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Subota 28 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 24th, 2017 | 05:43 pm
music: fatagaga - Transit

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Saturn

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Abraham

The Sun is in 6 Pisces (in my 6th house) Illumined by a shaft of light, a large cross lies on rocks surrounded by sea mist. (Symbol for 7 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 15Aqu48 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 25, The Angels, letter Fā, The Strong (Al-Qawī)

Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Seven of Swords: Uselessness; I Ching: 36, Ming I (Darkening of the Light); Reversed I Ching: 35, Chin (Progress)

Overnight, the Moon will enter my 6th house.

Teaching, listening to an audition, go to a colloquium this past day. Writing ahead of time as I will be going to New Haven this evening to hear the premiere of a work by a former student.


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 27 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 23rd, 2017 | 08:42 pm
music: Nagual Art - Cathedral of Flyers (Art Abscons Remix)

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Venus

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Joseph

The Sun is in 5 Pisces (in my 6th house) A parade of Army officers in full dress. (Symbol for 6 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 4Aqu27 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 24, The Animals, letter Dhāl, The Humbler (Al-Mudhill)

Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Six of Swords: Science (Thinking with the Heart); I Ching: 61, Chung Fu (Inner Truth); Reversed I Ching: the same

About an hour and a half ago, the Moon transited my natal South Node (in my 5th house). In about an hour and a half, the Moon will transit my natal Saturn (in my 5th house). In the late morning, the Sun will transit my natal Chiron (in my 6th house).

Finished grading papers this past day. Did a little bit of practicing at the piano and some work on search committee business. Also talked with a retired former colleague who recently lost her daughter.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 26 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 22nd, 2017 | 07:41 pm
music: Steve Roach - A Deeper Silence

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Jupiter

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Moses

The Sun is in 4 Pisces (in my 6th house) A church bazaar. (Symbol for 5 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 21Cap14 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 23, The Vegetables, letter Thā, The Nourisher (Ar-Razzāq)

Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Five of Swords: Defeat (Senseless Fighting); I Ching: 47, K'un (Oppression); Reversed I Ching: 48, Ching (The Source)

In the morning, Venus will enter my 8th house. In the early afternoon, the Moon will enter Aquarius (in my 5th house).

Teaching, meetings this past day. Grading papers now.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 25 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 21st, 2017 | 08:25 pm
music: Thomas Köner - Grohuk (Day)

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Mercury

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Jesus

The Sun is in 3 Pisces (in my 6th house) Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seashore resorts. (Symbol for 4 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 9Cap14 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 22, The Minerals, letter Ẓā, The Precious (Ash-Sharīr)

Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Four of Swords: Truce (Moment of Stillness); I Ching: 24, Fu (Return); Reversed I Ching: 23, Po (Splitting Apart)

In the afternoon, the Moon will enter my 5th house. In the late afternoon, the Moon will enter its Balsamic phase, whose keyword is Release. (The Moon will be at 19Cap26 in my 5th house and the Sun will be at 4Pis26 in my 6th house.)

Graded some papers at home. Worked a little bit on Rudhyar's progressed Point of Self technique as applied to his biography. Still more to do there.


Peace,

KH

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Utorak 24 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 20th, 2017 | 06:53 pm
music: Paranoia Inducta feat. Kenji Siratori - Taboo

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Mars

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Aaron & John

The Sun is in 2 Pisces (in my 6th house) Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand. (Symbol for 3 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 26Sag21 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 21, The Earth, letter Ṣād, The Death-Giver (Al-Mumīt)

Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Three of Swords: Mourning; I Ching: 33, Tun (Retreat); Reversed I Ching: 34, Ta Chuang (The Power of the Great)

Overnight, the Sun will transit my natal Jupiter (in my 6th house). About 10 minutes after that, the Moon will enter Capricorn (in my 4th house).

Taught classes this morning. Meetings thereafter. Not feeling very inspired: not so interested in hiding it.


Peace,

KH

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Ponedjeljak 23 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 19th, 2017 | 07:27 pm
music: Allseits - Modgudr

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Moon

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Adam

The Sun is in 1 Pisces (in my 6th house) A squirrel hiding from hunters. (Symbol for 2 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 14Sag39 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 20, The Water, letter Sīn, The Life-Giver (Al-Muḥyī)

Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Two of Swords: Peace; I Ching: 11, T'ai (Peace); Reversed I Ching: 12, P'i (Standstill)

In a few minutes, the Moon will enter my 4th house. About an hour after that, Mercury will enter my 6th house. In the morning, the Moon will transit my natal Moon (in my 4th house).

Worked at home this past day. Laundry.


Peace,

KH

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Nedjelja 22 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 18th, 2017 | 07:04 pm
music: Caul - Darkness

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Sun

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Idris (Enoch)

The Sun is in 0 Pisces (in my 6th house) In a crowded marketplace farmers and middlemen display a great variety of products. (Symbol for 1 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 2Sag34 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 19, The Air, letter Zāy, The Living (Al-Ḥayy)

Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Ace of Swords in the South

There are no significant transits or ingresses today.

Worked at home this past day. Grocery shopping.


Peace,

KH

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Subota 21 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 17th, 2017 | 09:15 pm
music: Dilate - Oracle

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Saturn

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Abraham

The Sun is in 29 Aquarius (in my 6th house) Deeply rooted in the past of an ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of a unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis. (Symbol for 30 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 21Sco46 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through mansion 18, Sphere of the Ether and the Meteors, Center of Fire, letter Tā, The Seizer (Al-Qābiḍ), and is now in mansion 19, The Air, letter Zāy, The Living (Al-Ḥayy)

Lunar phase: Disseminating - Demonstration (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Ten of Cups - Success (Inner Fulfillment); I Ching: 46, Sheng (Pushing Upward); Reversed I Ching: 45, Ts'ui (Gathering Together)

At about 20 minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will transit my natal Venus (in my 3rd house). About 50 minutes after that, the Sun will enter Pisces (in my 6th house). In the early afternoon, the Moon will enter Sagittarius (in my 3rd house). About 40 minutes after that, the Moon will enter its Last Quarter phase, whose keyword is Re-orientation. (The Moon will be at 0Sag20 in my 3rd house and the Sun will be at 0Pis20 in my 6th house.)

Taught this past morning. It was fairly uninspiring, but I got through it. Then I left campus and, after having a light, early lunch, I went to džuma for the first time since (I think) last October. It was great. When I entered the mosque, I could hear that someone was reciting the Qur'an. An oversize Qur'an was passed from one man to another. In all, I heard four of them recite before the azan. It was good to be back in that environment.

This evening, after finishing dinner and praying akšam (magrib), I watched Moon, written and directed by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones. I had had the DVD from Netflix since May, and finally gave myself permission to take the time to watch it.

These may be small victories, but they signal that I am regaining a bit of control over my life, and that I am moving toward renormalizing my life in Trump's America.

I have been fairly quiet about this, but I am continuing to read Mark Sedgwick's Against the Modern World. I suppose I had thought I might feel less comfortable about my interest in esoteric traditions as a result of reading it, but I am finding instead that it is helping me to see how I have been feeling my way along the edges of well-established approaches to esotericism in the West for some time. I see that he has a follow-up book that is devoted specifically to Sufism. This reading is helping me to feel more comfortable about the heterogeneity of my spiritual pursuits as well as the spottiness of my direct involvement in groups devoted to those pursuits.

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Petak/Džuma 20 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 16th, 2017 | 05:44 pm
music: Beyond Sensory Experience - A new kind of Science

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Venus

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Joseph

The Sun is in 28 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. (Symbol for 29 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 8Sco04 (in my 2nd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 17, The Inferior Sky, Sky of the Moon and House of Adam, letter Dāl, The Evident (Al-Mubīn)

Lunar phase: Disseminating - Demonstration (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Nine of Cups - Fortune (Material Fortune); I Ching: 42, I (Increase); Reversed I Ching: 41, Sun (Decrease)

In about 40 minutes, the Moon will transit my natal Sun (in my 2nd house). A few minutes after midnight, the Moon will enter my 3rd house. Overnight, the Moon will transit my natal Neptune (in my 3rd house).

Worked at home this past day. Finished the stack of papers I collected the previous day. Read a few more pages of my advisee's dissertation.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 19 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 15th, 2017 | 07:38 pm
music: Steve Roach - Quelling Place

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Jupiter

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Moses

The Sun is in 27 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter. (Symbol for 28 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 26Lib56 (in my 2nd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 17, The Inferior Sky, Sky of the Moon and House of Adam, letter Dāl, The Evident (Al-Mubīn)

Lunar phase: Disseminating - Demonstration (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Eight of Cups - Failure (Diminution); I Ching: 41, Sun (Decrease); Reversed I Ching: 42, I (Increase)

Overnight, the Moon will enter Scorpio (in my 2nd house).

Teaching and short meetings on campus this past day. Scanned a score in the main library before returning it to Interlibrary Loan. Charged out a couple of books on Guernica.


Peace,

KH

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