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In the Qabalah, Yesod is the ninth of the ten Sephiroth on the "Tree of Life." Its meaning in Hebrew is Foundation. The other Sephiroth are: Kether, Chokmah, Binah, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphareth, Netzach, Hod, and Malkuth.

Qabalistic Attributions

The following attributions are mostly taken from 777, by Aleister Crowley. The small "#" links will show the full column of that attribution (i.e. all the names, planets, parts of the soul, etc.)

  • Key Scale: 9 (#)
  • Name: Yesod (Foundation) (#)
  • Astrology: Luna (#)


  • Egyptian (selection): Shu [Hermanubis, all exclusively phallic gods] (#)
  • Egyptian (practical): Shu (#)
  • Hindu: Ganesha, Vishnu (Kurm Avatar) (#)
  • Scandinavian: — (#)
  • Greek: Zeus (as Air), Diana of Epheus (as phallic stone & Luna) [Eros] (#)
  • Roman: Diana (as Luna) [Terminus, Jupiter] (#)
  • Christian: God the Holy Ghost (as Incubus) (#)


  • General Attribution: The 4 Nines (#)
  • Titles & Attributions
    • Wands: Strength (Luna in Sagittarius) (#)
    • Cups: Happiness (Jupiter in Pisces) (#)
    • Swords: Cruelty (Mars in Gemini) (#)
    • Discs: Gain (Venus in Virgo) (#)


  • King Scale: Indigo (#)
  • Queen Scale: Violet (#)
  • Emperor Scale: Very dark purple (#)
  • Empress Scale: Citrine flecked azure (#)

Material Correspondences

  • Animals: Elephant [Tortoise, Toad] (#)
  • Plants: Banyan, Mandrake, Damiana [Ginseng, Yohimbe] (#)
  • Precious Stones: Quartz (#)
  • Perfume: Jasmine, Jinseng, all Odoriferous Roots (#)
  • Vegetable Drugs: Orchid Root (#)
  • Mineral Drug: Lead (#)
  • Alchemical Metal: Silver (#)

Magick & Mysticism

  • Element: Air (#)
  • Magical Weapons: The Perfumes and Sandals [The Altar and Sacrifice] (#)
  • Magical Formula: ALIM (#)
  • Parts of the Soul: Ruach (The Intellect) (#)
  • Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: — (#)
  • Chakra: Muladhara (Lingam and Anus) (#)
  • The Soul (Hindu): Linga Sharira (#)
  • Quarter: South (#)
  • Order of Qliphoth: Gamaliel (Obscene Ones) (#)
  • Forty Buddhist Meditations: Dhamma (#)
  • Magical Power: The Vision of the Machinery of the Universe (#)
  • System of Taoism: — (#)
  • Figure related to Pure Number: — (#)

The Four Worlds

  • Heaven of Assiah: Levanah (Sphere of Luna) (#)
  • God Name in Assiah: Shaddai El Chai (Almighty and Ever-living God) (#)
  • Archangel of Assiah: Gabriel (#)
  • Angels of Assiah: Kerubim (Angels of the Elements) (#)
  • Divine Name of Briah: (aleph lamed—aleph resh daleth yod) (#)
  • Angel of Briah: Yehuel (#)
  • Choir of Angels in Briah: Ishim (#)
  • Palace of Briah: Hekel Lebanath ha-Saphir (Palace of Crystalline Whiteness) (#)


  • After the double excursion into misfortune, the current returns to the middle pillar. This Sephira is the seat of the great crystallization of Energy. But it takes place very far down the Tree, at the apex of the third descend ing triangle, and a flat triangle at that. There is little help from low, unbalanced spheres like Netzach and Hod. What saves Yesod is the direct ray from Tiphareth; this Sephira is in the direct line of succession. (Book of Thoth)
  • Yesod is that subtle basis upon which the physical world is based....It is the Astral Plane, which in one sense being passive and reflecting energies from above is lunar, even as the moon reflects the light of the sun. The Astral Light is an omnipresent and all-permeating fluid or medium of extremely subtle matter; substance in a highly tenuous state, electric and magnetic in constitution, which is the model upon which the physical world is built. It is the endless, changeless, ebb and flow of the world's forces that, in the last resort, guarantee the stability of the world and provides its foundation. (Regardie, 1994)
  • The general conception of Yesod is of change with stability. (Regardie, 1994)


  • Crowley, Aleister. (1982). 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings. York Beach, Me. : S. Weiser.
  • Crowley, Aleister. (1981). The Book of Thoth. New York, S. Weiser.
  • Regardie, Israel. (1994). A Garden of Pomegranates. Saint Paul, Minn., Llewellyn Publications.
Correspondences in the Tree of Life from Liber 777 Tree of Life | 777 Tables | Qabalah

The Sephera: 1 Kether, 2 Chokmah
3 Binah, 4 Chesed, 5 Geburah
6 Tiphareth, 7 Netzach, 8 Hod
9 Yesod, 10 Malkuth

The Key Scale—the numerical organizational tool of the Tree.

Major Correspondences:

Astrological Angels

The Four Worlds

The Four Worlds
Correspondences of Assiah
Correspondences of Yetzirah
Correspondences of Briah

Material Correspondences:

Precious Stones
The Human Body

Magick & Mysticism:

Magical Weapons
Magical Formulae
Magical Powers
Parts of the Soul
The Four Quarters

Eastern Mysticism
The Grades of the A.'.A.'.
Pentagram & Hexagram
Genii of the Twelve Hours
Geomantic Intelligences
Lineal Figures & Geomancy
Figures related to Pure Number
Qliphoth & Infernals
The Perfected Man
Sepher Yetzirah
Transcendental Morality
Legendary Orders of Being

The Paths:

11 Aleph
12 Beth
13 Gimel
14 Daleth
16 Vau
17 Zain
18 Cheth
19 Teth
20 Yod
21 Kaph

22 Lamed
23 Mem
24 Nun
25 Samekh
26 Ayin
28 Tzaddi
29 Qoph
30 Resh
31 Shin
32 Tau

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.