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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Chodesh Iyar: “I am G-d your Healer” (אני י‑י רפאך)


"Taurus" detail from silver Torah shield, Kiev Ukraine late 19th/early 20th century

Read my horoscopes for Iyar in the Jerusalem Post

Chodesh Iyar (May 5 - June 3) is associated with the constellation of Taurus, the planet Venus (Noga), the gallbladder in the human body, the left nostril of the human head, the Hebrew letter vav, and the Tribe of Issachar

I Chronicles 12:33 describes “The sons of Issachar who have the wisdom to understand the times [i.e. astronomy and calendars], to know what Israel ought to do”.  Issachar’s flag had a sun and a moon drawn upon it, as he is associated with the “counting month” of Iyar, each day of which is contained within the Sefirot HaOmer period.


Issachar’s spiritual gift of discerning the times and the seasons activates the healing powers of this special month, hinted at by the Hebrew letters spelling Iyar (אייר), an acronym for “I am G-d your Healer” (אני י‑י רפאך).  

The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus in Taurus opposite the Full “Blue” Moon in Scorpio May 18 occurs on Pesach Sheni, the “Second Passover”, symbolic of second chances. This celestial configuration demonstrates that “a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11) empowering us to both speak and hear healing words of patience, understanding, and forgiveness, one to another, at precisely the right time. Second chances are opportunities for healing and restoration. 


Iyar also brings Lag b’Omer, the 33rd day of Sefirot HaOmer commemorating the cessation of the great plague caused by lack of respect between Rabbi Akiva’s students, killing many of them. The Moon’s occultation of both Saturn and Pluto on Lag b’Omer are mini-eclipses, symbolizing the darkness that disrespect between Jews creates in this world. 


Let us take Iyar up on her promise: “I am G-d your Healer” offers second chances, healing from the wounds of mutual disrespect, restoration and wholeness to all Claal Yisroel!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

CHODESH NISAN: BIRTHING NEWNESS DURING “CHODESH HA-AVIV”


Aries (Taleh), from the Michael Mahzor, Germany 1258

Chodesh Nisan has just begun! 

The entire Jewish year is anchored on this single necessity: Passover must always fall in the spring. The entire process of determining the dates of the solar/lunar Hebrew calendar revolves around this imperative, so much so that the Torah calls Nisan “Chodesh ha-Aviv.” 


Chodesh Nisan is associated with the mazal of Aries, the planet Mars (Ma’adin), and the Tribe of Yehuda. The sign of Aries is the ram, the first of the Zodiac signs, the sign of leadership. Just as Yehuda led the rest of the Tribes during their desert wanderings, Yehuda leads the constellations which follow in the formation to their Tribal correspondences around the zodiac.


Because 5779 is a shanah meuberet / “pregnant” year, Rosh Chodesh Nisan began Friday April 5th, about fifteen and a half days after Tekufah Nisan, the Vernal Equinox, causing the Full Moon of Pesach (Passover) to appear on the afternoon of Friday, April 19. For Israel, the Pesach Seder will happen with the Sun at the final degree of Aries and the Moon at the final degree of Libra, while in the Diaspora the second night of Pesach the Sun will already have just entered Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio, shortly followed by Venus moving into Aries. 

This crucial time period between Wednesday April 17 when Mercury (Kochav) moves into Aries through Sunday April 21st this year impacts not just Israel but the world. If the year is indeed pregnant, we’ve now completed the transition period of the labor and it’s time to begin pushing! 

The attributes of Nisan/Aries/Yehuda are courage, valor, bravery, resolve, fiercely passionate about doing what is right, protecting those weaker than themselves, and initiating inspiration into this world. May we collectively channel our energetic heritage and birth new hope during this auspicious time! Chodesh Nisan Tov!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

#AOC - Alexandrai Ocasio-Cortez 's Natal Chart

Now it can be told! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Natal Chart. "Tell it like it is" Sagittarius Rising, of course!

She was born on 14 Tishrei, which is Erev Sukkot. The day she was born was "Friday the 13th" and called "Black Friday" because of the mini stock market crash caused by a reaction to a news story of the breakdown of a $6.75 billion leveraged buyout deal for UAL Corporation, the parent company of United Airlines. This event triggered the crash of the junk bond market. Perhaps this is a portent for the woman destined to shake up existing structures which are essentially weak and fake anyway, and send them tumbling to the ground.


Sun in Libra, Moon in Aries, Sagittarius Rising with Jupiter as her ruling planet, currently transiting her 1st House and making her immensely popular. 

 
I'm going out on a limb here and saying that not only will she be the Democratic Party's candidate in 2024, but will win the election, according to astrology.

If she runs, there's no way she WON'T win. The transiting North Node will be conjunct her natal Moon in Aries. Jupiter her ruling planet because Sagittarius Rising will be conjunct her DC / 7th House cusp guaranteeing a gigantic amount of attention coming her way from the public. Mercury the planet of Communication will be conjunct her Ascendant (Rising Sign), her "personality" or "ego" per se, and her now famous frankness and fearless to speak truth to power (Sagittarius) will be on full display. 

AOC is like Oprah on steroids in terms of mass popularity but she's also extremely pragmatic and security-minded. She only JUST had her first Saturn Return! She was elected when Jupiter her ruling planet made a conjunction to her natal Venus in the 12th House (surprise win coming out of nowhere!). 






She's also REALLY smart about how to deal with the media and her opponents. She cleverly infantalized herself in order to make her critics seem like sex-obsessed dirty old men recently when she expressed wide-eyed wonder at "why so many grown men are obsessed with this 29-year old"???? I'm guessing this brilliant tactic originates in her Ceres / Jupiter / Chiron bundle in ultra-feminine Cancer in her 7th House Square her mighty Mercury / Mars / Juno / Sun / Black Moon Lilith stellium in 10th House charm-bomb Libra.

I'll also speculate that she'll announce her bid for the Presidency between January and March of 2023 when transiting Saturn makes a conjunction to her North Node (her "Tikkun Point") in Aquarius (as in "this is the dawning of the age of ...") in her 2nd House (values, valuables, every permutation of stuff one might call "mine"). She will turn 35 in October of 2024, making her JUST old enough to have her name legally appear on the ballot for the November 2024 election!
 
I've got a lot more to say about her chart but for now: Behold the Democratic candidate for President in 2024!

Monday, March 4, 2019

CHODESH ADAR BET, TEKUFAH NISSAN AND PURIM “AD LO YODEA”


Read Astrolojew Horoscopes for Adar Bet in the Jerusalem Post 

Adar Bet (March 7 through April 5) is colored with courage and conviction “ad lo yodeah” this year! 
 
"Pisces" from the Leiden Aratea, 9th Century
Because 5779 is a shanah meuberet (a “pregnant year") on the Hebrew calendar, we added Adar Aleph, the extra (thirteenth) month. This makes Adar Bet overlap Tekufah Nisan, the Spring Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries.

In years when Purim of Adar Bet falls during Solar Aries, Redemption is an action word, not merely a theoretical, theological hope! 
 
Adar Bet (and Adar during any non-leap year) is associated with the Tribe of Naftali and the mazal of the Mutable Water sign of Pisces, “dagim” – represented by a pair of fish swimming in opposite directions. This symbol reminds us of the deep waters of the subconscious and unconscious mind which is the realm of Pisces: the place of unbridled imagination, deepest dreams and fantasies, the universal, the immortal, the undifferentiated one-ness and unity of souls beyond ego constructs and personal identities. 


Pisces has dual planetary rulers: Jupiter (Tzedek) in classical astrology, and Neptune (Rahab) in modern astrology. This year’s transit of Jupiter through Sagittarius enhances Pisces’ prophetic gifts in harmony with Neptune’s innate idealism.  The New Moon in Pisces March 6 activates spiritual insights and ignites devotional passion. Like Tribal ruler Naftali whose legendary swiftness was supernatural, Pisces energy empowers us to break through the natural barriers of reason and logic with the tensile strength of unimpeded faith.


Purim begins at sundown on March 20, just hours after the Full Moon in Libra and Tekufah Nisan, the Vernal Equinox, as the Sun enters Aries. That’s a recipe for a rocking Purim, sure to ignite fresh, fun, and stimulating encounters. 

May courage and conviction join hands with passion and purity “ad lo yodeah”, uniting idealism and self-sacrifice in the service of the greater good!
From "Adar" Poster, Rumania, early 20th Century