Single Letter

Single Letter is a term from the Sepher Yetsirah and refers to the 12 Hebrew Letters associated with the signs of the zodiac.

In the Tarot the Major Arcana has 12 cards associated with the Single Letters

The Single Letters and the corresponding zodiac signs are:

  • Heh – Aries
  • Vau – Taurus
  • Zain – Gemini
  • Cheth – Cancer
  • Teth – Leo
  • Yod – Virgo
  • Lamed – Libra
  • Nun – Scorpio
  • Samekh – Sagittarius
  • Ain – Capricorn
  • Tzaddi – Aquarius
  • Pisces – Qoph
4 The Emperor – Book of Thoth

4 The Emperor – Book of Thoth

War, conquest, victory, strife, ambition, originality, overweening confidence and megalomania, quarrelsomeness, energy, vigour, stubbornness, impracticability, rashness, ill-temper.

5 The Hierophant – Book of Thoth

5 The Hierophant – Book of Thoth

Stubborn strength, toil, endurance, placidity, manifestation,
explanation, teaching, goodness of heart, help from superiors, patience, organization, peace.

6 The Lovers – Book of Thoth

6 The Lovers – Book of Thoth

Openness to inspiration, intuition, intelligence, second sight,
childishness, frivolity, thoughtfulness divorced from practical
consideration,

7 The Chariot – Book of Thoth

7 The Chariot – Book of Thoth

Triumph, victory, hope, memory, digestion, violence in maintaining traditional ideas, the “die-hard”, ruthlessness, lust of destruction, obedience, faithfulness, authority under authority.

8 Adjustment – Book of Thoth

8 Adjustment – Book of Thoth

Justice, or rather justesse, the act of adjustment, suspension of all action pending decision; in material matters, may refer to law suits or prosecutions. Socially, marriage or marriage agreements; politically, treaties.

9 The Hermit – Book of Thoth

9 The Hermit – Book of Thoth

Illumination from within, secret impulse from within; practical plans derived accordingly. Retirement from participation in current events.

11 Lust – Book of Thoth

11 Lust – Book of Thoth

Courage, strength, energy and action, une grande passion; resort to magick, the use of magical power.

13 Death – Book of Thoth

13 Death – Book of Thoth

Transformation, change, voluntary or involuntary, in either case logical development of existing conditions, yet perhaps sudden and unexpected

14 Art – Book of Thoth

14 Art – Book of Thoth

Combination of forces, realization, action based on accurate calculation; the way of escape, success after elaborate manoeuvres.

17 The Star – Book of Thoth

17 The Star – Book of Thoth

Hope, unexpected help, clearness of vision, realization of
possibilities, spiritual insight, with bad aspects, error of judgement, dreaminess, disappointment.

18 The Moon – Book of Thoth

18 The Moon – Book of Thoth

Illusion, deception, bewilderment, hysteria, even madness,
dreaminess, falsehood, error, crisis, “the darkest hour before the dawn”, the brink of important change.