August 2nd, 2008

new moon

Rosh Chodesh

Today it is Rosh Chodesh, the Jewish festival of the new moon. The moon represents the feminine presence of God, called the Sjechina. The moon -growing and shrinking- shows that God can change and become new. This can stimulate us to renew ourselves. I have pulled a card month with the question what I can renew during this moon cycle. I have pulled the Wheel of Fortune from the Tarot of Jane Austen. 

                    

The Wheel of Fortune is an optimistic card. I can renew my optimism, that is a first. The wheel is also about cycles and lifecycles. This is the month in which my daughter goes to the secondary school, a new lifecycle for her and for me as a mother. The wheel of the year is turning towards, autumn, a new season of teaching. Halfway this month I will write the invitations for people who want to attend classes or workshops. 

Expectation and change is in the air this month. In order to renew I need to go along with this.