"The Way of G-d"
Part 2: "Divine Providence"
Chapter 7: "The Influence of the Stars"
Let's lay out the cosmic process of interaction between Heaven and Earth
again in more detail.
Everything that happens on Earth is initiated up Above, as we've said. By G-d
at first, then through the transcendent forces, where the "information" to be
communicated is then stored. The planets and stars then transmute and
"translate" all this information into earthly form in general, as we learned
last time. The point to be made now is that that information is then applied
to a form that's appropriate to each individual and for every happenstance.
The broad, overarching, and far-reaching life-themes touched by this process
include our mortality, well-being, sustenance, intellect, family life, and
But the stars and planets don't only transmute this information from Heaven
as a matter of course. Each one lends a particular hue and tone to whatever
it affects. Thus, each element of our life is affected by a particular star
or planet with its own makeup, character, and idiosyncrasies as well as by
the combination of stars and planets in the cosmos.
And the whole of it -- from on high down to each element and every moment
below -- is one grand, roiling cosmic stew.
This series is dedicated to the memory of Yitzchak Hehrsh ben Daniel,
and Sarah Rivka bas Yaakov Dovid.
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