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יד וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה; וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים
טו וְהָיוּ לִמְאוֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהָאִיר עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיְהִי-כֵן
טז וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-שְׁנֵי הַמְּאֹרֹת הַגְּדֹלִים: אֶת-הַמָּאוֹר הַגָּדֹל, לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַיּוֹם, וְאֶת-הַמָּאוֹר הַקָּטֹן לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַלַּיְלָה, וְאֵת הַכּוֹכָבִים
יז וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים, בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמָיִם, לְהָאִיר, עַל-הָאָרֶץ
יח וְלִמְשֹׁל, בַּיּוֹם וּבַלַּיְלָה, וּלְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב
יט וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם רְבִיעִי

14 And God said: 'Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.' And it was so.
16 And God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

We come to the fourth day and the fifth act of witchcraft.  Once more, this act takes all day.

Until this time, Light is alone in the Day and Darkness is alone in the Night.  In the Day, Light is everywhere and there is no Darkness.  In the Night, there is only Darkness, no Light.  There are no shadows or degrees of Light or Darkness.  There is only sudden difference.  On this day, the Light is contained within the Sun, Moon, and Stars.  No longer it there no shadows.  The Day includes some Darkness and the Night includes some Light.  It is no longer Black and White, but is now shades of grey.  This is the world we live in.

Remember the Firmament being Beth, the House?  The Zohar teaches that the Sun represents the Male and the Moon the Female.  The Male, therefore, rules the Day and the Female rules the Night.  The Zohar says that this represents the husband ruling the house by Day and the female ruling the house by Night.

Why were the lights created?  For signs, for seasons, for days and years.  If all that was necessary was Day and Night, everything would have been fine the way it was before this day.  But that wasn't enough.  Time needed to be better defined, and signs were necessary.  What are signs?  An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come.  The Sun, Moon, and Stars are for portents, to show what is to come.  They also define Time more thoroughly.  It is important to follow not just days, but seasons and years as well.

And, once more, G-d saw that it was good.  These things are necessary.

~Muninn's Kiss


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