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Utorak, 13 Ramazan, 1436

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Jun. 29th, 2015 | 10:12 pm

The Opening Prayer (from Ibn 'Arabi's Awrad al-usbu')

Planet: Mars

Prophet: Aaron & John

Moon phase: Gibbous - overcoming

The Sun is in 8 Cancer: An exotic goldfish with a translucent tail swims around in a goldfish bowl. A little girl tries to catch it, under the wide-eyed gaze of her friends. (Symbol for 9 Cancer from Martin Goldsmith, The Zodiac by Degrees, 2nd ed.)

The Moon is in its 20th mansion, which extends from 4 Sagittarius 17 to 17 Sagittarius 8. This is the sixth mansion within the third seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.

In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 20th mansion signifies The Water, whose letter is س and whose Divine Name is The Life-Giver, .الْمُحْيِىى

In the traditional Arabic system, the 20th mansion is known as Al-Na'am, The Beam. Its keywords are hunter, targeted pursuit of a goal, taming or containing of aggressive forces, alliance. Its image is that of a figure with the head and arms of a man and the body of a horse, holding a bow in its hands. The angel of this mansion is Kyriel.

Overnight, the Moon will enter my 4th house. In the early afternoon, it will transit my natal Moon (in my 4th house).

I received a couple of books in the mail today by astrologer Martin Goldsmith. One deals with a set of symbols for the degrees of the zodiac, based on the Sabian symbols but updated. Some of his symbols completely replace the original Sabian symbols, which were revealed to clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in Balboa Park, San Diego, in 1925, and transcribed by astrologer Marc Edmund Jones. Goldsmith studied with a Sabian group for a number of years and has gone over the symbols thoroughly in two editions of his own book on them. The second edition was just released this year. My aim in implementing his degree symbols is to see if he succeeds in making associations with the degrees that seem more relevant than the sometimes quaint symbols from the early part of the 20th century.

He also has a book on the lunar phases, which I plan to implement once I have a chance to familiarize myself better with his approach.


Peace,

KH

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