Double Letter in the Major Arcana

Double Letter is a term from the Sepher Yetsirah referring to the Hebrew Letters associated with the seven planets.

In the Tarot, the Double Letter is found in the Major Arcana

The Hebrew letters and the planets are:

  • Beth – Mercury
  • Gimel – Moon
  • Daleth – Venus
  • Kaph – Jupiter
  • Peh – Mars
  • Resh – Sun
  • Tau – Saturn
1 The Magus – Book of Thoth

1 The Magus – Book of Thoth

Skill, wisdom, adroitness, elasticity, craft, cunning, deceit, theft. Sometimes occult wisdom or power, sometimes a quick impulse, a “brain-wave”.

3 The Empress – Book of Thoth

3 The Empress – Book of Thoth

Love, beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, completion, good fortune, graciousness, elegance, luxury, idleness, dissipation debauchery, friendship, gentleness, delight.

19 The Sun – Book of Thoth

19 The Sun – Book of Thoth

Glory, gain, riches, triumph, pleasure, frankness, truth, shamelessness, arrogance, vanity, manifestation, recovery from sickness, but sometimes sudden death.

21 The Universe – Book of Thoth

21 The Universe – Book of Thoth

The matter of the question itself, synthesis, the end of the matter, may mean delay, opposition, obstinacy, inertia, patience, perseverance, persistent stubbornness in difficulty. The crystallization of the whole matter involved.

1 The Magician – Rider-Waite

1 The Magician – Rider-Waite

Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety; sickness, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies; self-confidence, will; the Querent, if male.