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Correspondences: Virtues and Vices

The Four Humours

phlegmatic calm, stolid temperament, unemotional, sluggish, pallid, lazy, corpulent
sanguine benign and gentle, cheerful, optimistic, irresponsible, jolly, red cheeked
choleric easily angered, bad-tempered, irritable, thin, ambitious.
melancolic introspective, thin, sad, love sick.

The Four Elements

Element Virtues Vices
Fire Courage, enthusiasm and willpower.Energetic, strength, creative, valor, loyalty, motion, perceptive Anger, jealousy and hatred. Sporadic, breakative, irritable, destructive, intemperance, anger, caught in illusions
Earth Being centered, patience, truth, thorough and dependable.Patients, builder, strength, thrift, acquisition, conserved, practical, dependable, stable, endurance, and protective Dullness, laziness, inconsiderate.Greed, addictions, obsessions, laziness, tired, lack of control, forgetful, anger, and slow
Air Intelligence, practical, speed, communications, adaptability, magnetic, fluid, optimistic, clearness, kindness, intellectual, piercing, perceptive, inventive Impulsive, frivolous, easily fooled, Gossiper, thief, dishonest, contemptible, fearful, lacking of stability, rude, air headed, unemotional.
Water Love, compassion, receptivity, flexibility and forgiveness. Receptive, understanding, empathic, sympathy, vitality, growth, loving, kind, astrally aware, divining, intune with cycles, meditative Indifference, depression and instability. Over emotional, disintegrating, dissolving, secretive, indifferent, no foundations, ungrounded, forgetful, lustful, clouded

The Planets

Planet Virtues Vices
Sun Self confidence, honor, nobility, loyalty, hope, joy blunt, persistent, quarrelsome, strong, and theatrical, arrogance, bigotry, pride.
Moon Charitable Delusion, sentimental
Venus Justice coldness, isolation, lechery.
Mercury Cleverness, eloquence dishonesty, deception.
Mars ambition, energy anger, violence.
Jupiter Temperance greed, wastefulness.
Saturn Responsibility, morality oppression, pain.

Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon
Saturn avarice obstinacy presumption incorrigibility seduction insensitivity stupidity
Jupiter despair gluttony murder,curse  irreverence insolence sadness roistering
Mars cruelty sensuality anger rage, injury fornication heresy diffamation
Sun greed impudence temerity conceit sacrilege idolatry haughtiness
Venus selfishness dissolution arrogance vanity lust curiosity concupiscence
Mercury larceny impotence betrayal falseness adultery envy lying
Moon infidelity inconstancy impatience disobedience weakness mass frenzy sloth

This table is based on Fr. Jean d'Aubry's keywords for the virtues and vices associated with the 7 planets. The 7 columns represent the 7 planetary types described in Blessed Raymond's "Book of the Seven Planets" . 14 rows display the influence of the other planets on the main type. 
(Lullian philosopher Father d'Aubry was the personal physician and advisor of Louis XIV of France. A special letter from the pope prevented him from being burned at the stake on accusations of witchcraft.)

The Zodiac

Sign Virtues Vices
Aries Adventurous, energetic, pioneering, courageous, enthusiastic, confident, dynamic, and quick-witted Selfish, quick-tempered, impulsive, impatient, foolhardy, and daredevil
Taurus Patient, reliable, warmhearted, loving, persistent, determined, placid, and security loving Jealous, possessive, resentful, inflexible, self-indulgent, and greedy
Gemini Adaptable and versatile Communicative and witty Intellectual and eloquent Youthful and lively Nervous and tense - Superficial and inconsistant - Cunning and inquisitive
Cancer Emotional and loving Intuitive and imaginative Shrewd and cautious Protective and sympathetic Changeable and moody Overemotional and touchy Clinging and unable to let go
Leo Love the Limelight Generous and warmhearted Creative and enthusiastic Broad-minded and expansive Faithful and loving Pompous and patronizing Bossy and interfering Dogmatic and intolerant
Virgo Modest and shy Meticulous and reliable Practical and diligent Intelligent and analytical Fussy and a worrier Overcritical and harsh Perfectionist and conservative
Libra Diplomaitic and urbane Romantic and charming Easygoing and sociable Idealistic and peaceable Indecisive and changeable Gullible and easily infuenced Flirtatious and self-indulgent
Scorpio Determined and forceful Emotional and intuitive Powerful and passionate Exciting and magnetic Jealous and resentful Compulsive and obsessive Secretive and obstinate
Sagitarius Optimistic and freedom-loving Jovial and good-humored Honest and straightforward Intellectual and philosophical Blindly optimistic and careless Irresponsible and superficial Tactless and restless
Capricorn Practical and prudent Ambitious and disciplined Patient and careful Humorous and reserved Pessimistic and fatalistic Miserly and grudging Over conventional and rigid
Aquarius Friendly and humanitarian Honest and loyal Original and inventive Independent and intellectual Intractable and contrary Perverse and unpredictable Unemotional and detached
Pisces Imaginative and sensitive Compassionate and kind Selfless and unworldly Intuitive and sympathetic Escapist and idealistic Secretive and vague Weak-willed and easily led.

The Seven Rays

Ray I -

Will or Power.

Special Virtues:- Strength, courage, steadfastness, truthfulness arising from absolute fearlessness, power of ruling, capacity to grasp great questions in a large-minded way, and of handling men and measures.

Vices of Ray:- Pride, ambition, wilfulness, hardness, arrogance, desire to control others, obstinacy, anger.

Virtues to be acquired:- Tenderness, humility, sympathy, tolerance, patience.

Ray II -


Special Virtues:- Calm, strength, patience and endurance, love of truth, faithfulness, intuition, clear intelligence, and serene temper.

Vices of Ray:- Over-absorption in study, coldness, indifference to others, contempt of mental limitations in others.

Virtues to be acquired:- Love, compassion, unselfishness, energy.

Ray III -

Active Intelligence.

Special Virtues:- Wide views on all abstract questions, sincerity of purpose, clear intellect, capacity for concentration on philosophic studies, patience, caution, absence of the tendency to worry himself or others over trifles.

Vices of Ray:- Intellectual pride, coldness, isolation, inaccuracy in details, absent-mindedness, obstinacy, selfishness, overmuch criticism of others.

Virtues to be acquired:- Sympathy, tolerance, devotion, accuracy, energy and common-sense.

Ray IV -

Harmony through Conflict.

Special Virtues:- Strong affections, sympathy, physical courage, generosity, devotion, quickness of intellect and perception.

Vices of Ray:-Self-centredness, worrying, inaccuracy, lack of moral courage, strong passions, indolence, extravagance.

Virtues to be acquired:- Serenity, confidence, self-control, purity, unselfishness, accuracy, mental and moral balance.

Ray V -

Concrete Knowledge.

Special Virtues:- Strictly accurate statements, justice (without mercy), perseverance, common-sense, uprightness, independence, keen intellect.

Vices of Ray:- Harsh criticism, narrowness, arrogance, unforgiving temper, lack of sympathy and reverence, prejudice.

Virtues to be acquired:- Reverence, devotion, sympathy, love, wide-mindedness.

Ray VI -

Devotion, Idealism.

Special Virtues:- Devotion, single-mindedness, love, tenderness, intuition, loyalty, reverence.

Vices of Ray:- Selfish and jealous love, over-leaning on others, partiality, self-deception, sectarianism, superstition, prejudice, over-rapid conclusions, fiery anger.

Virtues to be acquired:- Strength, self-sacrifice, purity, truth, tolerance, serenity, balance and common sense.

Ray VII -

Ceremonial Order or Magic.

Special Virtues:- Strength, perseverance, courage, courtesy, extreme care in details, self-reliance.

Vices of Ray:- Formalism, bigotry, pride, narrowness, superficial judgements, self-opinion over-indulged.

Virtues to be acquired:- Realisation of unity, wide-mindedness, tolerance, humility, gentleness and love.

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