Judaism and Evolutionary Astrology: Insights from a Jewish Astrologer

Elisa Robyn

Vol. 2, No. 1

Spring 2020

Pages: 218-226

Judaism and Evolutionary Astrology: Insights from a Jewish Astrologer

DOI: 10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.10

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Ministry Research

Elisa Robyn, Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, Judaism, Evolutionary Astrology, Talmud, Torah

While the Torah instructs Jews not to practice soothsaying or divination, the Talmud includes several discussions about the power of astrology with many Rabbis even arguing that the use of astrology is both permitted and meaningful. Add to this discrepancy the numerous astrological mosaics on the floors of ancient synagogues, as well as certain Kabbalistic practices, and it becomes clear why there is confusion within the Jewish community. This article examines Jewish perspectives on evolutionary astrology throughout Jewish history and its link to current mystical applications.

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