Closing up 5773 – Elul – August-September forecast – towards the new light of 5774

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The Kabbalistic month of Elul begins today, August 7th. This month takes us through the last lunar cycle of 5773 before the onset of the new energy of 5774, which culminates at the fall equinox which marks 9 months from the winter solstice that left us suspended between heaven and earth. The following are key stepping stones in working through this last layer that reveals the essential light that is to be unleashed in the monumental year of 5774:

8/7 5pm PST – Jupiter in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn – through deep emotional work we have secured our personal bridge from heaven to earth. We are also in the midst of the Lion’s Gate.

8/9 – Gimmel Elul – the yartzeit of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the great 20th century mystic. Rav Kook was from the messianic age and lived before his time. On this day his soul now free in heaven and its powers are especially available to us in perceiving the signs of redemption in the reality that surrounds us. Psalms and studying his teachings are good today.

8/10 – Shabbat Shoftim – 4th of Elul – on Sabbath afternoon a yod points at Neptune in Pisces and births a new multidimensional center within ourselves that can coexist in realms of heaven and earth through the friction we have trudged through of mind and heart.

8/11 – three months to 11/11. In the morning (11am PST), Saturn at 5 Scorpio squares Mercury at 5 Leo. The gatekeeper helps our minds and heart cultivate patience that knows all things come in good time.

8/13 Pluto quincunx Mercury at 9 degrees. Leo and Capricorn relationship is tested. Mercury in Leo brings a fiery mind to everything, but it must first take a seat at the table of the elders. Then its fire can be as potent and everlasting as only Mercury and Pluto can do. This directive about taming fiery Merucry with the power of the ages lasts throughout the month.

8/16 – Friday; the 10th of Elul – Jupiter trine north node. An expansive, visionary leap towards our life purpose appears on this day and throughout Shabbat. We are led to our personal Land of Israel, the land that G-d has hinted he will show us, the land that is our inheritance.

8/19 – the 13th of Elul, alluding to the 13 principles of compassion that envelop this month. Venus quincunx Neptune at 4 degrees (Libra; Pisces). In time, going deeper will bring about a greater harmony.

8/21 – full moon, the 15th of Elul. One month until the feast of Tabernacles and the fall equinox. Uranus squares Jupiter at 12 degrees Aries, Cancer. The soul feels the pain of the separation of principles that posits freedom and creativity against security and the womb, and knows that at their source the two are one. The wounded healer will glean deep lessons.

8/24- the 18th of Elul, the birthday of the Ba’al Shem Tov and the author of the Tanya, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Also the day of the revelation of the Ba’al Shem Tov. A day of the start of the revelation of one’s inner godliness. On this day the oppression of the miracle worker and the sacred priestess is in abeyance and a new revelation to the inner sphere that manifests in the outer sphere takes place. For more on Chai Elul see here.

8/25 – The second star of David between the planets encompasses the earth, this time along with a grand cardinal cross between Jupiter, Venus, Pluto and Uranus. This is the climax of this year’s energy and out of it the peaks of the new year will be born.

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8/27 – Mars moves into Leo. The energy of 5773 will finish off with a bang.

8/31 – Shabbat Nitzavim/Vayelech – On this day on the Kabbalistic calendar, the world was created. New creative energy pulsates throughout creation and it is literally reborn. Transformation potential is huge. What is yearned for during this week will be birthed during the month of Tishrei which begins on September 4th at sunset. If we make the most of what is on our plate, utilizing study and prayer, we can ascend to become divine co-creators which has always been our destiny (with the grace of Hashem).

9/2 – Neptune quincunx Mars (Pisces / Leo) – 27th of Elul – the primordial separation of water and fire occurred on this day. During the messianic era the elements will no longer be in battle but will be united in their common source as they are in heaven. May he who makes peace above make peace below.

9/4 Rosh Hashana – the 1st of Tishrei begins at sunset. Enter this space like a newborn, and come out a new being. The world is literally born anew in these 48 hours. Believe in the power of transformation and the divine ear. It is traditional to recite the entire book of Psalms and to refrain from unnecessary chatter. Remember, you are given the experiences you are needed for these milestones in time. Look in the sky for the new crescent. As the moon is renewed, so will you. Your consciousness creates the space for your new beginning. Hashem has been and is at your side all along.

Happy 5774 – May you be inscribed in the Book of Life – and step into the new revelation of 5774 – a revelation birthed out of the contrasts & experiences of this last climactic month of 5773 – the month that takes us through the last subconscious layer that shields the great light of last winter solstice, we are preparing to assimilate it all, to know G-d as we truly are, to be seen as we truly are, and each moment of light and shade is our evolutionary homework: we call AYEKAH or where are you? in the shade, and draw a bit of light down, and praise in the light, connecting light and darkness, until enough agents have remembered themselves and reached a threshold of belief in the miracle of existence that the everlasting light of the soul will have its day to shine forth as bright as the light of creation, as bright as the candles of channukah.

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  1. the light this month (since the star of david) is SO amazing when we hover for but a moment over the darkness and risk to penetrate it without becoming overwhelmed. this is because this is what the world needs, for a little bit more darkness to become clarified and to be redeemed of the lone sparks of powerful other-worldly light it contains. this is the meaning of ‘the spirit of mashiach hovered over the depths’ at the eve of creation. this entire month is the eve of creation – the prelude to the creation of the world anew on rosh hashana.

  2. Can we walk through the darkness and KNOW that the light is coming?

    Rebbe Nachman taught two strategies for this:

    AYEKAH – crying out WHERE ARE YOU when it is dark

    -and-

    AZAMRA – I will sing to G-d, I will compose a song, a creative impulse, beginning from where I am

    the key is to weave together the threads until no darkness is left that is unsifted through, until all sparks have been collected and one feels like the high priest, not an other any longer, the tree of life again ONE

  3. 8/8 – Lion’s Gate – Infinity is our raw material

  4. 8 / 10 – Moving towards a yod in which Mercury and the Moon point at Neptune .. mind & heart not in clear communication with the soul.. but a yod is more than 2 inconjunctions.. it is also the birth of the apex anew out of this tension .. and so through this fogginessa and pressure and noise and lack of clarity there may emerge a new synthesis of mind, heart and spirit – science and feeling coming together to produce a totally new conception of what ‘spiritual’ means – could be something much more grounded and real than ever before, and surely something that synthesizes mind and heart, a discovery of a spiritual realm that blazes a new path between mind and heart – so keep an eye on the prize..

    Neptune is such a deep planet and even though the straits towards this birth are narrow, the outcome and new life of Neptune is exactly what we seek and so much more – we are going to be connected to source through pathways in our being in a whole new way – no longer with separate forces but in a constant river from above!

  5. Aug 12, 2013: ISON viewed this morning by an amateur astronomer in Arizona, after it had been hiding behind the sun http://www.brucegary.net/ISON/

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