A Time for Everything, by the 12 zodiac signs

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A great book of mine, about the Hebrew astrology and kabbalah, written by Miriam Binyamini and Yonadav Kaploun, is suggesting a very nice link between the biblical idea of Time for Everything, brought on Ecclesiastes 3, and the 12 signs.

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(book can be seen and bought here).

The text from Ecclesiastes 3, for those of you who forgot, goes like this:

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

And in Hebrew:

א לַכֹּל, זְמָן; וְעֵת לְכָל-חֵפֶץ, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם.
ב        עֵת לָלֶדֶת,        וְעֵת לָמוּת;
עֵת לָטַעַת,        וְעֵת לַעֲקוֹר נָטוּעַ.
ג        עֵת לַהֲרוֹג        וְעֵת לִרְפּוֹא,
עֵת לִפְרוֹץ        וְעֵת לִבְנוֹת.
ד        עֵת לִבְכּוֹת          וְעֵת לִשְׂחוֹק,
עֵת סְפוֹד         וְעֵת רְקוֹד.
ה        עֵת לְהַשְׁלִיךְ אֲבָנִים,        וְעֵת כְּנוֹס אֲבָנִים;
עֵת לַחֲבוֹק,         וְעֵת לִרְחֹק מֵחַבֵּק.
ו        עֵת לְבַקֵּשׁ         וְעֵת לְאַבֵּד,
עֵת לִשְׁמוֹר        וְעֵת לְהַשְׁלִיךְ.
ז        עֵת לִקְרוֹעַ        וְעֵת לִתְפּוֹר,
עֵת לַחֲשׁוֹת        וְעֵת לְדַבֵּר.
ח        עֵת לֶאֱהֹב         וְעֵת לִשְׂנֹא,
עֵת מִלְחָמָה        וְעֵת שָׁלוֹם.

According to Binyamini & Kaploun, each sign’s notion of salvation is being expressed in these lines, like this (illustrations are mine):

ARI

  Aries is linked to a time to kill and a time to healtwo of its most dominant abilities, the violent of killing and the leading qualities plus the physical manifestation suggested in healing.

TAU

Taurus is linked to a time for war and a time for peace – being on one hand the peacefull creature he is and on the other, having the ability to persist and fight on what’s theirs. This “time for” is also connected to time, another great asset of Taurus, and the understanding that THINGS TAKE TIME.

GEM

Gemini is being represented in a time to be silent and a time to speak, having their endless need to speak and exchange information. In this context, the writers mention the idea of two different redeemers – messiah Ben Yossef and messiah Ben David, as the duality of the Gemini sign.

CAN

Cancer, with their strong emotions, is linked to a time to weep and a time to laugh, while exemplifying  a personal and emotional perspective of the salvation and the time being until it arrives.

LEO

Leo is represented in a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing – because of their warm heart, their embracing of the outer world with authority and guidance and their sometimes lack of perspective. Leo is HEART and a hug is close to the heart.

VIR

Virgo’s time is a time to tear and a time to mend, having both sides: the stressful and skeptical side, being responsible for a time to tear; and a simple belief with knowing-what-is-the-right-thing-to-do side, being responsible for a time to mend.

LIB

Libra is a time to love and a time to hate, as simple as that but also as complicated as that: Libra hates hate and quarrel and loves love and peace. but with their balanced nature and sense of justice they know there are love times but also hate times  and that the one can’t live without the other. 

SCOR

Transformative Scorpio’s sentence is off course a time to be born and a time to die. not only transformative processes of birth and death are it’s realm, but also the idea of resurrection that is expected with the coming of the messiah, is a Scorpio idea.  The mystical elimination of boundaries between the leaving and the dead, connected to salvation, is a completely scorpion idea.

From now on, things become a bit complicated with the last 4 signs:

SAG

The Sagittarius time is  a time to search and a time to give up – due to the Sagittarian constant search of truth, of new ideas and new horizons and experiences – but also due to it’s lack of attachment to matter, in a way that implies loss, giving up.

CAP

Capricorn is related to a time to tear down and a time to build because of its connections to the ground, earth and soil – not just as an earth sign but also as a cardinal sign that translates ideas into actions.  Time to tear down and time to build also manifests the relations Capricorn has to structure – they shape it and help to build it, but also to break it in order to build a better one.

AQU

Aquarius is somewhat like Capricorn, with a time to plant and a time to uproot – only this sign is doing a much more fundamental job when destroying an element: it will uproot it, cause a total destruction, and plant a new seed of the new.

PIS

and last one, Pisces, is connected to a time to mourn and a time to dance due to its extraordinary ability of mood changes, caused by its remarkable ability to absorb its surroundings. Pisces is prone both to an extreme, ecstatic, happiness and to a deep, black gooey sorrow.

Mercury

student, learning, thinking, memory, speech, coordination, grasp, intuition, reception, childhood, hands, kids, teaching, speaking, interacting, communicating, humor, learning methods, what surrounding is needed for learning, how the person understands, thinks, receives information, processes data including senses and feelings (not only strict objective “data”).

Types: student, messenger, story-teller

תלמיד, למידה, לימוד, חשיבה, זיכרון, דיבור, קואורדינציה, תפישה, אינטואיציה, קליטה, הבנה, ילדות, ידיים, ילדים, הוראה, דיבור, אינטראקציה, תקשורת, הומור, שיטות לימוד, איזו סביבה נחוצה ללימוד, איך האדם מבין, חושב, קולט אינפורמציה, מעבד מידע: רגשות, תחושות,

Hebrew letters and the 12 astrological signs

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Old Kabbalah have found connections between the twelve signs and the Hebrew letters. According to Kabbalah, each letter of the Hebrew alphabet represents some qualities and connections to the 10 spheres/emanations:

כתר Keter, חכמה Chokhmah, בינה Binah, חסד Chesed, גבורה Gevurah, נצח Netzach, תפארת Tiferet, הוד Hod, יסוד Yesod, מלכות Malchut

Which can be translated as: Crown, Wisdom, Understanding, kindness/favor, Gracefulness, Eternity, Splendor, Foundation, Kingship.

for example, א, the Hebrew Aleph or first letter, is connected to כתר Keter, Crown emanation. ב, the Hebrew Bet or second letter, is connected to חכמה Chokhmah , Wisdom emanation. And so on until ת, the Hebrew Tav or the last letter.

12 signs and their letters

as seen in these pictures:

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the old Hebrews knew of 7 rulers ruling the 12 signs: Saturn, Shabtay, ruled Capricorn and Aquarius; Jupiter, Tzedek, ruled Sagittarius and Pisces; Mars, Ma’adim, ruled Aries and Scorpio; Sun, Chama, ruled Leo; Venus, Noga, ruled Taurus and Libra; Mercury, Kochav, ruled Gemini and Virgo; and finally Moon, Levana, ruled Cancer. Each of the signs and their rulers was connected to two of the Hebrew alphabet letters, like this:

Saturn, Shabtay, was represented by the letter ב, Bet; Capricorn and Aquarius, being ruled by it, got the letters בע for Capricorn and בצ for Aquarius.

Jupiter, Tzedek, was represented by the letter ג, Gimmel; Sagittarius and Pisces, being ruled by it, got the letters גס for Sagittarius and גק for Pisces.

Mars, Ma’adim, was represented by the letter ד, Dalet; Aries and Scorpio, being ruled by it, got the letters דה for Aries and דנ for Scorpio.

Sun, Chama, ruled Leo; this sign got the letters כט.

Venus, Noga, was represented by the letter פ, Peh; Taurus and Libra, being ruled by it, got the letters פו for Taurus and פל for Libra.

Mercury, Kochav, was represented by the letter ר, Reish; Gemini and Virgo, being ruled by it, got the letters רז for Gemini and רי for Virgo.

Moon, Levana, ruled Cancer; this sign got the letters תח.

the only combinations of letters with a meaning in Hebrew is the Gemini combination: רז means secret.

meaning of the different emanations the letters belong to

Here you can find the Hebrew letters and their meaning according to Kabbalah and the different spheres/emanations they belong to (in Hebrew). warning: it is not only in Hebrew, it is also very complicated because while some of the letters are connected to 1 emanation, some are related to 2 and more. Also the references to the elements that are known in modern western Astrology: water, fire, earth and air – are different in this old eastern approach to Astrology, in a way you end up with Aquarius being a partly earth sign.

Strengthening / Empowering a sign affect by wearing the letters

One kabalic way of making a sign more dominant and empowering its affect on you is wearing the letters of the sign in a talisman held on the neck. According to the belief, in order for this to really work the letters should be written by a Mekubal, a healer, an expert in Torah and a well-taught person, sometimes a Rabi. The Mekubal makes the talisman with the letters of the chosen sign and the letters radiate the energy of the sign.

According to the belief, it is not only useless but also dangerous to write letters by yourself without consulting a Mekubal.

The energies of the different signs, radiated from the letters in the talisman, help to balance an unbalanced chart or other unbalanced energy.

The six / twelve Astrology Axes

Another important element to interpret in an astrological chart, especially Natal Charts, Solar Returns and Progression Charts, is the axis element. There are 6 axes in astrology – six, because the chart is a wheel divided into 12 houses, each house a piece, just like a cake, and the axis involves 2 oppositional signs and houses. Astrology presents us with 64 different options, for in each chart houses fall on different signs. here is a classic example, when houses and signs match:

chart wheel with axises

but most astrology charts present combinations of houses and signs: Libra on the first house, Gemini on 8th house atc.

The astrological axes are only 6, though, and in order to use it in reading you will have to combine their meanings, in case they fall on different houses and signs: that is, when signs don’t match their natural house. The natural position of the houses and signs is as seen at the drawing above, with each sign and house matches the opposition sign and house in the chart wheel:

Houses 1-7 : Aries-Libra

Houses 2-8 : Taurus-Scorpio

Houses 3-9 : Gemini-Sagittarius

Houses 4-10 : Cancer-Capricorn

Houses 5-11 : Leo-Aquarius

Houses 6-12 : Virgo-Pisces

and all matches their natural astrological positions (Aries first, Taurus second atc.)

In an Astrological Chart, we might want to understand the meaning of an axis when interpreting prominent planets, angular points and other elements. for example one can not understand  the Nodes (Mean Node and True Node) without understanding the axis they sit on. It is also hard to interpret oppositions without having a sufficient understanding of the axis the opposition partakes.

Meanings of the different Axes in Astrology Chart

The 1-7 axis, or the Aries-Libra axis, is all about I am:

Me, as a person: my needs, ambitions, drives and boundaries, represented by Aries and the 1st house, VS including others in my scheme: significant others and just “others” with their needs, ambitions, drives and boundaries, represented by Libra and the 7th house.

The 2-8 axis, or the Taurus-Scorpio axis, is all about I have:

Talents and abilities I have and how I’m supporting myself, represented by Taurus and 2nd house, VS others’ resources and talents: heritages, inheritances, genes, karma that goes with me everywhere and other legacies I’ve got from home and early family – represented by Scorpio and 8th house.

The 3-9 axis, or the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, is all about I’m aware:

Available Ideas and possibilities i can reach and options my mind can grasp, represented by Gemini and 3rd house, VS expanding my awareness, widening my view and acknowledge possibilities, beliefs, experiences that  are “out there” beyond my immediate understanding.

The 4-10 axis or the Cancer-Capricorn axis is all about I generate/get:

Having emotional and personal impact on those i love and using bonding to get things, represented by Cancer and 4th house, VS generating my own means and relying on status to get things, represented by Capricorn and 10th house.

The 5-11 axis or the Leo-Aquarius axis is all about I can/influence:

Do, achieve, become, develop myself and influence others near me, represented by Leo and the 5th house, VS spread my influence further reaching groups of people and make a change in the world, represented by Aquarius and 11th house.

The 6-12 axis or the Virgo-Pisces axis is all about I know:

I know and  map the world around me through facts, personal experience and analyses, represented by Virgo and the 6th house, VS I process things intuitively, relying on general truths, common knowledge and others’ experiences and beyond myself experiences of this world, represented by Pisces and 12th house.

How to interpret combined axes in personal charts

Combining 2 elements is the difficult task  when doing Astrology reading and charts analysis. for example having somebody’s South Node falling on their 5th house in Sagittarius. In order to interpret the combination of 5th and Sagittarius, to figure their South Node meaning, you will need to combine 5th house axis meaning with Sagittarius axis meaning, like this:

5th house axis is about I can/influence: Do, achieve, become, develop myself and influence others near me. Sagittarius axis is about I’m aware: expanding my awareness, widening my view and acknowledge possibilities, beliefs, experiences that  are “out there” beyond my immediate understanding. The combination of the two gives us I influence through awareness or I’m aware through influence. Because we’re interpreting South Node (natural, intuitive skills, strategies and experiences the individual posses) we can conclude that as a child and as a default strategy in life, the Chart’s owner uses their authority over others to gain wider understanding and that major awareness events in their life were connected to their learning their own power over others.  We can also conclude that Chart’s owner is familiar with “changing” identities as a mean of gaining more awareness: that is, they are experienced with playing with their image and gaining wider awareness through it . Having in mind other aspects of the chart, this aspect may indicate either a manipulative tendency, a “chameleon” type or the need of others presence (friends, groups) to gain  knowledge about my self – that is, a somewhat very friendly person.

We use the same method to interpret the other side of the axis, this time, the True Node: we conclude that having True Node in 11th house and Gemini axis gives us a person who their learned experiences, challenging strategy and main lesson is to learn how to use what they already know in order to contribute others. This may indicate a person who needs to be more aware of their uniqueness and to understand that their experiences in this life are something others can learn from. If the context of the reading is professional, it may tell a career in  coaching (if other aspects support) or in lecturing that will be beneficial for the chart’s owner. If the context is spiritual then it tells being more personal in their interactions with other or being more interactive from the first place.

Like everything else in Astrology, things depend very much on other supportive elements and aspects of the chart.

Today’s transits – November 9, 2014 – Sunday

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Sun, Mercury, Venus in Scorpio (Tropical zodiac location) Sun, Mercury, Venus in Scorpio (Tropical zodiac location)

All positions at Noon, Mountain Time, USA

Moon                  Gemini @ 22 deg.
Sun                       Scorpio @ 17 deg.

Mercury             Scorpio @ 01 deg.
Venus                 Scorpio @ 21 deg.
Mars                    Capricorn @ 10 deg.

Jupiter               Leo @ 21 deg.
Saturn                 Scorpio @ 24 deg.

Uranus                Aries @ 13 deg. (retrograde until 12/21/2014)
Neptune             Pisces @ 04 deg. (retrograde until 11/16/2014)
Pluto                   Capricorn @11 deg.

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Pisces and 12th house

Inspiration, art, what the world wants from me, close places, situations beyond one’s control, religions, becoming religious / leaving religion, cults, beauty, fashion world, movies, film industry, advertisement, being famous, celebs, cosmetics, chaos, cruising, going with the flow, doing for another (cause, person atc.), becoming one with, blending in, merging, addictions, drugs, seizures, separations, severing, imprisonment, being locked, uncontrolled fears, phobias, restraints, isolation, sleep

דגים ובית 12 – השראה, אמנות, מה העולם רוצה ממני, מקומות סגורים, מצבים שאין יכולת שליטה עליהם, דתות, חזרה בתשובה / שאלה, כתות, יופי, עולם האופנה, קולנוע, פרסום, סלבס, קוסמטיקה, כאוס, זרימה, הליכה עם הזרם,  עשיה למען, התמזגות, פרידות, מוות, סיומים, ניתוקים, פחדים לא נשלטים, פוביות, רתיעות מ-, מקומות סגורים, מאסרים, כליאות, בידוד, סמים, התמכרויות, התקפים, ניתוקים, התנתקויות, שינה

Virgo and 6th house

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work, job, health, everyday, day by day, service, being in serve of, people who serve you or those you are superior to, routines, practices, talents, technical abilities, stomach, belly, spiritual practice, exercise, daily tasks, order, cleanliness, hygiene, details, technique, mantras, procedures, bureaucracy, workplace, servants, staff, what I give away to the world or what I want to give, criticism, proportion, sense of scale, issues with scale and proportion, measurement, exaggeration, organizing the chaos, putting things in order, strictness, preciseness, organization, details, editing, accuracy, punctiliousness, what i have learned myself and can tutor/teach/instruct, anxiety, sweaty hands

עבודה, בריאות, יומיום, שירותיות, אנשים שכפופים לך, רוטינות, פרקטיקות, כישרונות, כישורים טכניים, קיבה, בטן, תרגולת רוחנית, התעמלות, מטלות יומיומיות, סדר, נקיון, היגיינה, פרטים, טכניקה, מנטרות, נהלים, פרוצדורות, בירוקרטיה, מקום עבודה, משרתים, אנשי שירות, מה אני נותן לעולם או רוצה לתת, ביקורתיות, חוש מידה, נושאים שקשורים למידה, כמותיות, הגזמה, לארגן את הכאוס, להשליט סדר, הקפדה, נוקשות, ארגון, פרטים, עריכה, דיוק, דייקנות, מה למדתי ויכול ללמד, חרדה, הזעה בכפות ידיים

Sagittarius and 9th house

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abroad, leaving abroad, people from abroad, traveling abroad, publishing houses, advertisement, spiritual practices, philosophies, truth, spiritual journeys, search for truth, search, belief, belief systems, religions, animals, nature, higher education, court system, justice, spread, publishing, marketing, optimism, ideals, old age, thighs, running, adventures, motorcycles, dangers, sports, enlightenment, discoveries, luck, second marriage, spouse’s parents, pets, horses, spaces, landscape, universities, courts, activism, citizenship, aristocracy.

חו”ל, חיים בחו”ל, אנשים מחו”ל, נסיעות לחו”ל, הוצאות ספרים, פרסום, תורות רוחניות, פילוסופיות, אמת, חיפוש רוחני, חיפוש אמת, חיפוש, אמונה, מערכות אמונה, חיות, טבע, לימודים גבוהים, מערכת המשפט, צדק, הפצה, שיווק, אופטימיות, אידיאלים, גיל מאוחר, ירכיים, ריצה, הרפתקנות, אופנועים, סכנות, ספורט אתגרי, גילויים, מזל, נישואין שניים, בני משפחה של בן /בת זוג (חמות וכו’), חיות מחמד, סוסים, מרחבים, אוניברסיטאות, בתי משפט, אקטיביזם, פוליטיקה אזרחית, אריסטוקרטיה

Leo and 5th house

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show, spectacle, influence, self expression, creativity, ego, self, “I”, uniqueness and one of a kind, creation, art, kids, games, play, hobbies, shows, stage, performance, showing off, talents, fun, joy, enjoyment, romance, love life, affairs, courtship, amusement, leadership, leader, authority, king, royalty, jewelry, show business, screen, bars, clubs, nightlife

ראווה, סטאטוס, השפעה, ביטוי אישי, יצירתיות, ביטוי עצמי, אגו, “אני”, ייחודיות וחד פעמיות, יצירה, ילדים, משחקים, תחביבים, הצגות, במה, משחק, כישרונות, כיף, הנאה, רומנטיקה, רומנים, חיזור, שעשוע, הנהגה, מנהיג, סמכות, מלך, מלכות, תכשיטים, עולם הבמה, הופעות, ברים, מסעדות, חיי לילה

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