We began the new year by opening ourselves to newness in Tishrei, and in Cheshvan we did the hard work of inner renewal and reflection. Kislev arrives as the month for us to rekindle our dreams and believe that they can come true, what some refer to as miracles. It is interesting to note that the energy of this month is rekindling dreams and the focus for healing is in the area of sleep. When we sleep well, we dream well. It is said that we all dream every time we sleep. The kabbalists explain that our soul leaves our body and roams the universe. If we dream all of the time, why do we not remember our dreams? We do not always remember our dreams because we are not sleeping soundly. This month we should heal our sleep patterns and even sleep for longer periods of time. There are many aids nowadays to help us sleep more soundly and naturally. CD's geared toward this objective can be found in most stores, even some supermarkets now. Sleep is our focus for healing. Rekindling dreams is the energy of the month. What dreams have you had for yourself and your family? Is there something you have been inspired to do and have not yet done? Is there a vision you have to use one of your talents and to be truly happy? Well Kislev is the month to rekindle that dream and to get the energy to realize it. Sagittarius is the sign of this month and for good reason, people of this sign are fiery, expressive, and inspiring. Three good traits we need to rekindle those dreams. Chanukah can help us rekindle our dreams as well as we celebrate the holiday of miracles. This month is an amazing month full of the possibility of miracles, of dreams coming true. May we be blessed with realizing our dreams and seeing many miracles in our lives and the lives of those around us.

The Sefirot

Kislev is the 9th Month of the Hebrew Calendar
Common Calendar Dates:   November 14-December 12, 2023

Each day of the month corresponds to one of the Sefirot:
Rosh Chodesh - Keter
2nd-8th - Chochmah
9th-14th - Binah
15th-22nd - Zeir Anpin
23rd-Last Day - Malchut

Divine Name Permutation

The Divine Name Permutation for Kislev comes from Bereshit (Genesis) 50:11:

And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians; therefore the name of it was called Abel-Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

More About Kislev

Sign:   Sagittarius (Keshet)
Planet:   Jupiter
Tribe:   Binyamin
Color:  Blue-Violet
Energy:   Rekindling Dreams
Focus:   Sleep
Controller:   Keiva (Belly)
Holidays:   Chanukah