Tarot Correspondence to the Tree of Life

Tarot Correspondence to the Tree of Life

The Tree of Life represents the four Kabbalistic worlds or realms.  Within this tree, there are 22 pathways. The pathways are connected by ten various energy spheres, or centers, called Sephirot.  Each Sephirot influences its corresponding path connected with it. Each Sephirot is connected to the numbered cards of the Tarot Minor Arcana.  The Ten Sephirot, along with their brief meaning and minor arcana number correspondences are:

1.       Kether or Crown-Kether represents a pure existence with nothing else to depend on except itself.  It is connected with the Minor Arcana Tarot Card Aces.

2.       Chokhmah or Wisdom-Chokhmah represents the point where pure unity splits into creative energy and wisdom.  It is connected with the Twos.

3.       Binah or Understanding- Binah represents Neshamahh of the soul, the world of Binah, where individual potentials and powers are identified and specified, understanding realization.  It represents the threes.

4.       Chesed or Kindness-Chesed is the fourth sphere that represents mercy and kindness.  It is connected to the fours.

5.       Gevurah of Severity-Geburah is the fifth manifestation, representing consciousness that is now forming organizational strategies.  It is connected with the fives.

6.       Tiphareth or Beauty-Tiphareth represents the heart of the tree.  It is located in the center of the tree and represents harmony and beauty.  It is connected with the sixes.

7.       Netzach or Eternity-Netzach represents creativity, anarchy, and sensitivity.  It is connected with the sevens of the Tarot Card Minor Arcana.

8.       Hod of Splendor- Hod represents intellect and logic. It is connected with the eights.

9.       Yesod or Foundation-Yesod is known as the “foundation” It is the ninth sphere that returns to the middle of the tree.  It is connected with the nines.

10.   Malkuth or Kingdom-Malkuth is also called the kingdom, or the final phase of active manifestation.  It is connected with the tens.

22 Paths of the Tree of Life

 The 22 paths on the tree represent the 22 Major Arcana tarot cards.  Each tarot card has a meaning related to its corresponding path on the tree of life.  There are also numerical correspondences for each card. Here are the 22 paths of the tree of life and their Major Arcana Tarot card correspondence.  The paths are represented by the two Sephirot or energy spheres that connect the path of life.

0-      Kether to Chokhmah represents the path of the Magician Tarot card.

1-      Kether to Binah represents the path of the Magician Tarot card.

2-      Kether to Tiferet represents the path of the High Priestess Tarot card.

3-      Binah to Chokhmah represents the path of the Empress Tarot card.

4-      Chokhmah to Tiferet represents the path of the Emperor tarot card.

5-      Chokhmah to Chesed represents the path of the Hierophant tarot card.

6-      Binah to Tiferet represents the path of the Lovers Tarot card.

7-      Binah to Gevurah represents the path of the Chariot Tarot card.

8-      Gevurah to Chesed represents the path of the Strength tarot card.

9-      Chesed to Tiferet represents the path of the Hermit tarot card.

10-   Chesed to Netzach represents the path of the Wheel of fortune tarot card.

11-   Gevurah to Tiferet represents the path of justice.

12-   Gevurah to Hod represents the path of the hanged man tarot card. 

13-   Tiferet to Netzach represents the path of the Death tarot card. 

14-   Tiferet to Yesod represents the path of temperance.

15-   Tiferet to Hod represents the path of the Devil tarot card. 

16-   Hod to Netzach represents the path of the Tower tarot card. 

17-   Netzach to Yesod represents the path of the Star tarot card

18-   Netzach to Malkuth represents the path of the Moon tarot card. 

19-   Hod to Yesod represents the path of the Sun tarot card. 

20-   Hod to Malkuth represents the path of Judgement.21-   Yesod to Malkuth represents the path of the World tarot card.

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