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Srijeda 18 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 14th, 2017 | 05:47 pm
music: Misantronics - If Only

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

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

The Sun is in 26 Aquarius (in my 6th house) An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets. (Symbol for 27 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 13Lib41 (in my 2nd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 16, The Sixth Sky, Sky of Mercury and House of Jesus, letter Ṭā, The Numberer (Al-Muḥṣī)

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

Haindl Tarot: Seven of Cups - Illusions of Success (Arrogance); I Ching: 4, Meng (Youthful Folly); Reversed I Ching: 3, Chun (Difficulty at the Beginning)

In the afternoon, the Moon will transit my natal Mercury (in my 2nd house).

Worked at home this past day. Commented on another chapter of my advisee's dissertation. One more to go, but not this evening.

After reading an article recently on Steve Bannon's supposed admiration for the writings of Julius Evola, I was motivated to order a copy of Mark Sedgwick's Against the Modern World. It is interesting to view Traditionalism and its connection with Sufism in the West through his lens.


Peace,

KH

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Utorak 17 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 13th, 2017 | 08:57 pm
music: Sabled Sun - Acid Rain

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

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

The Sun is in 25 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A garage man testing a car's battery with a hydrometer. (Symbol for 26 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 2Lib46 (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: Full Moon - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Six of Cups - Happiness; I Ching: 58, Tui (Joyous Lake); Reversed I Ching: 57, Sun (Gentle)

In the early afternoon, the Moon will enter its Disseminating phase, whose keyword is Demonstration. (The Moon will be at 11Lib14 in my 1st house and the Sun will be at 26Aqu14 in my 6th house.) About 45 minutes after that, the Moon will enter my 2nd house.

Snow delay caused the cancellation of my morning classes, so I worked at home this past day. In the late morning, an email came from the departmental office, reminding the faculty of a faculty meeting today. I hadn't had it on my calendar--they usually occur on Wednesdays--and I felt unmotivated to interrupt what I was doing in order to drive in just for that, so I waited until the meeting was in progress to reply and made as if I had just read the email.

This past afternoon I gathered some paperwork for my taxes and was surprised to see how small my salary was this year. The admins give bonuses to their favorites and then treat the majority of the faculty as if we are unworthy of being paid properly. Just not motivated to inconvenience myself beyond a necessary minimum.

Oh yeah, and my bone scan revealed that I have osteopenia.


Peace,

KH

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Ponedjeljak 16 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 12th, 2017 | 07:28 pm
music: evoke scurvee - female lament (nine muses version)

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

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

The Sun is in 24 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed. (Symbol for 25 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 19Vir07 (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: Full Moon - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Five of Cups - Disappointment (Disillusionment); I Ching: 9, Hsiao Ch'u (The Taming Power of the Small); Reversed I Ching: 10, Lu (Treading)

In the late afternoon, the Moon will enter Libra (in my 1st house).

Another snow day this past day. A concert that I have tickets to, which was rescheduled from Thursday, was again postponed from this evening to a later date, to be determined. Laundry day. Still getting ahead on course prep. Classes are canceled for the morning. That will give me the chance to make some progress with other projects.


Peace,

KH

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Nedjelja 15 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 11th, 2017 | 07:22 pm
music: Synthetic Mind Decay - Conception

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

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

The Sun is in 23 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A man, having overcome his passions, teaches deep wisdom in terms of his experience. (Symbol for 24 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 5Vir52 (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: Full Moon - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Four of Cups - Mixed Happiness (Yearning); I Ching: 3, Chun (Difficulty at the Beginning); Reversed I Ching: 4, Meng (Youthful Folly)

About 15 minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will transit my natal Pluto (in my 12th house). In the afternoon, the Moon will cross my Ascendant and thereby enter my 1st house. In the late afternoon, Mars will enter my 8th house.

Worked at home this past day. Working on getting ahead of schedule with prep for my freshman course so that I can hopefully open up time for some other duties and projects in the near future.


Peace,

KH

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Subota 14 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 10th, 2017 | 08:38 pm
music: Dilate - Octagon

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

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

The Sun is in 22 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws. (Symbol for 23 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 23Leo05 (in my 12th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through mansion 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), and is currently in mansion 12, The Second Sky, Sky of Jupiter and House of Moses, letter Ḍād, The Knowing (Al-‘Alīm)

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

Haindl Tarot: Three of Cups - Overflowing (Overflowing Emotion); I Ching: 28, Ta Kuo (Preponderance of the Great); Reversed I Ching: the same

About an hour ago, the Moon entered its Full Moon phase, whose key word is Fulfillment. (The Moon was at 22Leo28 in my 12th house and the Sun was at 22Aqu28 in my 6th house.) This was a (partial) lunar eclipse Full Moon. In the morning, the Moon will enter Virgo (in my 12th house). At about 15 minutes before akšam (magrib), the Moon will transit my natal Uranus (in my 12th house).

Taught this past morning. Driving in the aftermath of the previous day's snowstorm was difficult. My husband had the day off from work, so we went grocery shopping in the afternoon. Graded some homework assignments that had been submitted late. Still have graduate placement tests to grade before I can start reading on commenting on my doctoral advisee's dissertation chapter drafts.

I plan to listen to a channeled meditation on the recent Full Moon once I get my affairs in order this evening.


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 13 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 9th, 2017 | 07:08 pm
music: Satori - Contempus Mundi (Nameless Wrath Mix)

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

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

The Sun is in 21 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A rug is placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth. (Symbol for 22 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 8Leo25 (in my 11th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 10, The Sphere of Stations, Sky of Fixed Stars, Sun of Paradise and Roof of Hell, letter Shīn, The Powerful (Al-Muqtadīr)

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

Haindl Tarot: Two of Cups - Love; I Ching: 1, Chi'ien (The Creative); Reversed I Ching: the same

In about 3 hours, the Moon will transit my natal Mars (in my 11th house). In the afternoon, the Moon will enter my 12th house. About 15 minutes after that, Mercury will transit my natal Saturn (in my 5th house).

Snow day this past day. My husband cleared the driveway, in deference to my still-healing foot. I caught up on some work and took a nap (for about an hour).


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 12 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 07:37 pm
music: steve roach - immersion : four

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

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

The Sun is in 20 Aquarius (in my 6th house) A disappointed and disillusioned woman courageously faces a seemingly empty life. (Symbol for 21 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 24Can40 (in my 11th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 9, The Sphere without Stars, The Zodical Towers, letter Jīm, The Independent, The Rich (Al-Ghanī)

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

Haindl Tarot: Ace of Cups in the North

About an hour before sabah (fedžr), the Moon will enter Leo (in my 11th house). About 6 hours after that, the Moon will transit my natal North Node (in my 11th house). About 2 hours after that, Mercury will transit my natal South Node (in my 5th house).

This past day I taught, went to three meetings, and had a bone density scan done. I also finished reading Dane Rudhyar's section on the 6th house in his book, The Astrological Houses. This was one of the first astrology books I read, and at that time I didn't have a very subtle sense of astrological symbolism or much experience of the kinds of personal and spiritual crises he often describes in his writings. This time, the sense of being tested by encountering limitations following experiences of expansion and intensified self-expression made more sense to me. In fact, the Sabian symbol for the Sun cited above describes a similar type of experience, and happens to be the first complete astrological degree inside my 6th house.

As I reflected back on experiences of this type, it occurred to me that two notable instances coincided with outer planets transiting my natal Chiron in my 6th house: the dissolution of my friendship with X in 2004-05, and the death of one of my cats in 2014. With respect to the crises that occurred in the context of the Amma group, I find that I am sometimes still left with the sense that I may have abandoned a process that was occurring through those crises, and that it might in some way have been better for me to remain affiliated with the group in order to see that process through to its completion. On the other hand, my subjective experience was that, following the crises in my friendships with X and with Y, I was unable to find stimuli of comparable intensity within the group and my experience there seemed rather stagnant and, perhaps, inhibiting to further growth. Even though I felt unable to find sufficient support in working through my difficulties within the context of the group itself--I turned also to writings from outside of the organization, to friends outside of the group, to spritual-seeker friends (such as Sufis) who sometimes participated in the Amma programs but who were not initiates into the organization, to therapists who may or may not have understood the dynamics of groups such as the Amma organization, etc.--if I step back a little bit I can see how I continued to learn from members (or ex-members) of the Amma organization through online fora such as the ex-Amma Yahoo group and by reading the memoir of the woman who had been Amma's personal assistant for over 20 years. If I include these sources as supports with inside knowledge of the Amma organization, it could be the case that I really did see a process through to completion--a process that, as with the people in this latter category--involved separating from the guru and her organization. Of course, the process of this separation did not have the same kind of emotional charge as did my entrée into the group, or even my closest friendship during the "middle" period of my involvement with the group, but it did have a relentless quality of seeking to it: I must have read thousands of online posts about people's experiences with the Amma group and with other groups headed by charismatic leaders.

As I am trying to move my professional life into a more mature phase, it is occurring to me repeatedly that my primary path may ultimately be one of reading and largely solitary contemplation, supplemented by occasional participation in public religious rituals (such as džuma) or private gatherings for zikr, etc., but without a focus primarily on a close and intense master-disciple relationship. This ultimately may be the approach that is best for my life as a whole. Although the thought lingers that this indicates that I am somehow not conducting my spiritual life in quite the right way, it is also the case that my reading has been reinforcing the idea that some people pursue esotericism in a somewhat independent way. This is true for a number of astrologers, including Rudhyar, and also for people like Valentin Tomberg, who is believed to have been the author of the anonymous work, Meditations on the Tarot.

OK, I think I'll stop there for tonight. Laku noć.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 11 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 7th, 2017 | 08:05 pm
music: Steve Roach - immersion: three - still

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

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

The Sun is in 19 Aquarius (in my 5th house) A large white dove bearing a message. (Symbol for 20 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 10Can45 (in my 10th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 8, The Pedestal with The Two Feet, letter Kā, The Grateful (Ash-Shakūr)

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

Haindl Tarot: Ten of Wands - Oppression (Misuse of Power); I Ching: 54, Kuei Mei (The Marrying Maiden); Reversed I Ching: 53, Chin (Development)

In the early morning, the Sun will enter my 6th house. In the mid-morning, the Moon will enter my 11th house.

Worked at home this past day. Caught up on freshman homework, but still have other things I haven't finished. Picked up the ortho boot, which is more like a velcro-strapped slipper than a boot. Getting used to that.


Peace,

KH

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Utorak 10 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 6th, 2017 | 08:24 pm
music: Steve Roach - Immersion: One

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

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

The Sun is in 18 Aquarius (in my 5th house) A forest fire is being subdued by the use of water, chemicals and sheer muscular energy. (Symbol for 19 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 26Gem38 (in my 10th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 7, The Throne, letter Qā, The All-Encompassing (Al-Muḥīṭ)

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

Haindl Tarot: Nine of Wands - Power; I Ching: 7, Shih (The Army); Reversed I Ching: 8, Pi (Holding Together)

Overnight, the Moon will enter Cancer (in my 10th house). At about an hour before sabah (fedžr), Mercury will enter Aquarius (in my 5th house). In the morning, the Moon will enter its Gibbous phase, whose keyword is Overcoming. (The Moon will be at 3Can58 in my 10th house and the Sun will be at 18Aqu58 in my 5th house.)

Teaching and meetings this past day. Went to the doctor to pick up a prescription for an ortho boot. Came home to make dinner and grade some papers. It is now after 8 p.m. and I began teaching at 8 a.m. Enough is enough for one day.


Peace,

KH

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Ponedjeljak 9 Džumade-l-ula 1438

Feb. 5th, 2017 | 07:23 pm
music: fatagaga - Here, Sir, Fire eat!

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

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

The Sun is in 17 Aquarius (in my 5th house) A man's secret motives are being publically unmasked. (Symbol for 18 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 11Gem42 (in my 9th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 6, The Form, letter Khā, The Wise (Al-Ḥakīm)

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

Haindl Tarot: Eight of Wands - Swiftness; I Ching: 35, Chin (Progress); Reversed I Ching: 36, Ming I (Darkening of the Light)

At about 25 minutes after midnight, the Moon will enter my 10th house.

Grocery shopping and laundry this past day, plus some grading of graduate entrance tests. Tired of overworking. Want to get to bed early.


Peace,

KH

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