After the cleansing process is over, the shofars must be taken out from the solution. Our calendars would be rewritten to have Rosh Hashanah be the New Year. While the days may still be warm, the nights in September can be chilly.
September begins with an awesome tone. The first couple of weeks this month will bring strong work ethics and stamina with Jupiter and Saturn at a trine. Things may become very creative around mid month as Venus, Mercury, and Mars share a trine with Neptune. Mercury will begin another retrograde on September 24th, and progress may slow down, so get important projects done early this month.
You tell me Merry Christmas is a general term and not a religious term. It’s a way to celebrate the time of the year. Is it really? Do you say your children are on holiday break, December break or Christmas break? Do you wonder why in many schools our Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur classes are not cancelled and that would be akin to classes on Christmas Day?
Glasses: Any fine dinner starts with glassware. Serving drinks in normal glass tumblers or cups just isn’t appropriate for a fine dining occasion. Choose short or long stem crystal glasses for a real touch of elegance. Consider using beverage specific glasses if alcohol is to be served.
Now it all boils down to Iraq. Think logically; in the 2000 elections here in the US there was uproar because the race was so extremely close and every vote was critical. It was hysteria in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Now add fundamental religious extremists and strict laws abiding by the Qu’ran. You have Iraq. Whoever is running the country at the time will most certainly transfer his religion into all departments and rid himself of the other Islamic sect. But why can’t they live in peace, surely Jews and Christians coexist peacefully in the White House?
The other day my Labrador Daphne told me she wanted to become a Buddhist dog, as she was already proficient in downward facing dog. So I respected her decision and allowed it, even though my dream was to have a litter of Labrador puppies with yamakas on their heads celebrating Hanukkah with us this December.
No matter the amount or work and planning they put into, a wedding is not just about two people. It is about religion, tradition and the joining of two families. Couples should be sensitive to tradition when they plan their nuptials.
Now I am about as Jewish as my dog. I’m a bad Jew. I can’t tell you what the Rosh in Rosh Hashanah is, or exactly what the Yom is in front of the Kapur. The closest I get to “Yom”ing is when I “ohmmm” in my yoga class.
Please do not send me a card with Jesus in a manger. If you are going to send me a card please write or buy one that says Seasons Greetings. I am speaking for many who won’t or can’t speak. I am speaking for generations who came before me and who paid a huge price to be heard. I believe they would feel as I do.