Category Archives: Month by Month

July 7-Aug 17: The Kabbalistic month of Av and the Eternal Temple of the Heart

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Sometimes something needs to be torn down and destroyed in order for a more solid structure to be erected in its place.

This is the secret of why the first and second temples were destroyed in the month of Av (Leo), and why the eternal third temple, constructed first and foremost inside the heart, will be erected in this month precisely.

The advantage of the third temple in relation to the first and second is akin to the relationship between the righteous and the penitent, of those who never fall to those who fell, and rose again, and who incorporate all stumbling into their new stature.

This is the secret of the eternal nature of the third temple – it cannot be destroyed, because it has already incorporated destruction into growth, and draws its life-force directly from the divine crown itself, and is eternally created anew.

For more on the three weeks of mourning that are destined to transform into three weeks of celebration, see here.

June 25: Energy update: The Seventeenth of Tammuz

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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.

June 19-23: Jupiter/Sun alignment, Summer Solstice, June Supermoon: A 2013 Watershed Moment

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Earlier today we experienced a conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter across from the galactic center. On Thursday night the sun enters Cancer, marking the solstice and the longest day and proximity to the Sun. On Sunday, we will have a supermoon in Capricorn.

The alignment, solstice and full moon are shaping up to be a watershed moment for what has been building since the winter solstice and what remains to be brought to light.

To learn how the alignments affect your personal soul trajectory, find where the degrees 28 Gemini and 3 Capricorn appear in your own chart, or ask me for a reading or to get you started.

Leave your anonymous birth info in the comments section below, or send me an email (see Contact section). I will need your birth day, time and place. Readings for this transit series available through the end of June.

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Yom Kippur practices for all

On Yom Kippur it is customary to fast from sunset on the 25th through nightfall on the 26th. Unlike other fasts, on Yom Kippur we fast because we are like the angels.

I would also recommend reading the ten psalms:

10 Psalms recited every day which assures that one’s soul will find one’s true destined pathway without being interfered with or side-tracked by other people, the negative influences of klipot.

The essence of Tikkun Klali is that one is looking for one’s true destined pathway, asking for guidance to be in the right place with the right destined soul mate, livelihood and true purpose in life.

Of course what matters is what’s on the inside but these practices help open up the gateway available on this day insofar as we are enmeshed in physicality and distracted.

Astrologically the 26th this year is a powerful chart, there’s a grand air trine between Mercury, Jupiter and the moon, which could facilitate prophecy, messages from guides, and intuitiveness as well as mental powers. In terms of current events there is also a Pluto in Cap – Sun in Libra – Uranus in Aries t-square which feels explosive and unstable to me. Secretive power plays, pretensions of justice, and hasty action for a brief window on this day…

To all fasting have an easy fast and may you all be inscribed in the book of life!

On this day we are cleansed of all iniquity and at the exit of the holiday we begin again pure.

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New crescent moon sighting in Jerusalem

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The new crescent moon as seen from Jerusalem on Monday evening heralds the onset of the new Kabbalistic Year 5773, the Year of Great Delight (ע״ג) and a re-entrance to the Garden of Eden (ג״ע).

The new moon chart for Monday night is actually much friendlier than the one for Sunday night. While Sunday night was the astrological dark moon, when no moon is apparent in the night sky, Monday night is the first crescent moon and is the astrological marker for the new month and new year in the Kabbalistic calendar.

The new moon is now in harmony with Jupiter in Gemini, fostering more channels between mind and heart and a certain comfort in living from the heart and letting the heart lead the mind rather than stand at odds with it. The moon is also in harmony with Chiron and deep healing is taking place in those area where we may feel we had no strength or creativity of our own to heal, we are simply being served opportunities and scenarios by the universe that do much of the healing for us. All we need to do is hold on and trust that the divine is right by our side, that we are never alone, and moreover, that we are the ones were been waiting for, that the real site of certainty, wholeness, health and connection is lying patiently within for us to gently turn to and get to know.

The moon is paying a visit to Saturn in Libra before Saturn continues on to Scorpio on October 6th. This will be a shift for many, especially those experiencing their first or second Saturn returns or with planets or rising signs in Scorpio. On a societal level, Saturn in Scorpio will begin to download ancient secrets in an esteemed and respectable manner and the world will begin to turn an ear to that which has been dismissible. It is for this reason that the moon is stopping by and delivering some intuitive magic to the authority of secrets so that the transmission be authentic and honorable at the same time. We truly live in historic times and the stars are conspiring to awaken us on an individual and collective level. Those who identify as lightbearers need only keep in mind that they are never truly alone, and the more obstacles they encounter on their invaluable path, the more stores of light open up in their internal switchboard and the more the sense of wonder will be in days to come.

May all have a sweet new year, and may you witness the glorious light within you!

Blessings,

Ayala

New moon Virgo and Rosh Hashanah

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The new moon in Virgo on Saturday night bathes us in the light of the unblemished divinity within us once more before we enter the chamber of Libra. We are given the gift of understanding that everything emanates from the point of singularity, and then we are asked to create a more perfect world beginning with ourselves.

The new moon will be squaring Jupiter in Gemini and the mind may have to surrender again to the mesmerizing wisdom of the heart. Ultimately the heart will lead the brave journey of constructing the bridge to connect the rational and supra-rational realms, a grand project taking place within us to heal the millennia-old tear between the parts of the divine mind that lie in exile. The chaos we may sense within and outside are ultimately part of the process of reconnecting parts of ourselves and of God that were sawed apart when we were banished from Eden. The reality we feel when we encounter puzzle pieces that do not fit together both in ourselves and in the world is a result of the fact that we are still becoming acquainted with the glue that can mend the pieces together. This magical mechanism that binds together that which seems to our senses as disparate will reveal itself when we come to a situation is a position of humility, the essence of prayer. Nothing in us need be subdued when we stand before God, we must take in only the vastness of that which we are standing before and truly give that which we stand before the benefit of no limits, the benefit of the unknown, of surprise, of complete upheaval for the sake of complete resolution, of complete trust, only because we are turning to the Creator of trust. There are basic truths we can cultivate throughout the process to guide us even when the thread guiding us disappears momentarily:

We are loved
We are being guided
We are sought out by the greatest force in the universe
We are part of something as we are
We are at our essence God
God desires our innermost essence incessantly and desperately
New levels of love is the glue between that which appears disparate

When we believe in the beauty of this universe and all it has yet to reveal us, we stand in awe and thereby create the grid for all there is to be shown. As it says in the Talmud: “If only…a person could pray all day long.” When our basic orientation towards life is one of prayer, of total openness to the miraculous, of humble stepping into the moment and all that it may become, when we find the seat of our soul that knows the wondrous Father and Mother with us in every moment and seeks to build our lives with them, with both love of their deep intimacy with us and awe of how they lie beyond our grasp, if only to allow even more of their gifts to pour down, we step into the new age in which we are co-creators, not from our own egos but from our innate membership to the Creative Force, where our identities aren’t lost but found in the original, unitary and endlessly multifaceted and intricate and Whole being of which we are all part.

The new Kabbalistic year of 5773 begins on Sunday night. The numerology of the year teaches:

תהא שנת גן עדן

May this be a Year when we re-enter the Garden of Eden.

With all the changes occurring in the world, we are deeply in need of a path that can lift us up individually and collectively to a state above the good and evil that pervades. This is the path of the true mystic, of she who sees the true source and spark of divinity in everything, through the divine Mother that speaks within. Once we redeem the non-otherness of that which we witness, all that has become convoluted through our perception and the refracted light of this realm realigns, because the deepest desire of all that has been set in motion is to find its place in the whole through the aid of the conscious shamanic observer who carries the stamp of the divine in her every glance, inclination, utterance and step. The sanctuary of the holy city will be constructed from many such yearlings to rectify and step into the new age in unison in a grand spiral circle dance, each doing their part and coordinated from above.

May it be a year of Great Delight,
תהא שנת עונג גדול

~ Ayala

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Your Guardian Angel

According to Kabbalah Astrology, your guardian angel is determined by the placement of Jupiter in your birth chart, the energies of the lunar month in which you were born, and your position on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Want to know more about your own personal guardian angel? Post your birth date, time & place as a comment below (you can also message or e-mail me), and receive a vital introduction to the divine forces protecting and guiding you on your life path.

Due to the high volume of requests I am now giving Your Guardian Angel readings on a donation basis. Please contact me as described above or in the comments below, and after receiving your reading, you are invited to donate an amount equivalent to the gift you feel you have received.

Here is a beautiful song to listen to while receiving your angel guidance:

Lyrics [translation]:

On my right, Michael
On my left, Gavriel
In front of me, Uriel
Behind me, Refael,
Above my head, the Feminine Divine Presence
Shekhinah

Rosh Chodesh Shvat & Aqauarius New Moon

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the Jewish lunar month of Shvat (kicking off with an Aquarius new moon). The holiday of the month of Shvat is Tu Bishvat at the full moon. On Tu Bishvat the effect of winter rains begins to be felt, and the sap–lifeforce–begins to ascend from the earth into the trunk and branches of the trees. New fruit begins to appear at the tips of the branches, thus beginning a New Year of Trees. Read more @ inner.org

On a deeper level, Shvat also represents an opening to the Tree of Life, our primordial destiny of everlasting vitality and wisdom:

Along the river, on either bank, will grow every kind of fruit tree with leaves that never wither and fruit that never fails; they will bear new fruit every month, because this water comes from the sanctuary. And their fruit will be good to eat and the leaves medicinal. (Ezekiel 47:12)
In Kabbalah, the Tree of Life represents the blueprint of creation, replicated in the Godhead, the Human Being, the creative process and all of the natural world. Every phenomenon is rooted in infinite divinity, and branches out to encopmass the Divine qualities of wisdom and understanding, expansiveness and contraction, delight, intuition and beauty, endurance and submission, foundation and revelation.
Zohar, Radiance, of this expanse brilliantly illumines the garden, and the Tree of Life stands in the middle of the garden, its branches covering all those forms, trees, and spices in worthy garments. Beneath it all beasts of the field find shade, and all brids of the sky dwell beneath those brances.

Zohar, radiance! Fruit of the tree provides life to all, existing foreever and ever. The Other Side (Evil) does not abide there–only the side of holiness. Happy is the share of those who taste it, existing forever and ever! 
Source: Zohar Shemot, from The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume Four, p. 4
The New Moon in Aquarius represents a time for new beginnings sychronized with our connection to the Whole. All real change begins with the awareness that our true self is already aligned with the change, that perfection exists on a different plane, and we are merely opening and allowing it to manifest below in our lives. The mystery of rebirth in nature that begins in these next few weeks reawakens us to the eternal seeds within our consciousness and within the earth, that no matter how much our reality has been encumbered by limitation, we remember the way back to the Tree of Life, and are ready to claim it as our destiny.
A good week, and a good month to all!  שבוע טוב וחודש טוב
Namaste,
Ayala

Virgo – Betula

Virgin Enthroned by Abbott Handerson Thayer (1891)

Since August 31st, we have been in the Hebrew month of Elul, which corresponds to the traditional Zodiac sign of Virgo. In Kabbalistic astrology, Virgo is called “betula”, the biblical word for virgin. What is the deeper meaning of the betula? The betula signifies wholeness, purity, that which is unblemished and unmarred, who manages to stay pure in any situation. She is powerful feminine energy, and she hovers close to God, even above the saints. Inside each of us there is a point at which we are complete genuine, with no effort, a point at which we can relate to God out of our own essence, a place from which we can channel divine power, where we can create, bless and sanctify.

What does it really mean to be genuine? Nearly every part of our lives demands from us that we put on some mask to navigate complex relationships and systems, most of which are based on incessant cost-benefit analysis and advancement of ego. We know no other way because we take this as the nature of this world. And yet right beneath the layer that we usually act out of is a force of uniqueness and spontaneity that is our God-given heritage. Thank God we all have some places in our life that we can act out of our essence, out of our genuine self, that which knows no other way than to simply be itself, because it is a ray of the Divine that knows only how to shine.

This month is a time for us to take special time on our own, with our loved ones and with God to let ourselves believe that there is a place within us that has never taken a blow from this world, that is whole and pure…like a Virgin. With this freshness and tenderness, we can unleash great sources of healing, inspiration and optimism from within our own beings, which will be available to us year-round. It is a month for believing in our divine potential, and for turning belief, drop-by-drop into a lived reality. There is no effort in accessing the Betula, because she is already there, eager to be revealed and noticed, if only for a moment, before she blushes, and refuses to take on any self-awareness, preferring only to dive into the river of life itself.

Famous Virgos include: Roald Dahl, Michael Jackson, D.H. Lawrence, Mother Teresa

Please share your betula-virgin experiences, intentions dreams this month, if you wish!