Tuesday, August 4, 2009
HAPPY TU B' AV aka THE "KABBALISTIC VALENTINE'S DAY"
So your GYRL is a student of Kabbalah, amongst other Spiritual systems, and I just thought I 'd let you know that today is a VERY SPECIAL day, as it bears a very special energy! Ummmmm, how to describe Tu B' Av? Well it, literally translates to "the 15th of Av." Av is the Hebrew name of the month we are currently in, which in English would translate to Leo, so today is the 15th day of the month of Leo according to the Kabbalistic/Hebrew calendar, which goes in cycles of 29 and 1/2 days, corresponding to the moon's orbit of our planet. Every 15th day of a lunar month denotes the Full Moon, but this full moon, according to Kabbalah is SUPER significant because it occurs during the month of Av/Leo, which is when the life giving masculine energy of the Sun is at it's fullest, so in mirroring that, the Moon's energy is at her fullest as well. According to Kabbalah, Tu 'B Av' is the one day of the year when the masculine and feminine energies are completely balanced, and at their fullest, therefore, Kabbalists thorughout the centuries have come to denote Tu B'Av as the Day of Soulmates, or Soulmate Energy, thus "The Kabbalistic Valentine's Day." It is a really special day because of this, but not just for romance, the energy of "soulmate" can mean many different things to many different people. It definitely strengthens the area of romance, but it also strengthens familial bonds, as well as friendships, and work relationships...pretty much wherever you find yourself expressing your closest connections can benefit from today's special balancing boost of loving energy!
A More Traditonal view on Tu B' Av