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By Matityahu Glazerson

Above the Zodiac: Astrology in Jewish Thought uncovers the profound connection among Jewish mysticism and vintage astrology via bringing up the numerous references scattered all through Jewish literature to the effect of the celebs on human future. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson provides a month-by-month rendering of Jewish astrology in accordance with kabbalah, summarizing the advanced method of components 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 authorized to members.

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Astrology tells us that the neck is the part of the body corresponding to the sign of Taurus. The symbolic energy of Iyar, thought, became manifest in a negative form in the realm of desire during this month, when the Jews of the desert complained to Moses about not having meat to eat (see commentary of the Gaon of Vilna on Sefer Yetzirah, par. 46). The retribution of Heaven visited upon them proceeded from the attribute of judgment, operative during Iyar, through its sign, the bull. During this month, in the Sinai Desert, the Jewish people manifested a strong desire for comfort and relaxation.

These sequences occur in order to bring about a strengthening and consolidation of one's awareness of the fear of God, and mastery over one's natural inclinations. 22 IYAR-TAURUS (BULL) Correspondence is also evident in the astrological symbols of these months, the bull (Taurus-lyar) and the scorpion (Scorpio-Cheshvan). Both animals are known for their selfwilled stubbornness. The Torah, with its mitzvot, works to modify these traits and to attach them to the service of God. The negative expression of these traits may easily lead to man's self-destruction.

The first two letters, Yod and Vav, are masculine, active letters that impart their influence to the last two letters, the (passive-receptive) feminine Heh. This symbolizes the imparting of wisdom from Gcx:l to the Jewish people. Here, too, we find the concept of a couple (twins), symbolizing the marriage of Gcx:l with the Jewish people. 33 TAMMUZ Cancer (Crab) The astrological sign of the month of Tammuz is Cancer (crab). The letter that forms it is the Het. The month of Tammuz is associated with Reuben, whose attribute is sight.

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