Ⅵ. Sixth Gate "I enrich myself with death" A hanged man, similar to that of the Tarot, his hands behind his back, hung by one foot from the crenellation of the wall surrounding a castle, next to a closed postern gate. A hand clad in a gauntlet brandishes a burning sword from a loophole.
Ⅸ. Ninth Gate "I know now that th shadows comefrom the light" A seven-headed dragon is ridden by a naked woman. She holds an open book and a half mn concals her genitals. In the background, a castle is in flames, its door,as on the other eight plates, is closed.
Ⅳ. Fourth Gate "Chance is not the same for all" A jester before a stone maze. The entrance is closed by a door. Three diceon the ground each reveal three of their faces, showing the numbers 1,2,and 3.
Ⅷ. Eighth Gate "Virture is conquered" Before the fortified walls of a town, a kneeling woman offers her neck to the executioner. In the background, a wheel of fortune with three people on it-one at the summit, another climbing and another descending.
Ⅰ. First Gate "Silence is golden" A knight rides through a fortified town. With his finger on his lips, he counsels prudence or silence.
Ⅶ. Seventh Gate "The disciple outshines the master" A king and a begger play chess on a chess board with white squares. The moon can be seen through the window. Beneath this and next to a closed door, two dogs are fighting.
Ⅴ. Fifth Gate "In Vain" A miser, or a merchant, counts his gold pieces. Behind him, Death holds an hourglass in one hand and a fork in the other.
Ⅲ. Third Gate "Wasted breath keeps a secret" A vagrant, or a pilgrim, heads towards a bridge which spans a river. At each end, a fortified door bars access. On a cloud, a bowman aims in the direction of the road leading to the bridge.
Ⅱ. Second Gate "Open that which is closed" A hermit befre closed door. A lantern on the ground and two keys in his hand. Next to him, a sign that resembles the Hebrew letter Teth.