9538. That are on the four feet thereof. That this signifies in the natural sphere, is evident from the signification of "four," which involves conjunction (see n. 1686, 8877); and from the signification of "feet," as being the natural (n. 2162, 3147, 3761, 3986, 4280, 4938-4952, 5327, 5328). That there is stability in the natural sphere, is because everything spiritual comes to a close in what is called natural truth, and everything celestial in what is called natural good, and there they subsist. From this it is that the natural is a foundation, and consequently a support to them. That this is so is as yet known to few; and therefore of the Lord's Divine mercy it shall be told elsewhere from experience.