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 effect of the celebrities on human future. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson supplies a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology based on kabbalah, summarizing the advanced process of parts in Jewish proposal that correlates to every astrological signal. The e-book additionally explains the original dating the Jewish humans need to astrology, and less than what conditions astrological consultations are approved to contributors.

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Its nature is hearing, its sign is the lion, and its tribe is Simon. The letters Heth and Teth (which spell the word chet, sin, which symbolizes the period of Tammuz-Av) point to this being a time of transgression. The letters Heth and Teth are not found within the names of the Patriarch Jacob's twelve sons, an indication that their souls are pure. According to the Ari, the weakness of these two months is expressed by the two letters Daleth and Lamed (in the twelve letters spelling the Name A-donai), which form the word dal (poor).

After successfully working on the rectification of the faculty of hearing during the month of Av (Leo), which precedes the month of Elul, upon learning the lesson of future right action, from the travails that occurred in our history during the month of Av, we may arrive at a full appreciation of life (and wisdom), as it is written (Isaiah, ch. 55, v. 3), "Hear, and your soul shall live," for upon attaining a full understanding one may attain the wholesome life of the soul. The heart (lev, the resting place of the soul), according to the explanation of the meaning of the letters by Rabbi Akiva (Otyot d'Rabbi Akiva), is symbolized by the letter Lamed, 49 ABOVE THE ZODIAC which in the Sefer Yetzirah is associated with the month of Tishrei (Libra), the month that follows Elul.

The energies of wisdom and analysis imparted by this sign's influence, if not used properly, may cause uneasiness and worry, because such a person is very sensitive to unwholesomeness. This uneasy feeling makes Elul a month more urgently set aside for repentance, so as to return the order of the letters Daleth, Vav, Yod-davay-to Yod, Vav, Daleth, Yod, wisdom and life (for the word chaim, life, has the same numerical value as the word hacham, wise one). After successfully working on the rectification of the faculty of hearing during the month of Av (Leo), which precedes the month of Elul, upon learning the lesson of future right action, from the travails that occurred in our history during the month of Av, we may arrive at a full appreciation of life (and wisdom), as it is written (Isaiah, ch.

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