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 Sivan?
You are passionate about justice, you know right from wrong and feel it deep within. Rules are important to you. You’ve got the answers, people come to you for advice and you know what to say. You’re an avid learner, be it books or podcasts or documentaries, you’ve always got a new handy fact in your back pocket. Wisdom can be gained through many forms; try ascending a mountain and seeing what you learn along the way.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Sivan might have to teach you:
In Sivan, the Jewish people received the Torah. Consider what words or images inspire you. What is the source of your inner compass? Reconnect to those things that guide you on your journey this month. Consider a late-night celebration or event, the early hours of the morning provide a stillness and quiet that may reveal wisdom you can’t find elsewhere.
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).