Shemhamphorash Tarot Correspondences

Shemhamphorash Tarot Correspondences

Shemhamphorash Tarot Correspondences

According to Kabbalistic lore, 72 names of G-d can be derived from verses 119-121 in chapter 14 of  the Book of Exodus. I won’t go into exactly how this is done but you can read about it HERE. By adding the suffixes -el or -iah to these names, 72 angels are created, each displaying a unique facet of God’s power and glory. 

It didn’t take long for 18th century occultists to start applying these names as Tarot correspondences. Sadly, few of them seem to agree on how. To date, I have come across four different systems of correspondences since I started looking into this more in-depth. I’m going to share two of them below. For the actual Golden Dawn correspondences which begin with the first decan Leo (did not resonate at all!), I refer you to Tarot Talismans by Sandra Tabatha Cicero and Chic Cicero.

What most of the systems seem to have in common is that they designate each of the 72 angels as the ruler of a quinance (5 days or half a decan). Hence, if we start with the first decan of Aries, it would be ruled by Shemhamphorash angel no. 1 Vehuaiah (first quinance) and Shem angel no. 2 Jeliel (second quinance). The ruler of the first quinance is also considered the daytime ruler of that decan and the second angel is the decan ruler at night.

Each of the 72 Shemhamphorash angels also rule a time of day, during which they can be invoked, even outside their quinance. This starts with Vehuiah ruling between 12 AM – 12.20 AM etc. There are in total nine groups of eight angels each. Each group of eight angels belongs to one choir of angels, as listed below.

The Aces have no correspondence among the Shem angels but have the following Archangelic correspondences:

* Ace of Wands – Michael, guardian of the Element of Fire, ruler of the Sun
* Ace of Cups – Gabriel, guardian of the Element of Water, ruler of the Moon
* Ace of Swords – Raphael, guardian of the Element of Air, ruler of Mercury
* Ace of Pentacles – Uriel, guardian of the Element of Earth, ruler of Uranus

You can find a handy list of short descriptions for each of the Shemhamphorash angels HERE.

The image you see above is from an angel oracle deck and book set which has sadly been split up. The book is lost and there is no box. I have had the cards for about ten years but cannot for the life of me remember what the set is called, so if anybody can help out with this, I’d really appreciate it!

Rosicrucian System of Shemhamphorash Angel and Tarot Correspondences

Source Societas Rosicruciana

This is the most commonly used system, according to Christine Payne-Towler,and originates with the Christian Kabbalist Agrippa.

Seraphim

1. Vehuaiah – First quinance, first decan Aries – 2 of Wands – Time of day: 12-12.20 AM
2. Jeliel – Second quinance, first decan Aries – 2 of Wands – Time of day: 12.20 – 12.40 AM
3. Sitael – First quinance, second decan Aries – 3 of Wands – Time of day: 12.40 – 1 AM
4. Elemiah – Second quinance, second decan Aries – 3 of Wands – Time of day: 1 – 1.20 AM
5. Mahasiah – First quinance, third decan Aries – 4 of Wands – Time of day: 1.20 – 1.40 AM
6. Lelahel – Second quinance, third decan Aries – 4 of Wands – Time of day: 1.40 – 2 AM
7. Achaiah – First quinance, first decan Taurus – 5 of Pentacles – Time of day: 2 – 2.20 AM
8. Cahetel – Second quinance, first decan Taurus – 5 of Pentacles – Time of day: 2.20 – 2.40 AM

Cherubim

9. Aziel – First quinance, second decan Taurus – 6 of Pentacles – Time of day: 2.40 – 3 AM
10. Aladiah – Second quinance, second decan Taurus – 6 of Pentacles – Time of day: 3 – 3.20 AM
11. Lauviah – First quinance, third decan Taurus – 7 of Pentacles – Time of day: 3.20 – 3.40 AM
12. Hahaiah – Second quinance, third decan Taurus – 7 of Pentacles – Time of day: 3.40 – 4 AM
13. Iezalel – First quinance, first decan Gemini – 8 of Swords – Time of day: 4 – 4.20 AM
14. Mebahel – Second quinance, first decan Gemini – 8 of Swords – Time of day: 4.20 – 4.40 AM
15. Hariel – First quinance, second decan Gemini – 9 of Swords – Time of day: 4.40 – 5 AM
16. Hakamiah – Second quinance, second decan Gemini – 9 of Swords – Time of day: 5 – 5.20 AM

Thrones

17. Lauviah – First quinance, third decan Gemini – 10 of Swords – Time of day: 5.20 – 5.40 AM
18. Caliel – Second quinance, third decan Gemini – 10 of Swords – Time of day: 5.40 – 6 AM
19. Leuviah – First quinance, first decan Cancer – 2 of Cups – Time of day: 6 – 6.20 AM
20. Pahaliah – Second quinance, first decan Cancer – 2 of Cups – Time of day: 6.20 – 6.40 AM
21. Nelchael – First quinance, second decan Cancer – 3 of Cups – Time of day: 6.40 – 7 AM
22. Yeiayel -Second quinance, second decan Cancer – 3 of Cups – Time of day: 7 – 7.20 AM
23. Melahel – First quinance, third decan Cancer – 4 of Cups – Time of day: 7.20 – 7.40 AM
24. Hahuiah – Second quinance, third decan Cancer – 4 of Cups – Time of day: 7.40 – 8 AM

Dominions

25. Nithaiah – First quinance, first decan Leo – 5 of Wands – Time of day: 8 – 8.20 AM
26. Haaiah – Second quinance, first decan Leo – 5 of Wands – Time of day: 8.20 – 8.40 AM
27. Jerathel -First quinance, second decan Leo – 6 of Wands – Time of day: 8.40 – 9 AM
28. Seeiah – Second quinance, second decan Leo – 6 of Wands – Time of day: 9 – 9.20 AM
29. Reiiel – First quinance, third decan Leo – 7 of Wands – Time of day: 9.20 – 9.40 AM
30. Ornael – Second quinance, third decan Leo – 7 of Wands – Time of day: 9.40 – 10 AM
31. Lecabel – First quinance, first decan Virgo – 8 of Pentacles – Time of day: 10 – 10.20 AM
32. Vasariah – Second quinance, first decan Virgo – 8 of Pentacles – Time of day: 10.20 – 10.40 AM

Powers

33. Iehudiah – First quinance, second decan Virgo – 9 of Pentacles – Time of day: 10.40 – 11 AM
34. Lehahiah -Second quinance, second decan Virgo – 9 of Pentacles – Time of day: 11 – 11.20 AM
35. Chevakiah – First quinance, third decan Virgo – 10 of Pentacles – Time of day: 11.20 – 11.40 AM
36. Menadel – Second quinance, third decan Virgo – 10 of Pentacles – Time of day: 11.40 AM – 12 PM
37. Aniel – First quinance, first decan Libra – 2 of Swords – Time of day: 12 – 12.20 PM
38. Haamiah – Second quinance, first decan Libra – 2 of Swords – Time of day: 12.20 – 12.40 PM
39. Rehael – First quinance, second decan Libra – 3 of Swords – Time of day: 12.40 – 1 PM
40. Ieiazel – Second quinance, second decan Libra – 3 of Swords – Time of day: 1 – 1.20 PM

Virtues

41. Hahahel – First quinance, third decan Libra – 4 of Swords – Time of day: 1.20 – 1.40 PM
42. Mikael – Second quinance, third decan Libra – 4 of Swords – Time of day: 1.40 – 2 PM
43. Veuahiah – First quinance, first decan Scorpio – 5 of Cups – Time of day: 2 – 2.20 PM
44. Ielahiah – Second quinance, first decan Scorpio – 5 of Cups – Time of day: 2.20 – 2.40 PM
45. Sealiah – First quinance, second decan Scorpio – 6 of Cups – Time of day: 2.40 – 3 PM
46. Ariel – Second quinance, second decan Scorpio – 6 of Cups – Time of day: 3 – 3.20 PM
47. Asaliah – First quinance, third decan Scorpio – 7 of Cups – Time of day: 3.20 – 3.40 PM
48. Michael – Second quinance, third decan Scorpio – 7 of Cups – Time of day: 3.40 – 4 PM

Principalities

49. Vehuel – First quinance, first decan Sagittarius – 8 of Wands – Time of day: 4 – 4.20 PM
50. Daniel – Second quinance, first decan Sagittarius – 8 of Wands – Time of day: 4.20 – 4.40 PM
51. Hahasiah – First quinance, second decan Sagittarius – 9 of Wands – Time of day: 4.40 – 5 PM
52. Imamiah – Second quinance, second decan Sagittarius – 9 of Wands – Time of day: 5 – 5.20 PM
52. Nanael – First quinance, third decan Sagittarius – 10 of Wands – Time of day: 5.20 – 5.40 PM
54. Nithael – Second quinance, third decan Sagittarius – 10 of Wands – Time of day: 5.40 – 6 PM
55. Mabaiah – First quinance, first decan Capricorn – 2 of Pentacles – Time of day: 6 – 6.20 PM
56. Poiel – Second quinance, first decan Capricorn – 2 of Pentacles – Time of day: 6.20 – 6.40 PM

Archangels

57. Nemmamiah – First quinance, second decan Capricorn – 3 of Pentacles – Time of day: 6.40 – 7 PM
58. Ieialel – Second quinance, second decan Capricorn – 3 of Pentacles – Time of day: 7 – 7.20 PM
59. Harahel – First quinance, third decan Capricorn – 4 of Pentacles – Time of day: 7.20 – 7.40 PM
60. Mizrael – Second quinance, third decan Capricorn – 4 of Pentacles – Time of day: 7.40 – 8 PM
61. Umabel – First quinance, first decan Aquarius – 5 of Swords – Time of day: 8 – 8.20 PM
62. Iah-hel – Second quinance, first decan Aquarius – 5 of Swords – Time of day: 8.20 – 8.40 PM
63. Anianuel – First quinance, second decan Aquarius – 6 of Swords – Time of day: 8.40 – 9 PM
64. Mehiel – Second quinance, second decan Aquarius – 6 of Swords – Time of day: 9 – 9.20 PM

Angels

65. Damabiah – First quinance, third decan Aquarius – 7 of Swords – Time of day: 9.20 – 9.40 PM
66. Manakel – Second quinance, third decan Aquarius – 7 of Swords – Time of day: 9.40 – 10 PM
67. Itaiel – First quinance, first decan Pisces – 8 of Cups – Time of day: 10 – 10.20 PM
68. Chabuiah – Second quinance, first decan Pisces – 8 of Cups – Time of day: 10.20 – 10.40 PM
69. Rochel – First quinance, second decan Pisces – 8 of Cups – Time of day: 10.40 – 11 PM
70. Iabamiah – Second quinance, second decan Pisces – 9 of Cups – Time of day: 11 – 11.20 PM
71. Haiel – First quinance, third decan Pisces – 10 of Cups – Time of day: 11.20 – 11.40 PM
72. Mumiah – Second quinance, third decan Pisces – 10 of Cups – Time of day: 11.40 PM – 12 AM

Lemegeton System of Shemhamphorash Angels and Tarot Correspondences

Source AaronLeitch

This system originates with the Lesser Key of Solomon, according to Christine Payne-Towler.

Seraphim

1. Vehuaiah – First quinance, first decan Aries – 2 of Wands – Time of day: 12-12.20 AM
2. Jeliel – Second quinance, first decan Aries – 2 of Wands – Time of day: 12.20 – 12.40 AM
3. Sitael – First quinance, second decan Aries – 3 of Wands – Time of day: 12.40 – 1 AM
4. Elemiah – Second quinance, second decan Aries – 3 of Wands – Time of day: 1 – 1.20 AM
5. Mahasiah – First quinance, third decan Aries – 4 of Wands – Time of day: 1.20 – 1.40 AM
6. Lelahel – Second quinance, third decan Aries – 4 of Wands – Time of day: 1.40 – 2 AM
7. Achaiah – First quinance, first decan Leo – 5 of Wands – Time of day: 2 – 2.20 AM
8. Cahetel – Second quinance, first decan Leo – 5 of Wands – Time of day: 2.20 – 2.40 AM

Cherubim

9. Aziel – First quinance, second decan Leo – 6 of Wands – Time of day: 2.40 – 3 AM
10. Aladiah – Second quinance, second decan Leo – 6 of Wands – Time of day: 3 – 3.20 AM
11. Lauviah – First quinance, third decan Leo – 7 of Wands – Time of day: 3.20 – 3.40 AM
12. Hahaiah – Second quinance, third decan Leo – 7 of Wands – Time of day: 3.40 – 4 AM
13. Iezalel – First quinance, first decan Sagittarius – 8 of Wands  – Time of day: 4 – 4.20 AM
14. Mebahel – Second quinance, first decan Sagittarius – 8 of Wands – Time of day: 4.20 – 4.40 AM
15. Hariel – First quinance, second decan Sagittarius – 9 of Wands – Time of day: 4.40 – 5 AM
16. Hakamiah – Second quinance, second decan Sagittarius – 9 of Wands – Time of day: 5 – 5.20 AM

Thrones

17. Lauviah – First quinance, third decan Sagittarius – 10 of Wands – Time of day: 5.20 – 5.40 AM
18. Caliel – Second quinance, third decan Sagittarius – 10 of Wands – Time of day: 5.40 – 6 AM
19. Leuviah – First quinance, first decan Cancer – 2 of Cups – Time of day: 6 – 6.20 AM
20. Pahaliah – Second quinance, first decan Cancer – 2 of Cups – Time of day: 6.20 – 6.40 AM
21. Nelebael – First quinance, second decan Cancer – 3 of Cups – Time of day: 6.40 – 7 AM
22. Ieiael -Second quinance, second decan Cancer – 3 of Cups – Time of day: 7 – 7.20 AM
23. Melahel – First quinance, third decan Cancer – 4 of Cups – Time of day: 7.20 – 7.40 AM
24. Hahuiah – Second quinance, third decan Cancer – 4 of Cups – Time of day: 7.40 – 8 AM

Dominions

25. Nithaiah – First quinance, first decan Scorpio – 5 of Cups – Time of day: 8 – 8.20 AM
26. Haaiah – Second quinance, first decan Scorpio – 5 of Cups – Time of day: 8.20 – 8.40 AM
27. Jerathel -First quinance, second decan Scorpio – 6 of Cups – Time of day: 8.40 – 9 AM
28. Seeiah – Second quinance, second decan Scorpio – 6 of Cups – Time of day: 9 – 9.20 AM
29. Reiiel – First quinance, third decan Scorpio – 7 of Cups – Time of day: 9.20 – 9.40 AM
30. Ornael – Second quinance, third decan Scorpio – 7 of Cups – Time of day: 9.40 – 10 AM
31. Lecabel – First quinance, first decan Pisces – 8 of Cups – Time of day: 10 – 10.20 AM
32. Vasariah – Second quinance, first decan Pisces – 8 of Cups – Time of day: 10.20 – 10.40 AM

Powers

33. Iehuiah – First quinance, second decan Pisces – 9 of Cups – Time of day: 10.40 – 11 AM
34. Lehahiah -Second quinance, second decan Pisces – 9 of Cups – Time of day: 11 – 11.20 AM
35. Chevakiah – First quinance, third decan Pisces – 10 of Cups – Time of day: 11.20 – 11.40 AM
36. Menadel – Second quinance, third decan Pisces – 10 of Cups – Time of day: 11.40 AM – 12 PM
37. Aniel – First quinance, first decan Libra – 2 of Swords – Time of day: 12 – 12.20 PM
38. Haamiah – Second quinance, first decan Libra – 2 of Swords – Time of day: 12.20 – 12.40 PM
39. Rehael – First quinance, second decan Libra – 3 of Swords – Time of day: 12.40 – 1 PM
40. Ieiazel – Second quinance, second decan Libra – 3 of Swords – Time of day: 1 – 1.20 PM

Virtues

41. Hahahel – First quinance, third decan Libra – 4 of Swords – Time of day: 1.20 – 1.40 PM
42. Mikael – Second quinance, third decan Libra – 4 of Swords – Time of day: 1.40 – 2 PM
43. Veuahiah – First quinance, first decan Aquarius – 5 of Swords – Time of day: 2 – 2.20 PM
44. Ielahiah – Second quinance, first decan Aquarius – 5 of Swords – Time of day: 2.20 – 2.40 PM
45. Sealiah – First quinance, second decan Aquarius – 6 of Swords – Time of day: 2.40 – 3 PM
46. Ariel – Second quinance, second decan Aquarius – 6 of Swords – Time of day: 3 – 3.20 PM
47. Asaliah – First quinance, third decan Aquarius – 7 of Swords – Time of day: 3.20 – 3.40 PM
48. Michael – Second quinance, third decan Aquarius – 7 of Swords – Time of day: 3.40 – 4 PM

Principalities

49. Vehuel – First quinance, first decan Gemini – 8 of Swords – Time of day: 4 – 4.20 PM
50. Daniel – Second quinance, first decan Gemini – 8 of Swords – Time of day: 4.20 – 4.40 PM
51. Hahasiah – First quinance, second decan Gemini – 9 of Swords – Time of day: 4.40 – 5 PM
52. Imamiah – Second quinance, second decan Gemini – 9 of Swords – Time of day: 5 – 5.20 PM
52. Nanael – First quinance, third decan Gemini – 10 of Swords – Time of day: 5.20 – 5.40 PM
54. Nithael – Second quinance, third decan Gemini – 10 of Swords – Time of day: 5.40 – 6 PM
55. Mabaiah – First quinance, first decan Capricorn – 2 of Pentacles – Time of day: 6 – 6.20 PM
56. Poiel – Second quinance, first decan Capricorn – 2 of Pentacles – Time of day: 6.20 – 6.40 PM

Archangels

57. Nemmamiah – First quinance, second decan Capricorn – 3 of Pentacles – Time of day: 6.40 – 7 PM
58. Ieialel – Second quinance, second decan Capricorn – 3 of Pentacles – Time of day: 7 – 7.20 PM
59. Harahel – First quinance, third decan Capricorn – 4 of Pentacles – Time of day: 7.20 – 7.40 PM
60. Mizrael – Second quinance, third decan Capricorn – 4 of Pentacles – Time of day: 7.40 – 8 PM
61. Umabel – First quinance, first decan Taurus – 5 of Pentacles – Time of day: 8 – 8.20 PM
62. Iah-hel – Second quinance, first decan Taurus – 5 of Pentacles – Time of day: 8.20 – 8.40 PM
63. Anianuel – First quinance, second decan Taurus – 6 of Pentacles – Time of day: 8.40 – 9 PM
64. Mehiel – Second quinance, second decan Taurus – 6 of Pentacles – Time of day: 9 – 9.20 PM

Angels

65. Damabiah – First quinance, third decan Taurus – 7 of Pentacles – Time of day: 9.20 – 9.40 PM
66. Manakel – Second quinance, third decan Taurus – 7 of Pentacles – Time of day: 9.40 – 10 PM
67. Itaiel – First quinance, first decan Virgo – 8 of Pentacles – Time of day: 10 – 10.20 PM
68. Chabuiah – Second quinance, first decan Virgo – 8 of Pentacles – Time of day: 10.20 – 10.40 PM
69. Rochel – First quinance, second decan Virgo – 8 of Pentacles – Time of day: 10.40 – 11 PM
70. Iabamiah – Second quinance, second decan Virgo – 9 of Pentacles – Time of day: 11 – 11.20 PM
71. Haiel – First quinance, third decan Virgo – 10 of Pentacles – Time of day: 11.20 – 11.40 PM
72. Mumiah – Second quinance, third decan Virgo – 10 of Pentacles – Time of day: 11.40 PM – 12 AM

Love,

Lisa

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