Good catch, bisexual snails.
And the apparent unfolding-ness of the Fibonacci sequence in the shell is like a developing embryo. The ridged surface is an inside-out vagina.
Or something. Or everything
Here's just posted on snails and sex, by Firemaiden in the History & Iconography forum!
Originally Posted by firemaiden
I recently remembered the snail in the Seven of Pentacles when reading this essay about the famous snail in the Annunciation by Francesco del Cossa
I'm convinced that the snail in the seven of P is a quotation of this painting. Which of course brings in a whole new conversation - the Seven of P as an annunciation ? The falcon as the holy spirit - dove in disguise ? or in antitheses ?
eta. So far, this card, the Hierophant and the Fool put me in mind of Frieda Harris's painting style. Great swirls.