Month of Cheshvan

Month of Cheshvan,

The signs of the zodiac provide us with crucial insights into the psychology of the human being, as they represent archetypes that develop in a logical order. They are all connected.

The month of Cheshvan – Transformation

Specifically, the archetypes of Hades, the God of the Underworld and the Phoenix, the symbol of Transformation, are related to the sign of Scorpio.

The former rules the shadowy domain of the soul, while the latter governs destroyed forms that are then transfigured again. Taurus has the opposite energy to it and is where it finds balance.

This water sign allows us to interact with our shadow self, the parts of ourselves that are unseen and hidden.


Scorpio is known by the Hebrew name Akrav and the Aramaic name Cheshvan (in some sources it is also called Mar-Jeshvan, meaning bitter).

Since the letters of the name Cheshvan (Jet-Shin-Vav-Nun) are similar to those of the Hebrew word cheshvon, meaning “bead,” they serve as a sign of the internal beads that the person must keep this month.

If the opportunities for repentance and return to the righteous path are seized, the judgment that took place during the previous month of Tishrei – Libra may elevate the person to a higher level. Alternatively, the individual may sink to a much lower level than before the judgment (of the month of Tishrei).

The task of this month is to honestly evaluate our own experiences of Elul-Virgo and Tishrei-Libra to make decisions about how to improve ourselves in the future.

In other words, it is a month in which we have the opportunity to incorporate all the inspiration and elevation of Tishrei into our daily lives.

Spirituality has no vacation

Cheshvan does not offer any significant cosmic window. It seems that time honors our rhythm and grants us a quieter period after difficult and exhausting spiritual work. However, it often happens that outstanding successes are followed by surprising failures.

Anyone who has traveled a short distance on a spiritual journey is aware that it is either an upward or a downward route. There is no way to stand still.

The taste of the hill is also known as the name of the “bitter” month for those who have never experienced an elevation, however slight.

The Flood

One of the most tragic events in human history occurred in the month of Heshvan: the Flood.

All the deep springs were broken, the windows of the heavens were opened and the rain descended upon the earth for forty days and forty nights in the sixth hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the month of Heshvan (Bereishit 7:11-12).

Because of their terrible activities, that generation became disassociated from the Creator. Despite having numerous opportunities to turn and follow the Torah, they chose not to do so and as a result, they were destroyed.

This month’s spiritual activity focuses on turning bitterness into gentleness and modesty into eminence. This requires a very strong conscience and self-control.


Being a water sign, Scorpio is quite sensitive. Their rulers are illogical, especially when it comes to their emotions.

They often lean toward extremes and struggle to establish common ground. They have a strong drive for dominance, strength and determination. Even sometimes with unnecessary violence.

Mars is the source of this warrior energy, while Pluto, the planet of life and death, as well as the power of the seed that sprouts into a new life, is present on the other side.

Because of their great sexual desire, Scorpios feel compelled to “be fruitful and multiply” to advance the human species. According to the Sefer Yetzirah, or Book of Formation, each sign of the Zodiac is related to a particular area of the human body.

The sexual organs, a component of the body that has a strong influence on human behavior, are the region of the body ruled by Scorpio.

Both male and female Scorpios are often considered seductive, but both can quickly turn their sexual energy destructive. They find it hard to change because they want to have everything under control. Love is everything to Scorpios. Scorpios have a hard time forgetting and forgiving.

Possess strong mystical and spiritual abilities, a very strong intuition and metaphysical aptitudes. Also, they can identify the weaknesses of others and are not afraid to point them out in public.

Scorpio Generalities

  • The element is water
  • Their color is deep red
  • Metals and stones are iron, plutonium, opal, ruby and obsidian
  • Don’t go against them even if they are not right if you want to get along with Scorpios
  • Mars and Pluto are the ruling planets
  • The scorpion is their symbol
  • They are somewhat distrustful, envious and possessive
  • Spikenard, sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh are their preferred perfumes
  • They can be doctors, scientists, policemen, detectives, lawyers, writers, speakers, preachers and diplomats

Scorpio Personality

  • Intelligent and impartial
  • Excellent sense of humor
  • Emotional and vulnerable
  • Sensual and passionate people
  • Observant, social, reserved and courteous
  • They make great friends, but it can be difficult to regain their friendship and trust if someone betrays them
  • Analytical, perceptive and imaginative

We should make an effort to stop adopting destructive habits that only make us feel good at the moment during this season. Let’s control our excesses. Even though we cannot see the end of this life, don’t worry because everything that happens in it is always for the best.

Stop complaining. The result will always be positive if we use that energy for good.

Jeshvan is a month to let go of the desire for revenge and get even. Therefore, controlling the need for revenge is the Scorpio correction or Tikkun.

Discover how to live, love and let go.

May this month be great, full of significant and strong changes.

Scorpio key phrase: I renounce. Yearning.

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