Minor Arcana Number Cards and Corresponding Shem Angels

Minor Arcana Number Cards and Corresponding Shem Angels

In yesterday’s post, we looked at the 72 Shem Angels (aka Shemhamphorash/Shem HaMephorash) in numerical order, according to two different systems of correspondences. Today, I wanted to share a list of correspondences with the Minor Arcana Tarot cards first, so that you can easily find the corresponding two Shem Angels for any card you want to look up.

I’m using the first set of correspondences (Agrippa/Rosicrucian) that I shared yesterday for this purpose since it seems to be the most commonly used one, besides the very odd Golden Dawn version which begins with first decan Leo rather than first decan Aries.

In the list below, you will find that the Shem Angels are out of order because I’m listing the cards suit by suit, rather than by Zodiac signs.

All the odd-numbered angels are the daytime rulers of that decan and the even-numbered angels are the nighttime rulers of the same decan. The odd-numbered angels rule the first five days of each decan; the even-numbered angels rule the second half of each decan. This is why they 72 Shem Angels are know as quinary angels and the five days they each rule over is known as a quinance, just as ten days make a decan. Clear as mud?

The Aces are not part of the Zodiac decans of the Minor Arcana. The Aces have the following Archangelic rulers:

  • Ace of Wands – Archangel Michael
  • Ace of Cups – Archangel Gabriel
  • Ace of Swords – Archangel Raphael
  • Ace of Pentacles – Archangel Uriel

You can read about how to cast a circle for angelic protection, using the four Aces, HERE.

You will find some quick reference information about each of the 72 Shem angels HERE.

As you can see below, I have listed each Shem Angel with both name and number. The reason the number matters is because there are almost 72 spellings of each of the 72 names since lists of them first started appearing. When you have the number, you have a reference you can rely on for researching each angel more in-depth.

Wands

2 of Wands (Mars in Aries)  – 1. Vehuaiah and 2. Jeliel
3 of Wands (Sun in Aries)  – 3. Sitael and 4. Elemiah
4 of Wands (Venus in Aries) – 5. Mahasiah and 6. Lelahel
5 of Wands (Saturn in Leo) – 25. NithHaiah and 26. Haaiah
6 of Wands (Jupiter in Leo) – 27. Jerathel and 28. Seeiah
7 of Wands (Mars in Leo)  – 29. Reiiel and 30. Ornael
8 of Wands (Mercury in Sagittarius) – 49. Vehuel and 50. Daniel
9 of Wands (Moon in Sagittarius) – 51. Hahasiah and 52. Imamiah
10 of Wands (Saturn in Sagittarius) – 53. Nanael and 54. Nithael

Cups

2 of Cups (Venus in Cancer) – 19. Leuviah and 20. Pahaliah
3 of Cups (Mercury in Cancer) – 21. Nelchael and 22. Yeiayel
4 of Cups (Moon in Cancer) – 23. Melahel and 24. Hahuiah
5 of Cups (Mars in Scorpio) – 43. Veuahiah and 44. Ielahiah
6 of Cups (Sun in Scorpio) – 45. Sealiah and 46. Ariel
7 of Cups (Venus in Scorpio) – 47. Asaliah and 48. Michael
8 of Cups (Saturn in Pisces) – 67. Itaiel and 68. Chabuiah
9 of Cups (Jupiter in Pisces) – 69. Rochel and 70. Iabamiah
10 of Cups (Mars in Pisces) – 71. Haiel and 72. Mumiah

Swords

2 of Swords (Moon in Libra) – 37. Aniel and 38. Haamiah
3 of Swords (Saturn in Libra) – 39. Rehael and 40. Yeiazel
4 of Swords (Jupiter in Libra) – 41. Hahahel and 42. Mikael
5 of Swords (Venus in Aquarius) – 61. Umabel and 62. Iahhel
6 of Swords (Mercury in Aquarius) – 63. Anianuel and 64. Mehiel
7 of Swords (Moon in Aquarius) – 65. Damabiah and 66. Manakel
8 of Swords (Jupiter in Gemini) – 13. Iezalel and 14. Mebahel
9 of Swords (Mars in Gemini) – 15. Hariel and 16. Hakamiah
10 of Swords (Sun in Gemini) – 17. Lauviah and 18. Caliel

Pentacles

2 of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn) – 55. Mabaiah and 56. Poiel
3 of Pentacles (Mars in Capricorn) – 57. Nemmamiah and 58. Ieialel
4 of Pentacles (Sun in Capricorn) – 59. Harahel and 60. Mitzrael
5 of Pentacles (Mercury in Taurus) – 7. Achaiah and 8. Cahetel
6 of Pentacles (Moon in Taurus) – 9. Aziel and 10. Aladiah
7 of Pentacles (Saturn in Taurus) – 11. Lauviah and 12. Hahaiah
8 of Pentacles (Sun in Virgo) – 31. Lecabel and 32. Vasariah
9 of Pentacles (Venus in Virgo) – 33. Iehudiah and 34. Lehahiah
10 of Pentacles (Mercury in Virgo) – 35. Chevakiah and 36. Menadel

Love,

Lisa

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