Unique Astrological Times



The Hebrew Calendar provides for 12 Unique Periods during the Year. The Sages also provide meditations, and Kavenot to use during these and other unique Astrological Periods. Click on the links below to learn more about each period

Most Hebrew People who do not study Kabbalah, perceive the New Year as the Holiday of Rosh Hashana. The actual New Year starts with Rosh Chodesh Nissan. Each of these months start much earlier for people. People need to prepare themselves in advance of the potential new year (Month - Chodesh of Nissan) and the actual New Year (Month - Chodesh of Tishrai) which is the Holiday of Rosh HaShanah. To learn more about these issues read each item below.

Preparation for the Tishrai Holidays

The preparation for the Tishrai Holidays commences on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz which includes the energy of the beginning of the three week period starting on the 17th day of Tammuz. Here is the link to bring you to recordings and hand outs about Tammuz

Click to scroll down to the Recording of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5777 as well as to the blog for the essence of Tammuz

  • "Mah" Meditations for the month of Elul and Tishrai from the ARI
  • Meditations for the month of Elul and Tishrai

  • Psalm 27 is read twice each day from 2nd Elul through Yom Kippur - Morning and Afternoon

  • Slichot PDF is said each morning from 2nd Elul through Yom Kippur - Sefardic Mincha.

  • Abridged Kaddish - Can be said without a Minyan

  • Meditation by reading about the 8 Kings in Edom prior to there being a King in Israel - This starts 15th of Elul to 28th of Elul

  • Meditation that begins on 18th of Elul - Chai Elul.

  • Hatarat Nedarim - Voiding Vows

  • Community Morning Prayers During Elul

  • Modeh/Modah Ani
  • 18 Morning Blessings
  • Adon OLam
  • Parasha Akeidah
  • 13 Attributes at the level of Arich Anpin with meditation of 13 Attributes at the level of Zeir Anpin
  • Parasha Ketoret
  • Workings of the Ketoret
  • Ana BeKoach

    Adonai Hu HaElohim

    Adonai Melech

    Baruch SheAmar

  • Ashrai Yoshvai
  • Shir HaYam
  • Shemah Ysrael
  • Amidah

    Psalm 27

  • Here is a link to some different blowing of the Shofar.
  • Tishrai Holidays


  • Tishrai 5779 Blog

  • Rosh Hashana

  • Days of Awe (First Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of the Year)

  • Yom Kippur

  • Succoth - Holiday of Booths or How to avoid Anti-Semitism for the year

  • Zohar Tzav Section 16 explaining about Hoshana Raba

  • Shemeinei Atzeret and Simchat Torah

  • Hoshana Rabah

  • Deuteronomy - Devarim Reading for Hoshana Raba

  • Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

  • Mar Cheshvan Handout 5779
  • Hilula of Rachel Imeinu on 11th of Cheshvan
  • Rosh Chodesh Kislev

  • Kislev Handout 5779
  • Kislev Handout 5778
  • Kislev Handout 5777
  • Kislev Handout 5776
  • Kislev Handout 5775
  • Kislev Handout 5774
  • Kislev Handout 5773
  • Kislev Handout 5772

  • A Time for Miracles - Including a Ritual

  • 9th hr of the 9th day of the 9th month
  • Partial Meditation for your Miracles
  • Patach Eliyahu Meditation
  • Our community will meet to perform this ritual on Sunday night/Monday morning at midnight pacific time. In preparation it is recommended to write a list of miracles desired in advance of the ritual. This ritual can be done any time during Kislev after the 9th of Kislev.It is best done on the ninth of Kislev.


    Chanukah

  • Chanukah Handout
  • Chanukah Handout - Rituals

  • NER Yichud - Chanukah Handout - 2

  • NER Yichud - Chanukah Handout - 3

  • NER Yichud - Chanukah Handout - 4

  • Chanukah Class 4 - Where in the Torah is a Hint to Chanukah?

  • Chanukah Handout - for Baruch - Blessing

  • Chanukah Handout - for NER Visualization

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 25th day of Kislev

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 26th day of Kislev - Second Candle

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 27th day of Kislev - Third Candle

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 28th day of Kislev - Fourth Candle

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 29th day of Kislev - Fifth Candle

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 30th day of Kislev - Sixth Candle

  • 30th of Kislev is Rosh Chodesh Alef Tevet. It is recommended that you also use the first link under Rosh Chodesh Tevet below.


  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the First day of Tevet - Seventh Candle

  • Chanukah - Kavenot for the 2nd day of Tevet - Eight Candles - Zot Chanukah

  • Rosh Chodesh Tevet

  • Tevet Handout 5778 - Sundown Dec 17 2017 to Sundown Dec 19 2017
  • Tevet Handout 5777

  • Tevet Handout 5776
  • Tevet Handout 5775 - Evening Dec 21 to Sundown Dec 22 2014 - 30th of Kislev
  • Tevet Handout 5774
  • Tevet Handout 5773
  • Tevet Handout 5772

  • Recordings for Chodesh Tevet

  • Rosh Chodesh Tevet Recording for 5776

  • Preparation for the Period of Shovvavim

  • Shovvavim שובבים Shovvavim Handout
  • Psalm Landing Page
  • Material for a Tanit Debur
  • Material for a Tanit Debur - TikunimChalali and Yesosd by Avraham Sutton

  • Recordings of Psalms

  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 1 - Psalm 1 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 2 - Psalm 2 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 3 - Psalm 3 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 4 - Psalm 4 + 3 Pasukim of Psalm 5 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 5 - Psalm 5 + 4 Pasukim of Psalm 6 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 6 - Psalm 6 + 6 Pasukim of Psalm 7 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 7 - Psalm 7 + Intro to Psalm 8 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 8 - Psalm 8 + Intro to Psalm 9 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 9 - Psalm 9 Pasukim 1 - 9 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 9 A - Psalm 9 Pasukim 8 - 21 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 10 - Psalm 10 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 11 - Psalm 11 - 12 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 12 - Psalm 13 - 15 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 13 - Psalm 16 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 14 - Psalm 17 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 15 - Psalm 18 Verses 1 - 25 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 16 - Psalm 18 Verses 26 - 51 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 17 - Psalm 18 Verses 1 - 51 +Psalm 19 Verses 1 - 7 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 18 - Psalm 19 Verses 8 - 15 + Psalm 20 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 19 - Psalm 21 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 21 - Psalm 22 Verses 17 - 32 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 22 - Psalm 23 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 23 - Psalm 24 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 24 - Psalm 25 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 25 - Psalm 26 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 26 - Psalm 27 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 27 - Psalm 28 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 28 - Psalm 29 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 29 - Psalm 30 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 29 - Psalm 31 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 30 - Psalm 32 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 33 - Psalm 33 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 35 - Psalm 35 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 36 - Psalm 36 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Taanit Debur Preparation - Class 37 - Psalm 37 Verses 1 - 26 - Shovvavim Preparation
  • Rosh Chodesh Shevat

  • Rosh Chodesh Shevat

  • Ritual of Study the Manna - Parasha Beshalach

  • Ritual of Study for the Chapter of Manna - Exodus Chapter 16 - Verses 4 - 36 - Parasha Beshalach

  • Holdiay of Tu BeShevat

  • Blessing of the Trees - For those who did not Bless Trees in Nissan

  • Tu BeShevat - New Year for the Tree
  • Tu BeShevat - New Year for the Tree Part 2

  • Shabbat Shekalim

  • Shabbat Shekalim - - - Donation of a 1/2 Shekel or Chatzi Shekel to the upkeep of the Temple - Learn How to take a Census.
  • Machatzit HaShekalim Recording - 5778
  • HaShekel Class Recording from 2016

  • Recording for Spring and Summer Holiday Preparation

  • Spring Summer Holiday Preparation Class 1 Year 5775 - Shekalim Recorded 2 15 2015
  • Spring Summer Holiday Preparation Class 1 Year 5774 - Shekalim Recorded 3 2 2014
  • What are the 3 weeks about?
  • Rosh Chodesh Adar

  • Kabbalistic Information about the month of Adar for the year 5778

  • Kabbalistic Information about the month of Adar for the year 5777

  • Preparation for the Spring Holidays

  • Preparation for the Holidays of Purim - Pesach - The Omer - Shavuot

  • Rosh Chodesh Adar

  • Zion Adar - Hilula for Moshe Rabeinu

  • Shabbat Zachor

  • Holiday of Purim

  • Pesach Cleaning Procedure

  • Pesach Cleaning Procedure - Part 2

  • Shabbat Para Aduma - Removing Death Forever - Prior to the new year

  • Shabbat HaChodesh - Declaring the New Moon

  • Shabbat HaChodesh - Taking Control of the Year by Taking control of the Astrological Influences

  • First Days of Nissan

  • Rosh Chodesh Nissan

  • Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5778

  • Blessing of the Trees - First spiritual action in Nissan

  • About the Omer Period

  • The Relationship Between Hair and Omer Period as Explained by Rabbi Isaac Luria known as The AriZal

  • About Shabbat HaGadol

  • Shabbat HaGadol - Is it tradition? or is it an energy we have forgotten the meaning?

  • Parasha of Tazria and Metzora when ever it occurs either in Adar or Nissan. Read the 11 verses in the hand out from the Ayin Harah Protection Shield Link next.

  • Ayin Harah Protection Shield

  • Erev Pesach


    Pesach


    It is our intent to add a Hagadah at this location later.

    Discussion of Psalm 67

  • Psalm 67 - Menorah
  • Psalm 67 - Omer Kavenah
  • Silence in Prayer - Use of Sheviti
  • Rosh Chodesh Iyar

  • Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5778 - Healing + Second Chances
  • Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5777- Healing + Second Chances
  • Pesach Sheini - Our spiritual second chance
  • Lag B'Omer is a unique astrological event due to the specific Spherot that is connected through the counting of the Omer on this day. The Mekubalim usually stay up with an all night study similar to the All Night study of Shavuot. This is because the counting of Hod S'B'Hod has all of the manifestation of the light of the Torah without any of the negativity associated with the physical world after the "Sin" of Adam and Eve. Here are links to assist you in this study.

  • Preparation for Lag B'Omer

  • This is the Holiday of Lag B'Omer (33rd of the Omer). Bar Be Que's and Bonfires take place all over Israel. It is good to read the Idra Rabba section of the Zohar and if possible to stay up all night. Tune in to the special study that will take place on our video conference and conference call systems both Saturday evening 10 PM PDT and Sunday morning at 10:30 AM PDT

    Here are 2 links to material to use during your Lag B'Omer study

  • Study Material for Lag B'Omer - Idra Rabbah
  • Study Material for Lag B'Omer prepared by Daily Zohar.com. This includes Idra Zuta in Aramaic and a translation. This is the traditional all night study material used by the Mekubalim on Lag B'Omer.

  • Study Material - Rav Kook on Lag BeOmer

  • Study Material - Stories for Lag BeOmer

  • Rainbow Day and Yom Yerushalem Preparation

  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan


  • Blog for Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5778

  • Shavuot

    Study Material for Shavuot

  • Zohar Reading for the Night of Shavuot - Part 1 - Prologue
  • Zohar Reading for the Night of Shavuot - Part 2 - Jewels
  • Shavuot - Pentecost
  • Shavuot - Mt Sinai - Immortality - Part 1
  • Shavuot - Mt Sinai - Immortality- Part 2
  • Breslov Shavuot Study Material - Rabbi Nachman on Shavuot
  • Tikkun for the Night of Shavuot
  • Meditations for Shavuot Evening as Well as the Mikva Meditations
  • Shavuot From Kosher Torah
  • Shavuot From Avraham Sutton - Power Pack
  • Shavuot From Avraham Sutton - Power Pack - Parable
  • Shavuot Summary to begin the study of the all night study
  • Erev Holiday Shavuot

  • Shavuot Prayer for Children - HaShela Prayer - Hebrew and Transliteration
  • Per the teachings of the ARI, Staying up all night on Erev Shavuot and studying the material in this link will bring the student to a level of consciousness that will provide a chaos free life between Shavuot and Rosh Hashana


    Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

  • Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5778 Blog

  • Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5777 Blog

  • Recording of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5773 Connection

  • 3 Week Period


  • Deeper Insights to 3 week period

  • Deeper Insights to 3 week period - Sefirot

  • Deeper Insights to 3 week period - Communal Mourning
  • Deeper Insights to 3 week period - 3 Weeks Info
  • Vadui is Confession - English Translation by Rabbbi Avraham Sutton
  • Tikun Chatzot - during 3 Weeks only say Tikun Rachel during the late afternoon. Do not say Tikun Leah
  • Tikun Chatzot - English Only - during 3 Weeks only say Tikun Rachel during the late afternoon. Do not say Tikun Leah

  • 3 Week Meditations - Print Version


  • When Israel is in an active physical war, this is a good thing to say.

  • Battle Prayer for when Israel is involved with an actual physical war.

  • Rosh Chodesh Av


  • Rosh Chodesh Av 5778 Blog
  • Rosh Chodesh Av 5777 Blog
  • Rosh Chodesh Av 5776 Event
  • Tisha B'Av - 9th of Av

  • Writings / Teachings of the ARI - Rabbi Isaac Luria

  • Preparation for Tisha B'Av

  • Talmud on Tisha B'Av - Gitten 55B - 56A - English and Aramaic


  • 7 weeks of Comfort
    Shabbat Nachamu Precedes Tu B'Av - Chag Zvug or Day of Love

    For those interested in learning about the New Year Kabbalistically

  • 5774 The year ahead תשעד - YR of PEACE
  • 5775 The year ahead תשעה - YR of Swallowing Death Forever.
  • 5776 The year ahead תשעו - YR of the Pause.
  • 5777 The year ahead תשעז - YR of Waking up the Goat .
  • 5778 The year ahead תשעח - YR of bowing to HaShem in order to walk with HaShem.
  • 5779 The year ahead תשעט - YR of Becoming Wizened.
  • 5773 the year i did not have time to develop the tzerufim and permute the word that is the spelling of the year.

  • 5772 The year ahead תשעב
  • See for yourself what was said about last year before the year startred תשעא
  • Various Healing Meditations

  • Tzerutim HaShem with the Word Ani - support the process of the realignment of one's soul with one's Divine Source