Elul: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Elul. Consider the Hermit card of the tarot and the message of Elul.  What private journeys must you take before you are ready for the new year?  What truths must you seek out?  What hidden things must you illuminate? Connect to the…

Av: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Av. Consider the Strength card of the tarot which shows a woman in control of a lion or a woman holding up a pillar.  What does each of these say about the power of the a wise woman?  What does this say…

Iyyar: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Iyyar. It’s said that the flavor of manna was like “wafers made with honey,” (Exodus 16:31) so you can honor this and the double portion of manna provided for the Sabbath by being sure to purchase two challah and dipping your challah…

Nisan: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Elul. Have a Chametz cleaning ritual.  Symbolically burn the final grains of chametz from your home and think about what you need cleaned out of your life to find freedom. Explore different haggadot and add new elements to your seder this year. …

Adar: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Adar. Rosh Chodesh Meditations for Offerings:  Think about where you were when the last leap year occurred? (If it’s a leap year, if not think back to last year) What foolish things are you holding on to that you can release? What makes…

Shevat: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Shevat. Create or update your altar with symbols of Shevat.  Bring in pinecones, tree branches, buds, saplings, feathers, water vessels, stars; river rocks (for Shabbat Shirah). Celebrate Shabbat Shirah, when we read the story of the parting of the Red Sea, by…

Tevet: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Tevet. Creativity to Reconnect: this is the season of creative expression.  In theory, it should reconnect us to the Divine.  We bake. We decorate. We shop. We wrap.  Take the time to let your creativity reconnect you to the Divine. Celebrate Chag…

Kislev: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Kislev. Learn about Jewish Magick to honor them the Baalot Ov path of the Shekhinah this month. Learn about the many faces and layers to Hanukkah. Look beyond the simple stories of your youth and challenge yourself to hold opposing ideas in…