Minor Arcana Number Cards and Corresponding Shem Angels

Minor Arcana Number Cards and Corresponding Shem Angels

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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 Four Elemental Angels

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

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 that 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.


2 of Wands (Mars in Aries)  – 1. Vehuiah 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. Nithaiah and 26. Haaiah
6 of Wands (Jupiter in Leo) – 27. Yerathel and 28. Seheiah
7 of Wands (Mars in Leo)  – 29. Reiyel and 30. Omael
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


2 of Cups (Venus in Cancer) – 19. Leuviah and 20. Pahaliah
3 of Cups (Mercury in Cancer) – 21. Nelkhael and 22. Yeiayel
4 of Cups (Moon in Cancer) – 23. Melahel and 24. Haheuiah
5 of Cups (Mars in Scorpio) – 43. Veuliah and 44. Yelahiah
6 of Cups (Sun in Scorpio) – 45. Sehaliah and 46. Ariel
7 of Cups (Venus in Scorpio) – 47. Asaliah and 48. Mihael
8 of Cups (Saturn in Pisces) – 67. Eyael and 68. Habuhiah
9 of Cups (Jupiter in Pisces) – 69. Rochel and 70. Jabamiah
10 of Cups (Mars in Pisces) – 71. Haiaiel and 72. Mumiah


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. Anauel 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. Hekamiah
10 of Swords (Sun in Gemini) – 17. Lauviah and 18. Caliel


2 of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn) – 55. Mebahiah and 56. Poiel
3 of Pentacles (Mars in Capricorn) – 57. Nemamiah and 58. Yeialel
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. Haziel 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. Yehuiah and 34. Lehahiah
10 of Pentacles (Mercury in Virgo) – 35. Chevakiah and 36. Menadel

If you want to learn more about how to work with the Hebrew letters of the 72 Angels of the Name, I recommend The 72 Sigils of Power: Magic, Insight, Wisdom and Change by Zanna Blaise.


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