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 was 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 Kislev?
You’re a dreamer. You love to think big picture and to speculate about what’s to come. This month, it is especially important for you to pay attention to your dreams and fantasies. You tend to be outspoken and confident. Some may say you’re “deep” while others find you “moody”. Either way, you seem to acquire a following of others who are excited about your dreams and how passionate you are. Notice who you’re attracting this month and how your dreams light others up. This might be a good time to partner with someone action-oriented to bring your dreams into reality.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Kislev might have to teach you:
As the nights get longer, bring in reminders of light and warmth, light some candles and curl up with a warm blanket. Pay attention to your dreams, as they are particularly vivid and informative this month. Deep in your subconscious thoughts, something is tucked away and may be ready to come out in the open. Take time to explore what it is.
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.
Collage by Rebecca Katz (@katzcomics).