Decagon and the Double Cube attributed to it (here though, the correct attribute of materialsolidity admits the possibility of the third dimension as the other Sephiroth could not before).ii. Planetary Shapes are dictated by their Sephirotic correspondence. Saturn is attributed toBinah, three, and so to the Triangle (and to the Magick Square of three and so on); Jupiter is of Chesed, and thereby of Four and so the Square corresponds, but not the tesseract which is tooabstract a shape to apply to the God of Law. The tesseract is more properly associated with theWatery quality of Chesed on account of its conceptual geometrical nature. Generally, allquadrilaterals (rectangles, parallelograms, rhombi etc.) all correspond to Chesed and to Jupiter if some law can be determined to render their shape regularly. Mars is of Geburah, the FifthSephirah, and so the Pentagon is correspondent (note that the Pentagon Building houses the U.S.Military administration). The Tetrahedron can be made to correspond here also but the non-material nature of the Sephiroth makes it difficult to employ this shape, except perhapsconceptually. Sol is attributed to Tiphareth and so to six, making its shape the Hexagon. Thecube is not suited to the nature of Sol being a consummate symbol of the Element Earth. ThePlanet Venus is attributed to the seventh Sephirah, Netzach, and thereby to the Heptagon, whichis also something of a symbol of the seven old planets and of the days of the week. Mercury iscorrespondent to Hod, the Eighth Light, and so to the Octagon, and Luna is attributed to Yesod,the ninth Sephirah, and so to the enneagon.
II. The Symbolic Correspondences of Various Lineal Figures
In addition to the basic geometric shapes that correspond to the Planets and the Sephiroth there isa large compendium of lineal figures that also express, sometimes very accurately, these sameconcepts in a more dynamic fashion. The interpretation of the symbolism of these figures is bestdetermined by the manner in which they have been constructed and to a certain degree by thenatures of the other similar figures with the same numerical properties.
Methods of Calculating Different Star Arrangements
Many of the geometric lineal figures, or stars, of the Planets (and thereby the Sephiroth; at leastfrom Tiphareth to Malkuth) have more than one possible method of calculating the joining of thepoints. The lower numbers cannot be made into stars, as one and two points have no linealfigure, three is the triangle, without exception, and four has only the square or a shape thatresembles two triangles joined by their single points, which can only be construed as a star by thelongest stretch of one's imagination.The First "star" is of five points, called the Pentagram, and it is at once attributed to Mars, to theElements and to the Microcosm, generally. There is only one way of connecting the five pointsto create a star, and often the direction of the line is indicated by the overlaps being exaggeratedsuggestively. The points are attributed to the Elements as follows: the top point (in the uprightpentagram) is attributed to Spirit, the top left point to Air, the bottom left to Earth, the top rightto Water and the bottom right point is attributed to Fire.The Hexagram is generally attributed to the Planets, one per point with Sol at the centre. Thereare two methods of drawing a star with six points; firstly, two interlocking equilateral triangles,one upright, the other averse, making up the classical "Star of David". The second method is theUnicursal Hexagram. The latter is a definite improvement upon the former as a symbol of theSolar force, implying its unity, rather than the duality implied by the Star of David. This is