Identified by Kaballah as "the Sephirah Yesod," this Sphere of Aura-energy encompasses the Groin, Buttocks, Sexual Organs (Ovaries and Vagina in women, or Prostate, Penis and Testes in men) and the lower back where the spine conjuncts the saecrum; any or all of which can become 'sore' or traumatized by a crisis of CREATIVITY, SEXUAL PLEASURE and/or SELF-TRANSFORMATION.. anything that challenges or threatens the "thrill" you are accustomed-to in life.
"Yesod" mean 'the FOUNDATION;' and truly our entire life IS built upon the Foundation of PERSONAL PLEASURE. From Sexual Orgasm to the joy of the Creative Arts and the pleasure we take in all of our OTHER Intimate Loves, we truly ARE built upon PLEASURE and it's satisfaction. Anything that disturbs our pleasure in life literally 'shakes the Foundations' of the Soul; and the Sephirah of Yesod will respond with an intense and life-changing upheaval. Since it is SO crucial to our happiness, Yesod-crises are among the most powerful events of our lives.
Like all Branches of The Tree Of Life, Yesod connects us with FOUR LEVELS of the Spiritual Hierarchy or "chain of command." Anytime your search for Holistic Synthesis or Wholeness points to this Sephirah, there is a strong probability that YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THIS CHAIN OF COMMAND IN SOME WAY before your crisis or problem will resolve itself completely. The Four Levels of this Branch Of Life are:
The Physical Level of Hierarchy in all Sephiroth is the same; ASTROLOGICAL INFLUENCES and/or THE "I CHING" LIFE-CALENDAR. For any event involving this Sephirah that began suddenly and has not diminished since then, the Life-Calendar is probably the source of the influence; you should be able to see the pattern clearly (including when to expect it to end) by reading the Year-Hexagram from that Calendar. Any PROCESS that seems to be EVOLVING into ever-changing forms over a long period of time is probably due to ASTROLOGICAL CHANGES affecting one's place in the world around you, as reflected by Planetary Changes. Note that you will need both a Natal (Birth) Horoscope AND a Transit Chart for the current year, in order to understand these Planetary Cycles. The MOON directly governs this Sephirah in Astrology.
The Science of Yesod is SEXUAL TANTRA; the Path of Mirrors. You may not realize how very 'expert' you ALREADY ARE at it!.. for Sexual Tantra begins with our first 'crush' and sexual 'turn-on,' and has led directly to the most recent one without ever changing anything but the Images that have filled the Mirror of our Desire. That Mirror is symbolized on a cosmic level by THE MOON.. which reflects the light of the Sun just as a Mirror reflects the Image of whoever looks into it; and just like Moonlight, our "personal desires" are REALLY the Light Of Heaven REFLECTED in our hearts. To all peoples throughout time, Sex is 'a Sacred Mystery;' for in it we meet not only our OWN needs, but those of the people are here to Inspire and 'turn on' as well, PLUS the needs of our Creator, who uses our Love and Pleasure as his OWN "reflection" just as the Sun does with the Moon.
While virtually all Asian (and most tribal) cultures recognize Sex as 'Sacred Communion' between each Self and it's Creator-Partner, many western cultures are still quite 'prudish' and backwards in sexual matters. Consequently many people have an extremely distorted view of what sexual attraction MEANS; having been told that sexual attraction is a 'mortal' emotion only, many people fail to realize that WITHIN EVERY LOVER IS THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD YOU.. and they cling rather desperately to the human 'partner' for fear of losing Love. In fact the Love of Spirit cannot be lost.. only Reflected off-of OTHER bodies in the space around us. When we have shared all of the mutual benefits of Intimacy together that we NEED to share, Spirit may direct each of our bodies into other spaces, to share it's Love with others who are in need of our unique affections. Learning to RELEASE as well as EMBRACE is part of the Science of Tantra.
"Sex-Magic" or the deliberate use of sexual imagery to 'conjur-up' changes in one's relationship patterns, is as old as humanity. Whether called 'witches,' magicians or Relationship Counselors, there has always been a class of people in every society who use their innate understanding of the Divinity of Sexuality, to guide others in matters of sexual 'rebirth' or renewal. These are simply TANTRISTS; practitioners of the Path of Love. You may not yourself need to BE such an 'expert,' but whatever brought you here to Yesod DOES require you to UPDATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SEXUALITY.. for somewhere along the Path you have been traveling, the Light of Love and Pleasure has been dimmed for you.
Perhaps you need a new Image to guide your passions? Or perhaps you need to look a little DEEPER into the eyes that already Love you; and find behind the human face you already know, the Divine Partner you have never yet glimpsed fully. However you choose to deal with it, Sex is simply what it IS: the Mirror of Heaven. See within it what you NEED. That is what Sex was created-for!
Most western societies know of the great "Spiritual Intermediaries" who caretake our relationship with the Great Spirit, and refer to them as "Archangels." Asian societies normally call them "Bodhisattva" and will need to turn to their own cultural traditions for guidance in contacting the right Bodhisattva for their Yesod-related problems.. though ANYONE can call upon ANY Spiritual Authority and get useful results. The Archangel of Yesod is named "Gabriel," and he connects us with our Creator in the form called "Shaddai El Chiiam" which is Hebrew for 'Fountain Of Living Waters' or THE RIVER OF LIFE.
The Angelic Order (or lineage of Devic Spirit-Workers, if you prefer) who serve this Sephirah are called the "AISHIM" which means 'Sexual Archetypes;' those 'ideal Images' which we consider "the perfect Man" and "the ideal Woman" in their many 'types' and varieties. Whenever we call upon the Archangel Gabriel and his Lord Of Living Waters (asking for a new Foundation to build a new Lifestyle upon,) the Aishim respond by showing us (often in dreams or sexual fantasies) the Archetypal Image we would have to meet or relate with in order to get the result we have asked for. Of the many Sexual Archetypes we are capable of PERSONALLY, however, there is really only one that is 'right' for us individually.. so (if we cannot BECOME the Archetype we want in our lives,) we may need to build the PRESENCE of the desired Archetype into our Life-Foundation, by making the desired Archetype our PARTNER in life rather than our own person. In fact, that PARTNER will eventually turn out to be Shaddai El Chiiam, NOT just a man or woman, as you had thought; for THE HIDDEN MEANING BEHIND ALL HUMAN SEXUALITY IS THE DESIRE AND THE NEED FOR GOD-CONTACT. What we call "sex" is at it's highest level "Divine Tantra" or the wedding of Spirit and the Soul.
To contact the Archangel of Rebirth in the most direct way possible, jot-down the names just mentioned and then click-on KABALLAH-CIRCLE RITES where a reliable, long-used Ritual Meditation is listed.. and simply perform it as shown, inserting the proper names where prompted. This will trigger as much immediate Spiritual HELP for your problem or crisis as possible right now.
Repeated contact with this Archangel (asking each time for yet MORE clarity of Understanding and more help with solving the specific details of your crisis or condition) over a period of days or weeks may prove extremely useful.. though there may still be TIME and LOCATIONS that you will have to wait-for or bring-about in order to finally end your Binah-related problem.
The "Aspect" or FORM of the Creator contacted at Yesod ("Shaddai El Chiiam" the Lord Of Living Waters) is the "water" needed for the life and growth of our personal 'Tree Of Life.' Without the right Sexual Archetype to inspire, excite and REJUVENATE us year after year, we would grow tired of life, and WITHER-away. Sometimes we find ourselves beginning to 'wither' in the midst of our otherwise young and hardy strength; and that is the signal to us that we have grown BEYOND the "Archetype" of the Beloved which has led us thus-far in life.
It is at such times that Gabriel blows his Horn and "resurrects" us from the 'grave' into which we have fallen in despair; and out of the darkness around us walks The Beloved, changed in Image and Form.. and suddenly WE ARE ALIGHT WITH LOVE AND DESIRE AGAIN. that is "Moon Magic" and "Sexual Magic" and DIVINE TANTRA: the gift of Spirit's Love for each of it's children.
As we all FEEL deep inside from around Puberty onwards, we were NOT created to walk through Life entirely ALONE. The presence of THE BELOVED in some form is essential to Happiness AND Health as well. In the famous "Sacred Mysteries" of SEXUAL DESIRE and LOVE BETWEEN SPOUSES we see in fact the very reason for the Creation of the Universe and everyone in it. Like us each when Shaddai El Chiiam walks out of the emptiness to share Life's Water with our thirsty roots, our Creator built US EACH into the Foundation of his OWN life.. to walk beside him and make the empty ages and empty reaches of space A DELIGHT rather than a burden.
LOVE and PLEASURE are the gifts of Yesod; given BY and UNTO every Soul and it's Perfect Companion, Shaddai El Chiiam. Whenever you are LONELY and dis-spirited, call and hold out your hand. That is all he needs; your DESIRE.
Called SHU and TEVNUT, the Cosmic Twins, in the 'Paut Neteru' or Great Company of the Gods of ancient Egypt.. and considered the gods of both Fertility and Relating.. the God-Aspect of Yesod is indeed both 'a unified, single Self' AND a pair of "Lovers" who literally give birth to each other by desiring to be together. That Unified 'Twinship' of Self (Lover and Beloved) is indeed the Foundation of happiness, and we must each learn to shape the life we want by shaping both our SELF and it's LOVER, so they can both 'come together' and make us Whole.