Daily Zohar # 2828 – Ki Tetze – A planet of blessings
Zohar Ki Tetze
The sages hold to two thoughts, some say that the Torah was given on Tuesday and some say that it was given on the seventh day, Shabbat. Both are on the Central column with Yessod, which is the sixth in between. The seventh, Malchut, uses Yessod to hold to the Torah. The planet of Yessod is ‘צדק’, ‘Jupiter’. The Hebrew word is the root for צדיק, צדקה, צדק , justice, Tzedakah and Tzadik, Righteousness.
Because of the connection of the Torah between the third and the seventh the sages have the two opinions related to day the Torah was given.
The planet Jupiter is known for its spiritual influence on a person. Saturn that is the planet of Shabbat and from its ‘resting’ state, can also be spiritually strong.
The word for ‘planet’ is ‘כוכב’. It is constructed from ‘כו’ that is numerically 26 as for יהוה YHVH name.
“כִּי שֶׁמֶשׁ וּמָגֵן יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים חֵן וְכָבוֹד יִתֵּן יְהוָה לֹא יִמְנַע טוֹב לַהֹלְכִים בְּתָמִים”
“For YHVH God is a sun and shield; YHVH gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
The last two letters are ‘כב’ and numerically equal to 22, representing the 22 Hebrew letters. The 22 letters are expressions of the Endless Light in the world of Malchut and the Shechina.
“וַיְבָרֲכֵם בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא לֵאמוֹר בְּךָ יְבָרֵךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר יְשִׂמְךָ אֱלֹהִים כְּאֶפְרַיִם וְכִמְנַשֶּׁה וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת אֶפְרַיִם לִפְנֵי מְנַשֶּׁה”
“He blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying, ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Menashe!'” Thus he put Ephraim before Menasheh.”
The Zohar quotes this verse to reveal that the blessings come from the Hebrew letters that are channels for the Shechina in this world.
The word ‘כוכב’ has three levels. The letter ‘כ’ is for כתר, Keter, the letter ‘ב’ is for בינה, Binah. The third level is ‘כו’ that is for the Central column, YHVH and include the Shechina.
The dot of the Cholam is also the aspect of the Moon that is called ‘לבנה’ ‘white’ like the Shechina that is mercy from the side of Chessed. Also called ‘חמה’, ‘Sun’ from the side of Gevurah like the face of Moses that shined like the sun.
A waning moon is dark and the aspect of the female slave of Malchut that represents Gehinnom,’hell’, bad sun and the negative aspect of ‘שבתאי’ Saturn. She also represents the eclipses of the sun and the moon and the desecration of Shabbat. This female slave turns her back to her landlady when the inequities of the Israelites grow in Malchut. Her main power is driven from and expressed on the second and fourth day of the week. These days give her energy to control the other days.