Moses was told by God, that the newly freed salves wondering in the desert towards their Promise Land should start using a calendar. I guess the logic was that while they were slaves, time was not their own to spend. Now, as they were journeying towards their own piece of land, it was important they master time. Moses informed his trailing congregation that the year should start in Nisan – Aries, the first day of Spring. And so it was for centuries. But all things change, including time. Later on, as Judaism developed its own identity, the Rabbis transplanted the New Year from Aries to its opposite sign – Libra. They based the reason for this shift on a passage from the book of Leviticus: “In the seventh months (Libra is the seventh sign) on the first day of the month (the Jewish calendar is Lunar/Solar therefore the months begin on the New Moon) shall be a solemn rest to you, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of the horn. (Lev. XXIII, 24) The horn of course belongs to Aries the Ram.
In Jewish lore and Kabbalah, the day of Rosh Hashanah, which means the head of the year, is a very special day. It is believed that God created Adam and Eve 5769 years ago on this day. That means that mythologically speaking, humanity’s birthday this year will fall on the New Moon in Libra, September 28th. It is not a coincidence that Adam and Eve were born as Libra. Maybe it is an embedded message to all of us to once and for all realize that women and men are equal under God. Libra is also the sign of relationships, Adam and Eve after all are the primordial couple.
So while we all might have our own individual birthdays, this coming New Moon is another celebration for you. Please buy yourself a gift as well as give another human being a present or a hug on that day.
September 28th is a magical day according to Kabbalah and astrology. Ask the moon for a wish, something that you need in your relationship. If you have a relationship, ask for clarity on a specific issue if you do not, then send to the moon, an image of how you would like your future relationship to be. You never know…this might lead to the beginning of something other then just the year…