Iyyar (אִייָר) Basics
Intro to the Jewish month of Iyyar
Moon of Healing (April/May)
Iyyar is an acronym for “I am YHVH your Healer” (Exodus 15:26). It is a month to explore healing practices for ourselves, our communities, and our world.
Linear Month: 8
Torah Month: 2
Holidays: Counting of the Omer, Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzm’aut, Lag B’Omer, Yom Yerushalayim, Pesach Sheni
Offerings1: Barley & Wheat; Challah with Honey, Healing Herbs
Element2: Transition Aphar (עָפָר) Earth within Ruach (רוּחַ) Air to Mayim (מַיִם) Water within Eish (אֵשׁ) Fire
Spiritual Focus3: “Resources through Community” to “Creativity through Divine Connection”
Netivah: Meyaledet (מילדת) Midwife
Constellation: Shor (שׁוֹר) Taurus/The Ox
Letter: Vav (ו)
Tribe: Issachar (יששכר)
Tarot Card4: Hierophant
Soul Trait5: Savlanut (סבלנות) Patience
Note: Letter, Tribe, and Sense are derived from the Sefer Yetzirah
See NOTES for additional information on sources of these all correspondences.
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