By Tim Spruill 06/26/2016
Hod is the eighth sephira of Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Hod sits below Gevurah and across from Netzach in the tree of life; Yesod is to the south-east of Hod. It has four paths, which lead to Gevurah, Tiphereth, Netzach, and Yesod.
If you look at the tree digram you do see another path that seems to lead from Hod to Malkuth, but this may be because you should pass through Yesod, in order to reach Hod and vice versa when traveling the tree in meditation and/or ritual.
Hod’s planet is Mercury, and its element is water. It’s the Sphere of Divine names and magic(k), knowledge and the developing intellect. The world it resides in is Yetzirah.