Planets in orbit, line 'em up with the stars
Tarot cards, you can see the pharaoh Nas
Another, easier way to see the pharaoh Nas is to look at the cover of the album this song is on:
He could also be saying that his lyrics are full of earth shaking, mystical potency, and to be fully comprehended, need to be sort of conjured through an esoteric ritual.
The first bar is related with astrology whereas the second one hints at mysticism.
- In astrology, planets are associated with basic drives and urges in the unconscious. For example, Mars stands for strength and destruction, Mercury for knowledge, Neptune for genius and mysticism.
Being special, NaS has it all and encompass every characteristics associated with each planets;
- As for the mysticism part, fortune-teller are known for mastering the art of card reading for love, career and whatever they can make money off.
Tarot decks consists in 78 cards, including 22 trumps or major arcana illustrated with imagery such as The Fool, The Lovers, The Ermit, The Emperor etc. The last is associated with Power, wealth and success.
“Nas is like (…) Tarot cards” cause he considers himself clear-sighted — hence the then upcoming whole Nastradamus persona — and he pretends he has his very own card in the Tarot deck: The Pharaoh Nas which is, imo, a derivative of the classic The Emperor card. Definitely a great way to unveil his then upcoming album cover!!!!!
Shoutout to “TheLegend” from RapGenius board for his help on this one.
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