Month of Nisan – Chodesh Tov – Special study
Nisan- the birth and the head of the year
The Torah tells us that Nisan is the first month of the year, so the Kabbalists explain that the first 12 days of this month have a substantial impact on the entire year. Nissan has the aspect of Right and Chessed and begins six months of male energy until Rosh Hashanah. While Rosh Hashanah is a time of judgment, Nisan is a month of redemption and Chessed. Each month of the year has one of the permutations of the YHVH name. The month of Nisan is the first of the year and has the name יהוה YHVH.
The verse that connects to this month is from Psalms 96:11 “יִשְׂמְחוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְתָגֵל הָאָרֶץ,” “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.” This verse reveals the energy of the month that brings joy and happiness in the heavens and on earth.
The holiday of Passover which is a celebration of freedom and breaking out of slavery to the negative side, is celebrated on the day of the full moon. It represents the complete revelation of the Light of Chessed for the entire year.
The sages reveal that Adam was created in the month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah, but his soul was created in Nisan. We learn from that that we can have a spiritual birth on Nisan. Rabbi Chaim Vital, the student of the Ari, said that these days are like the birth of Adam and like coming out of Egypt. He adds that we don’t eat Chametz in Passover to cancel the evil inclination and correct Adam’s sin and our sins during our travels in the wilderness after we left Egypt.
We step into this month on the ‘Right’ foot. We should be positive and act with Chessed during the first 12 days of the month and beyond. We ‘plant’ positive roots for the entire year and renew our lives. Some people have the custom of following the first 12 days of the month according to the attributes of the month in relation to the 12 Zodiac signs, shifting consciousness every day. I want to suggest to be and do the best every day in all aspects of your life, home, work, relationship, diet, etc., so the entire year would be the best. Be pure and sincere with your consciousness and actions, and B”H, you will have a wonderful year.
Nisan begins, and it’s good to go out and see nature in its beauty, absorbing the Light of Chassadim that fills the world during this season.
Giving Tzedakah is an essential connection to Yessod for Light and sustenance. Giving at least once during the first 12 days and before Pesach would be beneficial.
During this month, there’s no mourning and no visits to graves unless we visit a Tzadik not buried in a cemetery. It’s good to light candles for Tzadikim this month and have their spiritual support. You can visit our Tzadikim website or the Tzadikim app to read about Tzadikim and light virtual candles.
Chodesh Tov. May you have a great month and a year full of the light of Chassadim, miracles, strong health, sustenance, love, and redemption. May you conquer the evil inclination and see the Light in everything.