Once again, based on the perspective of the viewer, these columns align with each other, with the wheels of the chariot itself, and with the two sphinxes which pull the chariot (but which are conspicuously not yoked to it). Taken together, these are easily likened to the columns Jachin and Boaz found at the entrance to King Solomon’s Temple, and which play an important role in Masonic teachings. Case himself cites the colors of these anthropomorphs – one white, one black – as echoing the pillars of Mercy and Severity found in the Qabbalah (p. 98), which likewise are associated with Jachin and Boaz.
This quick exploration of how Key 7 of the Tarot’s Major Arcana can be seen to contain Masonic symbolism and meaning is perhaps not totally unique, but these thoughts coupled with the studies of Bro. Case and others have certainly helped me grow in appreciation for the richness of the Tarot and its correlation with Masonry and other aspects of the Western esoteric tradition. Given the universality of the Tarot and the universality of Masonry, other Keys may very well reveal similar Masonic meaning when examined closely.
Reference: Case, Paul Foster. The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. New York: Tarcher-Penguin 2006.