Why in female pillar of Severity? The positive builds up, the Negative breaks down. The positive is a kinetic force, the negative is a static force.
Gods: Mars, Ares, Mars, Tyr, Vishnu, Horus, all martial Gods. Day: Tuesday.
Color: Red. Jewel: Ruby. Plant: Oak, nux vomiga, nettle. Perfume: Tobacco. Animal: Basilisk.
TITLE: Geburah, Strength, Severity. (Hebrew spelling: Gimel, Beth, Vau, Resh, Heh.)
MAGICAL IMAGE: A mighty warrior in his chariot.
SITUATION ON THE TREE: In the centre of the Pillar of Severity.
YETZIRATIC TEXT: The Fifth Path is called the Radical Intelligence because
it resembles Unity, uniting itself to Binah, Understanding, which emanates from
the primordial depths of Chokmah, Wisdom.
TITLES GIVEN TO GEBURAH: Din: Justice. Pachad: Fear.
GOD-NAME: Elohim Gebor.
HOST OF ANGELS: Seraphim, Fiery Serpents.
MUNDANE CHAKRA: Madim, Mars.
SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE: Vision of Power.
VIRTUE: Energy. Courage.
VICE: Cruelty. Destruction.
CORRESPONDENCE IN THE MICROCOSM: The right arm.
SYMBOLS: The Pentagon. The Five-petalled Tudor Rose. The Sword. The Spur. The Scourge. The Chain.
TAROT CARDS: The four Fives.
FIVE OF WANDS: Strife.
FIVE OF CUPS: Loss in pleasure.
FIVE OF SWORDS: Defeat.
FIVE OF PENTACLES: Earthly trouble.
COLOUR IN ATZILUTH: orange.
BRIAH: Scarlet red.
YETZIRAH: Bright scarlet.
ASSIAH: Red, flecked with black.
Geburah is the most dynamic and forceful of all the Sephiroth, but it is also the most highly disciplined. Indeed, the military discipline, presided over by the god of War, is a synonym for the sternest kind of control that can be imposed upon human beings. Every boxer knows that if he gets angry and starts fighting instead of boxing, the odds are against him. The initiate of Mars is essentially the Happy Warrior, the initiate who has passed through the grade of Tiphareth and gained equilibrium. He fights without malice; he spares the weak and wounded; he does not set Out to destroy the law but to see to it that it is properly fulfilled. He is the corrector of the balance, and as such is always the defender of the weak and oppressed.