Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought by Matityahu Glazerson PDF

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 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 in response to kabbalah, summarizing the advanced process of components in Jewish notion that correlates to every astrological signal. The ebook additionally explains the original courting the Jewish humans need to astrology, and lower than what situations astrological consultations are accepted to participants.

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Of these two occurrences, the first (Golden CalD was due to misconstrued sight: Satan showed to the Jewish people Moses in heaven, and they believed that Moses was dead. The second sin (the spies) occurred because of the misuse of the faculty of hearing. The sin of the Golden Calf, which was idol worship, was the cause of the destruction of the First holy Temple. Out of the sin of the spies came baseless hatred, which eventually brought about the destruction of the Second Temple. 39 ABOVE THE ZODIAC The heavenly body that influences Tammuz is the moon, whose influence on the tides of water indicates the basis of the meaning of the element of the month, water.

Arriving as it does after the element of fire (Nissan-Aries), it instructs us further as to the nature of the spiritual work required of us during Iyar, self-collection and focus, so that our tendencies become objectively tangible to us just as the earth is tangible to us and can be manipulated by us. 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 attribute of this month, sight, was put out of the realm of holiness by the sin of the spies (see Zohar, beginning of 36 TAMMUZ-CANCER (CRAB) Shelach). Their deep ambition to remain princes of the desert kept them from appreciating the opportunities of the land. They blemished the realm of sight by reporting back to the Jewish people the depressing aspects of living in Canaan, describing it as "a land that devours its inhabitants" (Numbers, ch. 13, v. 32). The letter Het, in its negative aspect, denotes sinfulness and unwholesomeness (in Hebrew the word that describes this is N~n, chet).

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