Wow, what a week! This week we see a beautiful connection between the spiritual opportunities the planets are presenting to us, and the kabbalistic wisdom related to this specific week’s portion.
First of all, let’s look at astrology and the planets.
Some would say this is the most important week of year.
Uranus, one of the external planets, that moves relatively slowly, is changing a sign on Monday, May 14th. This only happens every seven years! Uranus moves into Taurus from Aries. When a change like that occurs, it affects all of humanity, not just each of us as individuals. Uranus is the planet of revolution, of the unexpected, out of the norm, new ideas, innovation, and global shifts.
Since Uranus entered Taurus on Monday, we should expect the unexpected! Be aware that globally there is a possibility of many changes. More than that, we might see some shocking shifts in the earthy, physical matters that relate to the sign of Taurus – the world of money and Mother Earth! Kabbalistically, it provides us an opportunity to be more aware of our environment, more involved, and more open to doing things differently.
In short, be open to changing your perception this week. The more open you are for unexpected changes, the faster and more smoothly you will adapt to new realities and seeing the blessings within those opportunities.
The New Moon of Gemini comes with tremendous support from the rest of the planets. Tuesday, May 15th is the first day of the month of Gemini according to the kabbalistic calendar. (In the Gregorian calendar, we need to wait almost a whole week until the sun enters Gemini.) The energy of the airy sign of Gemini helps us to get ready for a lighter period of time. This will relieve a bit of the heavy and slow energy we feel lately from the sun in Taurus and many other planets that are in earth signs (particularly, when it comes to communication and quickness of action).
Also on this day, the moon resides in the sign of Taurus, which will present us with a time that is good for fertility, initiation, and creation of anything new in the physical/material world.
Remember the unexpected factor we discussed earlier? On May 16th, Mars enters the sign of Aquarius for a few months, and with a square to Uranus (remember that Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, just moved to Taurus?) a few times more than usual, there will be an accent on the surprise – shock and elements of change for us this week and moving forward for a while.
On May 18th, there is a practical trine between Mercury in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. In addition, a beautiful grand trine between the moon, Neptune, and Jupiter in watery signs. What does this mean for us? This day brings a tremendous opportunity to connect to our internal truth with a clear vision and strength. At the same time, we can manifest great ideas and dreams in a much more practical way.
This week we are starting a new book, the book of Numbers. It’s a new chapter and a new portion. We can already sense a trend, can’t we? New beginnings!
Bamidbar translates to “in the desert.” One of the strongest kabbalistic lessons this week is for all of us to raise our consciousness to a high place as if we lived in the desert. There is a sense of nothingness in the desert, which means endless possibilities. It’s like a blank canvas upon which we can create the world we want to see. All possibilities are open now. It’s just us and the Creator – just us and the unknown. Have certainty that the Light will provide. There is a sense of closeness in the universe; what it has to offer can be gained this week. In the nothingness, there is everything. Spread arms wide open and expect the unexpected.
This is a beautiful connection between the wisdom of the cosmos, kabbalistic astrology, and the energy of this week’s portion. It’s all intertwined!
Hold tight, stay strong, keep your certainty, and stay open-minded! This process has the potential to strengthen our internal spiritual core on unimaginable levels.
Take advantage of the opportunities for manifestation that appear a few times this week by aligning yourself with your true desires and dreams, making sure you move in the right direction.