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 Iyar?
You light up any room you walk into. You’re a healer, you keep the peace in your friend circle, and you know just how to make someone feel better. You’re methodical and patient, you know everything happens when it’s supposed to. You see the power of nourishing food to bring people together and heal communities around the dinner table. Fire fuels your spirit and helps you come back to center. Remember to take care of yourself as much as you take care of others. And remember to focus on your strengths as much as you do on the opportunities for healing.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Iyar might have to teach you:
This is a month of growth and healing. Keep your momentum going, if you started a new project or habit, look back and see how far you’ve come and recommit to the process. Cultivate your sense of awe by going outside every day to watch the world come to life little by little. Be on the lookout for opportunities hiding in plain sight. If you just open your eyes, the thing you’ve been waiting for might actually be right in front of you.
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).