You don't have to be Jewish to love listening to the celestial overview for our times by Jewish Astrologer Lorelai Kude, MA (www.astrolojew.com). A practicing professional astrologer since the 1980's, Lorelai Kude holds a BA in Journalism with a Minor in Religious Studies from San Francisco State University and a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies from Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, where she wrote her thesis "Yesh Mazal l'Yisrael: Astrology in Jewish Cultural History". Emaillorelaikude@yahoo.com to connect about your interest in astrology.
This presentation made by "Astrolojew" Lorelai Kude on March 18, 2021 to the Jewish Museum of Maryland as part of their "Jews in Space" exhibit focuses on Astrology in Jewish Cultural History and Identity. Explore the Jewish history of the stars through their many appearances in Jewish texts, from the story of creation to Talmudic literature to medieval scientific writings and beyond.
A practicing, professional astrologer for 30+ years, Lorelai writes a syndicated Jewish astrology column (“Astrolojew”) for the Jerusalem Post, J the Jewish News of Northern California, The Detroit Jewish News, The St. Louis Jewish Light, and Alliance, France’s biggest online Jewish publication. Along with maintaining and growing her private astrological consulting practice, Lorelai also teaches classes, publishes a podcast on Jewish astrology, and is the Executive Director of The Aquarian Minyan and “Mother” of the Aquarian Minyan Yeshiva. Her Jewish astrology website is http://www.astrolojew.com.
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This in-depth look into Chodesh Adar, the constellation of Pisces, planetary rulers Jupiter / Tzedek and Neptune / Rahav, and the Tribe of Naftali is the 12th episode in a 12-part series on the Hebrew Months, which make up our Cycle of Sacred Time, the Jewish Year. Find the videos of all 12 episodes of this series on YouTube under Lorelai Kude's Jewish Astrology playlist at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Gm3v2sqR0N0cyigBHmBpGtF56Opv_KG and contact Lorelai at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a personalized natal chart reading.
Take a deep dive into the month of Shevat, ruler of the zodiac sign of Aquarius / D'li, the classical planetary ruler Saturn / Shabbtai, the modern planetary ruler Uranus / Oron, and the Tribe of Asher, with "Astrolojew" Lorelai Kude. This episode includes the audio from the in-depth class on Chodesh Shevat as well as Shevat horoscopes for all 12 signs.
Join "Astrolojew" Lorelai Kude and a collection of academics, scholars & mystics for JEWISH ASTROLOGY IN THE AQUARIAN AGE, Monday December 21, 2020 to learn more about the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in the sign of Aquarius for the first time since the year 1405! Register at https://aquarianminyan.org/aquarianage and receive video on demand access to all recorded sessions - you don't even have to be there for the whole day of learning about Jewish astrology (but we'd love to have you!) This podcast also gives over the horoscopes for Chodesh Tevet 5781, a truey epochal "turn of the tide" for our world. Are you ready?
Astro-Kabbalistic insights into the month of Kislev, the constellation Sagittarius, the planet Jupiter / Tzedek, and the Tribe of Benyamin, by "Astrolojew" Lorelai Kude
Visit https://aquarianminyan.org/aquarianage for information and registration for December 21st 2020's JEWISH ASTROLOGY CONFERENCE! Focusing on the upcoming Jupiter/Saturn "Great Conjunction" in the sign of Aquarius for the first time since the year 1405. Is this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius - or does the Aquarian Age have a dark side? Join us!
Enjoy this recording of "Astrolojew" Lorelai Kude's presentation on the month of Cheshvan, recorded for the Aquarian Minyan Yeshiva.
Coming soon: On December 21, Jupiter/Tzedek and Saturn/Shabbtai will make a "Great Conjunction" in the sign of Aquarius for the first time since the year 1405. Is this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius? What does Jewish esoteric thought tell us about the significance of this celestial event? Why is Aquarius thought of as the sign of the Jewish people? Join scholars, academics and mystics to examine these questions and more in an all-day conference December 21, 2020 via Zoom. Find out more and register at https://aquarianminyan.org/aquarianage .
Lorelai Kude on astrological and Kabbalistic insights into Chodesh Tishrei
On December 21, Jupiter/Tzedek and Saturn/Shabbtai will make a "Great Conjunction" in the sign of Aquarius for the first time since the year 1405. Is this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius? What does Jewish esoteric thought tell us about the significance of this celestial event? Why is Aquarius thought of as the sign of the Jewish people? Join scholars, academics and mystics to examine these questions and more in an all-day conference December 21, 2020 via Zoom. Find out more and register at https://aquarianminyan.org/aquarianage .
Elul’s theme is teshuva, turning away from what is neither useful nor profitable, rerouting our path towards the correct direction as we prepare our hearts for the upcoming High Holy Days. Our experience of the Divine during Chodesh Elul is one of accessibility (“The King is in the Field”) as well as intimacy - Elul’s letters stand for “ani l’dodi v’dodi li” – I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine. Recognizing the heart’s beloved takes humility and spiritual discernment, both of which are the superpowers of Virgo, Elul’s constellation. Elul’s focus is on getting your own house in order, not ordering others. Teshuva begins at home, in your own heart, and nowhere else. All this and more, including horoscopes for Chodesh Elul and a recording of astrological and Kabbalistic insights into Virgo / Elul, on this episode of Astrolojew, The Jewish Astrology Podcast.
"Astrolojew" gives over astrological and kabbalistic insights into the Hebrew Month of Av, originally presented to The Aquarian Minyan Yeshiva during her monthly Zoom video class on the Chodeshim, plus an overview of this particular Chodesh Av 5780 - that of the "Summer of our Discontent", as well as horoscopes for all 12 zodiac signs during Chodesh Av 5780.
Welcome to Season 2 episode 1 of the Astrolojew Jewish Astrology podcast! We're fresh off the Summer Solstice and a solar eclipse, it's Rosh Chodesh Tammuz and we're about to find ourselves in the middle of a Time Sandwich between the rare event of two New Cancerian Moons (June 20 and July 20), which bookend this month. Chodesh Tamuz is Saturn's Last Stand: It's time to stand up and be counted - and make it count! All this and more on the latest edition of the Astrolojew podcast with your host Lorelai Kude, including horoscopes for all 12 signs for this Moon-ruled month!
Saturn and Jupiter's Retrogrades, Mercury entering Gemini, Mars entering Pisces and Venus Retrograde make this week one of energetic whiplash and dramatic turnarounds. Severe warnings not to trust the stability or long term viability of any relationship begun during this period, and to resist the temptation to try to resurrect old relationships. On the other hand, it's also serial promiscuity season - altered for Corona Crisis, and moved to virtual platforms where at least one's body will not be endangered - though the same can't be said of one's heart. All this and more, including the nearly surreal fact that we've spent the entirety of the Book of Vayikra "sheltering in place", and why the laws of Shmittah and the Yovel / Jubilee Years described in this week's Parsha might save the post-Pandemic world, on this week's edition of Astrolojew, the Jewish Astrology podcast.
Welcome to the month of Iyar 5780, This is the month of "Anee HaShem Rofecha" - "I am the LORD Your Healer". Let it be so, amen! Meanwhile, the celestial configurations indicate that the money people are threatening violence in some way or threatening to provoke violence to get their revenue streams back online. The foundations of stability are crumbling all around us and the misinformation is flying like bullets all around the barricades, behind which are partisans waving their flags of rightness about – hey, they don’t call it “Partisan Politics” for nothing, do they? AND the upcoming deadliest overeating transits of the year comes during stress-eating lockdown. All this and horoscopes for Chodesh Iyar for all 12 signs, and how the sum total of our individual choices link our collective fates.
It's the Chol haMoed Pesach / Sefirot haOmer edition of the Astrolojew podcast! Journey with "Astrolojew" Lorelai Kude through the stars and through the Etz Chaim, the Tree of Life we're building within our own souls during the Sefirot haOmer period, kicking off with the week of Chesed (lovinkindness). Plus insights into the deaths of Aaron the High Priest's sons who brought "strange fire" to the altar during the inauguration of the Mishkan/Tabernacle we're reading about in the Parsha, how the Sefirot of Netzach and Hod are related to Moshe & Aaron, and how the Tikkunei haZohar got it all wrong by associating Netzach and Hod with Venus and Mercury respectively. All this and more on this week's Astrolojew podcast!
It's a gigantic week in celestial portents this week: First, Mars and Saturn in Aquarius meet on Tuesday March 31. Medieval astrologers understood the conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Aquarius as being the signature celestial pattern reflecting the presence of plague. Then Saturday April 4 is the first of the three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions of 2020, possibly signalling a massive governmental power-play in the name of humanitarianism, which may have a more sinister manifestation later this year. Plus: horoscopes for Chodesh Nissan, a Nissan different from all others which have gone before it! It’s the first time since the original Chodesh Nissan during which the Israelites experienced the Ten Plagues from the safety of their dwellings that we’ve huddled indoors, either alone or with our families, praying that the Angel of Death will pass over us. All this and more on Astrolojew the Jewish Astrology podcast for March 29 - April 4, 2020.
Week Two of The Corona Virus Edition of the Astrolojew Jewish Astrology podcast! From deep within the heart of social isolation in locked down Berkeley California, we reflect on Saturn in Aquarius, and try to put a positive spin on the upcoming double whammy this week: a conjunction of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn followed by the Aries Sun conjunct Chiron, The "Wounded Healer" in Aries. Is healing on the way, and will it come in time to avoid ugliness when the public turns from passive victims to actively angry agitators? Plus, hear what the Haftarah for Parshat Vayikra has to say about the real motivation behind the sacrificial system of worship. All this and more on this week's Astrolojew podcast. Support my work at https://anchor.fm/lorelai-kude for as little as .99 per month!
It's the Corona Virus Edition of the Astrolojew Podcast! Is it The End of The World As We Know It, or a foretaste of things to come, as has been foretold by our prophets? What does the historical association of Saturn and Mars in Aquarius have to do with world-wide contagion, antisemitism and the Jews? Is the Parah Adumah really a recipe for soap? All this and more on this week's edition of Astrolojew the Jewish Astrology Podcast!
It's an action-packed week with a First-Quarter Moon in fickle Gemini, Mercury SO retrograde it's back in the final degrees of Aquarius threatening our communication structures as well as the trustworthiness of information - or mis-information we're receiving from formerly trusted sources - and Moshe Rabbaynu's birthday and yartzeit (7 Adar) on Super Tuesday: will we wake up to a different world on Wednesday morning? Will election results be contested because of system failures? Plus: Shabbos Zachor and why G*d was mad at Amalek when that anger should have been turned towards Israel for not taking care of their own stragglers, slow ones, outliers and left-behinds. All this and more on this week's edition of the Astrolojew Astrology Podcast - please sponsor me for as little as .99 cents per month at anchor.fm/lorelai-kude and visit my web site at www.astrolojew.com
Rosh Chodesh Adar 5780 is this week! Here is an overview of the celestial happenings as well as the Horoscopes for all 12 Zodiac Signs for Adar 5780, the month of masks, miracles, and Mercury Retrograde!
Insights on the Capricorn Cluster-Bomb of 2020 and the existential angst of all the Cardinal Signs during this year, as well as highlights for the upcoming week: Mars enters Capricorn, Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, and we understand that sometimes things are not what they look like as we get a preview of the upcoming season of masks and miracles. Also: is it a "coincidence" that Shabbos Shekalim is on the same day as the Nevada Caucuses - Nevada is "the Silver State", Shekalim is the holy half-shekel made of pure silver, and the Sun sextiles Uranus. Will it be a shocking surprise to discover "It's the economy, stupid!" AGAIN? All this and more on this week's edition of Astrolojew the Jewish Astrology Horoscope for 2.16.20 - 2.22.20.
Better late than never! Tu b'Shevat, the New Year for Trees, the Full Moon in Leo opposite the Sun in Aquarius, the dynamic tension between individuality and communal identity, and the healing potentialities of Venus conjunct Chiron in Aries, especially in the case of emotional overwhelm, something the Children of Israel knew a lot about as they stood at Mt. Sinai hearing the dreadfully frightening voice of G*d which was so intense they begged Moses to hear it for them and just tell them what G*d said because it was JUST TOO MUCH! This and more (but not as much as I had hoped for) in this slightly late-to-market edition of Astrolojew the Jewish Astrology Podcast for the week of 2/9-2/15/20.
The upcoming week features Mercury, planet of communication, entering watery Pisces and Venus, planet of love, entering bold, brave and assertive Aries. We're working our way to the Full Moon of Chosesh Shevat, which is Tu b'Shevat! Also a quick glimpse at the Sun-Mars conjunctions of the quarterbacks for Superbowl Sunday, and some insights into the possible dark side of the "Age of Aquarius", along with a few watery insights into the character of Moses.
All About Shevat and Horoscopes for all 12 Zodiac Signs in this broadcast. Rosh Chodesh Shevat is Monday January 27, 2020. Chodesh Shevat 5780 (January 27 - February 24) is Aquarius, the sign of the Jewish People, according to Abraham Ibn Ezra and others. Aquarius is called in Hebrew D’li, the water bucket. The B’nai Yissachar says: just as the bucket is the servant of the water, Israel is the servant of the Torah. What this means for us now is that we are to serve the Torah as a waiter serves customers in a restaurant, filling and refilling their water glasses throughout the meal. Learn more about what it means to serve water the Aquarian way in this podcast!
This week: Secrets are rooted out, truths are revealed, and some folks are going to get mad about it! The Sun enters idealistic Aquarius, a Moon-Mars conjunction in Sagittarius triggers righteous indignation (or self-righteous, depending!), and a Sun-Uranus square challenge, pitting idealistic progressiveness against the play-it-safe status-quo. Welcome to the week of January 19 - 25, 2020!
It's time for the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn: Destruction of systems, structures and constrictions which previously seemed useful but are now exposed as impeding progress and prosperity. Separation of the essential / useful from that which no longer serves. This conjunction is the end of the Saturn-Pluto cycle which began in 1982/83, signaling the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, marked by collective and personal grief and loss over the destruction of the status-quo and the breakdown and failure of social and economic systems consolidating power and wealth in the hands of the few at the expense of the many.
Transiting Mars in Sagittarius is astrological shorthand for "Holy War". With the upcoming Saturn-Pluto Conjunction and Uranus stationing Direct you can be sure the week of January 5-11, 2020 will feature the full spectrum of possible permutations of these turbulent energies: best case scenario would be universal righteous indignation and outrage over blatant injustice and a mass movement towards righting the wrongs of this world. Or, worst case scenario: wholesale violence and chaos, G*d forbid. This and more, including a summary of Parshat Vayechi, on the latest edition of Astrolojew the Jewish Astrology podcast.
Why is this Chodesh Tevet different than all other Tevets which have gone before? The entire year of 2020 is parenthetically enclosed by two tremendous events: The conjunction of Saturn to Pluto in January and the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in December. Plus: Horoscopes for the 12 Mazzalot (Zodiac Signs) for Chodesh Tevet 5780 (December 28 2019 - January 26, 2020).
A wild celestial ride during the week of Chanukah 5780, featuring the transition of the Winter Solstice / Tekufah Tevet, a Solar Eclipse / New Moon in Capricorn which is the energetic kickoff to the impending Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January, and Rosh Chodesh Tevet as well as the Triple Kedusha of Shabbos Chanukah and Parshat Mikeitz!
Big energetic changes coming up this week with Jupiter / Tzedek trine Uranus on Sunday the 15th, the Last Quarter Moon in Virgo supporting the "Wounded Healer" Chiron in Aries as he stations Direct, a very busy day Thursday the 19th with Mars sextile Saturn, Mercury square Neptune and Venus entering Aquarius, culminating with the Winter Solstice / Tekufah Tevet on Saturday the 21st, which is Shabbat Parshat Vayeishev 5780.
The Astrolojew Jewish Astrology Podcast for December 8th through 14th, corresponding to the 10th through the 16th of Chodesh Kislev 5780, and featuring a big Sagittarius Sun-Neptune in Pisces Square, the Full Moon in Gemini and a very serious Venus-Saturn conjunction in no-nonsense Capricorn. Dialing down delusion, hydroplaning hyperbole, ingesting and interpreting information and stepping into emotional maturity are our tasks at hand this week!
A celestial overview of December 1st - 7th 2019, corresponding to Kislev 3-9, 5780. Big news this week with Jupiter (Tzedek) entering the sign of Capricorn! Are you ready for a year of Initiating Manifestation? Also a quick look at Parshat Vayeitzei, which reveals the origins of 11 of the 12 Tribes of Israel which correspond to the 12 Zodiac constellations (Mazzalot). www.astrolojew.com
A special overview of Chodesh Kislev 5780 with horoscopes for this month. Chodesh Kislev (November 28 – December 27) is usually the most jovial of months, chiefly because Kislev’s ruling planet Jupiter (Tzedek) is connected to optimism, inspirational ideas, and hope. This year Kislev takes a turn towards the serious when Jupiter enters Saturn/Shabbtai-ruled Capricorn December 2, where he’ll be transiting until his conjunction to Saturn in Aquarius, the zodiac sign of the Jewish people, in December 2020. The Jupiter-Saturn “Great Conjunction” has been an important part of historic Jewish messianic speculation since the early Middle Ages. This year, Kislev 5780 marks the beginning of this significant planetary process climaxing in December 2020. Will it be “good for the Jews”? Only time will tell.
A celestial overview of the week of 11.24-30 2019 (26 Cheshvan - 2 Kislev 5780) which features the Venus-Jupiter conjunction, the opposition of Mars and Uranus, Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Parshat Toldot! Learn more at www.astrolojew.com
The Astrolojew Jewish Astrology Overview of November 17th through the 23rd 2019, corresponds to the 19th through the 25thof Chodesh Cheshvan in the year 5780 on the Hebrew calendar. This week: The Last Quarter Moon in Leo square Sun in Scorpio! Mars enters his nocturnal home of Scorpio, Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio stations Direct, and the Sun enters Sagittarius November 23rd and more, plus Parshat Chayei Sarah, the final Parsha of Chodesh Cheshvan.
This is the Astrolojew podcast for the week of November 10 – 16, 2019, which corresponds with the 12th through the 18th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, 5780. Lorelai Kude bringing you a celestial overview which blends traditional Western astrology with the Jewish astrological tradition, which has been part of our cultural heritage since “in the beginning.” You can find out more at www.astrolojew.com
The Hebrew month (Chodesh) Cheshvan, which runs from October 29 - November 27 2019 this year, is sometimes called “empty” because there are no holidays, but the secret to this Ma’adin/Mars-ruled month is that it is full of hidden potential. Find out more about how Chodesh Cheshvan may manifest itself this year, and listen to individual horoscopes for all 12 zodiac signs for this month. www.astrolojew.com
A practicing professional astrologer since the 1980's, Lorelai Kude holds a BA in Journalism with a Minor in Religious Studies from San Francisco State University and a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies from Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, where she wrote her thesis "Yesh Mazal l'Yisrael: Astrology in Jewish Cultural History". Email email@example.com to connect about your interest in astrology.