People have been looking to the stars and the changing seasons for clues and guidance about their lives since the beginning of time. In fact, the Hebrew calendar and the Jewish way of tracking time were designed around these natural cycles and still guides Judaism today. The holidays, metaphors, and teachings we are familiar with all began as connections to the natural world—shifts in the night sky, changes in the moon, the ripening fruits, the changing wind temperature.
When we connect to this way of keeping time, we also connect with ancient Judaism, with our ancestors, and with our inner knowing. Often, the honoring or the neglect of the lunar phases and the life cycles of the plants coincides with the honoring or neglect of the sacred feminine within. These horoscopes are a synthesis of listening deeply to the wisdom of the Hebrew calendar and to the world around us. We invite you to take these words as inspiration to connect more deeply with yourself, your ancestors, the Hebrew calendar, and the natural world.
Were you born during this Hebrew month? If you’re not sure, you can use hebcal.com to look up your Hebrew birthday.
Were you born in the month of Tishrei?
You’re the life of the party, you’ll get on the dance floor first, wear the loudest outfit, and you don’t care what people think. You take things seriously and go all-out when it comes to celebrations. You are also a soul-searcher. It’s important for you to find people who get these different parts of you and your complexity. You need to be able to express yourself fully. Without outlets for expressing yourself or being authentic, you can harbor nervous energy and insecurity. This month, get outside of your comfort zone, get outside literally, find spaces where you can be yourself and where you can experience pure-hearted joy.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Tishrei might have to teach you:
Don’t pass up invitations this month. It’s time to get outside and celebrate, enjoy the outdoors this season, and gather together with family and community. This month will offer opportunities for refreshment, renewal, and new beginnings. You can ride this momentum toward committing to a new goal or personal development project. Make sure to share your goal with someone else. The sense of touch is especially connected to this month. So tune into your sense of touch, perhaps through hugging, a massage, a dance class or a bath. Allow kinesthetic sensations to soothe the nervous system.
Mo Golden and Amanda Herring are the cofounders of GoldHerring, where they create immersive products that deepen people’s connection to Jewish wisdom and culture. Their collaboration is based on making ancient wisdom relevant and accessible to contemporary Jewish life. You can check out their Jewish Planner, Omer Workbook, and other offerings at GoldHerring.com