"Mazal Tov" ~ Marlene Burns ~ Most often used when offering congratulations or wishing good luck, "Mazal Tov" has a deeper message. Mazal, means an "alignment of stars." Each of us is born under an astrological field. Mazal determines personality, circumstances and potential…our destiny. The Jewish people believe that we have the ability to transcend our destiny, as referenced in the Torah, when G-d lifted Abraham above the stars. Mazal also means a "drip from above."