thursday marked the new moon of tishrei, the seventh month of the jewish calendar year which begins with the introspective high holidays and the birth of a new year and new season. according to kabbalah, tishrei is a fantastic and opportunity to set intentions - to engage with the vital question of who we are, to strip away all that is blocking our way and to learn how to self-generate and nurture our goals.
tishrei is also associated with the astrological sign of libra (scales) which acts as a reminder that true and balanced growth lies in our ability to receive inspiration from outside sources - mentor, friend, a blog - and then participate in this wisdom-process by making it our own.
this seventh moon / new cycle is not one which commemorates a miraculous redemption or heavenly light show, rather, a month that celebrates US and and our own regenerative powers, that we may be reborn and returned to our truest self.
for further inquiry: an article which describes the sense, body part, and astrological significance of tishrei.
and please check out the new moon project for reflections, recipes, and original song on this month’s theme of ‘balance’… amazing women, wise words.
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