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Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Happy New Moon of Tammuz! I’ve been teaching about Rosh Chodesh (the new moon) for over a decade and it’s still one of my favorite spiritual practices! According to the Jewish calendar, each month begins on the new moon and is a time for learning about the wisdom of that month and setting an intention. Each month has attributes and characteristics that often correspond to the season. Tammuz began yesterday and in the northern hemisphere is a month of heat, bright sun, and long days, coinciding with Summer Solstice (June 21). Notice when the heat arises for you this month. Maybe that heat will light a fire in your belly or maybe it will burn you. Be careful. Breath and try to balance the intensity with cooling, refreshing practices. Sending blessings for peace and relaxation, renewal and creativity.

What’s your intention, hope or wish for this month?