Rituals like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah involves blowing of the shofars. Note that decorative shofars are not kosher and should not be used on Rosh Hashanah. Maybe you’ve just broken up with someone who your parents liked.
The summer is winding down, the school year is gearing up, and you want to throw a party. Lucky for you, September is chock-full of reasons why you should invite people over.
We may hit a few rough days from Tuesday, September 23rd, through the 25th with Mercury changing directions. Yes, its time for another Mercury retrograde, and usually the most difficult days of his retrograde times are when he is changing directions. Mercury will conjunct Mars as he turns around, and that means accidents! Especially automobile accidents. Drive carefully. Verbal arguments could turn physical very easily during this time, so avoid arguments at all costs. I have an article called, “Mercury Retrograde in Libra – Where is the truth?” if you would like to read more.
The weekend of September 27th could bring creative intelligence from unexpected places. Mercury, well established in his retrograde direction, will be channeling Neptune. There is a very strong possibility of messages from past over loved ones this weekend. Any religious gatherings could become strong spiritual connections all the way through Rosh Hashanah, the last day of the month.
Before buying a shofar you should always test it for quality. Remember that if a shofar has a crack or is damaged in any manner, it would not provide you with good results. You can fill it up with water to see if it leaks. If it does, it is not of good quality.
Rosh Hashanah is about enjoying the fruits of your labor and celebrating the coming of the New Year. You can do this by making some of the delicious cuisine that is made during Rosh Hashanah. Some of the best recipes include Jewish Apple Cake (one of my favorites), Brisket, Chopped Liver, Gefilte fish, and apples and honey. Have a whole bunch of family and friends over to celebrate the hope that comes with the New Year.
These are meant to be days of returning to being the image of God, clinging and attaching to God, and practising tzedakah, or righteousness and justice.
In an act of mercy, the Creator gives us a ten day grace period, to “get our act together”. These ten days, which fall between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are referred to as the Ten Days of Penitence.
Mercury will turn direct next month, and October will have its ups and downs. There could also be some unexpected political actions towards the end of the month. Check back next month to find out more.