Kabbalah and Tarot: The Tree of Life

A very quick tour!

Cynthia Giles
3 min readJun 23, 2021

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A diagram representing the Kabbalistic Tree of Life

Kabbalah is a form of mystical Judaism, and like the Tarot, it has a very strong visual aspect — summed up in a diagram known as the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The structure is organized around a set of numbered circles known as sefiroth (“glowing sapphires”), each of which represents an aspect of God.

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Cynthia Giles

Writer at large, Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities. Persistently curious! Launching Complexity Press, Spring 2023.