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Alignment of Planets

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Rabbi Jonathan Blass

22 Cheshvan 5764
Question
On November 8th, 2003 there was a full lunar eclipse, but also there was an alignment of 6 heavenly objects, the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Moon and an asteroid called Chiron, in such a way that if lines were drawn connecting them, the lines form the star of David. Does this have any spiritual or scriptural meaning? If so what is it?
Answer
From the time of Abraham we have, on Divine instruction, paid little attention to celestial signs and more to our own actions. World history will be influenced by the actions- on the moral plane- of mankind than on alignment of the planets. Diverting one's attentions to externals risks shifting Man's thoughts away from his own responsibilities (Rambam Iggeret Teiman).
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