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 and refreshed for Devotaj Sacred Arts. I hope if you engage in the practice this…

Nisan: Tarot Card/ Emperor

Rosh Chodesh Nisan is the New Year of Kings, so it makes complete sense that the Emperor (קֵיסָר) is the card for the month.

Haggadah: Symbol of Nisan

OMG-D/dess! It’s almost time for Passover! With Nisan upon us, preparations for our annual journey out of Mitzrayim begin in earnest.  Whether you take a traditional or modern approach, believe in G!d(dess) or not — Passover is a holiday pretty much all Jews can connect to.  There are so many things we could explore as…

Judah: Tribe of Nisan

Judah (יְהוּדָה), associated with the month of Nisan (נִיסָן), is the fourth son of Leah and Jacob.  In Judaism the number four, the letter Dalet (ד), represents doorways. There are also four new years in Judaism, and the Nisan is the first — the doorway (הדלת) to the year.  Considering the number of fours found in the…

Nisan: Simcha (שמחה) Joy

Welcome to Kesharim K’doshim Mussar, where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Nisan, we turn to the soul-trait of Simcha (סמחה) Joy and the Na’arah (Maiden).