ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,

Rosh Chodesh, Elul

Today it is Rosh Chodesh, the Jewish festival of the new moon. The moon, Gods presence in the world called the Sjechina, waxes and wanes and waxes again. It shows us Gods renewal which reminds us that we too can renew ourselves.
My card for the upcoming moon month is the Hierophant. I like the picture of the card in the Jane Austen Tarot, the deck I used for this reading. The hats are funny and in a way they have their own spiritual value. The flowers and feathers on the hats are directed to heaven.

Depicted is Mr. Collins, a clergyman. 

This is the month I start teaching classes again. The Hierophant is a teacher. It is in that area that I can renew something of myself. 
This moon month is the Jewish month Elul. Historically Moses climbed Mount Sinai in this month to ask for forgiveness for the sin of the Golden Calf. That is why working on forgiveness is a theme of this month, involving letting go of hurts and anger. A difficult process! I try to keep all of this in mind.
Tags: hierophant, rosh chodesh, tarot of jane austen

  • Lent, Monday, Second Week

    My card of today is inspired by what Jesus says to his disciples in John about the harvest: Don’t you say, ‘There are yet four months…

  • Lent, Monday, First Week

    The card of today is inspired by a question about the wonderful story in John in which Jesus at a wedding turns water into wine, because there is not…

  • Start of Lent

    Today Lent starts. The first question is about a parable Jesus tells in Luke about a tax collector and a Pharisee who are praying in the temple. The…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.