We do not study astrology so we can learn how to draw up people¶s horoscopes.

On the contrary, the purpose of kabbalistic astrology is to rise above the influences of the cosmos and take control over our own lives. The Zodiac sign in which we are born transmits to us all the negative and positive traits that we will need to effect our own transformation. However, the signs of the Zodiac are not the cause of our personality traits; they are the effect. Our karma from previous lives determines which sign we need to be born under in order to acquire the necessary traits and attributes that will allow us to correct and transform previous negative activity. The Zodiac is merely the mechanism that the soul uses to ensure that particular qualities are infused into it at birth. The patriarch Abraham was the first kabbalistic astrologer, some 3800 years ago. He wrote a book known as Sefer Yetzira, the Book of Formation. Contained within it are all of the secrets of the universe, including the knowledge of astrology and cosmology. As we delve into kabbalistic astrology, right away we find one significant difference between it and conventional astrology: kabbalistic astrology uses different calendars. While conventional astrology is

based on the solar or Gregorian calendar, kabbalistic astrology uses the Hebrew calendar, which takes into account the positions of both the sun and the moon. Each month, we have the ability to take control over the astrological influences of the month. Kabbalah Centres around the world offer New Moon Connections, featuring mediations and wisdom that teach you how to take control of the consciousness of that month. Below is a brief overview of just some of the secrets contained within each month. For a fuller discourse on the meaning of kabbalistic astrology, and how it can totally transform every facet of your life, we recommend reading Kabbalistic Astrology & the Meaning of Our Lives or signing up for Introduction to Kabbalistic Astrology on our online learning platform, Kabbalah University. Nissan (Aries) Aries is the first of the fire signs and the first sign in the both the Lunar and Solar astrological cycles. Even though the Hebrew calendar recognizes Rosh Hashanah as the new year, Nissan is actually the first month of the calendar year.

Those born under the sign of Aries are typically powerful, energetic, vigorous, pioneering, aggressive, progressive, militant and domineering. When it comes to fighting, they will do anything to be the winner and the first to hit the target and defeat the enemy. Historically, the month of Nissan marks the Israelite exile from Egypt, the beginning of the journey from slavery to salvation, from bondage to freedom. According to Kabbalah, this month provides us with the cosmic strength to break free of all limitations and bondage of any kind. Nissan allows us to leave behind the personal blockages that prevent us from achieving true freedom in all areas of life. The same energy that was revealed when the Israelite nation left Egypt is revealed every fourteenth day of Nissan, when the moon is in full force. Nissan is ruled by Mars, the planet of war, which allows us to wage war on the conflicts in our own lives. It supports us in infusing the year with the right consciousness in any war zone, whether it is between nations, people, or our in the conflict that rages between us on a daily basis ± the fight between the desire to receive for the self alone and the desire to share. The opportunity to redesign our entire year, to implement order instead of chaos, freedom instead of slavery, falls on the fourteenth of Nissan,

astrologers. and the Hebrew letters Pei and Vav. The signs that best suit . ruled by Venus (Noga. Each one of us has been given the power to utilize this cosmic window and reign victorious in this battle against negativity. Taurus¶ inner energy is fire. This offers us all the ability to instigate healing processes during this month.at the event commonly known as the ³Seder´. businesspeople. in Hebrew). artists. Taureans have a very strong will to purchase and buy property. They are typically self-employed business owners which places them in ³control´ of their monies and property. as it is the left column of the earth signs. The Hebrew name for the month is Iyar. chefs. which stands for ³Ani Hashem Rofecha´ ± ³I am God. Because Taurus is an earth sign. houses. singers and. Taureans are very capitalistic. jealous and possessive of their property. They will frequently experience loss of money to learn to let go of the physical world¶s domination over their lives. Taureans are in a constant search for stability in life and financial security. your Healer´. Iyar (Taurus) Taurus is a fixed sign. Taureans have healing powers and deep talents to be doctors. of course. land and real estate ± all in order to support their need for security.

Taurus are water signs: Pisces. Because the month of Iyar always falls during the Omer. it is time of low energy. Kochav¶s numerical value is Caf Vav = 26 (the Yud Hei Vav Hei the . or the earth signs: Virgo and Capricorn. all leading up to the revelation on Mount Sinai and Immortality. and all aspects of life. Taurus is associated with the Thyroid gland and the neck. business. and is Central Column of the air signs. Sivan (Gemini) Sivan is the third month of the Hebrew (lunar) year. best known by their ³stiff-necked´ stubbornness. and each day gives us an opportunity to correct negative things we did in our past. health. The entire month of Iyar falls during the period of Sfirat Haomer (the Counting of the Omer). It is a time in which we can earn the Light that we received on Passover and prepare ourselves for freedom from all forms of death and end ± in relationships. The controlling planet is Mercury. Cancer and Scorpio. accessed on Shavuot. in Hebrew ± Kochav. During this time we count 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. These 49 days are seven times seven different levels of negativity.

a teacher.the giving of the Torah. we reach the level of Binah. Mercury is the planet of communication. telephone wire. Many secrets were revealed in the cosmos during the month of Sivan. to build vessels. an adviser. this light was given to us with no effort from our side. is the cosmic day on which we finish the the counting of the Omer and culminates the 49 days that we began counting on the first day of Passover. On this fiftieth day after Passover. The letter (Zayin) created the sign of Gemini and the letter (Resh) created Mercury.basically anything that can transfer any information from point a to point b. Raz also means secret (sod) in Hebrew. That is why we ³count the Omer´. Sivan is known as the month of ³Matan Torah . whose numerical value is 207 . Together these two letter create the word Raz. which means it has the qualifications of an electrical cable. the holiday of Shavuot.Tetragrammaton) and Caf Bet = 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. An awesome amount of .Light (Or). together creating the most powerful and energetic combination. through correcting our actions that cause the Light to be concealed. When the awesome light of freedom was revealed on Passover.´ The sixth day of the month. a story teller .

The Gemini¶s need to collect information enables them to choose what is good and what is bad. of course. what is right or wrong.the endless Light of ³bila hamavet lanetzach ± when death was swallowed up forever. which resulted in immortality. is promised to be total protection and safety until Rosh Hashanah. This explains Gemini¶s tendency to jump from one subject to the other. The end result is their reluctance to enter any sort of commitment. The Ari says that whoever remains awake on Shavuot. doubts and uncertainties.light is revealed on this day. engaging in Zohar study. The energy of Zeir Anpin . someone that is able to give satisfactory answers to all questions. There is no greater teacher than a . one God. and that is why. The solution for this personal obstacle is to find a teacher. This is because knowledge is power. they have many questions. as it is the anniversary of when people of the world received the Torah. and an unlimited curiosity to collect information of every kind. Geminis are intellectuals who have the desire to know everything. and the more information gathered today will make future choices easier to make. This will enable the Gemini to focus on one way. which gives them a better chance to reach certainty. The very same energy of immortality is revealed each year on Shavuot.

and they tend to change moods. Therefore. by looking at the time at which each moment in history occurs. They have trouble with loyalty to one political party (as the servant of two masters). we can better understand why it happened. As a communication sign. That is why Geminis can be a different person each day. The ideal for a Gemini is to be a channel for as many people as possible. Tammuz (Cancer) Tammuz is one of the three negative months of the year: Tevet. understand and teach. the siege of Jerusalem began. In Tevet. Tammuz and Av. like the wind changes direction and strength. in Tammuz the walls around Jerusalem were penetrated and in Av the destruction of both Holy Temples in Jerusalem took place.Gemini with a firm sense of certainty. They embody the ability to do more then one task at the same time. Gemini can be the perfect channel. Kabbalah teaches us that the course of history transpires as a result of the cyclical energy processes of the year rather than because of physical events. one who can learn. as well as the the difficulty to commit in relationships. and help others to reach their own personal certainty. The duality of Gemini is expressed in every area of life. especially for those who are lost on their path. .

On the seventeenth day of Tammuz. the Israelites and the mixed multitude were waited impatiently for Moses to come down from Mount Sinai and built . Venus. Each planet controls two signs. Jupiter. bringing to the world the power and energy of immortality. Moses came down form Mount Sinai with the Tablets. This also gives the month of Tammuz the opening for Cancer to begin. except for the Sun. There are seven plants that the Kabbalistic Astrology is based upon: the Sun. However. Saturn and Mars. This imbalance causes the crab. the Moon. which controls only Cancer (Tammuz). Mars controls Aries (fire) and Scorpio (water) Venus controls Taurus (earth) and Libra (air) Mercury controls Gemini (air) and Virgo (earth) Jupiter controls Sagittarius (fire) and Pisces (water) Saturn controls Capricorn (earth) and Aquarius (air) Moon controls Cancer (water) Sun controls Leo (fire) Because the sun and the moon control one sign each. which controls only Leo (Av) and the moon. the symbol for the month of Tammuz. Mercury. and it is the only month that is named after a disease.Tammuz is controlled by the Moon. an unbalanced situation is created in each of these months. to walk sideways rather than forward and backward.

and similarly. the sight of which caused Moses to shatter the Tablets. If we do not make an effort to ³love our neighbor as ourselves´. as it changes its position each day.the Golden Calf. in Aramaic is made up of two parts: Sar . the month of Cancer was created by the Hebrew letters Chet (which created Tammuz) and Taf (which created the Moon).chaos. The historical fact that the walls were broken on the seventeenth of Tammuz was simply a manifestation of the incompatibility between the potential of the spiritual vessel and the reality of desire to receive for oneself alone. According to ³The Book of Formation´ by Avraham Avinu. we cause our own walls to break down and begin destruction in various aspects of our lives. The power of the month of Cancer is to remove any problems or negative situations in our lives that might cause this disease to come to our lives. we are essentially choosing the Golden Calf. and Tan . This moment was marked by a clashing of two energies: the power of immortality and chaos with suffering. animosity and any aspect of negativity.to remove and clean all the negativity. The moon is unlike any other celestial body. Sartan (English: Cancer). depression and death. but remains . hatred.

Cancerians must do their best to let go of the past and see beyond ill feelings and wounds. It begins each lunar month as a thin scythe and reaches its fullest brightness on the fifteenth.´ and they are strongly connecting to family and home. Their motto is ³my house is my fortress. and this leads to depression. which a planet of . The other two are Tevet (Capricorn). as this is the body part they hold in the tension and unsolved emotional difficulties. and giving to others. and this cycle repeats itself each month. This explains the Cancerian¶s high sensitivity. Cancerians are very domestic people. the light of the moon begins to wane. The moon¶s waning causes them to feel that there is always something missing. Av (Leo) Av is one of the three most negative months of the year. because it is ruled by Saturn. In addition. They love history and archaeology .visible nonetheless. They seem to need more love than other sign. sharing. loving. The cure for these low moments is caring. This is the only way for them to find truly happiness and love. From the moment that the fifteenth day is over. They have a sensitive stomach.anything that reminds them of the past.

Their trademarks are leadership. some negative and some positive. Leos easily fall into perceiving that they are king. The Book of Formation says the letter Tet created Leo and the letter Caf created the sun. and in full force. heat and life.. This is the reason we experience a polarity of events. the sun brings each of the planets light. At the center of our solar system. burning and consuming fire with no balance. Together we get the energetic combination of that controls the month of Av and Leo. determination. pride and superiority can only prevent us from helping others. This indicates an added influence of fire which is expressed as judgments.sign of Leo ± is ruled by the sun. without which organic life could not exist. this combination can lead to the pitfalls of ego and pride. domination and power. and is the Left Column of the fire signs. The only control we have is self-control.harsh judgments. Av . Any feelings of ego. and that can never be good. and Tammuz (Cancer) because it is ruled by the moon. The month of Av is known for the massive occurrences of negativity that have transpired throughout history during this time: The Spanish . People born in this month are famous (or infamous) for behaving like the sun.

but it is a day that lends itself to calamity. the signing of Hitler¶s Final Solution. The number nine. forgiving. and loving. and this energy was created and accumulated in Yesod. which manifests all of the energy that is gathered from all the upper luminous emanations.this negative energy is accumulated and culminates on the ninth of Av. no minimum of human dignity between people . chose not behave with human dignity toward one another. and any self-serving action would trigger the fuse.Inquisition. Jerusalem was and remains the energy center of the world. It is very easy to point fingers and blame others. When there is no unity. in a deadly short circuit. represented by the Hebrew letter Tet. not because the two Temples were destroyed. but it is harder to transform oneself and change one¶s attitude. it had to manifest itself. What is the solution? A change of consciousness and behavior. and the residents of Jerusalem specifically. The ninth day of Av is a fasting day. When the people of Israel. which all took place on the ninth of Av. we . be patient. If each of us could perceive ourselves as though we are ticking time bombs. and the Destruction of both Holy Temples in Jerusalem. connects us to Sfirat Yesod. and did so in an explosion of negativity on the ninth day of Av.

but it all depends on our actions. FIFTEENTH DAY OF AV . which does not represent an actual physical death.the death anniversary of Rav Isaac Luria (the Ari). The moon Malchut. On this day. To lessen the judgment of this month we also have two very positive events: THE FIFTH DAY OF AV . The death of the Ari. provides us with an opening for awesome light we can connect to by studying his writings on that night. therein also lies the biggest potential to reveal tremendous light.Zeir Anpin. in order to transform daveh (poor and weak) to Hod.would be much more careful with our actions and words. Where there is the greatest darkness. but at the same time it is the birth of Messiah. When the moon reflects the light of the sun. the positive pole ± represents the male aspect of our universe. and to love unconditionally. to care. The sun . we receive this power to ³return light´ ± the strength to give. the negative pole ± represents the female aspect of the universe. both the sun and the moon are full. He chose to leave the world on the fifth day which represents the luminous emanation of Hod.the happiest day of the year. This is why our sages stated that there is no happier day in the year. and this rare cosmic opportunity allows us to find our . The ninth day of Av is a day of destruction.

which is an earth sign and is ruled by Mercury. and this is the real lesson Virgos should learn. accountants. and also have a great need to serve society. . profit and loss. The end of the lunar year expresses the Virgo's need to check and criticize their actions. service technicians. People under the sign of Virgo find success in community careers: as doctors. People born in this month feel the need to achieve financial security through working. The same way the sun and the moon are in harmony on this day. like a business man that reviews the year-end balance.soulmate. This month corresponds to the sign of Virgo. so too can we draw this partnership to our lives. That is how Virgos acquire their attribute of criticism. nurses. working and serving others. bankers. Elul (Virgo) The month of Elul is the completion of the lunar year. It easier to criticize and see what is wrong with others. The sign of Virgo is connected to the practicality. but much harder to do criticize oneself. and in professions of beauty and fashion. or any profession healing the body and the soul. as social workers.

Mercury in Hebrew is Kochav. There is a greater inclination to widen and enlarge the metaphysical vessel in order to better understand . International business connections can take place. looking for their luck and to change their lives. There is also a large incident of immigration in this month. which indicates that Mercury is a planet of communication.When is the correction of the Virgo complete? When they learn to love. In personal relationships there are more international connections and meetings. they have finished their correction.through the kabbalistic . honor and accept the other person as they are without criticism. Numerology value is Caf and Vav = 26 = Yud Hei Vav Hei and Caf Vet = 22 = the 22 letters of the Hebrew Aleph Bet. Financially it is not an easy month. Many important change might happen. judgment or trying to change them to their own criteria. where more people find the need to leave their homelands in order to go to new places. different ones with new consciousness. Once the Virgo achieves completely unconditional love. the need for new business ventures. which means there is more openness to go out of the family circle/tribe tradition to meet new and different people and nations.

and the decision is made as to who will live who will die.upper and lower .sign of Aries. actually. Tishrei (Libra) Tishrei is the sign of Libra . In any case. Lamed is built from two triangles . On Rosh Hashanah this metaphysical action is takes place when all of our actions are being weighed. This letter is very special as it is the only letter in the Hebrew Aleph Bet which goes above the line.the seventh month of the astrological wheel that begins in Nissan . The scales are being examined.to . who will be rich who will be poor according to how the scale tips.the meaning of life. The month of Tishrei was created by the letter Lamed . In our modern times we use digital scales. vegetables or any other things. the idea of the scale it to take two opposite and different things and check the difference between them. Libra is Mozna¶aim in Hebrew meaning scale. In ancient times. and the effect of the scales has been lost. the scale on which we weigh fruits. the scale was used by putting on the objects to be weighed on one side and stones in units of measurement on the other. the good deeds and the bad deeds.understanding . both in the personal and global realms.

Noga (Venus) was created by the Hebrew letter Pei . They love esthetics. loving and also make good business people. Venus controls money.show us that we can build the balance between the parallel universe. Lamed is the letter of learning. and that is why people born under the sign of Libra are generally very intellectual people. This is the planet which rules love. We live in a physical world. Libras are good business people. know and understand. but the true world is the metaphysical one. which is why Librans need to learn to give charity. The scales can help us to connect and fuse the two worlds. money and art. couples. donations and tithing. They must make a point of saying no from time to time. Together the two letters Pei and Lamed are the letter of the sign of Libra. sensitive. in order to infuse the money with positivity and give the money the right balance. Libras have the tendency to please the whole world. with big desires to study. and some time they lose the Libran balance because they give too much. The planet Venus is rules the sign of Libra. . as Rav Berg explains. Liras are romantic people. music and visual arts. learn.

Don¶t feel threatened.the house of Libra.The first ten days of Libra are called ³The Ten Days of Repentance´. Prayer and Charity can nullify any negativity headed our way. You will notice power plays and control issues at work and on personal fronts. What is happening in this month astrologically? The Sun and the Moon are together in Virgo. there is an unusual need to take on new responsibilities that will result in year-long commitments in multiple fields Be open to new ideas and stay flexible. and there is a heightened ability to see what is wrong. Mercury in Libra puts us at a very positive .there is a need for a thorough housecleaning . The astrological chart emphasizes the need for change. Due to the cosmic pressure. as well as in the personal and marital life . what is not working in professional fields. Criticism is in the air. There is no doubt that there is a very serious closure of a chapter. the seventh house . Mercury not only influences this month.Day of Atonement . the peak of which is Yom Kippur .the day on which the verdict is given. A change is on its way. Repentance. which means heading towards a new beginning.to look inside and see what needs to be changed. but maintains influence throughout the coming year.

God forbid. An increase in knowledge and a fortification in romantic and familial partnerships create a strong vessel for personal and global livelihood. right or left. Through this openness we build a positive and intellectual energy that will influence the course of this month in the social-human domain. Mar Chesvan (Scorpio) The astrological month of Scorpio. . Pluto has been found to bear influence on the sign of Scorpio. is the Left column water sign. Listen and accept others with an open mind and a welcoming heart. enabling us to experience beautiful relationships where the key words are love and understanding. each grain can change the way the scales tip. to death. The Book of Formation speaks of seven planets in the solar system. three more planets were revealed and as a result. or as it is called in Hebrew MarCheshvan (Bitter Cheshvan). has the same root ) that each and every one of us is like a grain of wheat When put on the cosmic scale. Each one of us has the personal responsibility to understand (the word understand. and is ruled by the plant Mars (Ma¶adim) and Pluto. to life or. It will also bear influence in the world of technology.angle. as Binah in Hebrew. In the last century.

They go to extremes. Pluto rules life and death. As the Left Column of the water signs. which rules the month of Scorpio. and seek these measures at any cost. and you will most definitely be treated that way. which makes all Scorpios warriors who have the drive to eliminate their enemy no matter what toll it takes on anyone else. which at best manifests itself as new life. and they stay their course with total determination and strength. they do not falter. They do not waver. then you are by default their enemy. in both positive and negative respects. no gray areas. but Scorpions are particularly irrational when it comes to their emotions. If you are not their friend. Mars. It also gives Scorpios deep sexual desires that are rooted in the compulsion to propagate the human race.´ Scorpios can go so far as to damage their reproductive and sexual organs. is the planet and Greek god of war. infertility.All water signs are emotional. and cancer. which can sometimes result in unnecessary force and violence. Scorpios have a tremendous desire for power and control. . as well as the power and energy of the seed. In their efforts to ³be fruitful and multiply. leading to impotency. There is only black and white in the world of the Scorpion.

If they feel their love is not reciprocated. love is everything. Scorpions are very good businesspeople. as the month is formally known. It is not easy to make the dark forces completely white. love and let go. Our job throughout the month is to transform that which is bitter into sweet. which means that they do not like change and want to harness total control over their lives and the lives of those around them. Mar-Cheshvan. Their greatest fear is to lose control. In the Scorpio world of extremes. However. They like money because it gives them control and power. it can be transformed into Ram Cheshvan (elevated Cheshvan). It is very difficult for Scorpios to forgive and forget. and to live. very strong mystical and spiritual . It takes a strong consciousness and self-control to achieve this transformation. that which is lowly to lofty.Scorpio is a fixed sign. physiologists. The typical Scorpio will not rest until he has his revenge on the friend that betrayed him and let him down. doctors. control the urge to avenge. They have a very powerful metaphysical ability and intuition.to find the Central Column. this love can turn into hate. They are very good politicians. and financiers. This is the hardest Tikun (correction) of Scorpions . in Hebrew means bitter Cheshvan. astrologers.

Cheshvan tends to be a cumbersome month of negative energy. If we overcome the natural tendency toward revenge. Noah¶s generation was very corrupt and God saw no other way but to destroy it completely with the flood. Kislev (Sagittarius) . The Great Deluge took place in the month of Cheshvan. As Rav Berg says. which makes it a good time to focus on the patterns in which we have fallen. his family. the more darkness we eradicate. If a Scorpio chooses the ³wrong path´. and a pair of all of Earth¶s creatures remained alive because of the protection provided by the Ark. toward taking the law in our hands. toward giving people what they ³deserve´. The more Light we bring to the world. they can be the most lethal and ruthless members of the Mafia. It is one of the only months lacking in holidays. Only Noah. and stick to revealing more Light in the world.powers. the ill feelings we harbor. the war against the darkness is not fought with guns and artillery but by lighting as many candles as possible. and the grudges that we still bear. for darkness cannot exist where there is Light. we can hope to survive this tenuous month.

This is the rainbow in the sky. the Creator told it to go back to its place. The letter Nun created the sign of Scorpio in which the Flood happened.Kislev is the sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius in Hebrew is called Keshet. Jupiter represents the desire to . in Hebrew ³Tzedek´. the mythological half-man. Samech comes from the phrase Somech noflim (supporting the fallen). and to support the Nun from falling. which controls expansion and the ability to expand metaphysical vessels. and the Hebrew letters Samech and Gimel . or rainbow. and after the Flood God put the rainbow in the sky as an omen that there never be a flood again. That is how we get the word nes (Eng. miracle). the article called ³the letter of Rav Hamnuna Saba (the Elder)´. The letter Gimel created Jupiter. The letter Samech created the sign of Sagittarius. half-horse figure who hunts with a bow and arrow. It is central column of the fire signs. When the letter Samech came before the Creator. In the Zohar. which is after the letter Nun. Keshet is represented by the centaur. ruled by Jupiter. it says that the Hebrew letters came before the Creator to ask that the world be created beginning with each one. an omen between God and Noach a flood would never destroy the land.

for him everything is always okay and always arranged in the best way possible.teacher . They love life and can be quite mischievous children. and they are interested in world exploration as well as the study of human behavior. and friends. educators. culture and religion. art and music. Sagittarius is a born optimist. and the fields of science. and pilots. teachers. Sagittarians are adventurous people who make excellent drivers.salesman or any job in communication that combine the knowledge with humanity. They love sports and challenge their destiny by taking unnecessary risks. communicators. Air fuels the fire and enable it grow and expend. Everything they do is on a large scale. Because Sagittarius is the central column (air element) of the fire signs. this is why the Sagittarius can be a channel instructor . gambling and light-headedness. Sagittarians are prone to over-optimism. They share their knowledge with whoever seeks it. it has the additional influence of air. They like to travel. with . to know. education.learn. mockery. biology. Sagittarians feel they can solve all problems and will do all things required of them. race drivers. exaggeration. lovers. They are natural philosophers. they love their freedom and space.

This energy is revealed again for eight days as long as we connect to it through the Chanukah candles. and allows us to create tremendous miracles in our lives. when a one day¶s worth of oil burned for eight days in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. We are subject to the very same conditions every year on 24th day of the month of Kislev. together with the metaphysical actions that the Hasmoneans did. and the letter Samech. which begins on the 24th of Kislev and ends on the 2nd of Tevet. brought about this miracle that happened 2000 years ago. Tevet (Capricorn) . These conditions. Gimel whose essence is Gomel Dalim (rewarding the poor).the help of Jupiter. We light Chanukah candles to connect to the miracle that happened in the time of the Hasmoneans. which expands the Sagittarian¶s mind in business. This amazing example of ³mind over matter´ took place because of the two letters that control this month. which created the month of Kislev. social and romantic endeavors! The most important days in Kislev are the days of Chanukah. The power of miracles exists and is available for us to access every day of the year. We must simply light the candles with the right and proper meditations and by that we activate this metaphysical system of miracles in our lives.

diseases. The Book of Formation. People born in this month have a strong need for financial security. These fears keep many Capricorns from becoming more spiritual. This translates into the Capricorn¶s helpful and caring character.The month of Tevet and the sign of Capricorn are both ruled by Saturn.000 years ago. caring. death. Capricorn represents the Right Column of the earth signs. Those born in Tevet are traditionally reliable. thrifty. responsible. with a strong connection to the material world. They fear what tomorrow might bring and a potential lack of funds for survival. After all. Saturn provide the law enforcement in the cosmos. which signifies that its internal energy is water. and punctual. time is money! They make excellent . shame and the many other obstacles that plague our lives. Capricorn is an earth sign. disgrace. They are great caretakers who can often lack faith in the Light-force because they are easily controlled by physical forces. poverty. written by Abraham the Patriarch more than 4. reveals that Saturn is responsible for the distractions. jails. This is the reason that Saturn has gotten such a bad rap amongst astrologers. Capricorns are family-oriented and have strong ties to the home. giving us each exactly what we deserve. They believe only in what their five senses convey and have trouble seeing beyond the apparent.

Capricorn is one of the three hardest months of the year. Traditional astrology attributes control of this month to Saturn. but thanks to the holiday of Chanukah. 1781. accountants. and Capricorns do have this wisdom. Aquarius represents the Left Column of the three. The letter Ayin created Capricorn and the letter Bet created Saturn. which extends itself to the first two days of Tevet. attorneys. . because the original desire of Saturn is to reach the Light. According to Book of Formation. engineers. The combination of Ayin and Bet is the level of Chochmah when the Yud Hei Vav Hei is spelled out. the Ayin and Bet are the Hebrew letters controlling this month. It is the third of the air signs: Gemini. Aquarius is ruled by two planets. discovered by the astronomer William Hershel on March 13. Libra and Aquarius. and modern astrology has given credit to Uranus. Shevat (Aquarius) The month of Shevat correlates with the astrological sign of Aquarius. from crossing guard to drill sergeant. we do receive an injection of Light-force that can sustain us through the month. and in any disciplinary position.business people. which is an air sign.

the one that breaks the proximity and limitations of seven .seven days. to understand and to support the needy. seven colors. Uranus elevates us to new consciousness and new concepts beyond limitation. is the planet of judgment. innovations. their uniqueness and their identity. To Aquarians. This is the reason that they strive to break old boundaries. the need to help. The energy of Uranus also connects to the air element . responsibility. which explains the common phenomenon of the . This is why the Age of Aquarius and the month of Aquarius are considered times of change. and they disconnect from the past in order to find a fresh and unfamiliar reality. the seventh day. seven notes etc. and new concepts that will bring the world to a higher level of consciousness. order. the past is but a fleeting moment.Saturn.intellectualism. a new truth to fit the new times. Uranus is the eighth planet in the solar system. inventions. Aquarians are rebellious by nature because they are constantly faced with penetrating questions concerning their individuality. discipline and laws. Both are times of new knowledge. humanity. the seventh planet in the solar system. Uranus orbits the sun every 84 years.

Aquarians are directly linked to this redemptive moment. Redemption is when all negativity is cleansed. They thrive doing anything revolutionary. Why does Aquarius. or the Age of Redemption. especially in tasks that carry the flag of social-political revolution. when we begin to question our life¶s purpose and make plans for the next 40 or so years. and social workers. They show great promise as children and as adults they are idealists who strive to change the universe with original ideas. and their concern is the well being of humanity as a whole. It is actually a case of Aquarius-it is. . scientists. Because of their higher level of consciousness. symbolize redemption? Because Aquarians perceive the world as unified. They are rebels. or "Shvat" according the Hebrew calendar.³midlife crisis´ that plagues 40-42 year olds. when humanity is free of evil and fragmentation. Aquarians are unique« they stand out in a crowd and cannot be ignored. Age of Aquarius The Kabbalists explain that the Age of Aquarius began approximately 400 years ago and is considered the Age of Revelation. Aquarians make excellent computer technicians. and Kabbalists consider this to be the basis of true redemption.

they are also the most stubborn of all signs. this is a global quest. and they are passionately independent and private. Aquarians are capable of helping humanity. Aquarians have the power to break free of the limitations of the physical world. Their desire for originality causes them to set themselves apart from the crowd. They detest confinement of any sort. better ways to solve world problems. They reject all established structures. as long as their own ideas do not become more important than the cause itself. and they have trouble really changing from deep within. True spirituality . their focus tends to be external. and fight to maintain their individuality and freedom in order to exercise their innovative ideas. Though Aquarians seek justice for all. Even as they begin to make changes in their lives. Aquarians often lack a sense of the practical. always looking to find new. Despite their friendliness and openmindedness. not a personal one.They rebel against established ways of doing things. But to manifest this power. Yet the most challenging barrier they face is most often their own egos. while they fail to be sensitive to those around them who are suffering. They support things that are grand and noble. they must control the aspects of their nature that interfere with its accomplishment.

Aquarians usually have such high opinions of themselves that imposing their own views can become their sole objective. You can experience an exceptional and unique adventure in the history of humanity if you manage the most difficult restriction ± silencing your ego and practicing humility and modesty while living in simplicity. and so are not entitled to personal glory. you can attain the consciousness of a cosmic reality and feel responsible for humanity as a whole. . Adar (Pisces) Pisces completes the astrological cycle that begins with Aries.means being part of humanity. And Aquarians have the strength for this task. For those born under the sign of Aquarius and for those now about to become influenced by the cosmic energy of Aquarius. It is Central Column of the water signs. and realize that they have been entrusted with their attributes in order to manifest a certain force in this world. Unfortunately. and is controlled by two planets. They are merely channels for this energy. from past lives. Aquarians must conquer their pride. not above it. Jupiter and Neptune. You can know true friendship and perhaps even universal fraternity.

created by Esther. These two months. was discovered only in the 19th century as the planet to rule the abstract. The combination of these two planets gives Pisces a very powerful emotional ability. They are remarkably sensitive and vulnerable with the strongest intuition of any sign. The second planet that rules Pisces. Neptune. thought. Sagittarius marks the miracles of Chanukah. are characterized by the tremendous miracles that took place because of the energy of Jupiter. They are very deep people. Adar and Kislev. or inspiration. It provides us with the ability to see and understand beyond our five senses. Persia. expansion of the metaphysical vessel and our extension of our spiritual ability. Jupiter is the planet of success. under Achashverosh¶s rule. whether it comes to opinion. and the unity between the Jews in Shushan. Pisceans have an uncanny . Mordechai.Jupiter controls two signs: Pisces and Sagittarius. the planet itself has no boundaries or limitations. miracles. It controls intuition. Adar coined the miracle of Purim. imagination. creativity and art. This ³togetherness´ and mass effort of unconditional sharing caused the miracle that prevented the total extermination of the Israelites in Persia. as it is surrounded by gas.

for they can truly enter a person¶s heart and mind and experience the pain and suffering of others. miracles and wonders. the . According to the sages. like Moses. who was also a Pisces. and they can often be psychic and clairvoyant. It is a month of happiness. ³When Adar begins. joy enters. Adar is known for the holiday of Purim.´ as the famous Hebraic phrase goes. science. Because of the difference between the lunar and the solar year. Adar is the only month that repeats itself in a single calendar year. But those Pisces who prefer to go with the flow can be weak people who get carried away easily and are prone to addictive patterns of behavior. to overcome our doubts and connect to the Light. The symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. They have the metaphysical ability predict the future. It affords us the ability to achieve mind over matter. and metaphysics (Albert Einstein was a Pisces).talent for sensitivity toward others. Many Pisceans have a gift for mathematics. it will be the only holiday that will continue to be celebrated throughout the world after the Messiah comes. The fish swimming against the stream represents the powerful ³Pisces´ potential. They can be ³sharks´ ± as charismatic and strong leaders with vision and clarity about leadership that can guide an entire nation.

sages add an extra Hebrew month to the lunar year in order to balance the two. so Adar gives us even more potential to become channels for others.from the micro to the macro world and its actions are controlled by the spiritual forces that permeate our whole universe. As an example. we are given an extra dose of that powerful energy. both mankind as a whole and each and every individual has to attain his highest point of understanding the goal and the program of the creation in all of its fullness. In other words. The Meaning of Life The Kabbalah teaches the cause effect connection of our spiritual sources. Six represents Yesod. According to the Kabbalah. while walking up the ladder. the luminous emanation that transfers energy to Malchut (our realm). weaved from these forces. When we experience two months of Adar. How many forces and complex systems function in that organism! And how many of those systems has man's eye and limited experience failed to notice Multiplying those forces by the vast number of living creatures that have ever existed . In each generation there were people who by constant self work reached a certain spiritual level. they managed to reach the top. It might be pictured as if this universe lies upon a net. These sources connect according to the constant and absolute rules aiming for a higher goal . let's take the smallest living organism whose sole aim is to support its existence for a time long enough to procreate the next generation. This instance occurs randomly 7 times every 19 years. Any material object .the comprehension of the Creator by all of his creations that exist in this world. Adar is the last of the feminine months and is the sixth month since Libra and the Kabbalistic New Year.

and desire. However. their names. Science. thought. although the object itself. In the material world there are many forces and phenomena which we do not directly feel. etc. magnetic waves. The great variety of the spiritual forces can be imagined as two equal and interconnected systems. In other words. The second one is called "Comprehension or the Steps of Prophecy and Spirit". electricity. all of the names in the Kabbalah seem to give a real (material) notion of a spiritual object. the study of the properties of matter and the study of its form. For example. We don't have an idea about the Creator Himself. But if we think about it. are familiar even to children. The first system in the Kabbalah is called "The Order of the Creation of the Worlds and Spirit". as an instrument of researching the world is divided into two parts. and this is exactly what is studied in the Kabbalah. The second system supposes that those who wish to reach the peak will have to act according to the laws of the first system. just as we don't have a real idea of any object. The only difference between them is that the first system comes out from the Creator and goes down through all of the worlds until it reaches ours. we cannot even comprehend ourselves! Only actions and reactions is all that we know about ourselves. More than that. Accordingly. if we take a table as a combination of matter and . The second one comes out of our world and goes all the way up according to the rules already developed and acted upon in the first system.we will only have a vague and remote idea about the number of spiritual ties and forces that control us. there is nothing in the universe that doesn't consist of matter and form.sugar.meaning the Universe and the spiritual worlds . it is not only spiritual objects that we don't have an idea about.bread and sugar . These reactions give us what seems to be knowledge. For example. we have learned to use this phenomenon for our certain needs.in our world . The effect of their actions. The thing is that we don't feel the object itself but rather our reaction to its actions and influence. even one that is felt by our own hands. in the spiritual world the main factor of discovery and comprehension is not time but rather the purity of spirit. We call it by name just as naturally as we call bread . Even though our knowledge about electricity is limited. its essence remains hidden.

Suddenly a wave of misfortune came upon him. the lie. his wife and children died. he died soon after. On the basis of those scientific experiments. They decide to give him the feeling that he is alive.. where the matter is the body of the man that carries the form. how can we distinguish an illusion for reality . his house. The whole field of higher philosophy belongs to this category of science and mankind has often suffered because of its groundless conclusions. especially those forms that have never been tied to matter (for example. then the matter is the wood. without any connection to matter. Therefore. It is only our feelings that create the picture of our surroundings. I will clarify this thought with an example: "Once upon a time a poor man lived in a small village. By exploring the spiritual world. However. since there is absolutely no certainty in the validity of the conclusions. The horses fell. The majority of contemporary scientists turned their back on this method of study. The part of science that deals with the study of matter is based on experiments. Another example. that he has his family with him. the part of science that studies form. They make him feel content with his work and with his life. He drove a wagon. The separation of form from matter is possible only in our imagination. So then. all of our conclusions in this case are based only on theoretical premises. the word liar.. and his good horses. the house fell apart and because of his grief. . and the carrier of the form is the shape of the table. that what is happening to us in a dream is very real. That is because there is no such thing as form without matter in our world. He feels it as a separate existing object and not as a part of the Creator while all of the surrounding world is only an illusion of the action of spiritual forces on us." These feelings are interpreted just as we feel in a dream. just what to give to such a long suffering and tormented soul to assure its happiness. And then the decision is being taken in the highest court. conclusions are drawn. communism as an ideal!) cannot be based on experiment. man himself actually discovers that his very feelings are only wishes from above for him to feel that way.form. a house and a family. had a couple of horses.

. The link between the object and its spiritual source in unchangeable. He has reached that level of the spiritual object itself and he sees the way it effects and influences our world. We have to know its nature and properties. However. This brings us to the conclusion: First it is essential to understand the spiritual source of the material object. we still cannot understand its higher spiritual form. It is based on the spiritual source of the material object and cannot change. The Kabbalists write their books and pass on their knowledge using this language. receives all of its qualities himself. Even if we know the name of a lower material object. Thus. This is the only way for the true understanding of the language of the Kabbalah. It is as if he is watching all of our illusions as an observer from the outside! Kabbalah. there is a completely accurate "fit" between the name taken from the material world and its spiritual root . it has a remarkable quality that shows its superiority over other methods of science. A simple basic understanding of the language is not enough. the world. Our earthly. "the branch". The spiritual force. Only if we know the spiritual form can we comprehend and see its material implementation. just as any other science.the source. uses certain symbols and terminology to describe objects and actions. everyday language is gradually loosing its accuracy since it is tied only to the outer form. This language is extremely precise. the sfira are called by the same name which we use for the same object controlled by this force in our world. Only then can we pass to its branch in our world and study their interaction. inside himself he feels a complete understanding and can deal practically with different kinds of forms before their material embodiment. This is quite different from our everyday use of the language.Kabbalah as a science of the world is also divided into the study of matter and form. The part of it that deals with the study of form without matter is totally based on experimental control and therefore can be verified and tested! The Kabbalist. Since every material object or force has a respective spiritual object or force that controls their actions. Naming a spiritual object is therefore possible only to a Kabbalist who has himself reached a very high level of insight. having risen to the spiritual level of the studied object.

Only the longing and the passion for the spiritual in our world. Continued Reading on The Meaning of Life: Power of You . that is the key for the higher world. It is only possible when we spiritually lift ourselves up above this world. This is possible only if we rid ourselves of all of the traces of material egoism and accept the spiritual values as the only ones.A natural question arises however. How can a beginner master this science when he cannot even properly understand his teacher The answer is very simple.

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