TheLoracular Posted February 4, 2021 Share Posted February 4, 2021 So different sources attribute the planetary energies to different sefirot in different ways. A lot of more modern books throw the more modern planets up too. I personally stick to just the classic seven and the three modalities; the three modalities are very much the concept of "how to divide up reality" that Jewish mysticism had in mind. The sefirot spellings I'm using on this tree are the ones used at MyJewishLearning. I am so NOT an astrologer. I have respect for astrologers and how they read charts. I have studied a ton of psychological/spiritual astrology and how the planetary energies manifest inside the psyche vs. how the planets and zodiacal systems move about and interact. Mars and Venus are not gold for any occult reason; I cut & paste those astrological symbols from WIkipedia and they got input there that way. The Tree I'm including this time is one of my own. The way the planets -- sefirot line up is conventional. The way they line up on the paths is one of my personal truths. I do it this way because to me, it simply makes sense that each sefira could emanate energy "upwards" and since there are exactly 7 vertical paths, those should very much be the planetary energies. I go back and forth on using the three modalities (Mutable shares the same symbol as Mercury the planet) for the supernal triangle because that's where all the core archetypes live or applying Cardinal to Binah-Hokmah, Mutable to Gevurah-Hesed, Fixed to Hod-Netzach. I skipped my personal zodiacal associations for this tree. They do not hold up well on the conventual Kircher style tree. I've been using the Natural Array glyph (often called the Gra Tree of Life) which has no Da'ath and is more of a mandala, represents creation as symmetrical rather than the shape it has in what is now the conventual glyph. But here are the planets and the modalities as a conversation starter. There's no One True Right Way to do this 🙂 Just the way that is most useful to you, just like 100 authors will tell you 100 things about every tarot card but at the end of the day, the best insights will always be the ones that come as you stare at a card in a reading and things just flow from there 🙂 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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