Miketz: Chapter 10

"And he put them all together into custody"


The verses relate the twelve signs of the zodiac to the twelve sons of Jacob and the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph, who shows mercy to his treacherous brother, becomes a Patriarch. Rabbi Elazar speculates on the hidden meaning of this occurrence.


Celestial influences arising from the twelve Signs impel, but they do not compel. We have the power to rise above their influence. We transcend the signs and their corresponding negative influences as we visually connect with these ancient mystical texts.