Planetary Sign: ☽
Planetary Name: In English: Moon | In Greek: Mene | In Hebrew: Levanah
Planetary Profile: Intense, passionate yet cold and changeful. Glamor and dreaming, sudden adventure, childlike wonder and delight. This sphere has an affinity with the fluctuating tides of the ocean, which the Moon governs, and to the ever-varying waves. The impulse of the moment, the work of caprice, the transient pleasure are typical manifestations of the Moon force; but there is also a strong cleansing and purificatory aspect. Further, the dreams of the Moon sphere are the potential realities of Earth.
Title of Sephirah: In Hebrew: Yesod | In Greek: Asphaleia | In English: Foundation
Text from the 32 Paths of Wisdom: The Ninth Path is called the Pure Intelligence, because it purifies the manifestations of the Sephiroth: it proves and governs the formation of their similitude, and dispose in exact measure the unity which is intrinsic to them, not lessened nor divided.
Elemental Affinity of Planet: Air
Symbols and Magical Implements: Specific to sphere: Silver sickle. The Bridle. The Bow. Silver Veil. Suitable, but having other magical use: Mask, Transparent robe, crystal ball.
Number and Geometric Form: Qabalistic number: 9 | Medieval number: 2 | Plane figure: Nonagon | Star: Enneagram
Colors: In Atiziluth: Red-Purple | In Briah: violet | In Yetzirah: Lavender | In Assiah: Pale lemon yellow, flecked white | Ptolemaic color: silver
Music for Planetary Moods: Dreamlike, elfin, mysterious, disturbing
Suitable Instruments and sound effects: cymbals, delicate bells, mandolin, gourd rattles, flute, triangle, harp, oboe, vina, celesta, wind chimes, recorded night-voices of nature
Animals and Mythological Beings: Bear, horse, elephant, cat, hare, deer, camel, dog, bull, cow, hyena, pig, owl, raven, vulture, Minotaur, winged bull, ram-headed serpent, Harpy, Hydra
Trees and Other Vegetation: All Willows, Coconut palm, Bay, Hazel, Papaya, Carob, Laburnum
HERBS: All white or purple lily-flowered plants, including hyacinth and iris. Narcissus, all gourds, peas, beans, lentils, vetches, turnips, yam
Incenses, Perfumes, etc: Camphor, Orris root, Galbanum, Artemisia, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus oil, Jasmine oil, Aromatic seeds, ylang-ylang
Gemstones and minerals: Metals: Silver, Platinum, Yttrium
Gemstones: Beryl, Moonstone, Alexandrite
Minerals: Rock crystal, Fluorspar, Alabaster or other white translucent rock, mirror glass
Health: physiological functions: Secretions and utilizations of fluids; tears, saliva, digestive fluids, sexual secretions and impregnation, the process of birth. Governance of all life rhythms. The substance of the brain. The sympathetic nervous systems. The uterus. The stomach and the alimentary canal. The lungs. All mucous surfaces.
Pathological effects: Irrational fears, obsessions, prejudices of any kind, if dwelt upon, may prevent a full exercise of life’s healthful and healing potentials. Conditions such as anorexia nervosa can give the imagination dominance, not only over the rational mind but also over the body-related instincts. Depression and pessimism, if allowed to prevail, can lower the body’s resistance to infection.
Olympic Planetary Spirit: Spirit of Luna: Phul
Greek: Artemis, Selene, Hecate
Hindu: Varuna, Shiva, Uma
Egyptian: Khonsu, Ta-Urt
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