Welcome to the Vital Transformation Calendar! This one-of-a-kind calendar includes a combination of the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars, as well as the shabbat and holiday candle lighting times, death anniversaries of righteous Kabbalists and Rabbis (who we can ask for help on those days), and “super positive days” (which are perfect for signing contracts or starting new things).
You can utilize this calendar in several different ways; you can integrate it with your own Google or Outlook calendars (which has the candle lighting times according to Los Angeles time zone), or you can download the PDF version to save to your computer or print (which includes candle lighting times for Los Angeles, New York, London and Jerusalem time zones).
Every month has its own two-letter combination; one representing the sign of the month, and the other representing the planet. This ancient wisdom came from the Book of Formation by Abraham the Patriarch.
With this calendar, we have merged the force of the sun and the moon. The sun affects your well-being, and the moon affects your emotions.
In the Old Testament, written in the Book of Exodus, we have used a lunisolar calendar ever since the departure from Egypt. It is believed that “the first commandment the Jewish people received as a nation was to determine the New Moon,” and “very soon after that, the Jews received the commandment to make sure that Passover falls in the spring.”
Rabbis determined that the start of a new day begins precisely when the sun goes below the horizon; meaning, at sunset. A new day starting at sunset makes sense, but it’s the opposite of our secular day reckoning. In the Gregorian calendar, when the sun comes up in the morning, we see it as the start of a fresh calendar day — even though we count the beginning of a new day from midnight. Beginning a celebration just as the sun goes below the horizon further explains why every Jewish holiday begins the evening before the first day of it being observed.
The Hebrew calendar is lunar-based, which means the calendar needs to calculate how long it takes for the moon to orbit the Earth. In the Jewish calendar, each new month begins with the molad, which means “birth” in Hebrew. It took years to calculate the length of the cycle from one new moon to the next, which is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 31⁄3 seconds.
We are excited to share this special calendar with you, and welcome you to our community and family here at Vital Transformation!