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By Matityahu Glazerson

ISBN-10: 1568219350

ISBN-13: 9781568219356

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought uncovers the profound connection among Jewish mysticism and vintage astrology via bringing up the various 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 in keeping with kabbalah, summarizing the complicated method of parts in Jewish concept that correlates to every astrological signal. The booklet additionally explains the original dating the Jewish humans need to astrology, and below what situations astrological consultations are authorized to members.

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With the next month, Elul, comes the letter Tav. The letters Daleth, Lamed, and Tav form the word deleth (door), symbolizing that during Elul the door to penance is open. The misuse of the faculty of hearing is at the root of all of the tragedies that the Jews have suffered during the month of Av. The Midrash says (Rabbah, Numbers, ch. 14, v. 1) regarding the verse, "And the children of Israel wept that night," 41 ABOVE THE ZODIAC referring to the night (of the ninth of Av) that the spies of Moses returned with the evil report concerning the land of Israel, that the unnecessary weeping that the Jews engaged in then brought about their having to weep in earnest, during that time, in the generations to come.

According to the science of astrology, people born during either of these months are drawn to the coupled influences of introversion and extroversion. In the Jewish context, this infers a capacity for both the esoteric and exoteric understanding of the Torah. In the path of the observance of the precepts of the Tor(lh, this refers to the unity of action with deep feeling and intention. The limb associated with Sivan is the left leg. In contrast with the right leg, which denotes grace, the left leg denotes power, calling attention to the All-powerful who gave us the Torah.

During the month of Iyar, the divine Light is not as close to us, but is appreciated from afar, as it were, just as hearing is from afar. The full appreciation of what is heard can only be achieved by a person in full conscious awareness. Only then can one gather the full depth and nuances of the meaning of what is heard. " The element of fire and the light that emanates from it, which is a characteristic of Nissan, is given to one in prepara24 IYAR-TAURUS (BULL) tion for the work of self-understanding in times of darkness, when one is under the influence of the earth element of Iyar.

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