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.
Adar I & II
During a Jewish Leap Year—also known as a shanah meuberet or “a pregnant year”— a month is added to the calendar. This year, we’ll experience both Adar I (Feb. 2- March 3) and Adar II (March 4- April 1)—a double dose of joy!
Were you born in the month of Adar I or II?
You know that laughter is the best medicine and you bring that wherever you go. You don’t take life too seriously and wear your heart on your sleeve. People find you earnest and direct, and you see when others you meet are being fake or surface-level. You use your humor to shed light on situations and help others see the truth. Make sure not to party too hard and to set up routines for yourself so you get your work done.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Adar might have to teach you:
As warmer weather approaches, it’s time to shake off the heaviness of winter. Reconnect with your authentic self, try on a new outfit or a new hairstyle and see what feels most YOU. Find things that make you laugh and share them with others. Giving what you can to a charitable cause this month will remind you of all you have to be grateful for. Make a delicious treat and share it with a friend. Adar reminds us to laugh at life’s absurdity, don’t take yourself too seriously.
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).