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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 impact of the celebrities on human future. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson offers a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology based on kabbalah, summarizing the advanced approach of parts in Jewish proposal that correlates to every astrological signal. The e-book additionally explains the original courting the Jewish humans need to astrology, and below what conditions astrological consultations are accepted to contributors.

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This is available to us after we have received the energy of fire of Nissan, which imparts grace (and power). The culmination of the service of Iyar, the month of ziv (brightness), occurs during the month of Sivan. The words are phonetically related to each other, for they possess the Yod, Vav in common: Sivan, ziv, and both the Samech (of Sivan) and the Zayin (of ziv) share in their being letters formed by the combination of tongue and teeth. The Nun of Sivan, containing the numerical value of 50, symbolizes the power of purity.

According to our Sages of blessed memory, the faculties of understanding and insight are feminine attributes. For this reason the sign of Virgo is symbolized by the feminine form. 48 ELUL-VIRGO (VIRGIN) The virgin symbolizes modesty and purity, essential traits of the true return to God. The Sefer Yetzirah assigns the left hand (arm) to the month of Elul. The left, in this context, indicates materiality and action. These must be experienced bound to the letter Yod, to wisdom. Yod gave this month its form.

The winter month that corresponds to Av is Shevat. The common principle that binds them is revealed on the fifteenth day of both months: both are days of rejoicing. During Av, this comes after the two weeks of mourning, corresponding to the first two letters of this month's combination of the divine Name-Heh, Vav-in inverse order. The fifteenth of Av corresponds to the beginning of the second two weeks of Av, the letters Yod and Heh (and proceed according to their natural order), which reign, making it a day of joy.

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