So if you have been following the progression we have been seeing so far, there is an incredible correspondence between three sets of days:
25 Adar -> 16 Nissan (Pesach) -> 6 Sivan (Shavuos)
1 Sivan -> 20 Sivan -> 9 Av
17 Tammuz -> 9 Av -> 1 Tishrei (Rosh Hashana)
The first day on each column is 70 days before the last day, and the second day is 50 days before the last.
There is a sefirah count that we see happening as we count the fifty revealed days in each of these counts. And the counts line up, as we discussed.
The first count leads up to receiving the Torah, and is thus a count ‘upward’ into holiness. The second count is a descent into the klipah, or forces of evil, and the third count is the climb back out – the rectification count.
I was struck with what is happening right now, and what we can look out for in the future, if these counts really do line up, as I am theorizing.
The first is what is happening today. Tuesday, 28 June 2011 is the 26th of Sivan, the seventh day of this fifty day count. It corresponds to the seventh day of Pesach, which is Malchus sheb’chesed. Thus, just as the last day of Pesach was a day of open miracles and power to the Jewish people, this day is just that – for the side of evil. This is why we are watching Iran playing their war games, and this is why we have lost a great Torah sage, R’ Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz Z’l. On the upside, this day – in the third count of rectification – corresponds to the 15th of Av, which is a day of celebration for the Jewish people, a day of marriage and coming together of the male and female aspects.
Another thing that I noticed which is interesting is that Rosh Chodesh Av is the day that corresponds to Yesod sheb’yesod. Thus, it fits very interestingly into the theories we have presented about Rosh Chodesh Av being a significant time for Moshiach ben Yosef, in light of the Maharsha in Sanhedrin. I was a little awestruck by the fact that my wedding anniversary is ‘coincidentally’ on the 21st of Elul (this year will be ten years!) which is also yesod sheb’yesod on the third (tikkun) count.
It should be interesting to see what happens on other corresponding days that are significant. Lag b’omer is hod sheb’hod on the first count. On the second count, hod sheb’hod falls out on 21 Tammuz, which is a Shabbos, July 23; and it falls out on 13th of Elul on the third count, which is Monday, September 12th.