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Monday, July 20, 2009

Twelve ages of MAN - Midrash on the "ZODIAC"






The Tikunei HaZohar based on the vision of Ezekiel teaches: there are four Holy Creatures under the Holy Throne of the Holy One Blessed Be He.
They are Lion, Ox, Eagle and Man. -Tikun 26:5
They represent the four dimension of right (Chessed), left (Gevurah) center (Tiferet) and Man (space/time/souls).
לִפְעָמִים מִתְגַּלֶּה לָהֶם בִּדְמוּת אַרְיֵה, זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב אַרְיֵה שָׁאָג מִי לֹא יִירָא, לִפְעָמִים בִּדְמוּת שׁוֹר, זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב בְּכוֹר שׁוֹרוֹ הָדָר לוֹ וְקַרְנֵי רְאֵם קַרְנָיו, וְלִפְעָמִים בִּדְמוּת נֶשֶׁר, זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב כְּנֶשֶׁר יָעִיר קִנּוֹ, וּפְעָמִים בִּדְמוּת אָדָם זָקֵן, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּדְמָה לְאֵלּוּ, שֶׁאָמְרוּ זֶה אֵלִי וְאַנְוֵהוּ, שֶׁהוּא הָיָה מִתְדַּמֶּה לָהֶם בִּדְמוּת זָקֵן, וְנֶאֱמַר בָּהֶם (בּוֹ) וַיֵּנִקֵהוּ דְּבַשׁ מִסֶּלַע וְשֶׁמֶן מֵחַלְמִישׁ צוּר, אֲבָל לְאֵלּוּ שֶׁתְּלוּיִים מִמֶּנּוּ וּמִשְּׁכִינָתוֹ, לֹא מִשְׁתַּנֶּה לְעוֹלָם. ~תיקון כו,ה
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In the beginning, when he is born, Man is like a lamb (Taleh/Aries) -- soft and delicate.

As he grows, he becomes powerful like an ox (Shor/Taurus).

Then he becomes like the twins (Teumim/Gemini): He sees himself as complete and perfect.

Then his yetzer hara (negative impulse) starts to grow. At first it is as small as a crab (Sartan/Cancer).

But if left unchecked, it becomes as strong as a lion (Arieh/Leo).

If he sins, his yetzer hara puts on the mask of innocence, appearing as pure as a maiden (Betula/Virgo).

And if he continues to transgress, he is placed on the Scales (Moznaim/Libra), and his fate is weighed in the balance.

If he persists in his rebellion, he is sent down to the depths, placed in a pit like a scorpion (Akrav/Scorpio).

However, if he has a change of heart and returns to G-d, he is rocketed out of the
pit like an arrow from the bow (Keshet/Sagitarius).

Then he is transformed, returned to his former state of innocence, and becomes like a
kid (G'dee/Capricorn) -- purified by the waters of the water-carrier (D'lee/Aquarius).

His life comes full-circle when like a fish
(Dagim/Pisces), he luxuriates and basks in the water of eternity, his soul
reposing in the higher world from which it came.
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The concept of: "Think good, it will be good." is authentic and it has reference...
For Job said in the verse: I was not at ease, neither was I quiet, and I did not rest,
yet trouble came. -Iyov 3:25

And HaRav Maavar Yabok wrote: that FEAR and; WORRY [?#%#?doubts?#%#?] will worsen one's fortune,
but JOY and SECURITY will strengthen it.

ADVICE: minimize interest in current events,
news/media for they weaken one's FAITH [Emunah] & SECURITY [Bitahon] in our blessed CREATOR.
לוּלֵי תוֹרָתְךָ שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי אָז אָבַדְתִּי בְעָנְיִי
As written: "Were not Your Torah my occupation, then I would have perished in my affliction." -Psalms 119:92
:כי איוב אמר בפסוק: פחד פחדתי... ואשר יגורתי... וכתב הרב מעבר יבוק
.כי הפחד והדאגה ירעו המזל, אבל השמחה והבטחון יחזקו אותו
עצה: למעט בשמיעת החדשות, כי זה מחליש את האמונה והבטחון בבורא יתברך
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(Note: It appears that, although our sages said: 'Ein Mazal le'Yisrael', that only means that a bad Mazal can be changed through good deeds, but not that the prediction of the Mazal should be ignored.
Moreover, a good prediction on the part of the Mazel is unlikely to change.

Hai
in the future Hashem will "Punish" the Zodiac signs
- for all the Havoc they wreaked on all of creation...
Commentary to: Shir Shel Yom R'vii
[in Sidur after Amidah/Ashrei in Shaharit]
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אלף, בית, גימל, דלת, הי, ויו, זין, חית, טית, יוד, כף, למד, נון, סמך, עין, פה, צדי, קוף, ריש, שין, תיו. (צדי ולא צדיק)י _____
A Segulah [charm] to increase one's MAZAL [fortune] - and to SUCCEED.
By spelling: 1) the Letters of one's Name... 2) it's Filling... 3) the Filling of the Filling

The Mekubalim wrote in the name of Our teacher, the Ari {R' Yitzhak Luriah Ashkenazi ztz"l}:
That if a person notices that their MAZAL isn't a SUCCESS, he should
MEDITATE on his NAME throughout the DAY [note: not during prayer services].
For EXAMPLE, if one's name is YAAKOV - WRITE DOWN the following:
י 1) י-ע-ק-ב... 2) יוד,עין, קוף,בית...
3) ועוד יכוין: יוד,ויו,דלת - עין,יוד,נון - קוף,ויו,פה - בית,יוד,תיו

And by doing this, that person FILLS their NESHAMAH-SOUL with SUPERNAL LIGHTS from ABOVE...
And the HIDA [R' Hayim Yosef Azulai] adds: that one may also CONTINUE until NO END. But rather
THREE times [spellings] can SUFFICE [from the principal of: "Hazakah" THREE times to CLAIM].
Sources - מקורות
מקורות: אור צדיקים למהר"ם פאפירש שהביאו בשם האריז"ל,
ערבי נחל בראשית, בפסוק נפש חיה הוא שמו אדרת אליהו לך לך. זכירה לחיים פקודי. ויש קצת ראיה מהאלשיך רות ג, יד
____________________________ אלף, בית, גימל, דלת, הי, ויו, זין, חית, טית, יוד, כף, למד, נון, סמך, עין, פה, צדי, קוף, ריש, שין, תיו. (צדי ולא צדיק.) י
סגולה לאדם לרומם את מזלו ולהצליח - אותיות שמו, מילויו, מילוי מילויו
כתבו המקובלים בשם רבינו הארי: שאם האדם רואה שמזלו לא מצליח, יכוין באותיות שמו [לא בתפילה] במשך היום.
והיינו מי ששמו יעקב יכוין: 1) י-ע-ק-ב... 2) יוד,עין, קוף,בית... 3) ועוד יכוין: יוד,ויו,דלת. עין,יוד,נון - קוף,ויו,פה - בית,יוד,תיו.
ועל ידי זה האדם ממלא את נשמתו באורות עליונים מלמעלה - ומוסיף החיד"א: שאפשר להמשיך עוד, עד לאין קץ, ודי בשלש [בתלתא בחזקה]. י
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In a Jewish Leap-Year there is an additional 13th month [Adar Bet/Sheni] and 13 equals AHAVAH [love],
and this is HALF of Havayah [G-d's explicit name] = 26...
We 'LOVE' [13] G-d and G-d 'LOVES' [13] us, and together there equals 26.
As written: I loved you, said the Lord... -Malachi 1:2
The opposite goes for the 'other' NATIONS, where the number 13 THIRTEEN is evil,
for it's ABOVE THE ZODIAC. [And if it falls on a Friday!! - they won't even get out of bed out of superstition].
בשנה מעוברת, יש חודש מספר 13 נוסף, שזה עולה = אהבה [13] והוא חצי הוי---ה שם השם = 26...
אנחנו אוהבים את השם [13] והוא אוהב אותנו [13], וביחד יוצא 26
כמו שנאמר: [מלאכי א,ב] אהבתי אתכם אמר השם...
ולהבדיל אצל האומות המספר 13 נחשב להכי גרוע כי הוא מעל המזלות. ואם יחול יום השישי ב-13 לא יצאו מהמטה !!! י
*Maavor Yabok was authored by Ahron Berekhiah ben Mosheh of Modena and published in 1626 in Mantua Italy. Berekhiah was among the students of the kabbalist Moshe Cordovero [Ramak].
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The reason why the Tana'im and Amora'im of the Gemara [Shabbat 156a] were concerned about their astrological forecasts was not because they went to consult with astrologers, but because they happened to find out about their forecasts [for they were required to learn even the mundane subjects]. So in order to defy what they heard in such a manner, they would have to rely on a miracle to save them, and one may not rely on a miracle.
As taught: Even the MUNDANE CONVERSATIONS [Sihat Hulin] of the sages warrant ANALYSIS [Limud].
~Suka 21b -&- Avoda Zara 19b
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Photo: Mosaic pavement of a 6th century synagogue at Beit Alpha, Israel. Signs of the zodiac surround the central chariot of the Sun (a Greek motif), while the corners depict the 4 "turning points" ("tekufot") of the year, solstices and equinoxes, each named for the month in which it occurs--tekufah of Tishrey, (tekufah of Tevet), tekufah of Ni(san), tekufah of Tamuz



[KING SOLOMON] The SEVEN stages which man goes through. In his infancy he is like a king, fondled, kissed, and made much of. At the age of two or three years he is more like a pig rolling in the mud, etc. When about ten years of age he is somewhat like a little kid, jumping about and skipping. About the age of twenty he resembles the wild horse in his lusts and desires. When married he is not unlike the ass in his dullness and cheerlessness and sleepiness. Becoming a parent, he becomes bold like the dog in his anxiety to obtain sustenance for his family. And in his old age,
with his furrows and wrinkles, he is not unlike an ape.
-Midrash, Ecclesiastes 1.
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RAHAV a.k.a. Neptune’s new Hebrew name is Rahav.
Originally a mythical name designating the abyss or the sea… mentioned in Iyov and T’hilim…
the sea-monster, the dragon… Talmud, “Rahav” is the name of the demon, the ruler of the sea (“Sar shel Yam”; B. B. 74b)... alludes to Egypt… some see it as meaning “arrogance,” “noise,” or “tumult” - applied to the roaring of the sea and to the Egyptians. Until recently, the planets Uranus and Neptune didn't have Hebrew names.
They were just known as Uranus and Neptune. Not anymore. In 2009 the Israel’s Academy of the Hebrew Language promoted a contest asking Israelis to select Hebrew names for Uranus and Neptune. The vote was done through the Internet and the result was as folows: the name oron won for Uranus by 2,808 votes against 1,539 over shahak, and the name rahav won for Neptune by 2,907 votes against 1,266 over tarshish.
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Zohar, Ki Tetze

“Rabbi Judah said, ‘the blessed Holy One is called שָׁמַיִם heavens. Since He is called heavens, all the firmaments that are included in this name, when they are joined together are also called שָׁמַיִם heavens, and they are the name of the blessed Holy One. What are these firmaments? There are seven as we learned [see BT Hagigah 12b]: וִילוֹן curtain, רָקִיעַ firmament, שׁחָקִים skies, זְבֻל habitation, מָעוֹן dwelling place, מָכוֹן firm place, and עֲרָבוֹת clouds. In the Aggadah of Rav Hamnuna Saba we learned it thus.’ Rabbi Isaac said, ‘[rather it is] the בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, of Rav Hamnuna Saba [which] are thus.’ In all these manners are many shades.
Rabbi Shim’on said, ‘We learned in all these בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, that all these seventy sefirot of the King are compared to seven רָקִיעַים firmaments, and seven planets that run to and fro, and they are called by names. But though they conceal all the [seven] firmaments, as for the seven planets, שַׁבְתַאִי Saturn; צֶדֶק Jupiter; מַאְדִים Mars; חַמָה Sun; נוֹגַה Venus; כּוֹכָב Mercury; לְבָנָה Moon; they relate these to those [seventy sefirot] in order to conceal matters regarding those. It is written: You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these things that shall come upon you [Isaiah 47:13]. They conceal matters [in these teachings] even though they are not the ways of Torah. But we follow the ways of Torah, as written: And he gave them names, like the names his father had called them [Genesis 26:18]. Namely, we follow the words of the blessed Holy One and walk with Him, as is written, and walk in His ways [Deuteronomy 28:9].
Rabbi Yose said, ‘[Yet] these words are easy to the Companions, and the words are understood, though they are concealed.’ He said to him, ‘And so have we learned like Rabbi Judah said that Rabbi Hiyya said before us. These בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, taught us that during Solomon’s days the moon stood full [cf. Zohar 1:243b; Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana 5:12; Shemot Rabbah 15:26: When Solomon appeared, the disk of the moon became full (just as the moon does not become full until the fifteenth day of its cycle, so it remained incomplete until the glorious reign of Solomon in the fifteenth generation from Abraham)]. [Therefore] many people understood the words of these בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings [due to the profusion of wisdom during Solomon’s glorious reign, cf. Berit Menuḥa].
Rabbi Shim’on said, ‘I have raised my hands in prayer to the Holy Supernal One that these subjects be uncovered by me in that world the way they were covered in my heart. And we do not go in these ways of the בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, but apply the ways of Torah.
We learned that Rabbi Judah said, ‘Who is great in wisdom like King David and his son King Solomon in that sefirah known by these בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings [namely Malkhut]? King David called the moon, righteousness because it is his, as is written, Open for me the gates of צֶדֶק righteousness - I would enter them, I would acclaim יָהּ [Psalms 118:19]. King Solomon too called it righteousness. The sun that is called in the בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, a covenant [Yesod] is called justice. And both are the Throne of Glory of the King, as is written: צֶדֶק righteousness and מִשְׁפָּט justice, are the base of Your throne [Psalms 89:15], because the Righteous and Righteousness [Yesod and Malkhut] are also on the same rung. We learned that the seven sefirot, are nine [countingHokhmah and Binah]. And even in these בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, the seven firmaments are nine.’
Rabbi Shim’on replied, ‘How long will the Companions read these things! We follow the blessed Holy One and we know the subjects [of the wisdom of Kabbalah]. We have revealed what was not revealed to the ancients. From now on, leave all these things and all the בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, to those who did not go in and out [namely, those who entered the wisdom of those בָּרַיְיתַי outside writings, but were unable to leave because they failed to understand]. Let their children come and inquire about this wisdom, and when they will, the Companions will say, ‘Woe to the generation from which Rabbi Shim’on bar Yohai has departed.’ Yet come and see: From now on there shall be no generation like this one, and Torah will not be disclosed by the Companions’” (ZoharEqev).
“The King’s daughter [Malkhut] is bound by ropes in the prison of her exile. She is a nest to Samael among the stars and the blessed Holy One swears Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there will I bring you down, says YHWH [Obadiah 1:4]. And Shekhinah is נוֹגַה [nogah] Venus: The fire was נוֹגַה [nogahbright [Ezekiel 1:13]. Hence the synagogue is אֵשׁנוֹגַה [eshnogah] ‘bright fire’ [in a foreign tongue].
The fire of מַאְדִים [ma’edim] Mars, derives from אוֹדֶם [odem] redness: A row of אוֹדֶם ruby, topaz, and malachite, the first row [Exodus 28:17]. נוֹגַה Venus, is a white fire, and both are the face of the sun [Tif’eret], and the face of the moon [Malkhut]. Netsah and Hod receive the whiteness from Hesed and the אוֹדֶם redness, from Gevurah; Aaron and David came from there; one received Compassion and the other received Judgment. David came from the left side: and he was ruddy [1 Samuel 16:12]. Aaron is a man of Hesed, and the two true prophets [Netsah and Hod] are from them. The face of Moses used to shine with prophecy from Binah, which is the supernal sun, whence his prophecy came.
In them are, Esau the wicked, [who is the] the servant Edom, and his female מַאְדִים Mars, which is bloodshed in Israel. She caused it to be fulfilled in the Queen, he has made me שֹׁמֵמָה desolate, and דָּוָה faint, all the day [Lamentations 1:13]. הוֹד Hod, turned דָּוָה faint [הוֹד Hod, read backwards is דָּוָה faint], and they [שֹׁמֵמָה desolate, and דָּוָה faint] correspond to Netsah and Hod. Jakhin and Boaz on both of which the house is supported, since a synagogue is named after them אֵשׁנוֹגַה [eshnoga] bright fire, as we said” (Ra’aya Meheimna Ki Tetze).
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