today marks the new moon of adar, the twelfth and last month of the jewish calendar year. according to kabbalah, the energy associated with this month is metamorphosis through laughter. on the fifteenth of adar many jews from around the world celebrate purim, a holiday that commemorates the redemption of joy from darkness and the transformation from doubt to opportunity — think costumes and masks, feasts of yumminess including hamentashen, and lots of laughter and absurd play.
being the twelfth month of the year, adar also holds the energy of all of the previous months and becomes an opportunity to reflect on what is and step forward with courage into the new lunar cycle. it is easy to be overwhelmed by doubt when there are so many stories and experiences to sift through. adar reminds us that if we meet this culminating energy with a combination of profound courage and ecstatic exuberance, metamorphosis of the greatest kind is available to us. so try on those masks, play dress up with your future, and begin to discover all of the choice and possibility available to you! you are beyond what you could ever imagine and this month is here to remind you of this.
happy new moon to us all!
for further inquiry: an article that describes the sense, body part, and astrological sign associated with this month + a short video from rabbi pinson that is a bit esoteric and quite awesome.