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 Tevet?
You’re fired up! Maybe it’s anger, maybe it’s passion, but you’ve got drive! Make sure you are in control of your drive, and it’s not controlling you. Use your fire to achieve your goals, and not to blind you from what’s truly important. Others see you as a leader, so it’s important to cultivate skills to lead people well. Stay organized and maintain good habits to achieve success. You’re seen as a happy and carefree person, but there’s more to you than a happy face, make sure to let some people in on your insecurities and concerns. You don’t need to cover up the bad stuff with a cheery face all the time.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Tevet might have to teach you:
At the peak of the dark cold months, you may isolate and turn inward. Don’t forget all the resources you have. Perhaps you turn to inspirational books, poems, music or films when you’re feeling alone. Maybe there is a specific person who listens and understands you. Tevet is known as a month of anger. Focus in on what makes you angry and use it as a driving force for change within. Pay attention to others who may need you as a resource this month and reach out with support and care.
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).