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What Star Were You Born Under?

Kabbalistic works mention that one’s birthday, one’s moment of birth and the star that was prominent at the moment of birth all effect a person.

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What Star Were You Born Under?

It is written in the Sefer Habrit: “There are seven orbits, each of which has one star. They are called kochvei lechet (literally, ”stars that travel”) because they all rotate in an orbit. The acronym of these seven stars’ Hebrew names is שצ”ם חנכ”ל . They exist in this order in the celestial world just as they exist in this world (the seven lower spheres). They represent the concepts of: Chesed (kindness), Gevura (strength), Tiferes (majesty), Netzach (eternity), Hod (splendor), Yesod (foundation) and Malchut (kingship).

According to Etz-Hachaim, each one has a angel which is its soul.

Saturn’s angel is called Kaftziel.

Jupiter’s angel is called Tzadkiel.

Mars’s angel is called Samael.

Sun’s angel is called Raphael.

Venus’s angel is called Anael.

Mercury’s angel is called Michael.

Moon’s angel is called Gavriel.

The kabbalistic view, which agrees with the views of the philosophers, is that angels orchestrate the spheres, and each of the seven stars is controlled by 2 constellations of stars in the firmament, besides the Sun and the Moon which are controlled by only one constellation.

Saturn - Aries and Aquarius

Jupiter - Archer and  Pisces

Mars - Scorpio and Aries

Sun - Leo

Venus - Libra and Taurus

Mercury - Virgo and Gemini

Moon - Cancer

The Moment of Birth

The gemara in Shabbat discusses how a person’s moment of birth affects him. The day of the week affects his character. Kabbalistic works mention that one’s birthday, one’s moment of birth and the star that was prominent at the moment of birth all effect a person.

The following table explains how the seven stars affect a person.

One who is born under the sun, will enlighten the world with his Torah, just as the sun gives light to the world. He will obtain his food and drink independently and will not need the benefactions of others. He will not conceal his secrets, but will be like a sun that generously provides its light to all. If he attempts to steal, he will not succeed.

One who is born under Venus, will be wealthy and an adulterer. Why an adulterer? Because fire is related to that zodiac sign, lust will burn in him like a crucible.

One who is born under Mercury, will be intelligent and clear like the brilliance of the sun, since this star is the closest to the sun.

One who is born under the Moon, will suffer evils similar to the moon that wanes every month. He will build and demolish what he built, and will demolish and build what he demolished, just as the moon wanes every month. This person will depend on others for his food and drink, just as the moon trespasses on the boundary of the sun and tries to rule and be seen during the day.

His secrets will not be exposed, similar to the moon which does not give off light. If he will steal, he will succeed.

One who is born under Saturn, his thoughts will come to nought and will not reach fruition. Others explain that the thoughts that others think about him will come to nought.

One who is born under Jupiter will give charity generously to the poor.

One who is born under Mars, will be a shedder of blood. His trait may express itself in one of several ways: he can be a bloodletter, or a robber who sheds blood, or a butcher, or a ritual slaughterer or a mohel. A rabbinical judge who decides capital cases is also considered one who sheds blood.

Day of birth

One who is born on Sunday

At the first hour — will be a great man, a great ruler but physically lazy.

At the hour of Mars — will be either a doctor, slaughterer or mohel.

At the hour of Venus — will be a businessman and expert singer and musician.

At the hour of Mercury — will love the truth and possibly will be a wise man or a scribe.

At the hour of Jupiter — all his days will be good.

At the hour of the Moon — will be pure and innocent.

At the hour of Saturn — will be foul-smelling, physically strong, and lecherous.

 

One who is born on Monday will have financial ups and downs. He will sometimes be poor and sometimes be rich.

At the hour of the Moon — he will be a wise man or a rabbinical judge.

At the hour of the Sun — he will be poor, but not very poor.

At the hour of Venus — he will be a pious, rich man.

At the hour of Saturn — will be foul-smelling.

At the hour of Mercury and Jupiter — he will be a righteous, honest man.

At the hour of Mars — he will possibly be a butcher.

 

One who is born on Tuesday will be bold and arrogant.

At the hour of Mars — he will be either a thief or a kind person.

At the hour of Venus — he will be foul-smelling.

At the hour of Sun and Jupiter — he will be a rabbi and a wealthy man.

At the hour of the Moon — he will be warm to people.

At the hour of Mars in the night — he will be a robber or a great tzadik.

At the hour of Venus in the night — he will be G-d-fearing.

At the hour of Saturn  in the night  — he will be an honest man.

At the hour of Mercury in the night — he will be a judge and will enjoy discussing legalisms.

At the hour of Sun in the night — he will be talkative, covetous and anxious.

 

One who is born on Wednesday

At the hour of Jupiter — he will be a righteous person and a judge.

At the hour of Sun — he will be rich.

At the hour of Venus — he will be wise and rich.

At the hour of Mars — he will be wicked.

At the hour of Saturn — he will be a very wise man.

At the hour of Mercury — he will be a visionary or a scribe.

At the hour of the Moon — he will be a successful forger.

 

One who is born on Thursday will be a great and wise person.

At the hour of Jupiter — he will be a clever person.

At the hour of Mars — he will be a wealthy thief.

At the hour of Venus — he will be a zealot and a deceiver.

At the hour of Mercury — he will be a swindler or a communal leader.

At the hour of Saturn — he will be neither good or bad.

At the hour of Sun and Moon — he will go on an honest path;

 

One who is born on Friday will be a rich, pious person.

At the hour of Venus — he will be wise and strong.

At the hour of Mercury — he will be clever and pious.

At the hour of Jupiter — he will enthusiastically pursue charity and lovingkindness.

At the hour of Sun or Moon — he will have a good name.

At the hour of Saturn — he will be bad or slow.

At the hour of Mars — he will be an evil and arrogant flatterer.

 

One who is born on the holy Sabbath

At the hour of Saturn — he will live long and be foul-smelling.

At the hour of the Sun — he will have a fiery temperament.

At the hour of Venus — he will frequently be in strife.

At the hour of Mercury or Jupiter — he will treat others with honor and they will honor him.

At the hour of Jupiter — he will enthusiastically pursue charity and lovingkindness

At the hour of the Moon — he will love truth and integrity