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Subota 19 Ševval 1437

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Jul. 22nd, 2016 | 09:46 pm

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

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

The Sun is in 0 Leo (in my 11th house): Blood rushes to a man's head as his vital energies are mobilized under the spur of ambition. (Symbol for 1 Leo from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 9Pis50 (in my 6th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 27, The Man, letter Mīm, The Uniter (Al-Jāmi‘)

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

In the morning, the Moon will enter its Disseminating phase, whose keyword is Demonstration. (The Moon will be at 16Pis04 in my 6th house and the Sun will be at 1Leo04 in my 11th house.) About an hour and a half after that, the Moon will enter my 7th house.

I went to džuma this past day. It felt good to be there. The regular imam was still away. We had the same English-speaking substitute imam as we had the previous week. One of the topics that he addressed was the status of people on the Final Day. He gave some (rather facile) examples of people who have a certain status in the world, which they may not turn out to have in the ultimate spiritual sense. He mentioned that some people are admired here because they have muscles, while some do not have muscles, and some have nice haircuts. I was trying not to notice the hunk seated beside me. ;-)

Continuing to read astrological literature. Gradually, I am finding ways to frame the experiences I had in which I felt strongly drawn to certain people at certain times in my life. Even though, given my general inclinations, I would have preferred to see those friendships or relationships grow to maturity, rather than to be abandoned apparently prematurely, it is becoming easier to accept that there are some people that come into our lives for brief periods of time, in part because of what they instinctively seem to be able to teach us about ourselves. There needn't be so much shame or sense of failure if not all friendships or relationships achieve the same status in our lives. Neither need there be so much shame if we have found ourselves manipulated or humiliated in friendships or relationships that were especially intense at one time, but may no longer be active at the present time. Maybe that's just how some interactions and some growth struggles occur.



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