By Matityahu Glazerson
Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought uncovers the profound connection among Jewish mysticism and vintage astrology by way of mentioning the various 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 keeping with kabbalah, summarizing the advanced procedure of parts in Jewish inspiration that correlates to every astrological signal. The booklet additionally explains the original dating the Jewish humans need to astrology, and less than what situations astrological consultations are accredited to members.
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During Purim (the fourteenth and fifteenth of Adar), the attribute of desire is sanctified by the festival of eating and drinking, done in a spirit of holiness. The emotional energy of Tammuz, with its destructive element, is symbolized in the tribe of Reuben as it conducted itself during the desert wanderings. The tribe of Reuben revolted against the authority of Moses under the instigation of Korach. And during Av (whose tribe is Simon), which is also a bad period in Jewish history, the prince of that tribe, Zimri, precipitated a revolt against Moses.
It is regarded as the heart of the year, as the heart receives and distributes the spiritual energy for the entire year. Following the month of Elul with its letter Yod, Tishrei with its letter Lamed combines with the Yod to form one word, limine (unto me). This symbolizes the unification of God with his people in the image of a wedding, when the groom tells his bride, "Harei at mekudeshet li . . "-"You are now sacred unto me . . " The letters Lamed and Yod are the letters that begin and end the word "Israel," and symbolize this unity (see Beni Yisarulam, Discourse on Tishrei).
Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought by Matityahu Glazerson