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New Year of the Trees

On the 15th of Shvat (January 28th, 2021), in addition to full moon in Leo, we are celebrating Tu Bishvat, the new year of the trees. The holiday reminds us to connect to the earth cycles and root ourselves in the here and now. It’s custom for each person to plant a tree. The trees are held at such a high esteem in Judaism that Sage Shimon Bar Yochai said that if you’re holding a sapling, the most urgent thing to do is to plant it, before any other responsibility.

Root yourself in the here and now.

A fun tale:

Honi the circle maker (a Jewish scholar in the 1st century BC) saw an old man planting a tree. He approached him and asked: “Will you live long enough to enjoy its fruits?”, the man replied “I found a fruitful world because my ancestors planted trees for me, likewise I am planting trees for my children.”



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