Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #309 – Chant with joy to the whole earth
Tikkun 21 – 50
On the top of the cantillation mark list we find the ‘Zarka ͂ ‘. Its shape is like a wave and its sound goes higher in the tone.
The Zohar describes it as the secret of the verse from Psalms 48:3
“יְפֵה נוֹף, מְשׂוֹשׂ כָּל-הָאָרֶץ: הַר-צִיּוֹן, יַרְכְּתֵי צָפוֹן; קִרְיַת, מֶלֶךְ רָב.”
“Fair in situation, joy of the whole earth…” . The rest of the English translation will only corrupt the power of the verse so here is the translation to the deeper meaning;
“Up above where the light comes out in beauty and bright, spreading out to the three columns through Yessod to the whole earth. The mountain of Zion is where the light comes out from the upper levels through Yessod to Malchut. It is supported by Netzach and Hod to sustain the Kingdom, which is Malchut.
In most places in the Torah the Segol ̈́̈́ comes immediately after Zarka. It represents the three columns. Zarka channels the light of Binah which is represented by the wave symbol. The Zarka is the giver and the Segol is the receiver. The chanting of them also reflects the transfer of the energy from Binah to the sefirot below.
First appearance of Zarka and Segol in the Torah, Genesis 1:7
The word Zarka זרקה with its inner energy reveals the light רז = 207, of Binah ק =100, that feeds the levels down to Malchut ה.