Astrology and Kabbalah

The Kabbalah Centre International, with its headquarters in Los Angeles, provides courses on Kabbalistic and Zohar teachings through its city and regional centers and with over 50 branches worldwide as well as online and study groups. Kabbalah was co-founded and then later developed by leader, Philip Berg, together with his wife, Karen.

Their Wikipedia page shows that the Kabbalah Centre believes strongly in astrology and claims that astrology has been part of Judaism since its inception. For example, they point out that ancient synagogues had zodiac rings embedded in their architecture.

Kabbalah believes that cosmic forces affect everything. Therefore, knowing how to understand them is extremely valuable. The purpose of its astrology is to learn how to rise above the cosmos influences and to help people take control over their own lives.

The knowledge from reading an astrological chart is to learn more about self, help achieve one’s potential, and give helpful ideas on how to better express and communicate visions, ideas, and inner feelings. A person is also to learn how to successfully relate to others. The special gifts and specific challenges attached to one’s astrological sign are to be used only as guides as we are shown what needs to be overcome and what the purpose is in our lives.

There exists a significant difference in that conventional astrology is based on the solar or Gregorian calendar and Kabbalistic astrology uses the Hebrew calendar. The latter takes into account both the sun and the moon positions. Every month, we are able to take control over the astrological influences. New Moon Connections by the world-wide Kabbalah Centres feature wisdom and meditations to guide followers with specific consciousness. Visit their website to learn about locations and events.