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Subota 1 Ramazan 1438

May. 26th, 2017 | 08:42 pm
music: CTI (Chris & Cosey) - Invision

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

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

The Sun is in 5 Gemini (in my 9th house): Workmen drilling for oil. (Symbol for 6 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 23Gem13 (in my 10th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 7, The Throne, letter Qā, The All-Encompassing (Al-Muḥīṭ)

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

In the morning, the Moon will enter Cancer (in my 10th house).

So, Ramazan begins. Džuma was good today. There was no mention of anything controversial: just traditional teachings about Ramazan and practical announcements. This is perhaps both a strength and a weakness of this particular mosque. On the one hand, it is seldom offensive. On the other, if one wants to reflect on current events, one needs to turn to other sources. (It seems to me that the negative mention of LGBT issues a couple of months ago was probably in response to the publicity surrounding the marriage of two men from Bosnia in St. Louis. I think it would have been better to say nothing at all than to say in the khutbah that this "not normal," but that is utlimately all that was said.)

I could go to teravih this evening, but I'm feeling tired and am planning to go to bed early instead.


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 30 Ša'ban 1438

May. 25th, 2017 | 09:29 pm
music: PGR - Oceanic & Atmospheric

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

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

The Sun is in 5 Gemini (in my 9th house): Workmen drilling for oil. (Symbol for 6 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 8Gem26 (in my 9th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 6, The Form, letter Khā, The Wise (Al-Ḥakīm)

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

About 50 minutes after midnight, Mercury will enter my 9th house. In the morning, the Moon will enter my 10th house.

Worked on some projects at home this past day.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 29 Ša'ban 1438

May. 25th, 2017 | 06:18 am
music: evoke scurvee - dist

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

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

The Sun is in 4 Gemini (in my 9th house): A revolutionary magazine asking for action. (Symbol for 5 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 28Tau45 (in my 9th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through mansion 4, Al-jawhar-al-habâï, The materia prima, letter Ḥā, The Last (Al-’Ākhir), and is now in mansion 5, The Universal Body, letter Ghayn, The Manifest (Aẓ-Ẓāhir)

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

In about 2 hours, the Moon will enter Gemini (in my 9th house). In the afternoon, the Moon will enter its New Moon phase, whose keyword is Emergence. (The Moon and sun will be at 4Gem46 in my 9th house).

I went to bed early last evening without writing first.

Yesterday was the first day off contract for the summer. I did some preparation for a course I will be teaching in the fall, did a bit of practicing at the piano (not enough, of course: never enough), and went to see my financial adviser. Did a bit of work with Bosnian and Arabic. (I have finally broken into Chapter 8 of Thackston's An Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic. I had been over the first several chapters a few times and then had lost the thread of it because of interruptions. Perhaps this time I will complete the book.)

I have also been calculating the timing of several astrological cycles over my lifetime and noting significant events that have occurred as I can remember them. The cycles I am using are Rudhyar's progressed Ascendant (which he calls the Point of Self), transiting Saturn, and progressed Moon. I find it interesting that the Moon's transits of its mansions coincide with the Sun's transits of the degrees of the zodiac, while the progressed Moon moves at about the same the rate as transiting Saturn. In traditional astrology, of course, Saturn signified the outer limit of the planetary system.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 28 Ša'ban 1438

May. 23rd, 2017 | 09:13 pm
music: Tholen - Sternklang

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

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

The Sun is in 3 Gemini (in my 9th house): Holly and mistletoe reawaken old memories of Christmas. (Symbol for 4 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 7Tau51 (in my 8th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 3, The Universal Nature, letter ‘Ayn, The Interior (Al-Bāṭin)

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

Overnight, the Moon will enter my 9th house.

Finished up some school business via email. The faculty search is still unresolved: a verbal offer was made to the candidate on Friday and he asked for some time to consider it. I have not heard an update yet.

There is, of course, the incident in Manchester. Time will tell what damage is to be done in the name of security and "standing up" for "our" values. Who knows how long healing for the victims and for those left behind will take.

My husband works a long day on Tuesdays. I am therefore on my own for the large meal of the day, which is either lunch or dinner, depending on my preference. This past day I decided to go to the Bosnian restaurant in Hartford. I had a pljeskavica, which was pretty great.

This past day I also started to work through a counterpoint text I will need to know for one of my classes in the fall.


Peace,

KH

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Utorak 27 Ša'ban 1438

May. 22nd, 2017 | 09:22 pm
music: Aarktica - Corpse Reviver No. 2

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

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

The Sun is in 2 Gemini (in my 9th house): The garden of the Tuileries in Paris. (Symbol for 3 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 23Ari10 (in my 8th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 2, The Guarded Tablet, The Universal Soul, letter Hā, The One Who Calls Forth (Al-Bā‘ith)

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

In the morning, the Moon will enter my 8th house.

Did some work this past day. Tired.


Peace,

KH

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Ponedjeljak 26 Ša'ban 1438

May. 22nd, 2017 | 02:51 pm
music: Download - Base Metal

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

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

The Sun is in 1 Gemini (in my 9th house): Sata Claus furtively filling stockings hanging in front of the fireplace. (Symbol for 2 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 19Ari13 (in my 8th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through mansion 1, The First Intellect, The Pen, letter ’Alif, Divine Essence (Al-Badī‘), and is now in mansion 2, The Guarded Tablet, The Universal Soul, letter Hā, The One Who Calls Forth (Al-Bā‘ith)

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

Overnight, the Moon entered my 8th house. About 4 hours ago, the Moon entered its Balsamic phase, whose keyword is Release. (The Moon was at 16Ari41 in my 8th house and the Sun was at 1Gem41 in my 9th house.)

This past evening I had to go to a doctoral recital, since I am on the committee. I tried to make the most of it, but I didn't really want to be there. Officially, I go off contract in two days.


Peace,

KH

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Nedjelja 25 Ša'ban 1438

May. 20th, 2017 | 09:29 pm
music: Mortaja - Forbidden Gate

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

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

The Sun is in 0 Gemini (in my 9th house): A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders. (Symbol for 1 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 25Pis02 (in my 7th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 28, The Hierarchization of the Degrees of Existence, not their Manifestation, letter Wāw, The One Who Elevates by Degrees (Rafī‘-ud-Darjāt)

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

In the morning, the Moon will enter Aries (in my 7th house).

A bit of work this past day, practiced the piano for a bit, groceries, etc. Tired now.


Peace,

KH

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Subota 24 Ša'ban 1438

May. 19th, 2017 | 09:54 pm
music: Synthetic Mind Decay - Lifting of the Veil

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

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

The Sun is in 29 Taurus (in my 9th house): A peacock parading on the terrace of an old castle. (Symbol for 30 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 11Pis53 (in my 6th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 27, The Man, letter Mīm, The Uniter (Al-Jāmi‘)

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

In the morning, the Moon will enter my 7th house. In the late afternoon, the Sun will enter Gemini (in my 9th house).

At dinner my husband read a FB message from a friend, informing him that our primary care physician had recently been arrested in connection with a series of sexual assaults against a male patient and had essentially corroborated the patient's account to the police.

After dinner I watched a half-hour German TV documentary about Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative and gay refugees from Muslim-majority countries living in Germany. It was quite moving.

While I was writing this entry, I received a call from another friend who had also been a patient of my primary care physician. We talked about the situation for a while, with the result that I interrupted writing, signed out, and then returned to complete the entry later. (I left the time stamp as it was when I signed out.)


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 23 Ša'ban 1438

May. 18th, 2017 | 09:10 pm
music: Billy San - Superfader

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

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

The Sun is in 28 Taurus (in my 9th house): Two cobblers working at a table. (Symbol for 29 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 28Aqu33 (in my 6th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 26, The Genii (al-jinn), letter Bā, The Subtle (Al-Laṭīf)

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

About a half hour ago, the Moon entered its Last Quarter phase. (The Moon was at 28Aqu14 in my 6th house and the Sun was at 28Tau14 in my 9th house.) About 10 minutes before midnight, the Moon will enter Pisces (in my 6th house). About an hour and 15 minutes after saba (fedžr), the Moon will transit my natal Jupiter (in my 6th house). In the late morning, the Moon will transit my natal Chiron (in my 6th house).

The faculty search seems to be reaching a resolution. Let's hope so.

I'm hoping to get to džuma this afternoon. It has been a while.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 22 Ša'ban 1438

May. 17th, 2017 | 08:08 pm
music: Nordvargr - Untitled Navigations 1

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

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

The Sun is in 27 Taurus (in my 9th house): A woman, past her "change of life," experiences a new love. (Symbol for 28 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 15Aqu27 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 25, The Angels, letter Fā, The Strong (Al-Qawī)

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

About 50 minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will enter my 6th house.

In the previous entry, I forgot to mention that I finally broke through my inertia about practicing the piano. I will be interested to see if I can maintain this well enough to feel comfortable performing during the next academic year.


Peace,

KH

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