Communication. Expression.

Color: White

Symbol: Goblet

Direction: West

Tarot: Cups


Protection. Guidance. Strength

Color: Blue

Symbol: Sword

Direction: South

Tarot: Swords


Physical, Mental & Emotional Healing

Color: Green

Symbol: Caduceus with Serpents

Direction: East

Tarot: Wands


Transmutation. Illumination.

Color: Red

Symbol: 5 Pointed Star

Direction: North

Tarot: Pentacles


The Crown - Spirituality

The first Emanation. The first utterance, the font of energy through which Ein Soph emanates into the universe.

The crown sits above the head and embodies that which is beyond our comprehension. One must envision Keter not as an object that can be perceived, but as the light that is cast upon it. Keter's light is beyond knowability, a timeless expanse of pure consciousness. Only through respect for our own limitations do we begin to see the shadow of its nature.

It is the dark orb beyond which lies the Infinite.

As the highest point on the Tree, all continuums cascade downward from it. Keter stands in contrast to Malkuth, who rests at the very bottom of the Tree. The span that lies between them measures the complete distance from the most spiritual to the most physical aspects of our existence. Journeying downward from this point, all other Emanations become increasingly close to our present experience.

Found in: Spiritual epiphany, faith, humility