Path 4

Chesed

Hebrew:
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Translation: Mercy

Title(s)

Gedulah, Love, Majesty

Spiritual experience(s)

Vision of Love

Gematria

72

Yetziratic text

The Fourth Path is named The Settled Consciousness. (Sekhel Kavua) It is called this because all the spiritual powers emanate from it as the [most] ethereal of emanations. One emanates from the other through the power of the original Emanator, may He be blessed.

Description

This Sephirah is symbolized by a four-sided geometric solid, the tetrahedron. As it is the first Sephirah to have a solid symbol in the numeric progression from one to ten, it is considered to be the first non-abstract principle on the Tree.  Chesed receives its being from the triad above it (the "supernals" of Kether, Chokmah, and Binah) and distributes their force to the rest of the tree. It is therefore associated with the planet Jupiter as the royal provider of gifts to all life. It is the principle of growth and expansion.

In the human being, the principle of anabolism is represented here. All bodily and psychic processes which tend toward increase may be influenced by addressing this Sephirah. This includes all digestive processes as well as respiration. If there is a deficiency in Chesed (poor digestion, weight loss, inability to cope with stress, etc) then it should be strengthened. Conversely, excess weight, cancer (out-of-control growth) and the like require that it be managed. There may be need for invocation of its opposite number, Geburah, if its excess results from a deficiency in that principle.

CategoryCorrespondences
Path4
PlanetJupiter

Atziluth

Four of Wands

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans20 to 29 degrees Aries
Divination card typeTarot
ElementFire
IncensesFrankincense
Musical toneD natural, G natural
Path4
PlanetVenus
Qabalistic worldAtziluth
TattwasTejas
Zodiacal signAries

Briah

Four of Swords

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans20 to 29 degrees Libra
Divination card typeTarot
ElementAir
IncensesSage, Galbanum
Musical toneC natural, F natural
Path4
PlanetJupiter
Qabalistic worldBriah
TattwasVayu
Zodiacal signLibra

Yetzirah

Four of Cups

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans20 to 29 degrees Cancer
Divination card typeTarot
ElementWater
IncensesMyrrh
Musical toneB natural, E natural
Path4
PlanetMoon
Qabalistic worldYetzirah
TattwasApas
Zodiacal signCancer

Assiah

Four of Pentacles

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans20 to 29 degrees Capricorn
Divination card typeTarot
ElementEarth
IncensesPatchouli
Musical toneA natural
Path4
PlanetSun
Qabalistic worldAssiah
TattwasPrithivi
Zodiacal signCapricorn

Atziluth

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AL
El

Briah

layqdxlayqdx
TzDQIAL
Tzadkiel

Yetzirah

\ylmcj\ylmcj
ChShMLIM
Chashmalim
Lucid ones

Assiah

qdxqdx
TzDQ
Tzedek
Jupiter

Atziluth

Deep violet

Briah

Blue

Yetzirah

Deep purple

Assiah

Deep azure, flecked yellow

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