June 25: Energy update: The Seventeenth of Tammuz
The full moon is behind us, and has left the door ajar somewhere in our charts. The yearly transit of the sun through the ecliptic of the constellations (from earth’s point of view) has many potential starting points. The astrological starting point is 0 Aries, where the Spring Equinox occurred during the age of Aries. This is also the biblical new year, and the point at which nature is reborn. Complementary to the cyclical natural cycle is a linear trajectory that takes our world through the precession of the equinoxes through the different ages of history into the mind of G-d. The origin of this trajectory is creation and its pinnacle is the messianic era. Each year there is a messianic cycle which parallels the natural cycle and brings in new energy to the world and into consciousness in preparation for the messianic era. This cycle begins tonight, on the seventeenth of Tammuz. Traditionally this is the day of conception of King David’s grandfather through the union of the twin flames, Ruth and Boaz. In order to keep this union secret from the external forces, this day evolved in Jewish history as a day on which the destruction of Jerusalem commenced, so that no one would look here for the initiation of redemption and thus be able to stop it. As we approach the messianic era and age of Aquarius, this day is in process of transformation from a day of mourning to a day of celebration.