Head of the year; and understanding the Astrology of the Sefer Yetzirah, Abraham’s Book of Formation

The cosmos are ruled by the letters
G-d moves through the 12 palaces throughout the year, starting in Nissan (Aries), the 1st month
Each Palace is built with 7 revolving letters (blocks) (pe, resh, tav, bet, gimmel, dalet, caf) with always a specific one crowning it,
crowning letter:
Nissan, Aries: 1st Month: dalet
Iyar, Taurus: 2nd:month:pe
Gemini: 3rd month: resh
Tamuz, Cancer: 4th month: tav
Av, Leo: 5th month: caf
Elul, Virgo: 6th month: resh
Tishrei, Libra 7th month: pe
8th month: dalet
Sagittarius 9th month: gimmel
Aquarius: 10th month: bet
Capricorn: 11th month; bet
Adar, Pisces:12th month:gimmel
The numerical sum of the 7 letters, called doubles, is 2016, tantalizingly close to 2018, the year prophesied for the arrival of the Mashiach, the Messiah
The palaces are located around a circle and are divided into bands represented by the same crowning letters. When you put the months around the circle with Aquarius and Capricorn at the top (the winter solstice) and Cancer/Leo at the bottom, the banding becomes obvious
Interestingly, the months that pair off are the:
1st and 8th = 9
2nd and 7th = 9
3rd and 6th = 9
4th and 5th = 9
10th and 11th = 21
9th and 12th = 21
The total numerical value of all the letters in the Torah is 2109826 and there are 2109 gimmels (each of the value 3) in the Torah
The bands further combine to form bonding relationships, such as the bottom band having the value 420, or 10 x 42 (Mem-bet)
the Pe and Resh bands combine to form Pe-Resh (Bull) and its numerical value is 280, as in the value of the special 5 final letters that control/represent judgment.
the Pe and Dalet bands combine to form Pe-dalet (redemption) with the value 84, as in 2 x 42 (the two drops from above, the 42 letters in the Name of G-d)
The value of each of the 12 palace rings is 709 which is analogous to the value (708) of the upper 42 letters of the Name of G-d, plus the kolel.
Ringing the palaces are the 12 sequential letters (blocks) he, vav, zayin chet. tet. yud, lamed, nun, samech, ayin, zadi, koof
These match up with the 12 months and their crowning letters
Nissan, Aries: 1st Month:       dalet-he
Iyar, Taurus: 2nd:month:         pe-vav
Gemini: 3rd month:               resh-zayin
Tamuz, Cancer: 4th month:     tav-chet
Av, Leo: 5th month:                 caf-tet
Elul, Virgo: 6th month:            resh-yud
Tishrei, Libra 7th month:          pe-lamed
Cheshvan, Scorpio: 8th month: dalet-nun
Sagittarius 9th month:           gimmel-samech
Aquarius: 10th month:             bet-ayin
Capricorn: 11th month;            bet-zadi
Adar, Pisces:12th month:      gimmel-koof
In the center of these rings is the revolving ring (ball) of the 3 mother letters (Aleph-Mem-Shin)
When the Aleph lines up with the Lamed and PE of the month of Tishrei, we get Aleph-Lamed-Pe (ALP) or Aleph, the first, which is why Rosh Hashannah, the head of the year is the 1st of Tishrei, technically the 7th month.
If we assume that the ring of 12 letters is actually 12 rings of 12 letters, connecting to the palace ring at 12 specific points then there are a total or 12 x 7 letters plus 12 x 12 letters plus 3 letters (blocks) or a total of 231 letters (blocks), which is analogous to the 231 gates of wisdom, which is the number of connecting lines drawn between 22 points on s circle. The total value of these letters is 14420.

The primordial aleph

As per our article on the 70 verses (V’dber Moshe) of the Torah and the location of Da’at (knowledge), the two primordial letters that existed before the Torah and invisibly precede the Bet of Bereshit are the Aleph and the Mem.  The Mem combines with the Bet to form the Mem-Bet, or 42-letter Name of G-d that links heaven and earth (and forms zeir anpin, the bridge between binah (understanding, heaven) and malchut (kingdom, our world)
As per your article on the current pasha,  “[the aleph] is responsible for the whole creation. (10 sayings “אמירות”).”  When we break down the word for sayings we get אמ and  ירות
And since (ירות) has the value of the “H’Torah” (the Torah) and is essentially spelled the same as the Torah, the word for “sayings,” as in the 10 sayings (utterances, or more commonly translated as the commandments) is actually a pictograph for the two primordial letters linked to the Torah.


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