The Moon, representing our emotional nature, our inner self, dreams, innermost fears, our intuitions, instincts, and unconscious drives, in the sign of Virgo, the I analyze of the Zodiac. Virgo is mutable earth and is the sign of work ruled by Mercury, the ancient god of communication and commerce, intelligence and reason, the analytical thinker picking apart details to get down to the nitty gritty, the truth of why things are the way they are. Mutable signs are flexible, the adapt and adjust and earth signs are stable and lend a bit of common sense to situations. With 3rd house energies, the moon concerns itself with our style of communicating, our ability to perceive facts and communicate them. The 3rd house also concerns itself with short journeys, brothers and sisters.
The sun and the Moon are conjunct, so they sit within a degree of each other and are blended, working together, and may even have a difficult time in acknowledging each other. The Sun, our sense of identity, our basic character, our will, ego and our basic character sit unified with the emotional moon, so we may seem more at ease with all those around us, having more of a drive to understand, and to get things done. The problem with this, however, is we have to be careful not to get lost in the details, becoming too involved with other people’s issues, and aware that sometimes that analytical thinking and hashing over the details can make you seem aloof and distant to the people around you.
Today in the Hebrew calendar is Rosh Chodesh of Tishrei.. it is also erev Rosh Hashanah. From the previous month, where we purged old ideas, and we emerge fresh, the month of Tishrei supports us as we emerge new creations. Tishrei, according to kabbalah is a gate to a higher dimension and allows us to draw blessings and abundance so we can create and design our lives from the beginning once more. Now, we have all, at one point or another, thought what if I had the chance to go back, what would I do differently, but we understand at some point, that were it not for all that we did, we would not stand as who we are today… imagine what might be different; that could be a positive, or a negative because without the bad, we might not have the good that we do, because life is about balance, not whether or not you yourself are balanced, but balance in that we receive the direct proportion to our acts. But when we let go of negativity in our lives, we have the opportunity to stand freshly renewed. To create and design our lives from the beginning isn’t to go back and change who we are, it’s to look at those systems in our lives that bring us pain, that keep the drama going, that keep up the stressers that make your system toxic. So hopefully during the past month, we’ve learned how to refire those systems on positive frequencies, and we can spend this time celebrating renewal because now we can see the benefit of balance.
Tishrei’s planet is nogah, Venus, and is controlled by the letter pe, and the sign of tishrei is libra is controlled by the letter lamed. During the new moon, the sun hasn’t yet moved into the enegies of the sign, so we focus on the creating planet.
Venus remains in the sign of Leo, the remnants of the fiercely assertive lion give us the energies to remain determined to keep the negativity at bay, and Venus brings a sextile with Mercury and a trine with Uranus into the mix. Mercury being the ruling planet for the sign of Virgo is the planet of communication and its in the sign of Libra, the sign of balance.
The letter Pe is the mouth, the power of da’at, knowledge, revealed in our speech. There are two levels of da’at, contact, that of the eyes, and that of the mouth. The sages acquaint that with the written torah and the oral traditions comprising the makeup of the teachings of Torah.
Out of the heart man speaks…since I don’t believe in coincidences, I was watching this movie, Jumping the Broom about this couple’s wedding and all the stuff that can go wrong mixing two different families; this young man’s mother had such hatred in her heart that she did all she could to hurt her son’s fiance, and then would go pray. It was pretty obvious the praying wasn’t doing anything to fix her issues because she herself was holding onto the offenses she imagined she had suffered in her life. She was hateful, and spiteful and yet wanted everyone around her to respect her, and when they didn’t because of how she was, she added that to her list of offenses to further fuel her hatred. She was addicted to it. It’s like a dog that’s become aggressive…it’s not that the dog wants to be that way, but it’s a symptom of something deeper that’s gone wrong. At Rosh Hashanah and the New Moon in Virgo, we strive to step forward into the new year free from those issues that have broken our natural balance, to return to the state of the virgin untainted with the ego’s influences of I wants, I must haves, she did this to me, I’m offended by that, and so on, and so on, and step into the new year fresh, and being the new moon and the time for new beginnings, creating for ourselves a brilliantly bright year to come filled with love and light, because one person can change the world, and when we think back to some of the awful things that have occurred during this past year, we see how badly change is needed. The time of the New Moon was also in the middle of a partial solar eclipse, ringing in the change of the season, but not just weather but the change in as stepping over into a new you. Blessed be.
The letter Pe represents the 27th Path on the tree of Life connecting the sphere of Hod which is splendor with the sphere of Netzhach which is victory. The word hod in Hebrew is reverberation, a continuing affect or the prolonging of a sound. This sphere enables communication and allows us to absorb messages, signs, and synchronicities. The sphere of netzhach brings pleasure, art, and talent that provide us sensuuous joy and governs the mechanism of repetition and reproduction. So within the energies of this new moon our words and all that we communicate reverberate and repeat just as an echo. Keep in mind, as you consider this thought, that all things return to you as you send them forth, filled with an abundance of what you put forth, be it three-fold, or ten-fold.
— Sphere of Netzach —
The Sphere of Destination is Netzach, Victory.
The Hebrew Divine name is Jehovah Tzabaoth.
The Archangel is Haniel, Prince of Love and Harmony.
The Order of Angels is the Elohim, the Gods who are also known as the Order of Principalities.
The corresponding planet is Venus.
The number is 7.
The symbols of Netzach are the girdle, the rose and the lamp.
The stone is emerald or turquoise.
The metal is copper.
The color is green.
The corresponding body parts are the loins, hips and legs.
The corresponding chakra is the Solar Plexus Center and the gland is the adrenals.
Living beings are the dove, the sparrow and the swan.
The symbolic creature is the lynx.
The musical note is an “E.”
The scent is rose.
Herbs are blackberry, cherry, dwarf elder and golden seal.
The magical image is a beautiful, naked woman.
Mythical correspondences are the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Roman Venus and the Norse Goddess Freya. All are Goddesses of love and nature.
The spiritual experience is a vision of beauty triumphant.
— Sphere of Hod —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Hod, Splendor.
The Hebrew Divine name is Elohim Tzabaoth.
now we take note that both divine names have the hebrew word for hosts or armies – now I don’t believe in angels or demons per se, but I do know that there are such things as beings of light and beings devoid of that light such as they are, and if to you they are angels and demons, I’m ok with that, but whether conscious or unconscious, they are there, and since man having the power of creation in his word, being created in the image of the gods and having their likeness, whatever that means to you, you do, whether you know it or not command hosts of beings because your draw to yourself that which you are focused upon, and that includes legions. You ever look back and a situation and think how did it get to this… guard your thoughts! Now, today also being erev Rosh Hashanah meaning it is the evening of the beginning of the celebration of the new year. The biblical name is yom teruah which means day of shouting/raising a noise or the feast of trumpets. Now what’s important about the trumpet or the shofar which is a trumpet carved out of a ram’s horn, literally, there is a story in the Torah when the hebrews went to war they would blow the shofar which would serve to confuse their enemies. Laughter is a noise that is also said to confound what some call demons, chanting is said to call angelic beings or beings of light to you because they gather to hear the heavenly sound of praise.
The Archangel is Michael, Prince of Splendour and Wisdom.
The Order of Angels is the Beni Elohim, the “Sons of the Gods.”
The corresponding planet is Mercury.
The number is 8.
The Tarot correspondences are the four eights.
Symbols are language and visual images.
This Sephiroh also corresponds to systems of magic, science, religion and government.
The color is orange.
Symbolic creatures are two snakes intertwined.
The metal is quicksilver.
Stones are opal and agate.
Mythical figures include the Greek God Hermes, the Roman Mercury, the Egyptian Thoth and Chiron, healer, teacher and warrior who was half God and half mortal.
The body correspondences are the loins and the legs.
The chakra is the solar plexus, the gland is the adrenals.
The musical note is “D.”
The magical image is a hermaphrodite.
If you look around the circle, we have the 7s and the 8s of the tarot surrounding us each representing their elemental energies.
— 27th Path —
The 27th Path is known as the Active or Exciting Intelligence because through it every existent being receives its spirit and motion. through sound and reverberation!
It is called the “House of God” or “Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty” – Elohim Gibor Tzabaoth.
Many know it as the “Path of the Flaming Sword.”
The Hebrew letter is Peh, which means mouth.
This letter is a “double” letter, showing that this is one of the “Gateways of the Soul” with two possible directions we may follow.
It is through this Path that the higher energies are brought in to energize the personality.
It is the first of the three major “initiations” you will experience on your journey “up” the Tree.
The Planetary influence is Mars.
The corresponding Astrological sign is Scorpio.
The Major Arcana Tarot card that corresponds is the Tower.
The magical weapon is the double edged sword.
Symbolic living creatures are the horse, the bear, the wolf, the scorpion and the lobster or crayfish.
Other symbols are the pentagram, the cross and the tower.
The stone is ruby.
The color is scarlet red.
The musical note is “C.”
Scents are benzoin, sulphur and tobacco.
Herbs are cayenne pepper and dragon’s blood.
Plants are poppies, poplars, pansies and yew.
The associated mythological figures are the Roman God Mars, the Greek Athena and the Hindu Kali.
The spiritual experience is one of transformation through crisis and renewal through suffering.
The primary lesson on the Path is that old forms must pass before new ones can exist.
And since the essence of this new moon is all about communication, I chose this handsome grizzly bear as our totem because bears are very communicative in their body language and he’s speaking with those eyes. Mythological creature we’ve invited Athena, goddess of wisdom.
Areas the 27th Path will help you:
Facing your greatest fears.
Letting go of useless patterns and shedding useless values.
The ability to meet out justice and to understand it.
The ability to avert arguments or to achieve skill in debates.
Learning about your powers of endurance.
Understanding that to lose what you have been afraid of losing is to gain your freedom.
Learning that there is nothing to lose.
You are not a victim.
Suffering is useless, unnecessary, and self-imposed.
Frustration and a desire to be done with your own sense of futility.
Love triumphs over obstacles.
Dealing with the unexpected, and an improved ability to handle crisis situations.
Having faith in your self.
Understanding that fighting is always significant of insecurity.
Dissolving greed and me-ism.
Overcoming small-mindedness in yourself and others.
Understanding your need for love, understanding, encouragement, and unconditionalness.
Understanding your right to defend yourself, but also the requirement not to impose yourself on others.
Understanding the statement, “what goes around, comes around.”
Finding a suitable partner or mate.
Enjoy a meditation on the corresponding solfeggio frequency: