What do Saturn, Covid19 and a bonfire got to do with each other?
In the first century, Israel was inflicted by a terrible plague.
Rabbi Akiva, at that time, was one of the most famous Rabbis teaching the mystical knowledge of Judaism.
He was made even more famous after one of his disciples Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai wrote the book of Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism.
This plague ravaged 24,000 of his disciples. The Rabbi explained the epidemic had happened due to a lack of reverence and unity among his students. When the disease ended, there were only 5 of his students remaining. The day the plague ended is celebrated in the Jewish tradition as Lag BaOmer.
This year Lag BaOmer falls on May 11, 2020.
Lag BaOmer also marks the day Zionists celebrate the rebellion of Bar-Chohva against the Romans. Zionists and Jewish people light bonfires and play with bow and arrows all over the world. The bow and arrows signify the uprising and rebellion against the oppression endured by the inhabitants of Israel by the Romans and have a deep spiritual significance to it.
From a Kabbalistic point,
the days of the Omer are significant, these are 49 days between Passover to Shavuot, in which during every day we honour a different Sepira (Chakra). We focus on our personal evolution to reunite with the Divine.
What a correlation to our time, with our own experience of current Covid19 “plague”.
Taking the spiritual lesson from the first century, we should honour this time to reflect:
· How am I treating my family, my neighbours, my community and most importantly, my self?
· What is the level of my consciousness, can I go deeper?
· Regardless of the origin of the virus, and the endless amount of conspiracy related, is there any good that happens from all this experience or is it all for nothing?
We also see a lot of rebellious energy around us, many are going out and taking a stand against the big brother for over-controlling and modifying our personal freedom.
What do the stars tell us?
In the sky, earlier this month we had a Full Moon, which was all about the God of Fire and divine energies (read the post on FB page). Tomorrow, the same day of Lag Baomer, Saturn will start to retrograde and bring up our hidden undealt issues to the surface. Saturn is the keeper of our hidden karmic lessons, and when retrograde, it asks us to reflect and revisit old conditions for more in-depth refinements.
Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra:
Saturn is in an area of the sky calls Uttara Ashadha, 2 stars sitting on the Archer’s chest (remember the bow and arrow from earlier?)
This “universal star” symbolizes the energy of peace, profound compassion and fairness to all races. All about spiritual powers to achieve moksha, holy liberation.
As Saturn is in the last part of this Nakshatra, in Capricorn and retrograde, we may feel loneliness and feeling of being stuck revisiting old forgotten behaviours.
It is important to remember that Saturn is a slow moving planet and asks discipline and commitment from us.
We may not see the results of our efforts straight away, but if we stay determined and consistent with our commitment, we will receive the blessing of Saturn. `
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