Nisan- The Month of Leadership and Redemption

Constellation/Mazal- Aries Element- Fire Ruling Planets- Mars Tribe- Judah Stone- Turquoise Color- Sky Blue Symbol- Lion Letters- Hei (ה) Direction- East This past week marked Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the beginning of the month of Nisan Nisan is a Babylonian term meaning setting out or putting to sleep. Both of these meanings are appropriate for theContinue reading “Nisan- The Month of Leadership and Redemption”

Jewitch Wheel of the Year

Most witchy types are familiar with the Celtic and/or pagan wheel of the year that includes the Quarter and Cross Quarter days of the year. I have been looking for a Jewitch specific wheel of the year, and haven’t really found anything that includes what I was looking for. So, I decided to make myContinue reading “Jewitch Wheel of the Year”

Adar- The Month of Good Fortune

Constellation/Mazal- Pisces Ruling Planets- Jupiter Tribe- Joseph (Ephraim & Menashe) Stone- Onyx Color- black Symbol- Egypt, Ox, Unicorn Letters- Kof ק and Gimmel ג Direction- West Rosh Chodesh Adar (head or beginning of the month) begins on the evening of February 24, 2020. The word Adar comes from ancient Babylonian and Hebrew. It means “toContinue reading “Adar- The Month of Good Fortune”

Celebrating Trees and the Environment

Environmentalism plays a large role in modern Judaism. While it is a year round focus, one day of the year is devoted to trees and the environment- Tu B’Shevat. The name literally means fifteenth of Shevat, and falls at the full moon of Shevat. Falling in either January or February, it is one of severalContinue reading “Celebrating Trees and the Environment”

Shevat- The Month of Blessing and Righteousness

Constellation: Aquarius Ruling Planets: Saturn & Uranus Tribe: Asher Stone: Chrysolite Color: Blue-Green Symbol: Olive Tree Letter: Tzadi צ  Direction: North Rosh Chodesh Shevat (head or beginning of the month) began on the evening of January 26, 2020. The word Shevat comes from ancient Akkadian. It means “lashing” and refers to the lashing rains thatContinue reading “Shevat- The Month of Blessing and Righteousness”

Leshem- A Stone Like Sapphire

Today I wanted to discuss more regarding the month of Tevet. Specifically, I wanted to discuss the month in relation to the tribe of Dan,  astrology, and gemology. I thought this might lead to an interesting recurring theme over this year. I began by looking up the gems that correspond to each month and tribe.Continue reading “Leshem- A Stone Like Sapphire”

The Month of Tevet- Darkness to Light

We are currently in the Hebrew month of Tevet and the Gregorian month of January. Tevet began at the new moon in December and will end at the new moon in January. The lights of the last days of Chanukah are the brightest spot during Tevet, with the long, dark nights of winter making upContinue reading “The Month of Tevet- Darkness to Light”

Solstice Lights

My favorite part of the winter holiday season is the importance placed on lights. It doesn’t matter what holiday it is, or what the religious connections are, each celebration this time of year revolves around light and, ultimately, the winter solstice.  The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year. For several days theContinue reading “Solstice Lights”

Planning for the December Dilemma

December can be a dilemma for those of us who live in multi faith families. Christmas is everywhere! Literally, everywhere. And everyone just assumes that everyone else celebrates Christmas. Well, not everyone does. And, some people who do celebrate Christmas also celebrate other holidays as well.  So, what’s a person to do when Christmas literallyContinue reading “Planning for the December Dilemma”

40 Things I’m Thankful for Right Now

Thanksgiving is coming, but instead of sharing yet another piece of content about counting your blessings (seriously, you’re already seeing that everywhere) I thought I’d share my own personal gratitude list. Thanksgiving 2019 is my 40th Thanksgiving, so it’s only appropriate that I share forty things I am thankful for. Some of these are theContinue reading “40 Things I’m Thankful for Right Now”