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November 17

Determination and Focus

For the last few days of the sun being in the sign of Scorpio, we should take advantage of the sign’s positive qualities while we still can. Scorpio offers us the incredible power and ability to stick to a goal, without permitting any obstacle to divert us from our path. The scorpion’s ability to focus like a laser and carry through with strength is one of a kind. Choose one of your goals today and ask for the power of focus and determination. See yourself surmounting any foreseeable obstacle along the way. See yourself as powerful and fearless. See yourself as having complete certainty and impervious to negative forces that may try to stop you from achieving your goal. The strength and power of the Scorpion is almost unmatched. Today, call forth your inner scorpion to make anything happen!

November 18

A Double Dose of Power

Mars enters Scorpio today. With Mars in Scorpio during the month of Scorpio, we must be warned of aggressive impulses. For those of us who see themselves as calm, patient, and tranquil people, this double Scorpion energy can potentially manifest in internal turmoil that can lead to passive aggressiveness. Be aware of this double dose of Scorpio as it is influencing us until January 3rd. Mars in Scorpio can be a great push to help us act upon our deepest and truest desires. It is in the fight for what is real and true we are best taking advantage of this cosmic window and softening its intensity. Avoid conflicts and direct this fiery energy towards others, especially when you do not agree with them. Scorpio is all about power and having a double dose of it requires extra caution and concern. Focus upon what is true, noble, and what really is in your heart. Once you are clear on your desire to love more and be a better channel for goodness in this world, use this power now, up until January 3rd, to make it happen!

November 19

The Desire to Be at the Top

The Moon has been in the sign of Leo for the last two days. This, together with Mars entering into Scorpio, creates the desire to be at the top of life and be the very best. Notably, Mars is not the only planet in Scorpio; it is joining Mercury and the Sun. This cosmic influence awakens and strengthens our power and desire! Be aware of potential drawbacks, however. Watch for arrogance, the need to control, and becoming overly ambition. When ambition is balanced, it is a positive attribute. The desire to advance, climb, achieve, and receive more is a positive desire. The danger that comes with desire is that our egos can blow up out of control. Seeing people as mere stepping stones to reach our destination, being fueled by having things when others do not, competing with others, and needing respect and recognition are all ways the ego can putrefy our healthy ambition. It is fascinating to know that a strong and big desire is actually a vital ingredient in our spiritual journey. If we do not want to be closer to the Creator, help others, discover our souls, or generate Light, then we will not work towards spirituality. The desire to become more than who we currently are and build our connection to the Light is the spiritual path. The desire to heal and improve our lives must be present or we cannot eliminate our personal and global chaos. Therefore, desiring and wanting the best is one of the most critical qualities to develop. However, we need to keep our desire focused upon the Light, and not for negativity. While we continue on our spiritual path, we want to keep detached from the shadow aspects of the ego. Be sure that our desire is linked to helping others, unity, love, and creation, not merely to satisfy our own needs. Being on the top of life means you have become a channel for all that is good in this world. Success is not about how much we can make, but rather about the kind of person we can become. 

November 20

Mercury Is Turning Direct Again!

The veils of confusion and fog are being lifted with Mercury turning direct again. Retrograde is finally over! Mercury turning direct is good for communications and interactions of all kinds. Direct Mercury also helps us to think clearly and it helps to removes our doubts and confusion. If you were experiencing any challenges in electronics, having any technical issues, or unable to get the deal done, now is the time these obstacles will potentially fall by the wayside. With the wind at our backs, we are able to journey all the more quickly and pleasantly. With Mercury direct, we find the waters calm and smoother sailing ahead. 

November 21

Get Ready for High Speed

If you experienced delays in the past months, such as certain projects getting stuck or not receiving the answers that you need, get ready to be freed from these obstacles. Prepare yourself for high speed resolution and movement! With Mercury direct, prepare to move forward quickly and efficiently. Like running in a marathon, we want to be trained and ready at the starting point. We need to be ready with energy and motivation for the entire run. In the same way, we want to be prepared for what is occurring cosmically. As soon as the energy is clearing up and the path is ready, the universe fires the gun and tells us to run! Now is the time to know you have strength and opportunity to change. The universe is in full support of you. Your blessings and goals are finally in reach. All you need is the motivation and desire to make things happen. Get ready, get set, and speed forward to your next level and achievement! 

November 22 - Rav Avraham Azulai

The Blessing of Longevity

Today is a very powerful day on the kabbalistic calendar. It is the day of elevation for one of history’s great spiritual giants: Rav Avraham Azulai. On a righteous soul’s day of elevation, we have the gift to be more able to tap into their unique spiritual power and even ask for their individual spiritual assistance. The blessing of Rav Avraham Azulai is immortality. Immortality can be a difficult concept to grasp. What does it mean to be immortal? What does that look like for us? We can better understand the concept of immortality by thinking of it as longevity. Longevity is something everyone wants in every positive area of life. We work hard to keep what is good. Rav Azulai and the gift of immortality can bring life to those areas we feel have lost that special spark or they are simply not what they use to be. This energy can also strengthen what is already developing and growing. In addition, today, the Sun is moving into the sign of Sagittarius. This movement give us extra support in experiencing this taste of immortality and the blessings Rav Avraham Azulai is offering. Joy, optimism, purpose, and spiritual wisdom are being activated today in the universe. Let us take the time to acknowledge them, appreciate them, and tap into them!

November 23 - Shabbat Chayei Sarah

A Lucky Star Watches Over Us

Today, we have a powerful connection between Venus and Jupiter. Both are in Sagittarius and both are adjacent. Venus and Jupiter offer blessings and good luck, all the more so when they reside in positive and expansive Sagittarius. This cosmic jackpot also assists us in our relationships, especially with our teachers and students. We gain the capacity to exchange energy in a meaningful and spiritual manner. We are easily able to learn, process, and apply wisdom from our mentors, and simultaneously, bestow wisdom of our own to those who look to us for support. Additionally, this cosmic connection can embolden our finances and expand any opportunity that may come our way. Jupiter, known as “the great beneficiary,” is touching the planets of love and money; this can potentially allow tremendous and unexpected growth and expansion beyond any limit. The sky is the only limit today, and in it resides a lucky star that is shining happily upon us. 

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November 10

An Opening for Successful Communication

Mercury is in Scorpio and in retrograde until November 19th. We know that when Mercury is in retrograde it has a challenging effect upon all forms of communication. Today, we receive some relief in this area as Mercury is forming a nice aspect with Pluto. This aspect is ideal for any communication and healing efforts. This is a great day to engage yourself in any intuitive healing work. This aspect can also help bring success in our creative process. If you are trying to sell anything, to introduce a new product, or create any kind of art, today’s cosmic energy is supporting you. We all have the power of creation and the Light inside of us. Like the light of the sun trying to make its way into the room, once the obstacles have been removed and the curtains have been drawn, the sun is free to shine. When our fears and barriers are removed, we can shine our Light in the same way.  

November 11

Stay Tuned In

Today, stay tuned in, stay alert, and pay attention. Today, Mercury is crossing over the face of the Sun which only happens 13 times in an entire century! The next time this cosmic event occurs will be in 2032. This crossing signifies that an important message or vital information is within our reach. Spiritually, we are encouraged to stay tuned in, be open minded, and be free of judgments and personal agendas so that we may receive the messages and guidance we need for our spiritual journey. In addition, since Mercury is currently retrograde in the sign of Scorpio, we want to be on the lookout and avoid crises or detrimental misunderstandings. Cosmic openings are gifts. They are special opportunities to aid us in our spiritual development. The Creator sends us help in many forms. We only need to be open to seeing and hearing the guidance that will benefit us and generate the blessings we seek.

November 12

What Is Real Security?

With the full moon in Taurus, we gain the ability to achieve real security. Taureans tend to think that security is derived only from material things, but with the sun in Scorpio, we can understand that true security comes from the Light we generate from our ability to change and transform. This full moon provides us with the tremendous positive energy of unification and completion. It assists us in accepting changes, gifts us with the willingness to transform what is unpleasant, and helps us to detach from our material possessions. These qualities take us on the path to achieve peace and tranquility inside and out. Taurus and Scorpio are opposites on the zodiac wheel. They are like a right and left hand working together. The Scorpio allows us to make the necessary changes and draw the Creator’s Light, while the Taurus gives us the certainty, stability, and calm waters we need for balance. Together, they can give us an opening to experience the authentic security only the Light can give us. 

November 13

Creating Circuitry in Our Relationships

We all desire and wish to feel love. Our ideal relationships are the ones in which we feel fulfillment and there is the opportunity to give of our hearts, as well as receive what we need from our partner. With the challenging aspect of today between Venus and Neptune, there is a danger of falling into an illusionary reality, especially in the area of romance and relationships. Be cautious from falling head over heels with something that does not even exist. Awaken your logic today, and think twice, even three times. Think about the long-term process. Is your head in clouds while you are making decisions? Illusions lack any substance so we lose so much energy maintaining something that does not exist. We fight for what is not really there, sacrificing our peace and happiness. We feel like a victim in illusionary relationships because we are always giving and working to keep up the lie, yet we never receive ourselves. There is no balance in energy but we choose to ignore how we feel and what we see. Take a moment today and examine your love life. Be honest with what is there and how you feel. Do not settle for a second-rate love. Aspire for real balance. Allow yourself to see beyond the illusion for the sake of creating real circuitry, real happiness, and true love. 

November 14

It All Begins With a Thought

One of the most important and fascinating concepts in the study of Kabbalah is the Tree of Life, the system of 10 levels of our existence. We learn that the world is comprised of 10 dimensions and that everything originates from the highest dimension called Keter. Keter correlates to what we think of as a “thought.” Before anything is manifested in the lowest dimension of our physical world, known as Malchut, we need to first think of it, envision it, plan it, and bring it into action via these 10 levels. Because of the beautiful aspect that Mercury, the planet of thought, is forming with Neptune and Saturn, today, we have the potential to formulate great ideas, visions, and imaginations, as well as the ability to formulate a plan and know what steps need to be taken to turn them into reality. Take advantage of today’s cosmic support and take the time to think, day dream, and envision all that is possible. Meditate to connect to divine inspiration. Today, the idea can come, as well as the knowledge to manifest it. The Tree of Life is the process and secret of all creation. If used properly, it allows us to access authentic power and achieve lasting fulfillment. 

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November 15 - The Day of Noach's Flood

The Choice to Build or Destroy Is in Your Hands

Historically, today is the day when Noah’s Flood occurred. The flood occurred on the 17th day of the lunar month of Scorpio. On this day, the level of human negativity reached a peak and it led to the complete destruction of all living creatures on the face of the earth, via a flood. The power of water can be incomprehensible. Water nurtures us, keeps us alive, heals us, and even protects us from any harm, as in our mother’s womb. Our bodies are even composed of 65% water! However, water can be destructive, God forbid, in the form of drowning and natural disasters. Today, the Sun is still in Scorpio, a water sign, and the Moon just entered another water sign, Cancer. We are challenged today with the overflowing emotional effect of water. We want to learn to balance our internal emotions. Any extreme manifestation of our emotions can potentially lead to a fall and destruction. We want our emotions to help us grow and develop spiritually, not pull us into a pit of passions and obsessions. The secret to using emotions for positivity and to keep balance is simple, but not always easy. If we use our feelings and emotions in order to be better aware of the needs of others so we can better help and support them, we prevent our emotions from controlling us. In this way, our emotions are tools to help us activate the Creator within and generate Light for others, the world, and ourselves.  

November 16 - Shabbat Vayera

The Power of Control

The month of Scorpio has many gifts and is rich with spiritual opportunity for our advantage. Today, and every day of the month, we are all influenced by the positive and negative elements of the month’s sign. We must learn how to navigate the energy and connect as much as possible to its positivity. For Scorpio, let us focus on the concept of control, because the scorpion has a huge desire to control. This desire can manifest in a negative way when try to control others and our environments. This type of control is really manipulation and not true care for other people and for the Creator’s plan. You may wonder then: How is control something positive and able to be used in a constructive way? Our teacher Rav Berg in his book, Kabbalistic Astrology, gives us some of the best guidance on the matter of control and Scorpio: “Scorpio must learn to detach from their emotions. Whenever you experience a surge of anger, passion, or hatred, you must endeavor to control it. Scorpios should stop manufacturing crises and dramas that eventually overwhelm them and those around them.” Let us all listen to this advice today, and for the rest of the month. In learning to control our own negative emotions, instead of others, we can achieve lasting peace and the greatest of spiritual heights. 

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October 20 - Sukkot & Hoshana Rabba

Sign the Deal

Today’s beautiful aspect between Venus and Saturn brings the energy of grounding, conviction, and commitment. Those of us who are in a romantic relationship can benefit immensely from the cosmos today. Venus in Scorpio allows us to see the truth about our partners and helps us to take action to move to the next level in our relationship. Venus is a reflection of our relationships and financial affairs. If you were looking for a day to make a decision, sign a deal, commit further, or move forward in the area of romance or money, today is the day! Saturn gives shape, form, and structure to our desires and goals. It brings us closer towards manifestation and this energy is within our reach. The planets manifest various qualities and attributes of the Creator. It is in this way we are able to experience the totality of the Creator, but in a digestible way. The celestial bodies are the interface through which the Creator’s blessings are channeled to us. If you lack the ability to manifest in your life, seize this day to finally make your dreams come true. 

October 21 - Simchat Torah

A Celebration of Light 

Today is Simchat Torah and it is one of the most beautiful and joyous holidays in the kabbalistic calendar. It occurs at the end of the “high holidays” and is a finality of the 22-day process of spiritual rebuilding for the year. This process gave us the opportunity to cleanse, recharge, and reconnect to the Light force of the Creator for the upcoming year. Today is a celebration of Light and a day that concludes all the effort and connections that we made over the last 21 days. It does not matter if you were actively present during the last 21 days, for today, we can all tap what is available in the universe. Cosmically, we are being beautifully supported by both Venus and Neptune. These celestial bodies represent love and union with the divine force of God. Venus represents human love. It is the love for people, nature, earth, and all the physical manifestations of the Light. Neptune represents our love for the creation process, the spiritual realm, the beautiful unseen order of life, and for a higher consciousness. Take the time today to celebrate and be joyful! Appreciate and rejoice life as it is with all of its beautiful gifts. It is a day to connect the dots in life and become aware that we are all connected. We can more easily see the Light force of God in every moment and every experience of our lives. Life may appear random but it is, in fact, in perfect order. It is divinely organized and created solely for our benefit and spiritual growth. If we knew how perfect the system of life is, we would stare up at the sky and laugh! This is the joy Simchat Torah offers everyone today.

October 22

The Name of the Game Is Humility

The last few weeks signified an important cosmic period in time, according to Kabbalah. Last night we ended the period known as the High Holidays which consisted of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the seven days of Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. These high holidays were gifts from the Creator allowing us to enter the year more connected to our soul’s purpose and more spiritually aligned. It is a process that occurred globally for all of humanity whether we participated fully or not. Today is the first day our new consciousness and selves are being put to the test. With the Moon being in the sign of Leo, we are being reminded that one of the most important ingredients for growth and achieving true success is humility. There is so much that we are not able to see and understand. Humility allows a higher power to enter our lives. Humility allows us to be learners and to absorb the messages all around us, for every moment in life offers its lessons. Every person we meet can teach us something. The sign of Leo is one of the signs that struggles with this truth the most, for the lion is the king of the jungle; what can peasants possibly teach the king? The Sun, which is the planet that rules Leo, is the center of the universe. This massive ego blocks us from being people who learn and listen to others. For the next few days, remember that humility is the name of the game. Growth cannot exist if we already think we are larger than life and smarter than everyone around us. The Light is accessible for us all the time, but only if we open a window for it. Reducing our ego allows us to admit the truth that we all need help, none of us can do it alone, and we do not know it all. 

October 23

Riding the Wave of Change

The Sun enters the sign of Scorpio today. Scorpio is a very powerful sign that has the potential to either build or destroy. This is precisely why Scorpio is the sign that is synonymous with the power of transformation. Scorpio is easily able to eliminate what is superfluous and rebuild a brand new reality. Death and rebirth are the ways of Scorpio. Since it is also the beginning of the fall season when the days become colder and shorter, we understand that our spiritual work is now in the process of concealment. Now is the time to go within. Just as the trees are ridding themselves of dead leaves, we, too, are encouraged to rid ourselves of physical and emotional “dead leaves”. Remember, life is but a cycle, a circle. If we want to be ready for the spring, we need to let go of the old to make room for what is new and coming. The universe is awakening us to be proactive about change and transformation. Transformation will occur no matter what we do. Therefore, the question is, will it be forced upon us via chaos and crisis, God forbid? Or will we engage in the process, forge forward in our spiritual awakening, and initiate our own internal healing? Whatever we choose, Scorpio is intent upon transformation. It will happen either way. Allow the wave to come. Ride it. Let it take you to places you have never been before.

October 24

Your Inner Psychic

Our internal world is highly functioning, today. With the Moon in opposition to Neptune, we can be extremely imaginative and creative, however, be careful not to create realities in our minds that do not actually exist. The ability to sense our environment and feel others around us comes more naturally to us today. We all become a little bit psychic, being able to access information that is beyond the confines of time and space. What is the spiritual way to handle this gift? Ask the Creator to become a channel of positivity and messages that can uplift and assist those around you. Ask for the ability to tap into your spiritual vision so you may help someone from a more elevated place. We are no good to others if we are not healthy and whole ourselves. When we take the time to work on ourselves through spirituality and self-love, we are then able to successfully help others on their path.

October 25

Take Action!

We are a few days away from entering the sign of Scorpio on the kabbalistic calendar. The last few days of Libra lie in front of us. Today, be willing to come closer to achieving some of the spiritual goals for the month of Libra while we still have the time. “We must learn to trust the Light and must understand that making mistakes is one of the ways we grow. We must take action in order to reveal Light,” Rav Berg teaches us in his book Kabbalistic Astrology. Today, it will behoove us to examine the areas where we are too concerned with what others think about us. Observe when we allow ourselves to become confused by other people’s opinions. In the month of Libra, we strive for harmony, peace, and to make people happy. Because of this, we may lack the ability to dance to the beat of our own drummer. Today, take an action without worrying what others might say or if you are going to make a mistake. After all, there are no mistakes, just lessons to be learned and new opportunities to be experienced. Let us overcome the negative qualities of Libra, while we still have the chance. Use the wisdom within and the guidance of others in a balanced way. The opinions of others are meant to inform us and improve our vision, not paralyze us with indecision. Remedy the confusion by taking action today! 

October 26 - Shabbat Beresheet

The Untraditional Approach

We all grew up learning certain belief systems and developing our own mind sets. Some of us are more inclined to be traditional, fixed minded, and rule followers. Today, the traditional approach to life is being challenged by Uranus which is facing off with the Sun. Pay attention if anything comes to offset your traditional way of thinking and acting. Be open to the new and the unexpected. Welcome innovative ideas and be sure not to rule them out immediately. Additionally, take the time to examine the areas of life where you are closed minded, too traditional, and not open to new ways. Ask the universe to give you the ability to access the untraditional way of thinking in order to progress in those areas that you have been stuck. Oftentimes, we hold on to old ways out of fear. We are afraid to change, afraid to let go, and afraid of being hurt. When we see that fear is holding us back from change and experiencing all the goodness life can offer, maybe, just maybe, we will be willing to try something new.

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