This post is dedicated in memory of Etya Sarah bat Yitzchak ha-Levi. May it be an aliyah for her neshama.
|Taken from Women of the Waters Blog|
The mazel, sign, of the month is Scorpio, or a scorpion. In Hebrew it's called an עקרב which is related to the word עקב which means heel. The scorpion is synonymous with the snake in mystical thinking, and therefore is representative of the serpent in the Garden of Eden, which led to man's downfall. Interestingly, the sense for this month is smell - the only of the five sense that wasn't corrupted by the sin of eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden.