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Tarot Correspondence Tables

by Bill Heidrick
Copyright 1976 and 1989 by Bill Heidrick

Hebrew Printed Value of Tarot Letter: Letter: Letter: Trump: Aleph Bet Gimel Dalet Heh Vau Zain Chet Tet Yod Koph Lamed Mem Nun Samekh Ayin Peh Tzaddi Qof Resh Shin Taw 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 200 300 400 The Fool The Magician The High Priestess The Empress The Emperor The Lovers The Chariot Strength The Hermit Justice The Hanged Man Death Temperance The Devil The Tower The Star The Sun Judgment The World
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Meaning of Path Letter Name: Number: Ox House Camel Door Window Nail Sword Fence Serpent Hand Ox Goad Water Fish Prop Eye Mouth Fish Hook Back of Head Head Tooth Cross or Mark 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

The Hierophant

The Wheel of Fortune Closed Hand

The Moon

1. Crowley sometimes used the Star in this place in the Thoth Deck 2. Crowley sometimes used the Emperor in this place in the Thoth Deck

Tarot Hebrew Traditional Trump Letter Tarot Trump Number: Name: Title: (0) I II Aleph Bet Gimel The Fool The Magician The High Priestess

"Direction" from the Sepher Yetzirah Above to Below Above Below


Dalet Heh Vau Zain Chet Yod Kaph Mem Nun Ayin Peh

The Empress The Emperor (var: Star) The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot Strength The Hermit

East Northeast Southeast East-above East-below North-above North-below Northwest East to West Southwest West-above West-below North South-above South-below South North to South Central point


The Wheel of Fortune West The Hanged Man Death The Devil The Tower The Moon The Sun Judgment The World

XI (VIII) Lamed Justice

Samekh Temperance

Tzaddi The Star (var: Emperor) Resh Shin Taw


Hebrew Yetziratic Intelligence Letter: (Golden Dawn Version): Aleph Bet Gimel Dalet Heh Vau Zain Chet Tet Yod Koph Mem Nun Ayin Fiery Intelligence Intelligence of Transparency Uniting Intelligence Luminous Intelligence Constituting Intelligence Triumphant and Eternal Intelligence Disposing Intelligence Intelligence of the Secret of all Spiritual Activities Intelligence of Will Rewarding Intelligence Stable Intelligence Imaginative Intelligence Renewing Intelligence

Musical Note (Paul Case Version): E Natural E Natural G Sharp F Sharp C Natural C Sharp D Natural E Natural F Natural A Sharp G Sharp G Sharp G Natural G Sharp A Natural

Intelligence of the House of Influence D Sharp

Lamed Faithful Intelligence

Samekh Intelligence of Probation

Peh Qof Resh Shin

Exciting Intelligence Corporeal Intelligence Collecting Intelligence Perpetual Intelligence

C Natural A Sharp B Natural D Natural C Natural

Tzaddi Natural Intelligence

Taw Administrative Intelligence A Natural The musical correspondences developed by Case associate the Hebrew letters with the black and white keys of the piano in the same order as the King Scale colors.

Hebrew Astrological Atributes from the Sepher Traditional Tarot Letter: Symbol: Yetzirah (Golden Dawn version): Trump Title: Aleph Bet Gimel Dalet Heh Vau Zain Chet Tet Yod , Breath of life, Spirit Attention, Life and Death Memory, Peace and Strife Imagination, Wisdom and Folly Reason, Sight Intuition, Hearing Discrimination, Smell Receptive Will, Speech Suggestion, Digestion Response and Union of Opposites, Touch Rotation, Wealth and Poverty Equilibrium, Action-work , Reversal, Suspended Mind Transformation, Motion Verification, Wrath Bondage, Mirth Awakening, Grace and Sin Revelation, Meditation Organization, Sleep Regeneration, Fertility and Sterility ,P , Realization, Decision Universal Consciousness, Dominion and Slavery Fool Magician High Priestess Empress Emperor (or Star) Hierophant Lovers Chariot Strength Hermit

Koph Lamed Mem Nun Samekh Ayin Peh Tzaddi Qof Resh Shin Taw

Wheel of Fortune Justice Hanged Man Death Temperance Devil Tower Star (or Emperor) Moon Sun Judgment World

Hebrew King Scale Letter: Color: Aleph Bet Gimel Dalet Heh Vau Zain Chet Tet Yod Koph Lamed Mem Nun Ayin Peh Yellow Yellow Blue Emerald Green Scarlet Red-Orange Orange OrangeYellow Yellow Violet Emerald Green Blue Green-Blue Blue-Violet Scarlet Red-Violet Orange Red

Queen Scale Color: Sky Blue Purple Silver Sky Blue Red Deep Indigo Pale Mauve Maroon Deep Purple Blue Blue Sea Green Dull Brown Yellow Black Red Sky Blue Buff flecked SilverWhite Gold Yellow Vermilion

Emperor Scale Color: Blue Emerald Green Gray Cold Pale Blue Early Spring Green Brilliant Flame Deep Warm Olive New Yellow Leather Rich Bright Russet Gray Green-Gray Rich Purple Deep Blue-Green Deep Olive Green Very Dark Brown Green Blue Black Venetian Red Bluish Mauve Light translucent Pinkish Brown Rich Amber Scarlet flecked Gold

Empress Scale Color: Emerald flecked Gold Indigo rayed Violet. Silver rayed Sky Blue. Bright Rose rayed Pale Green Glowing Red Rich Brown Redish Gray inclined to Mauve Dark Greenish Brown Reddish Amber Plum Blue rayed Yellow Pale Green White flecked Purple Livid Indigo Brown Dark vivid Blue Cold Dark Gray Bright Red rayed Emerald White tinged Purple Stone Color Amber rayed Red Vermilion flecked Crimson & Emerald

Yellow-Green Slate Gray

Samekh Blue

Tzaddi Violet Qof Resh Shin

Taw Indigo Black Blue Black Black rayed Blue Some of the more unusual color names derive from the labels on Winsor & Newton Designer Gouche opaque water colors. That was the brand used by the Order of the Golden Dawn, still available.

Variant Titles of the Tarot Trumps:

Tarot Traditional Trump Tarot Trump Number: Title: (0) I II III IV The Fool The Magician The High Priestess The Empress The Emperor Thoth Atu Title Crowley Deck: The Fool The Magus The Priestess The Empress The Emperor (var: Star)


The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot The Hermit

The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot Lust (XI) The Hermit Adjustment (VIII) The Hanged Man Death Art The Devil The Tower The Star (var: Emperor) The Moon The Sun Aeon Universe

VIII (XI) Strength

The Wheel of Fortune Fortune The Hanged Man Death. Temperance The Devil The Tower The Star The Sun Judgment The World

XI (VIII) Justice

XVIII The Moon

Thoth (Crowley) Deck titles for the Minor Atus:

Wands: 1. --- Root of the Powers of Fire. 2. --- Dominion. 5. --- Strife. 8. --- Swiftness. Cups: 1. --- Root of the Powers of Water. 2. --- Love. 5. --- Disappointment. 8. --- Indolence. Swords: 1. --- Root of the Powers of Air. 2. --- Peace. 3. --- Sorrow. 4. --- Truce. 5. --- Defeat. 6. --- Science. 7. --- Futility. 3. --- Abundance. 4. --- Luxury. 6. --- Pleasure. 9. --- Happiness. 7. --- Debauch. 10. --- Satiety. 3. --- Virtue. 6. --- Victory. 4. --- Completion. 7. --- Valour.

9. --- Strength. 10. --- Oppression.

8. --- Interference. Disks:

9. --- Cruelty. 10. --- Ruin.

1. --- Root of the Powers of Earth. 2. --- Change. 3. --- Work. 4. --- Power. 5. --- Worry. 6. --- Success. 7. --- Failure. 8. --- Prudence. 9. --- Gain. 10. --- Wealth.


These colors were given to the number cards by the Order of the Golden Dawn. In the Thoth (Crowley) Deck, they can often be seen to dominate the background of the corresponding card. WANDS: These ten colors are derived from ancient Qabalistic speculation. In Sepher Zohar they are mainly composed of mixtures of red and white to suggest differing proportions of severity and mercy. Touches of blue and yellow are added from astral study to increase the variety. The allocation of blue to the deuce also comes from Sepher Zohar. ACE ----------- Brilliance TWO ----------- Pale soft blue THREE ------- Crimson FOUR ---------- Deep violet FIVE ---------- Orange SIX ------------- Clear pink rose SEVEN ------- Amber EIGHT --------- Violet Purple NINE --------- Indigo TEN ------------ Yellow CUPS: These ten colors and groups of colors are obtained from the Qabalah and the theory of color pigment mixing. They also reflect the traditional planetary and Alchemical correspondences to the Tree of Life. These are: 3 Saturn - Lead - Black; 4 - Jupiter - Tin - Blue; 5 - Mars - Iron - Red; 6 - Sun - Gold - Yellow; 7 - Venus - Copper - Green; 8 - Mercury - Orange; 9 - Moon - Silver - Violet. Most of the colors come from common ores or compounds of the corresponding metals, e.g. Mercuric Chloride is reddish orange and Silver Chloride is purplish. The three shades: ACE --------- White Brillance TWO -------- Gray THREE ------- Black The three primaries: FOUR -------- Blue (Cyan) FIVE -------- Red (Magenta) SIX ------------ Yellow

The three secondaries: SEVEN ------- Green (Blue+Yellow) EIGHT ------- Orange (Red+Yellow) NINE ----------- Violet (Red+Blue) The tertiaries or earth colors: TEN --------- Citrine, Olive, Russet and Black Citrine = Orange+Green Olive= Green+Violet Russet = Orange+Violet Black = all three primaries mixed or all three secondaries mixed or Citrine+Olive+Russet SWORDS:

These ten colors are obtained by mixing the two colors of the same number in Wands and Cups. This is in accord with Qabalistic method: Fire and Water mix to form Air, the and the first of combine to produce , the next letter. ACE ------ White Brilliance TWO ------ Blue Gray THREE ---- Dark Brown FOUR ----- Deep Purple FIVE ----- Bright Scarlet SIX ------ Rich Salmon SEVEN ---- Bright Yellow-Green EIGHT ---- Red Russet NINE ----- Very Dark Purple TEN ------ Citrine, Olive, Russet and Black, all flecked with gold. COINS: These ten colors are often derived from the colors for the same number in Wand and Cups, especially the latter. They add a flecked color which may represent a secondary correspondence to one of the colors in Cups or Wands not otherwise suggested by the dominant color. The colors for Coins are vaguely linked to a variety of theories about the meaning of the earthly aspect of each number. They are also often the result of astral visions of auras encountered in known situations or seen about the astral bodies of people of know character. ACE ------ White flecked Gold TWO ------ White flecked Red, Blue and Yellow THREE ---- Grey flecked Pink FOUR ----- Deep Azure flecked Yellow FIVE ----- Red flecked Black SIX ------ Gold Amber (no flecking) SEVEN ---- Olive flecked Gold EIGHT ---- Yellowish Brown flecked White NINE ----- Citrine flecked Azure TEN ------ Black rayed with Yellow.

THE MINOR TRUMPS AND ASTROLOGY The Order of the Golden Dawn allocated Aces to the four elements and the rest of the Minor Trumps to decans of the zodiac. A decan is a ten degree division of a zodiacal sign. Thus each sign has three decans or 30. All twelve signs total 36 decans. In assigning ruling planets to the decans, the Golden Dawn used the method of Ptolemy. Modern astrology frequently uses a much less elaborate method. Both are given here. In the Thoth (Crowley) Deck, this information is marked on the cards themselves for Two through Ten. In the Rider or Celtic (Waite) Deck, these factors are sometimes translated into corresponding Major Trumps and used as a basis for the design; e.g. the Two of Wands has Aries ruled by Mars. This is the Emperor (Aries) and the Tower (Mars), so the card shows an Emperor standing on a Tower. The Key Expression used by the Order of the Golden Dawn usually derives from this Astrological correspondence. Tarot G D Decan or Element Alternate: Card: Key Expression: and Ruler (G D ):

Wands Ace Wands Two Wands Four Wands Five Wands Six

Root of Fire Dominion Perfected Work Strife Victory 0-10 20-30 0-10 10-20 20-30 , , , , , ,

by day by night

Wands Three Established Strength 10-20

Wands Seven Valor

Wands Eight Swiftness Wands Nine Wands Ten Great Strength Oppression

0-10 10-20 20-30

, , ,

Cups Ace Cups Two Cups Three Cups Four Cups Five Cups Six Cups Seven Cups Eight Cups Nine Cups Ten

Root of Water Love Abundance Blended Pleasure Loss in Pleasure Pleasure 0-10 10-20 20-30 0-10 10-20 , , , , , , , , ,

+ by day + by night , , , , , ,

Illusionary Success 20-30 Abandoned Success 0-10 Material Happiness 10-20 Perpetual Success 20-30

Swords Ace Swords Two

Root of Air Peace Restored 0-10 10-20 20-30 0-10 10-20 20-30 0-10 20-30 , , , , , , , , ,

by day by night ,P

Swords Three Sorrow Swords Four Rest from Strife Swords Five Swords Six Defeat Earned Success


Swords Seven Unstable Effort Swords Eight Shortened Force Swords Ten Ruin

Swords Nine Despair and Cruelty 10-20


Coins Ace Coins Two Coins Three Coins Four Coins Five Coins Six

Root of Air Harmonious Change 0-10 Material Works Earthly Power Material Trouble Material Success 10-20 20-30 0-10 10-20 , , , , ,

by day by night

Coins Seven Coins Eight Coins Nine Coins Ten

Success Unfulfilled 20-30 Prudence Material Gain Wealth 0-10 10-20 20-30 ,

, , ,