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    First, there is astrology, and then there's astrology.
    Since way back there's been two sides to it all...
    Sacred astrology is not about favourable aspects,
    so when books refer to exaltations they are saying
    this is good and that is bad... which isn't the case.

    Exaltatons exist on a level above the daily horoscopes.
    They are not the "honoured guests" from the books...

    What the Mesopotamians were doing was worshipful.
    The idea is something like, where all the planets were
    when Goddess created our special place in the cosmos.
    If you just let them be there, and respect the concept,
    the way they "work" is very simple. They simply exist.

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    Planets According to Distance from the Earth
    in Kilometres

    Moon
    384,404

    Venus
    38,050,900 minimum (261,039,880 maximum)

    Mars
    54,510,620 minimum (401,355,980 maximum)

    Mercury
    77,269,900 minimum (221,920,880 maximum)

    Sun
    147,085,800 minimum (152,104,980 maximum)

    Jupiter
    588,404,520 minimum (968,460,580 maximum)

    Saturn
    1,195,772,020 minimum (1,658,854,940 maximum)

    ______________

    Here are the 12 Months from the Phoenician and Hebrew
    calendars, with their corresponding Major Arcana cards:

    Nisanu (Nissan) Aries : Letter 5 (He): V The Hierophant
    Ayaru (Iyar) Taurus : Letter 6 (Waw): VI The Lovers
    Simanu (Sivan) Gemini : Letter 7 (Zayin): VII The Chariot

    Du'uzu (Tammuz) Cancer : Letter 8 (Heth): VIII Justice
    Abu (Av) Leo : Letter 9 (Teth): IX The Hermit
    Ululu (Elul) Virgo : Letter 10 (Yod): X The Wheel of Fortune

    Tashritu (Tishri) Libra : Letter 12 (Lamedh): XII The Hanged Man
    Arach-Samna (Cheshvan) Scorpio : Letter 14 (Nun): XIV Temperance
    Kislimu (Kislev) Sagittarius : Letter 15 (Samekh): XV The Devil

    Shabatu (Shevat) Capricorn : Letter 16 (Ayin): XVI The Tower
    Tebetu (Tevet) Aquarius : Letter 18 (Tsade): XVIII The Moon
    Adaru (Adar) Pisces : Letter 19 (Qoph): XIX The Sun

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    If these appear to be out of order to you, that is because when
    The Golden Dawn made Aleph=Zero they also moved all the
    other cards back by one letter, so that all 22 cards are shifted,
    and this was done by them as part of their Magical Kabbalah.

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    Now, in the order of the 22 Letters, we see the 12 Signs-Months:

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5 Nisanu (Nissan) Aries : Letter 5 (He): V The Hierophant
    6 Ayaru (Iyar) Taurus : Letter 6 (Waw): VI The Lovers
    7 Simanu (Sivan) Gemini : Letter 7 (Zayin): VII The Chariot
    8 Du'uzu (Tammuz) Cancer : Letter 8 (Heth): VIII Justice
    9 Abu (Av) Leo : Letter 9 (Teth): IX The Hermit
    10 Ululu (Elul) Virgo : Letter 10 (Yod): X The Wheel of Fortune
    11
    12 Tashritu (Tishri) Libra : Letter 12 (Lamedh): XII The Hanged Man
    13
    14 Arach-Samna (Cheshvan) Scorpio : Letter 14 (Nun): XIV Temperance
    15 Kislimu (Kislev) Sagittarius : Letter 15 (Samekh): XV The Devil
    16 Shabatu (Shevat) Capricorn : Letter 16 (Ayin): XVI The Tower
    17
    18 Tebetu (Tevet) Aquarius : Letter 18 (Tsade): XVIII The Moon
    19 Adaru (Adar) Pisces : Letter 19 (Qoph): XIX The Sun
    20
    21
    22

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    Just as we began with Aleph, the "idea" of The Creator, and added
    three very important ingredients to make the Signs-Months work,
    as the Signs-Months were presented, their were needed additions.

    We can see the 7 traditional planets in the sky just by looking up,
    and the Phoenician alphabet has 7 Letters to go with the Planets,
    which are called Beth, Gimmel, Daleth, Kaph, Pe, Resh, and Taw.

    Here is where these Planets appear in the order of the 22 Letters:

    1
    2 Beth
    3 Gimmel
    4 Daleth
    5 Nisanu (Nissan) Aries : Letter 5 (He): V The Hierophant
    6 Ayaru (Iyar) Taurus : Letter 6 (Waw): VI The Lovers
    7 Simanu (Sivan) Gemini : Letter 7 (Zayin): VII The Chariot
    8 Du'uzu (Tammuz) Cancer : Letter 8 (Heth): VIII Justice
    9 Abu (Av) Leo : Letter 9 (Teth): IX The Hermit
    10 Ululu (Elul) Virgo : Letter 10 (Yod): X The Wheel of Fortune
    11 Kaph
    12 Tashritu (Tishri) Libra : Letter 12 (Lamedh): XII The Hanged Man
    13
    14 Arach-Samna (Cheshvan) Scorpio : Letter 14 (Nun): XIV Temperance
    15 Kislimu (Kislev) Sagittarius : Letter 15 (Samekh): XV The Devil
    16 Shabatu (Shevat) Capricorn : Letter 16 (Ayin): XVI The Tower
    17 Pe
    18 Tebetu (Tevet) Aquarius : Letter 18 (Tsade): XVIII The Moon
    19 Adaru (Adar) Pisces : Letter 19 (Qoph): XIX The Sun
    20 Resh
    21
    22 Taw

    There are 5,040 ways, mathematically, to put any 7 things in order:

    1 x 1 = 1
    2 x 1 = 2
    3 x 2 = 6
    4 x 6 = 24
    5 x 24 = 120
    6 x 120 = 720
    7 x 720 = 5,040

    No traditional text exists to say what order the Planets appear in the
    alphabet, and so most systems rely on Kabbalah. Kabbalah is unique.
    Think for yourself which planet may (should) go where. You decide.

    For myself what I did was look out the window, and in order of their
    distance from Earth: Moon Venus Mars Mercury Sun Jupiter Saturn.

    That's my order for the Planets, and even if I am wrong, I am happy.
    Plus, I can look up to the heavens and see that they are actually so.

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    Since we now know which Letters go with the Planets and Signs-Months,
    we can see that along with Aleph there are 2 other Letters for Elements.

    Letter 1 is Aleph, traditionally given the attribute of Air (Mind).
    Letter 13 is Mem, traditionally given the attribute of Water (Body).
    Letter 21 is Shin, traditionally given the attribute of Fire (Soul).

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    And so here are all 22 Letters with their corresponding attributions:

    1 ALEPH
    2 Beth
    3 Gimmel
    4 Daleth
    5 Nisanu (Nissan) Aries : Letter 5 (He): V The Hierophant
    6 Ayaru (Iyar) Taurus : Letter 6 (Waw): VI The Lovers
    7 Simanu (Sivan) Gemini : Letter 7 (Zayin): VII The Chariot
    8 Du'uzu (Tammuz) Cancer : Letter 8 (Heth): VIII Justice
    9 Abu (Av) Leo : Letter 9 (Teth): IX The Hermit
    10 Ululu (Elul) Virgo : Letter 10 (Yod): X The Wheel of Fortune
    11 Kaph
    12 Tashritu (Tishri) Libra : Letter 12 (Lamedh): XII The Hanged Man
    13 MEM
    14 Arach-Samna (Cheshvan) Scorpio : Letter 14 (Nun): XIV Temperance
    15 Kislimu (Kislev) Sagittarius : Letter 15 (Samekh): XV The Devil
    16 Shabatu (Shevat) Capricorn : Letter 16 (Ayin): XVI The Tower
    17 Pe
    18 Tebetu (Tevet) Aquarius : Letter 18 (Tsade): XVIII The Moon
    19 Adaru (Adar) Pisces : Letter 19 (Qoph): XIX The Sun
    20 Resh
    21 SHIN
    22 Taw

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