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By Matityahu Glazerson

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought uncovers the profound connection among Jewish mysticism and vintage astrology through mentioning the numerous references scattered all through Jewish literature to the effect of the celebs on human future. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson offers a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology in response to kabbalah, summarizing the complicated procedure of components in Jewish idea that correlates to every astrological signal. The ebook additionally explains the original dating the Jewish humans need to astrology, and less than what situations astrological consultations are authorized to contributors.

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The identify Tevet shows a scarcity of abundance of fine effect, because the letter Vav-which may flip the notice into Tovat, ample goodness-is lacking. still, the observe Tevet does have a connotation of sunshine, from the note hatava (meaning education of the wick), relating the sunshine of Chanukah (see Sefat Emet, Chanukah). Tevet is likely one of the months that belong to the evil effect (so to talk) and its hidden powers, as pointed out within the Zohar (vol. 2, 12a) at the passage (Exodus, ch. 2, v. 2): "She concealed him for 3 months" (referring to Moses). It was once in the course of Tevet that the siege that at last ended in the destruction of Jerusalem started. in the course of the month of Tammuz, the partitions of town have been breached, and through Av the Temple used to be destroyed. hence, these 3 months-Tevet, Tammuz, and Avare stated to be less than evil effect. The point earth, linked to Tevet, symbolizes the slow strength of materiality that predominates this month's impact. nevertheless, it really is in the earth that the ability of sustenance of lifestyles is contained; this parallels the impact of eighty five ABOVE THE ZODIAC the organ of the month, the liver, that is the resource of clean blood for the human physique. based on the Ari, the months Tevet and Shevat correspond to the 2 eyes. The eyes are the main delicate organs when it comes to their skill to attract someone clear of spirituality: "The eye sees, and so the guts wants. " in the course of the summer season months, the eyes correspond to the months Tammuz and Av, and therefore parallel the 2 iciness months Tevet and Shevat. The average characteristic of Tammuz is imaginative and prescient, that's depending on the attention. this can be the place evil reveals its first base of impression. The signal for Tammuz, sartan (crab) of melanoma comprises the observe soten-hostility-together with the letter Resh, signifying movement and fluctuation. in line with Nachmanides, Tevet's sign-the goat-is linked to evil. The heavenly physique that impacts Capricorn is Shabtai (Saturn). It etymologically symbolizes difficulty and state of no activity (hashbatah) and, therefore, back leaves room for the damaging task of the evil impact. In its confident element, Saturn symbolizes the facility of deep figuring out and contemplation linked to the Sabbath-i. e. , the refraining from mundane job so that it will event the transcendental. The detrimental expression of this signal is evidenced via its being a festive party for Christians while, during historical past, a lot blameless Jewish blood was once shed. Joseph Stalin, an severe anti-Semite, was once born less than the signal of Capricorn, as was once, in accordance with Christian culture, the founding father of Christianity. The tribe of this month is the tribe of Dan, symbolizing the facility of serious judgment (din). that's, it indicates the facility of Esau, which judges the Jewish humans harshly, for his or her having forsaken the Torah and its methods. within the desolate tract encampments of the Jewish humans, the tribe of Dan was once within the north, from whence factor darkness and judgment, where on the earth the place the solar is in hiding, in an effort to converse.

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