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 Tammuz?
You’re hot-headed and passionate, some may even say you’re dramatic. But there’s never a dull moment when you’re around. You’ve been known to act impulsively, which can sometimes work for you but other times get you into trouble. You aren’t afraid to state your needs and you’re not afraid to smash the patriarchy or break the rules. Find someone to team up with who can balance your need to shake things up by maintaining peace and harmony while allowing you to be bold when needed.
If this is not your birthday month, here’s what Tammuz might have to teach you:
The long days and heat of summer have arrived. Emotions can run hot, people may feel more passionate and less patient. Enjoy the summer bounty and fun, but be wary of reckless and impulsive behavior. Find calming and cooling rituals for yourself to rest and relax. Remember…hot girl summer can burn 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).