Tzaddi
 
The Emperor Tzaddi
Peh to the Tree Qoph

Tzaddi (צ, or ץ final)

Tzaddi, the twenty-eighth path, connects Netzach and Yesod. It is the character "Tz" or "X".

Tzaddi is one of the twelve simple letters, which represent astrological signs. The simple letters are secondary directions, the edges of the box, connecting its faces. Its attributions are:

SignAquarius
Directionsouth above
Numberצ‎ = 90 or ץ‎ (final) = 900
Nameצדי
MeaningFish hook[1] (hunt, hunter, hunted, capture, lying in wait, adversary)
Permutationהיוה
HouseFriends
Tarot trump In Thelema: the Emperor, because צ is not the Star. Liber AL I:57. Traditional: the Star.
ColorViolet
Yetsiratic Attribution[2] Natural or Constituting Intelligence (natural consciousness, Sekhel Mutba, שכל מוטבע), because through it is consummated and perfected the nature of every thing existing beneath the Sun.

Tzaddi is one of five characters that also has a "final" form — that is, a form of the letter that is used when it appears at the end of a word. The two forms have different enumerations, as shown above.


NOTE: In Hermetic Qabalah, Tzaddi traditionally associates with the Star because צ, Tzaddi, is the eighteenth letter and the Star the eighteenth trump (counting the Fool as the first trump). However, Thelemites change this, associating Tzaddi with the Emperor. The rationale for this is explained in Crowley's book The Book of Thoth, but stems from a statement in Liber AL that צ is not the Star.


[1]צד, tzad, means to hunt, catch, capture
[2]From the 32 Paths of Wisdom, often printed as an appendix to Sepher Yetzirah. However, see this article for additional (and contradictory) information on these Paths.
[1]צד, tzad, means to hunt, catch, capture
[2]From the 32 Paths of Wisdom, often printed as an appendix to Sepher Yetzirah. However, see this article for additional (and contradictory) information on these Paths.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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