Why was the Shulchan placed on the north side of the Heichal?
Targum Yonasan: Because it is the direction from which wealth comes 1 and from where rain drips on to the vegetation in order to sustain the people.
To what did the 12 loaves of Lechem ha'Panim correspond ?
Targum Yonasan: They correspond to the 12 Tribes.
Why was the Menorah placed on the south side of the Heichal?
Targum Yonasan: Because from there the rays of the sun shine and illuminate, and that is where the storehouses of Chochmah are situated. 1
What did the seven lamps represent?
Targum Yonasan: The seven lamps represented the seven planets which are compared to the Tzadikim on whose merit they illuminate the earth.