Guide to Counting the Omer

Welcome to the Devotaj Sacred Arts Guide to  Counting the Omer.  I first created this guide to help people explore the practice of counting the omer in an earth-based, embodied, witchy way — many years ago for Peeling a Pomegranate. This year (5781/2021), I’m refreshing it for Devotaj Sacred Arts. Each week I’ll release the…

Milk: Symbol of Sivan

It’s traditional to eat dairy on Shavuot, which begins the first week of Sivan.  So let’s explore dairy for the month of Sivan. Let’s start with the separation of milk and meat in the Torah.  What it actually says is “don’t boil a kid in its mother’s milk” (לֹא-תְבַשֵּׁל גְּדִי, בַּחֲלֵב אִמּוֹ). This prohibition is…

Sivan: Rituals and Activities

Ideas for Shavuot, Creating a Dairy Altar, and other food offerings for the month of Sivan. Shavuot Hold a Shavout Seder with seven kinds of cheese, one for each of the seven prophetesses of the Torah.   You can also explore which of the seven days of creation/week you would assign to each prophetess. Notice also…

Sivan: Tarot Card/ The Lovers

At first glance, it seems like the tarot card for the month of Sivan ( סִיוָ) should be the Tower because life is changed forever with the covenant at Sinai, but it’s not. The card of the month is the Lovers, but when you think about it finding your soul’s other half, is a pretty life…

Zevulon: Tribe of Sivan

Zevulon (זְבוּלֻן), also pronounced Zebulon, is the sixth son of Jacob and Leah.  His name comes from the word “zeved” (זֵבֶד), which means dowry or gift. Leah saw him as G!d(dess) endowing her with a good dowry with her six sons (Genesis 30:20).   His standard, based on the blessing Jacob bestowed upon him in Genesis…

Sivan / סִיוָן

Moon of Receiving (May/June)Sivan is the month of receiving both communal and personal revelations at Sinai on Shavuot. Want to share this? Use short link: https://bit.ly/devotaj-sivan Basics Linear Month: 9 Torah Month: 3 Season: Spring Holidays:  Shavuot Offerings1: Wheat, Dairy, First Fruits Element2: Mayim (מַיִם) Water within Eish (אֵשׁ) Fire Spiritual Focus3: Uncover and expose hidden…

Sivan: Emet (אמת) Truth

Welcome to Kesharim K’doshim Mussar, where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Iyyar, we turn to the soul-trait of Emet (אמת) Truth and the Neviah – Prophtess.