Yesod-The Foundation of Creation


While the drone of life story’s
Narrative hums and buzzes
Around the hornet’s nest
Each stinging more precisely
Each leaving an indelible
Mark as the honey sweetly
Drips from the catacombs
Of Queen Bee’s grand design.

In Hebrew, the word Yesod means “foundation” and the “sod” portion alone means “mystery”. This should give clue as to the energies of the qabalistic sphere of Yesod. It is the stuff of dreams, fantasies, memory and the dwelling place of the mysteries of true magick. This sphere holds the key to the unknown and the unknowable. Just as matter itself resides in Malkuth, the focus and energy that make it “living matter” is contained within the essence of Yesod. As we descend from the higher spheres and move through the varied energies of each of the preceding we come to rest in Yesod, the beginning phase of creation of a thoughtform, the storehouse of images only, without the benefit of the life energy needed before these images can move into a state of manifestation in Malkuth.

Milky whiteness luminescence
Sparkles through veils of dreamtime
Images, shape and form bourne
On gossamer wings of faery flight
And angels beckon from heavenly
Clouds of billowy breath.

Yesod is known as the ” Treasure House of Symbols”. It is here that the Akashic records which contain the memory and experiences of every living being are held within the substance of aether (spirit) . This attribute alone can give rise to illusion, false conceptions and a deluded sense of Soul’s purpose. It is a world of shadow and illusion, of being held in a state of “in-between”. It is higher than the physical plane of Malkuth- yet lower than the Divine/spiritual plane, which would provide the necessary discernment to determine that which is illusion and that which is reality.

By virtue of this state of mediator and filter the natural access to the Astral that is the function of Yesod provides also the necessary accumulation of symbols and images that can be classified, processed, filtered and assimilated to allow movement to the higher realms coming from the place of the concrete manifest energy of Malkuth. Yesod is the place of allegory and allusion to things of a higher nature. Because the information is often muddled or distorted (as in the fun house mirror) it becomes necessary to strengthen the emotion of Trust. Trusting that what is being shown is the truth, and trusting that you will be able to learn the appropriate lesson of the allegory.

Within the sphere of mystery
The moon glows ever bright
And eyes that have no use
For human sight peer
Deeply into the cavernous dark
Moving carefully through the
Storehouse of illusion.

But once the vault is opened
And inspiration comes
Shard-like slicing through
The test has been mastered
The seeker now illumined
And filled with Luna’s grace
Moves boldly and sure footed.

Yesod resonates to the sacral chakra and as such is the plane of sexuality and the potential underlying each act of coupling. It is the fertile breeding ground for all future spiritual development as you move upwards through the Tree. Its nature is that of fecundity and quickening. By definition, fecundity is:

1. The ability to produce offspring, especially in large numbers.
2. The ability to produce many different and original ideas.

This energy is beyond simply being fertile. In Malkuth we were matter incarnate. In Yesod we become matter quickened by greater substance and spirit. We become the replication of all parts of self; each having the ability for quickening and enlivening; and thus become co-creators.

While the drone of life story’s
Narrative hums and buzzes
Around the hornet’s nest
Each stinging more precisely
Each leaving an indelible
Mark as the honey sweetly
Drips from the catacombs
Of Queen Bee’s grand design.

The mind has been set free
Fragile fingers reach ever upward
And the heart waits patiently
Behind the reflection of
The closed door.

Within the sphere of Malkuth…..

“We are the Royals of Malkuth. We are the stewards of its planetary energy, Earth, our home and we are its most prized creation of matter and manifest form.”

Yesod reminds us that we are the masters of our perceptions; and that illusion fades as we set the intention of manifesting reality. This is the healing that Yesod brings…


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