“אִשָּׁה כִּי תַזְרִיעַ, וְיָלְדָה זָכָר”
““If a woman makes seed, and bear a man-child”
There are many commentaries related to this verse. Some try to learn how to determine the sex of the child at the conception moment. Most English translations translate ‘Make Seed’ as ‘pregnant and deliver… ’ or ‘produce offspring’ and other variations. There are other Hebrew words for pregnancy but the Torah doesn’t use them. The literal meaning of תַזְרִיעַ is ‘make seed’.
The Zohar teaches us here that there are three ‘partners’ for the creation of child in this world. The man gives the ‘white’, the woman gives the ‘red’ and the Holy one Bless be He gives the soul.
The ‘white’ is the seeds and the aspect of the right column, Chessed, Light force channeled by the man.
The ‘red’ is the blood system, the physical body and the aspect of the left column. This is the part of the woman.
The soul coming from God is what holds the right and the left together. It’s the aspect of the central column. The man and the woman have great responsibility on the foundation of the child. The father determines the desire for the light in the child. The woman and her consciousness determine the spiritual size of the vessel and how the father’s consciousness will be manifested.
God waits 41 days before inserting the soul into the body. Based on the vessel the couple created God decides what would be the sex of the child and what kind of soul he will have. The moment of conception and the following 40 days are very important for the developing child. Love but without sexual relationship for the first three months, especially on the first 41 days and nights. We don’t want to inject different consciousness and corrupt the first and important one. The man and woman should meditate and read Zohar every night because it will make a great impact of the soul that will come to the child. The woman should keep herself healthy because the child is being built from her body. Her nutrition is the child’s nutrition. Her emotions, stress, joy and calmness affect the child.