By Matityahu Glazerson

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought uncovers the profound connection among Jewish mysticism and vintage astrology via bringing up the numerous references scattered all through Jewish literature to the effect of the celebrities on human future. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson provides a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology in line with kabbalah, summarizing the advanced process of parts in Jewish idea that correlates to every astrological signal. The publication additionally explains the original courting the Jewish humans need to astrology, and less than what situations astrological consultations are accepted to members.

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Iyar, the month of stabilization, demands an inner rectification of thought, and makes use of one's sense of judgment and discernment. Thereby it brings one into a clearer focus and stabilization so that one is not swayed by incidental feelings. After we set right the energies of heart and mind (Nissan and Iyar), we are ready for Sivan and the process of movement and travel, so that the results of the change may be beneficial. The full effects of positive change were felt by the Jewish people during this month.

The Nun of Sivan, containing the numerical value of 50, symbolizes the power of purity. Thus, the power of brightness of Iyar comes to fullness during the month of Sivan on the festival of Shavuot, which occurs fifty days after Passover. Between Passover, which occurs during Nissan, and Shavuot, which occurs during Sivan, is the month of Iyar, which functions as the link between the two. This is also symbolized by the letter Vav, which in Hebrew has the morphological quality of linking. ") The letter Vav, which has the form of a straight line (shorter than the Nun), and has the numerical value of 6, symbolizes the neck, which contains six linked bones.

These two ways of seeing the tribal correspondences (the Zohar, which associates Sivan with Levi; and the Ari, who associates Sivan with Zevulun) complement each other. Just as Moses and Aaron are seen as twins in their roles of bringing the Torah to the Jewish people, Yissachar and Zevulun are seen as twins in their financial-spiritual arrangement that ensures the maintenance of the Torah by the Jewish people. Levi is the third son of Jacob, just as Sivan is the third month of the year. Sivan, the third of the spring months, marks the year's victory over winter.

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