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. Rosh Chodesh Nisan (the new moon and new month) arrives on April 6th, 2019.
Nisan represents the beginning of springtime in the Northern Hemisphere as we prepare to celebrate Passover which occurs on the 15th of Nisan (on the full moon).
According to Jewish tradition, the first of Nisan is considered one of four New Years. As we begin to see signs of spring and rebirth in nature, what feels new to you? What do you want to shake off from winter?
A few months ago, in the middle of winter, we celebrated Shvat and the teaching that the seeds planting in Shvat bloom in Nisan. Consider: what is beginning to bloom or blossom in your life? How will you continue to nurture that growth this month?