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Ponedjeljak 20 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 16th, 2017 | 08:52 pm
music: raison d'etre - Chalixtins

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

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

The Sun is in 27 Aries (in my 8th house): A large audience confronts the performer who disappointed its expectations. (Symbol for 28 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 0Cap53 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 22, The Minerals, letter Ẓā, The Precious (Ash-Sharīr)

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

There are no significant transits or ingresses in the coming day.

I went to the Bosnian film festival in NYC and forgot my astrological books and printout. Rather than try to reconstruct the missed days on my journal, I've elected to simply resume, now that I am back home.

The festival was a rich experience, and I'm glad that I took the time to attend. I also enjoyed staying in a hotel in Stamford that was in walking distance to the train to NYC.

The faculty search continues to pursue its twisted trajectory, with the internal candidate texting me this past afternoon (Easter Sunday), asking me to schedule him an interview for the week after next.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 16 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 12th, 2017 | 07:56 pm
music: DOOOM - Rebirth

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

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

The Sun is in 23 Aries (in my 8th house): Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia. (Symbol for 24 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 12Sco45 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 18, Sphere of the Ether and the Meteors, Center of Fire, letter Tā, The Seizer (Al-Qābiḍ)

Lunar phase: Full Moon - Fulfillment (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In about a half hour, the Moon will transit my natal Neptune (in my 3rd house).

Teaching and meetings this past day. It looks as if I may take on a role within the next year that will help to increase my salary. This might be a good thing.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 15 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 11th, 2017 | 09:16 pm
music: Lycia - Dome

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

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

The Sun is in 22 Aries (in my 8th house): A pregnant woman in light summer dress. (Symbol for 23 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 1Sco18 (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: Full Moon - Fulfillment (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In the late morning, the Moon will transit my natal Sun (in my 2nd house). In the late afternoon, the Moon will enter my 3rd house.

Worked at home this past day. Still rather tired from my trip and from the instability of the faculty search. It was a warm, beautiful day, however, and I took a walk in the afternoon.


Peace,

KH

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Utorak 14 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 11th, 2017 | 11:54 am
music: Dilate - Frozen East

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

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

The Sun is in 21 Aries (in my 8th house): The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires. (Symbol for 22 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 26Lib32 (in my 2nd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through mansion 16, The Sixth Sky, Sky of Mercury and House of Jesus, letter Ṭā, The Numberer (Al-Muḥṣī), and is now in mansion 17, The Inferior Sky, Sky of the Moon and House of Adam, letter Dāl, The Evident (Al-Mubīn)

Lunar phase: Full Moon - Fulfillment (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Overnight, the Moon entered its Full Moon phase, whose keyword is Fulfillment. (The Moon was at 21Lib32 in my 2nd house and the Sun was at 21Ari32 in my 8th house.) Early this morning, the Moon transited my natal Mercury (in my 2nd house). About 45 minutes before akšam (magrib), the Moon will enter Scorpio (in my 2nd house).

I was too tired at the end of the past day to write an entry and post it. Teaching and meetings, on about 3.5 hours of sleep. I did, however, sleep soundly, even for that brief period the night before the previous day, and last night as well (but, thankfully, for longer).


Peace,

KH

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Ponedjeljak 13 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 9th, 2017 | 08:02 pm
music: Aetherfront - Interstellar Pt. 1

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

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

The Sun is in 20 Aries (in my 8th house): A pugilist enters the ring. (Symbol for 21 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 6Lib30 (in my 1st house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 15, The Fifth Sky, Sky of Venus and House of Joseph, letter Rā, The Form-Giver (Al-Muṣawwir)

Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In the morning, the Moon will enter my 2nd house.

I am writing this a couple of hours in advance, as I will likely be in the air when the posted time (in CDT) rolls around. I decided to purchase online wifi access becuase I am reading through a dissertation in Dropbox among other things and this helps me to stay productive while flying.

My departing flight was cancelled, so I am now taking a pair of alternate flights that are adding significantly to my arrival time, but that's where we are. Currently I'm in Minneapolis, which is really not a bad airport to hang out in for a few hours.

I spoke with the favored applicant for the position for which we're doing the search. I was somewhat surprised to hear from him that the dept. head was openly angry that this candidate is considering alternate employment in a different area of the university, and that he tried to pressure the candidate into staying with the original plan. My approach is much more detached and, once I had a fuller picture, I was able to move beyond my initial feelings of having been deceived and left out of what was going on. I supported the candidate's inclination to take the more lucrative position and already have a plan "alt-A" and plan B in mind.

One particularly interesting part of the conversation came when the candidate revealed the starting salary for the alternative position and I told him that I am not yet making that much money, even though I am an associate professor in the 20th year of my academic career post graduate school. He was genuinely shocked to learn that and said, "How insulting!" I replied,"Why do you think I have the attitude that I do?" I also described aspects of my academic career as soul-crushing karma that was slowly teaching me detachment.

One of the lessons I'm learning--and I'm pretty sure it is a Saturnian lesson--is that I'm being called upon to demonstrate greater amounts of widsom and of steadiness borne of years of experience, and that I am slowly rising to the occasion, even though I have never thought of myself as being particularly mature within my profession.


Peace,

KH

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Nedjelja 12 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 8th, 2017 | 10:06 pm
music: e:4c - communication flow

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

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

The Sun is in 19 Aries (in my 8th house): A young girl feeding birds in winter. (Symbol for 20 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 25Vir32 (in my 1st house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 14, The Fourth Sky, which is the Heart of the World, Sky of Sun and House of Enoch, letter Nūn, The Light (An-Nūr)

Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In the morning, the Moon will enter Libra in my 1st house.

Spoke with some colleagues at the conference this past day. It was raining on and off. I managed to time my walk from the hotel to the campus and back when the rain was very light. I ate dinner at the hotel, though, rather than risk getting wet going out again. Hooked my computer to the TV and watched a Netflix film I brought with me about Guernica.


Peace,

KH

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Subota 11 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 7th, 2017 | 10:29 pm
music: Nepenthe - The Spiral of Solitude

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

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

The Sun is in 18 Aries (in my 8th house): The "magic carpet" of oriental imagery. (Symbol for 19 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 13Vir01 (in my 12th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 13, The Third Sky, Sky of Mars and House of Aaron, letter Lām, The Victorious (Al-Qahhār)

Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

A few minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will cross my Ascendant and enter my 1st house.

My paper went well this past day. I caught up with some colleagues and former students. I came back to the hotel to find out, via a text from a colleague, that the top candidate for the search that I'm chairing has been offered a more lucrative job in an alt-academic field. I also discovered that I had not submitted the candidates to be interviewed for HR pre-approval as I should have done. I rectified that this evening. Hopefully the approval will go through smoothly and we will be able to interview the candidates as planned.

I had been getting some strange signals from the top candidate, and I was beginning to go into some spaces that I recognized from when I was dealing with manipulative former friends in the cult. Although the news that came to me via the colleague was disruptive, it also reassured me that my intuitions were correct in telling me that something didn't seem quite right. Interestingly, my colleague texted me about this a few minutes before the Moon transited Pluto in my 12th house. My response was to go down to the hotel restaurant, have a dessert and an herb tea, and read some Hegel. Then I got to work with submitting the interview pre-approval online.


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 10 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 7th, 2017 | 07:42 am
music: Thomas Köner - Kaamos (part 2)

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

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

The Sun is in 17 Aries (in my 8th house): An empty hammock stretched between two trees. (Symbol for 18 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 3Vir59 (in my 12th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 12, The Second Sky, Sky of Jupiter and House of Moses, letter Ḍād, The Knowing (Al-‘Alīm)

Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

(Hours are in MDT while I am away in Salt Lake City.) A couple of hours before midnight, the Moon entered Virgo (in my 12th house). Overnight, the Moon entered its Gibbous phase, whose keyword is Overcoming. (The Moon was at 2Vir45 in my 12th house and the Sun was at 17Ari45 in my 8th house.) About an hour ago, the Moon transited my natal Uranus (in my 12th house). A few minutes before akšam (magrib), the Moon will transit my natal Pluto (in my 12th house).

I am in Salt Lake City and spent the afternoon of the past day gaining my bearings around the campus of the University of Utah. It is good that I did that, because the campus is large and the main roads surrounding it are not terribly pedestrian friendly.

Still running a faculty search and matters connected with imminent dissertation defenses from my computer.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 9 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 5th, 2017 | 07:54 pm
music: Morgen Wurde - Nicht zurückfand

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

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

The Sun is in 16 Aries (in my 8th house): Two dignified spinsters sitting in silence. (Symbol for 17 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 14Leo24 (in my 11th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 11, The First Sky, Sky of Saturn, Sky of the Visited House and of the “Lotus of the Extreme Limit,” House of Abraham, letter Yā, The Lord (Ar-Rabb)

Lunar phase: First Quarter - Action (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

About 45 minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will enter my 12th house.

I have been alternately working and napping so as to try to keep a cold from taking hold fully. So far no sore throat. Will be traveling in the early morning to Salt Lake City to give a paper at a conference.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 8 Redžeb 1438

Apr. 4th, 2017 | 08:11 pm
music: Dilate - Ice Curtain

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

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

The Sun has passed through 14 Aries and is now in 15 Aries (in my 8th house): An Indian weaving a ceremonial blanket; Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset. (Symbols for 15 and 16 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 1Leo06 (in my 11th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through station 9, The Sphere without Stars, The Zodical Towers, letter Jīm, The Independent, The Rich (Al-Ghanī), and is now in station 10, The Sphere of Stations, Sky of Fixed Stars, Sun of Paradise and Roof of Hell, letter Shīn, The Powerful (Al-Muqtadīr)

Lunar phase: First Quarter - Action (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Last night, the Moon entered my 11th house. About 2 hours ago, the Moon entered Leo (in my 11th house). About 25 minutes after midnight, the Moon will transit my natal North Node (in my 11th house). A few minutes after noon, the Moon will transit my natal Mars (in my 11th house).

This past day and the day before have been very busy, so I couldn't easily find time to write yesterday evening. Things are moving forward on several fronts but I am very tired.


Peace,

KH

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