Interconnected Correspondence Table (ODX)

December 31, 2020 (4y ago)

The basis of Occultism can be summed up in the word correspondence. James Wasserman

When you start researching hermetics, alchemy, astrology or tarot, you quickly encounter correspondence tables as a method for learning how different systems interact and overlap. Wikipedia defines a correspondence table as:

A table of magical correspondences is a list of magical correspondences between items belonging to different categories, such as correspondences between certain deities, heavenly bodies, plants, perfumes, precious stones, etc.

For example, the 3 zodiacal qualities (cardinal, fixed, mutable) and frequently associated with the 3 alchemical principles (sulfur, salt, mercury) and the 3 "genders" (masculine, feminine, neuter).

Likewise, the 4 elements (fire, water, air, earth) are associated with the 4 suits of the tarot (wands, cups, swords, pentacles) and the 4 alchemical temperaments (choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine, melancholic) and so on.

I decided to digitize as many of these tables as I could find and then relate them to each other in a Notion database. This allows you to explore the relationships between different systems and see how they overlap. There are obviously inconsistencies between different sources, but I think it's still a useful tool for learning. For completeness, I should indicate the different "schools" of correspondences, as different interpretations map the same concepts to different things.

Organizing these ~50 tables took approximately six months of active research and data entry. I'm sure there are many more tables out there, but I think I've captured the most common ones. I've also included a few tables that are not strictly correspondence tables, but are still useful for learning about the occult.

These have helped me significantly in my own studies, and I hope they can help you as well. If you have any suggestions for additional tables, please let me know!

You can navigate the tables on Notion here.

I recommend starting with these these pages: