Yod is the path connecting
the archetypical ideas of Chesed with
the soul's point of healing sacrifice and incarnation, Tiphareth.
Yod provides the code that regulates each incarnation of the soul and moulds its successive personalities. It is the "preparation of
all and each created being", based on the wisdom achieved
by the soul so far with all its strengths and weaknesses.
this code is still available to us. It is our guiding light within. Yod means 'hand', but as the first
letter in the tetragrammaton,
it also refers to fire, the wand, the logus, the phallus, the
male sperm, Chokmah, the All Father:
"By this intelligence the existence of the Primordial Wisdom
becomes known". Yod is the hand of God,
the light directing our existence from within.
As pointed out by
the tarot trump below, this path enables us to become self-contained and self-sustaining, like the Hermit
carrying his own light. This means introspection and integrety,
not isolation. On the contrary, some call this path "The
Law of Response", It's about being responsible, setting yourself free in order to set others
helping without wanting
to interfere or control people (Virgo).
|Meaning of Letter: Hand.
||Type of Letter: Simple Letter: Sexual Love.
||Between Chesed and Tiphareth in the
Ethical Triangle, opposite to the
path of karmic evaluation, Lamed. Compare also with another 'foundation',
the 9th sephirah Yesod.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Twentieth Path is the Intelligence
of Will, and is so called because it is the means of preparation
of all and each created being, and by this intelligence the existence
of the Primordial Wisdom becomes known."
||9. The Hermit. The Prophet of the Eternal. The Magus of the
Voice of Power. The Secret Seed. Law of Response.
|Virtue / Vice: Seperated / escapist.
|The four worlds
|Meanings of Trump
||"I look inward, seeking the guidance of
my higher self as I journey toward deep understanding and enlightenment".
||"I am the Hermit, self-sufficient and
||Lamp. Wand. Bread. Uraeus.
||Left upper back and sides. Left lung. Bronchitis,
pneumonia, asthma. Invisibility.
||Moses with his staff. The Hand of God. Appartition.
The last supper and other mystical banquets (Round Table of King
Arthur), equality and diversity about a common centre.
||F Natural. Camphor. Coltsfoot. Rosebay willow
herb. Walnut tree. Crow.
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