I’d like to start this week’s newsletter by saying “shana tovah u’metukah”, (Hebrew for “a good and sweet new year” ) to all my Jewish friends celebrating Rosh Hashanah this week.
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, or Yamim Noraim (the “Days of Awe”), and is followed 10 days later by Yom Kippur, the “day of atonement.” Rosh Hashanah is referred to in Jewish texts as the “day of judgment,” and it is believed that God opens the Book of Life on this day and begins to decide who shall live and who shall die. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are viewed as an opportunity for Jews to repent (teshuvah, in Hebrew) and ensure a good fate.
Jews traditionally gather in synagogues on Rosh Hashanah for extended services that follow the liturgy of a special prayerbook, called a mahzor, that is used during the Days of Awe. At specific times throughout the service, a shofar, or ram’s horn, is blown. The mitzvah (commandment) to hear the shofar, a literal and spiritual wake-up call, is special to this time of year.
The new year is the only Jewish holiday that is observed for two days by all Jews (other holidays are observed for just one day within the Land of Israel) as it is also the only major holiday that falls on a new moon.
Wow! Autumn Equinox, New Moon, and Days of Awe indeed! There is so much going on that we may be excused for feeling chaotic, not just for me personally but on a global scale, What ‘on Earth’ is going on – you might well ask! How are you feeling?
If you are emotional, exhausted or chaotic – you are not alone! We are passing through another time of strong planetary influences as we travel through the powerful Autumnal Equinox (which does not only affect one day – but the days surrounding it) and a new moon. I’m no expert on science, Astronomy or Astrology, but I can certainly understand how planets, far larger than the Earth, can influence the energies of our own planet, so by my logic that must have an effect on us too.
Just imagine – the waxing and waning of our own tiny Moon causes the rise and swell of all the oceans and creates the tidal flow of the whole planet. Our bodies are 76% water so it’s no surprise that the same Moon must influence our human emotional body by pulling the tides within us. Our emotions are held within that internal emotional body of water. The September Equinox of 2014 is one of the most powerful solar events of the year, and carries a great intensity, a great testing and powerful opportunity for re-definition.
It is a time for ‘cleansing, sorting, re-organising, and re-prioritising’ our lives. As the New Moon arrives it offers the chance to begin again, start afresh, and build new energy. But let’s not allow all of this to overwhelm us, we do not have to deal with these changes alone.We have been given the angels to help to steer us through. For me, the Angel most closely linked to the creative energies of the moon, and the re-organisation of chaos is Archangel Gabriel. This is also the angelic energy of new projects and offers clear messages of your purpose and direction in life.
We can all take on too much work at times. We can become cluttered – not by ‘bad’ stuff – but simply by trying too hard. We can become muddled, confused and overwhelmed. These may be some of the challenges you are facing right now, but by meditating on clarity, and asking for help from the angelic realms you will be given the intuitive insights to enable you to see your way forward.
If you feel you would like a little extra guidance with the next step on your spiritual journey, perhaps to find your soul purpose, or any personal issues you would like to explore with help from the angels, I may be able to help you. You can book a One-to-One easily to talk with me via Skype or telephone, or if you live within travelling distance of north Essex you can come and see me here in my home. More information on my website: www.angellight.co.uk/onetoone/
To help you connect with Archangel Gabriel here is a Link to a free guided mediation, with my blessings: