Daily Zohar # 3066 – Behaalotcha – The power of celebrating Pesach in its time
On the month of Nisan and the first Pesach, the Shechina is adorned with her crowns and decorations. For 30 days, the queen sits with her camps with joy and anyone who wish to see her can do that. On the fourteenth day of the second month, the announcer announces that the gates would still be open for seven more days and those who wish to see the queen can do that. After the seven days, the gates are locked. This last period is the second Pesach.
The impure people postponed their lamb sacrifice to the second Pesach.
The sacrifice that was made on the Holiday of Pesach was a lamb. It was slaughtered, and its blood and other internal fatty parts were brought to the priest that put them to be burnt on the altar. The meat of the lamb was roasted on fire and eaten by the people that brought it to the Temple. The Zohar relates the precepts related to Pesach to three types of people. Some are pure from the Right, and angel Michael. Some with the aspect of the slaughtered lamb, from the Left, angel Gabriel. The two types are Chessed and Gevurah. There’s a third type of people, center column, with the aspect of holidays, and the holy of holies.
We learned previously that the actions we make below, cause spiritual ‘reactions’ above. The precept of slaughtering the lamb on the day of Pesach was made to control the god of the Egyptians and use its blood to mark the doorposts of the Israelites. The blood was a sign for God to pass over the dwellings of the Israelites when he killed the firstborn of the Egyptians.
The blood has the energy of life, the soul of the animal. The lamb was slaughtered to release its soul and drained its energy. They with the fatty parts were brought to the priest and the altar to be burnt and transformed its energy from judgment (red) to Light. The fatty parts represented the desire for the self and left aspect of the animal.
We do not slaughter lambs for Pesach, but we use a shank bone on the Seder plate to connect to the aspect of control that we received over the coming year.
The month of Nisan is the first of the year and the Lamb/ram represents the first driving force of the Zodiac. Aries is the leader of the year and the twelve constellations of the Zodiac.
God gave the Israelites the holiday of Pesach and its special connections, Lamb, Seder, Matzah, as tools to control the year. Nisan, Aries, starts six male months and as the first one, it gives us greater ability to channel light to the world.
Celebrating the first Pesach in purity and properly gives us great control over the year that follows.