PLANETS TO TATTVAS — A SUPPLEMENT TO XII
By G. H. Frater D.D.C.F. (S.L. MacGregor Mathers)
In Flying Roll XII there appears Venus (Daleth) as Water of Earth.
The Planets are not Tattvas but have a sympathy with them. The Planets are not Elements but have a great sympathy with them.
Planets represent, for the most part, the compound action of the Elements with the Spirit. For the Spirit enters into their composition from their attributions not only to the Paths, but also to the Sephiroth. Here follows a Table of Attributions and correlations between Planets, Elements and Tattvas. The Elements may be in any proportion, but chiefly and better with the Element first mentioned preponderating in each case. Save in the case of Luna, the Akasha Tattvic symbol is not to be expressed, but Akasha represents the darkening aspect of the Spirit, that is, in a too neutral and negative sense.
|Saturn||Spirit||Air||Earth||Earth of Air|
|Jupiter||Spirit||Fire||Water||Water of Fire|
|Mars||Spirit||Fire||Earth||Earth of Fire|
|Sun||Spirit||Fire||Air||Air of Fire|
|Venus||Spirit||Earth||Water||Water of Earth|
|Mercury||Spirit||Air||Water||Water of Air|
|Luna||Spirit||Water||Earth & Alchemical Mercury||Earth of Water|
Their roots are in the material reflections of the five forces in the Scale of the Queen in the Earth’s atmosphere; and they are more nearly material in their nature than those of the more active Scale of the King. Wherefore their forces are more easily perceivable materially, though less powerful in reality, than ours in the Scale of the King; because there is a certain mode of combination wanting in them which is present in our Scale of the King.
Used with the full knowledge of a Zelator Adeptus Minor, they are perfectly safe, because his knowledge supplies what is wanting in their teaching. Used by the uninitiated, they are dangerous, as quickly leading to a dangerously passive condition.