Zohar Ki Tetze
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל אַבְרָם לֶךְ לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ”
“Now YHVH said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you;”
God told Abram to get out from the place he was born and from the dependency on the Zodiac and stars. The Zohar explains here why we do not start on Mondays and Wednesdays. They are controlled by Mars and Saturn.
Mars is red to imply גיהנם, ‘Gehennam’ (hell) and is the spiritual mother of Esau that was born on the second day of Creation. For that reason we don’t start new activities on Mondays. The moon has the aspect of good and bad. Good when it shines in full and bad when it is waning.
The children of Israel hold to the good aspect of the moon and the children of Ishmael hold to the bad aspect. When there’s an eclipse during moon waxing, it is bad sign for the Israelites. When the moon eclipse happens during waning, it’s bad sign for the Ishmaelites. They don’t know about the forces that created the stars but they know about how to use them, which is lower level.
The moon was created on the fourth day of Creation. When the moon in a state of ‘poorness’, which is waning, the female of the negative-side, Lili-th, was created. She is the aspect of Saturn that is thirst, hunger and eclipses of the heavenly lights.
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה; וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים”
“Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;”
The word for ‘lights’ ‘מְאֹרֹת’ is missing the letter Vav ו that represents Zeir Anpin and central column. Missing the letter is an aspect of eclipse that hides the light from reaching us. Lili-th gives us ‘hard time’ and traps us in the dark, far from the light.
The word ‘מְאֹרֹת’ without the Vav also means ‘curses’. The root of ‘curse’ is ‘אר’ that is the two letters in the middle of the word ‘מְאֹרֹת’. The first and last letters spell ‘מת’, which means ‘dead’. Without the Vav ו that is a channel of light, we experience curses and aspects of death. Without light Lili-th has greater strength on us. A tzadik that always connect to Zeir Anpin, represented by the Vav, can easily avoid the traps by Lili-th. For these reasons we don’t initiate new endeavors on Wednesdays.
More on this subject in the next DZ studies.