The Cosmic Window of the 14th
Tomorrow night, Friday March 20th, 2015 at sundown – the Hebrew month of Nisan (Aries) arrives.
As the first of the fire signs and the first sign on both the Lunar and Solar astrological cycles, Nisan is officially the first month of the calendar year – and when it comes to fighting for their freedom, those born under the sign of Aries will do anything to be the winner – the first to hit the target and defeat the enemy.
Nisan marks our nation’s exile from Egypt – the journey from bondage to freedom – and according to the Kabbalah, this month provides us with the cosmic strength to shatter all limitations and bondage of any kind.
Aries allows us to leave behind the personal blockages that prevent us from attaining true freedom in all areas of our lives. And on the 14th day of Nisan (Friday April 3rd, 2015 at sundown), when the moon is in full force, the same energy that was revealed when the nation of Israel left Egypt is revealed once again in the comfort of your own home.
We receive a very special gift on the 14th of Nisan. At the event known as the Pesach Seder, we are given our own special afikoman (“that which comes after” or “dessert”) present from our Father in Heaven – the opportunity to redesign our entire year – to implement order instead of chaos – freedom instead of slavery.
Each one of us has the power within to utilize this cosmic window and reign victorious in our battle against negativity – a life changing opportunity to harness the cosmic forces of creation, with stars and moon aligned, and get witchy deep on releasing wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony, selfishness, shame, narrow mindedness, addiction, fear and any other self destructive vice or trait that enslaves you.
Freedom implies the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint – the absence of subjection or foreign domination – the state of being unrestricted and able to move easily – and as we set off toward freedom from slavery and order from chaos, the power of Aries is what we must activate within ourselves.
Ariens are individuals who love their freedom – they don’t want to be controlled or confined by nobody. Right Zaza?
The typical characteristics of Aries are energetic, pioneering, persevering, brave, unlimited thinking and sharing – all excellent characteristic traits to help enable one to push forward in life and make change.
However, their main motivation is to satisfy their desires. As a result, their main challenges stem from seeing themselves as the center of the universe.
According to the wisdom of the Kabbalah, Ariens tend to be impulsive, repeat the same mistakes, twist the truth to cover their immediate needs, rush to meet their goals to the detriment of others, lack sensitivity, give with the desire and expectation to be recognized and are easily hurt – basically the other side of being such successful pioneers.
Their transformation comes through thinking about what others are feeling, thinking before acting, foreseeing the future by learning from the past, being honest, compassion towards others, working on not taking everything personally and treating people with care from the heart.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught that in our quest for freedom, we need to maintain a perfect synergy between our body, soul and dealings with others. It is not enough to immerse ourselves in the spiritual worlds of study and prayer only to later serve as a slave to our base bodily desires – nor can we neglect our physical well-being in pursuit of spirituality. The higher purpose of physical and spiritual liberation is to allow for us to convert the substance of our surroundings into substance of great and infinite potential.
True freedom can be attained only when the soul, body and surrounding world complete each other – the lower elements of the body and environment elevated to the highest possible affinity with the soul and it’s aspirations – and the soul liberated from everything that hinders its fulfillment.
As we sail into the new month of Nisan – with the moon at its crescent – let us keep in mind what’s gonna go down when that moon hits it’s fullness. The wise will busy themselves now with preparation – the cosmic window of the 14th is just around the bend – and, “none but ourselves can free our mind”.