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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Solar Eclipse, Vernal Equinox, AND Rosh Chodesh Nissan - the Trifecta of Energetic Renewal!

PUSH THE RESET BUTTON TODAY! Full Solar Eclipse, Vernal Equinox, New Moon at 29 Pisces AND Rosh Chodesh Nissan, there is no better day of the year to start over. 

Anything you think you've failed at, abandoned or think is too late - dust it off and try again, this time the energetic configurations of the Universe are supportive to any and all new beginnings, particularly in the area of your life where the Pisces/Aries cusp is located on your natal chart. You can do it!!! Chodesh Nissan Tov, redemption is right around the corner, can you feel it?

5775 has been the year for eclipses in the Hebrew Calendar. There was a Lunar Eclipse on Sukkot (October 14, 2014), a Solar Eclipse on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (October 23rd, 2014) and today's Solar Eclipse/Vernal Equinox/Rosh Chodesh Nissan. Still to come in 2015: The Lunar Eclipse on Pesach (April 5th), the Solar Eclipse on Rosh HaShannah 5776 (September 13th) and the Lunar Eclipse on Sukkot (October 27). 

Is it "good for the Jews"? Is it good for HUMANITY? The Talmud is fairly negative on this topic, stating that Solar Eclipses are times of judgement for the nations, while Lunar Eclipses are times of judgement for the Children of Israel. 

On a metaphysical/psychological level, the Solar Eclipse is when the light is removed from our reason (the Sun) and we find ourselves in darkness, and it is our job to reconnect to the light when it returns in a whole new and higher way. When we are in darkness and can suddenly see, we are freshly illuminated. The Lunar Eclipse is when our emotions (the Moon) obscure our reason, and it is our task to find emotional wisdom even when our hearts are obscured with fear. 

At the very least, this should give those of us who follow the cycle of sacred time known as the Jewish Year pause. Yes, there are Solar and Lunar Eclipses every single year. No, they don't always fall on Jewish holidays in such a cluster. Yes, a preponderance of Jewish Holidays fall on Full Moons (Tu b'Shvat, Purim, Pesach, Pesach Sheni, Tu b'Av, Sukkot) and each of the 12 Hebrew Months contain a New Moon, but because of the Metonic 19-year Cycle and the fact that Rosh Chodesh in some years falls up to 36-40 hours after the astronomical New Moon, there hasn't been a confluence/cluster of Solar and Lunar Eclipses on Jewish holidays (6 in 13 months) in I don't know how long (possibly 500+ years, still trying to do the math).

Wishing everyone everywhere a sweet and holy Shabbos Hachodesh Rosh Chodesh Nissan Shalom! May we stay connected to the light with our minds, hearts, bodies and souls - and to each other.

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