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  •  Aleph, Mem, Shin... and Earth (0+ / 0-)

    The planetary attributions are, so far as I know, mine alone.
    All are based on the ancient Phoenician alphabet:

    http://www.ancientscripts.com/...

    Letters 1, 13, 21: Aleph, Mem, Sin:
    Air, Water/Earth, Fire.

    Letters 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19:
    5 He: 1st mo: exaltation of the Sun
    6 Waw: 2nd mo: exaltation of the Moon
    7 Zayin: 3rd mo: exaltation of North Node
    8 Heth: 4th mo: exaltation of Jupiter
    9 Teth: 5th mo.
    10 Yodh: 6th mo: exaltation of Mercury
    12 Lamedh: 7th mo: exaltation of Saturn
    14 Nun: 8th mo.
    15 Samekh: 9th mo: exaltation of South Node
    16 Ayin: 10th mo: exaltation of Mars
    18 Tsade: 11th mo.
    19 Qoph: 12th mo: exaltation of Venus

    I think the planets appear in the order of their distance from
    the Earth (looking out the window, or over the garden fence):
    Letters 2, 3, 4, 11, 17, 20, 22:

    2 Beth: Moon
    3 Gimmel: Venus
    4 Daleth: Mars
    11 Kaph: Mercury (as always, with Virgo)
    17 Pe: Sun (upon the arrival of Capricorn, like Christmas)
    20 Res: Jupiter
    22 Taw: Saturn

    It is significant that Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius do not
    have exaltations: it has something to do with the Moon.

    The Moon is exalted in Taurus, the Sign of Earth.

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