The Hermaphrodite vs The Enjoyer
In my drawing the hermaphrodite is the fox, who can be a little trickster and represents adaptability (also the combination of the opposites of a dog and cat). He is dressed in black, red and gold, the same colors as in the Splendor Solis. He plays a banjo which has 4 strings much like the egg and the Four Elements, and the music then would play as the Fifth Element.
The fence and thistles have been replaced with irises which symbolizes the coming together of the inner and outer world. The goddess Iris was associated with the rainbow and carried messages from the heavens to the earth.
The crow and owl are meant to provide a conscience to the fox, the crow being the fatherly conscience and the owl the motherly conscience necessary for mature love Eric Fromm talks about in the Art of Loving (the fox, with his red fur, can also represent the heart or balancing power of love). The donkey represents the body and the integration of the shadow. In this state of balance between the Higher Self, the mind and the body one experiences true joy.
In the Tarot the card that would symbolize this stage is Justice, which reconciles the opposites through the rationality of the sword and the intuitive balance of the scale, this under the veil of compassion.
In the Red Book Jung describes his meeting with the Red One, which he calls at some point the Devil, but also recognizes his sense of humor which balances Jung’s own serious attitude. That seems very much fitting for my fox, who is a bit of a joker (like Reynard the Fox) and with his red fur actually is a “red one”.
Note: the quotes in italic are from the book by J.L. Henderson and D.N. Sherwood, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis