Friday, August 3, 2012

2012 August New moon - Tu B'Av and its Exanding Quality

The full moon if Tu B'Av began last night. The fullness of the moon is proportional to the abundant blessings in the earth field at this time of year.  The shift from the dissolve of Tisha b'Av (9th of Av) to Tu b'Av (15th of AV and full moon) is profound.  This is the start of an opportunity to gel, that is re-configure our lives, before the days of awe. The annual T'shuvah cycle.

I love this full moon.

This is also a Jewish day for matchmaking. In old Israel the tribes were allowed to intermarry only on this day. The maidens would wear white and dance in the vineyards outside of Jerusalem and give an interesting man a come hither look. The young women would borrow clothes from one another. The women from wealthy families and the women from less wealthy families supported one another to look good.  An open day of joy and freedom.

How can we open our hearts' yearning for a beloved on Earth?
We can start by asking the Beloved on High for loving help this full moon.

May it be so for us all.

1 comment:

  1. I like to think that at least a few of those dancing maidens cast inviting eyes at each other. Same for the interesting men.