Path 5

Geburah

Hebrew:
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Translation: Strength/Severity

Title(s)

Din, Justice, Pachad, Fear

Spiritual experience(s)

Vision of Power

Gematria

216

Yetziratic text

The Fifth Path is named The Rooted Consciousness. (Sekhel Nishrash) It is called this because it is the essence of the homogeneous Unity. It is unified in the essence of understanding, which emanates from the domain of the Original Wisdom.

Description

Geburah is symbolized by the pyramid, a five-sided geometric solid. This Sephirah breaks down the forms brought forth by Chesed, and ensures that there is a limit to growth. Without it, the Tree would collapse under the weight of excess or die from a waste of energy. Many fear the action of this Sephirah, though, as it embodies death and destruction. Thus, one of its titles is Pachad, or Fear. However, there is no need to fear it, as it is the great liberator of force. If there were no death, there would be no growth and we would be forced to deal with outworn forms and stagnation.

In the human being, this is the principle of catabolism. Outworn tissues are broken down and expelled as waste products, and cell growth is limited to ensure that the body is not overcome by cancers. The large intestine, urinary tract, and related systems may be influenced here, as well as psychic processes that release negative emotional energy. The forgiveness invoked by Chesed works in partnership with Geburah to break down karmic burdens, as well.

CategoryCorrespondences
Path5
PlanetMars

Atziluth

Five of Wands

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans0 to 9 degrees Leo
Divination card typeTarot
ElementFire
IncensesFrankincense
Musical toneD natural, G natural
Path5
PlanetSaturn
Qabalistic worldAtziluth
TattwasTejas
Zodiacal signLeo

Briah

Five of Swords

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans0 to 9 degrees Aquarius
Divination card typeTarot
ElementAir
IncensesSage, Galbanum
Musical toneC natural, F natural
Path5
PlanetVenus
Qabalistic worldBriah
TattwasVayu
Zodiacal signAquarius

Yetzirah

Five of Cups

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans0 to 9 degrees Scorpio
Divination card typeTarot
ElementWater
IncensesMyrrh
Musical toneB natural, E natural
Path5
PlanetMars
Qabalistic worldYetzirah
TattwasApas
Zodiacal signScorpio

Assiah

Five of Pentacles

CategoryCorrespondences
Decans0 to 9 degrees Taurus
Divination card typeTarot
ElementEarth
IncensesPatchouli
Musical toneA natural
Path5
PlanetMercury
Qabalistic worldAssiah
TattwasPrithivi
Zodiacal signTaurus

Atziluth

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ALHIM GBUR
Elohim Gibor

Briah

lamklamk
ChMAL
Chamael

Yetzirah

\yprc\yprc
ShRPIM
Seraphim
Fiery ones

Assiah

\ydm\ydm
MDIM
Madim
Mars

Atziluth

Orange

Briah

Scarlet

Yetzirah

Bright scarlet

Assiah

Red, flecked black

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