I can't fiugure out suitable mnemonic for 御.
Does someone has a good idea?
「御」 originally meant to operate or manage/control, then extended to mean the adjective imperial.
The meaning to drive a carriage is specifically held by the character 「馭」; when 「御」 is used for this meaning, it is a rebus of 「馭」.
Pestle is now written as the derivative character 「杵」.
Later on, two verb-like markers were added:
「彳」 (half of the character 「行」, picture of a road intersection > roads, travelling)
「止」 (picture of a foot > walking). This leads on to the modern form 「御」.
Stop driving carriage at noon.
Hope you can figure it out....
Explanation really hurts,my English very bad,now I feel my brain'RAM overflowed.
御 originally means 'driving a carriage'. This carriage need two people to fire up just like the one in the picture .
It can be broken down into several parts：彳，卸。 If you think 卸 is still too complex,then break it down to 午，止，卩。
彳：There are a lot of character involve it,this component means 'two people' or '行'. 卩： imagine a nodding horse.
I can't continue to explain, I see that "blue screen". Sorry.