs or 'doing' images.Are they about dealing with the Laws of both City of God and City of the World?