Planetary Magickal Correspondences


Centuries ago the Greeks (who we also credit as giving us the name Astrology) gave us the concept of grouping things together under planetary ruler-ship, which was an extension of an earlier Greco-Egyptian magical principle of assigning sacred objects and qualities to specific deities.

Planetary Magick is the art of evoking and directing forces or energy currents, derived from and associated with the seven traditional planets (“fixed stars”), these being: Luna (the Moon), Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn & Sol (the Sun).

The seven planetary forces are represented as Sefirot on the Tree of Life as Yesod (Luna), Geburah (Mars), Hod (Mercury), Chesed or Gedulah (Jupiter), Netzach (Venus), Binah (Saturn) & Tiphareth (Sol) and are used by many magical practitioners and traditions all of the world.

 

Why just seven planets?

 

The seven traditional planets were discernible with the naked eye without the use of modern devices such as telescopes, however many practitioners have added Neptune, Uranus and Pluto and ascribe them to Chochmah (Neptune), Kether (Uranus) and Daath (Pluto) on the Tree of Life.
 
Below is a collection showing popular planetary correspondences:

 

PLANET NAME (English)
Greek Hebrew COLOUR DAY NUMBER SEFIROT
Saturn Kronos Shabbathai Black Saturday 3 Binah
Jupiter Zeus Tzedeq Blue Thursday 4 Chesed
Mars Ares Madim Red Tuesday 5 Geburah
Sol (Sun) Helios Shemesh Gold Sunday 6 Tiphareth
Venus

Paphié

Nogah Green Friday 7 Netzach
Mercury Hermes Kokab Orange Wednesday 8 Hod
Luna (Moon) Mene Levanah Purple Monday 9 Yesod
Other Planets
PLANET NAME COLOUR NUMBER SEFIROT
 Neptune 2 Chochmah
Uranus WHITE 1 Kether
Pluto n/a Daath

Hours of the Planets

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN HOURS
Luna Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sol 1,8,15,22
Saturn Sol Luna Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus 2,9,16,23
Jupiter Venus Saturn Sol Luna Mars Mercury 3,10,17,24
Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sol Luna 4,11,18
Sol Luna Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn 5,12,19
Venus Saturn Sol Luna Mars Mercury Jupiter 6,13,20
Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Sol Luna Mars 7,14,21

Crystals and Minerals

 PLANET METAL CRYSTAL OTHER
Saturn Lead Black Onyx, Jet Slate, Asbestos, Obsidian
Jupiter Tin Saphire, Amethyst, Turquoise Anything charred by lightning
Mars Iron, Steel Ruby,Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Agate Red jasper, Lodestone, Used Flint
Sol Gold Tiger's eye, Citrine, Goldstone, Topaz Anything yellow, Gold or Eye like
Venus Copper, Bronze Emerald, Jade, Rose Quartz, Amazonite Coral, Amber, Sandstone, Pearl shell
Mercury Aluminium, Mercury Fire Oal, Carnelian, Banded Agate Things lost then found
Luna Silver Moonstone, Alexandrite White translucent things

Trees, Herbs, Aroma

 PLANET TREES
Saturn Yew, Elm, Cypress, Mountain Pine, Ebony, Acacia
Jupiter Oak, Cedar, Pine, Olive, Juniper, Hickory, Maple, Chestnut, Lime, Sycamore
Mars Ash, Holly, Pepper tree, White Fig, Mahogany, Arbutus
Sol Pine, Walnut, Date palm, Witch hazel
Venus Apple, Pear trees, Sweet Cherry
Mercury Birch, Aspen, Mulberry, Pistachio, Magnolia
Luna Willow, Coconut, Hazel, Papaya

Herbs

 PLANET HERBS
Saturn Violet, Opium Poppy, Belladonna, Horsetail
Jupiter Flax, Borage, Liverwort, Green Ti Plant, Agrimony, Sage
Mars Thiestles, Cacti, Dandelion, Nettles, Arrowroot, Bloodroot, Ginger
Sol Sunflower, Chamomile, Yellow Roses, Marigold, Eyebright, St. John's Wort, Laurel
Venus Red Roses, Hawthorne, Vervain, Myrtle, Strawberry, Foxglove
Mercury Marjoram, Lavender, Ferns, (Medicinal Herbs)
Luna Narcissus, Lillies

Incenses & Perfumes

 PLANET Aroma
Saturn Myrrh, Spikenard, Guiac wood, Cassia, Patchouli
Jupiter Nutmeg, Pine gum, Clove, Sarsaparilla, Hyssop
Mars Drangonsblood, Nicotiana, Peppermint, Mustard, Cumin, Turmeric
Sol Frankincense, Cinnamon, Saffron, Copal
Venus Sandalwood, Rose, Geranium, Cardamom, Spearmint
Mercury Star Anise, Mastic, Gum Arabic, Sandelwood, Bergamot
Luna Camphor, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus oil, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang

3 comments


  • Liam Bryant

    Hi Marina. Given that Banisteriopsis caapi, Psychotria viridis and Mimosa hostilis are all used in relation to helping people reach a deeper brain state, through the use of the chemical compound dimethyltryptamine (DMT), I would probably say they would all be most closely related to the Lunar realm (so the MOON), as this is considered to be the Astral realm and so plants used in relation to Ayahuasca would all probably fall into the sefirot of Yesod (or house of the Moon) in Kabbalah.


  • Dave Heatherly

    Very well put together. Dave ☺


  • Marina

    Hi, could you help me figure out what are the planetary correspondences to Banisteriopsis caapi, Psychotria viridis and Mimosa hostilis? Thank you!
    Kind regards,
    Marina


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