Nisan or Aries – The keyword is ‘Life’

Each lunar month in the Jewish calendar is associated with a sign of the zodiac: Aries is assigned to Nisan and has the keyword, in Hebrew, chaim or life;  Life is a fitting keyword for Nisan, the sign of spring, the season of renewal and new life.

Another interesting fact is that the word for ‘Nisan’ in Hebrew ‘ניסן’ has two letters that spell ‘נס’ the word for miracle — a hidden reminder that the miracle of Passover and the parting of the sea in the story in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Exodus occurred in this month.

And the Lamb (or Ram), the zodiacal sign that represents Aries is also a reminder that the Jews were oppressed and enslaved to another people, who esteemed statues of stone as if they were endowed with life; they attributed the utmost importance to the idols, the statues and paintings depicting their ram-headed god.   The image of the Ram was transformed by the Jews into a symbol for Nisan, the month in which Passover is celebrated, the festival that memorializes the exodus from Egypt and release from spiritual, mental, and physical enslavement.

Adar or Pisces — ‘Enemy’ is a keyword?

Born on Adar 19, 5639 ( March 14, 1879)

Each lunar month in the Hebrew calendar is associated with a sign of the zodiac.   Adar is Pisces, the Fish.  The keyword for Adar or Pisces is oyev or enemy.  Moshe (Moses) was born on Adar 7.  He overcame the forces of Amalek, the enemy of the Jewish people, who sought to destroy the whole Israelite nation.

At first glance, it is not at all apparent why the last sign of the zodiac be associated with a word that denotes hostility and hate — however, this is not to be taken as a negative trait of the sign, but refers to its innate strength to overcome and defeat its enemy and then to dispel animosity through joy and happiness.   All these qualities associated with Adar are expressed in the story of Purim, celebrated on Adar 15, that recalls the miraculous victory over Haman, the arch-enemy of the Jews, by Esther and Mordechai.

What’s ‘Jewish’ about these US Presidents?

There is an astrological secret about these Presidents of the United States. The birth chart of the first president, George Washington, (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799), shows that he is born in the sign of Pisces.  In the Jewish Lunar Calendar, Washington’s birthday is in Shvat — Aquarius, the sign of friendship. freedom, reform, and rebellion.  

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) is an Aquarius by the traditional zodiac, born with the Sun located in the sign of Aquarius and by the Jewish Lunar Calendar, Lincoln is also born in the Jewish Lunar Calendar month of Shevat or Aquarius.

Using a calendar date conversion tool to determine on which day of the lunar month Shvat these great presidents were born shows that they were born on the 26th day of Shvat!    The establishment of the USA (Washington) its continued existence (Lincoln) seems to have been destined to fall on the shoulders of two presidents born on the same day!

Libra & Hearing the Shofar — What is the Common Side?

Inner ear and balance. Loop-shaped canals in your inner ear contain fluid and fine, hairlike sensors that help you keep your balance.  —

What is the connection between ear, balance, and Libra?

In astrology every sign of the zodiac has its symbol — Taurus, the Bull, Leo, the Lion — Libra’s symbol is the Balances and symbolizes the ideal of  a balanced relationship in which each person is an equal partner, i. e., equal in importance.

While Jewish Astrology shares this iconic symbol for Libra, its also has another meaning because Libra is associated with the Jewish lunar month of Tishrei, the seventh month.  Jewish tradition celebrates the first day of the seventh month as Rosh Hashanah, the New Year.  This first day is also called the ‘Day of Judgment’.  Thus, Libra, the Balances, is given another profound interpretation: the Scales of Judgment.

And even the name of the sign in Hebrew, Moznaim, from the verb ‘ee-zeyn’ אזן  – to balance – has the same letters as the noun, ‘o-zen’ אזן‘ear’.   New Year’s day has one primary act to perform and that act is to hear the sound of the Shofar!

The Divine Light’s Practical Purpose

Kabbalah confirms that the Heavenly Light, when drawn from its supreme source, is the only substance which will unite the world into one loving, harmonious, eternal brotherhood.”
— Levi Isaac Krakovsky, The Omnipotent Light Revealed – Wisdom of the Kabbalah

The Heavenly Light, Ohr Elyon, in Hebrew, brings peace and unity to the world; this is based on an interpretation of two words:  Ohr, light, (אור) and Ore, skin, (עור) two Hebrew words that sound alike and therefore have, in Kabbalah, a hidden connection.  The Ohr, the light descends from above to cover the world’s inhabitant like an Ore, a skin, and just as human skin covers and connects all parts of a human being’s body, so too, the Ohr from above, brings a spiritual unity that connects all human beings together in peace.

This spiritual knowledge enables us to see through superficial differences that separate us and to perceive a basis for the family of man. 

The Age of Aquarius is a name for the New Age (Messianic Age) that many hope for and that the world sorely needs.   In Jewish astrological tradition, the keyword for Aquarius, is, in Hebrew, OHEV  meaning ‘friend’ or ‘one who loves’, from the Hebrew root AHAV, to love.  The Hebrew word for ‘love’ is ‘ahava’.