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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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Srijeda 21 Ša'ban 1438

May. 16th, 2017 | 08:41 pm
music: Tlen - Slums of Subconscious

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

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

The Sun is in 26 Taurus (in my 9th house): An old Indian woman selling the artifacts of her tribe to passers-by. (Symbol for 27 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 3Aqu28 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 24, The Animals, letter Dhāl, The Humbler (Al-Mudhill)

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

In a few minutes, the Moon will transit my natal South Node (in my 5th house). A few minutes after midnight, the Moon will transit my natal Saturn (in my 5th house).

I have been experiencing explosions of anger related to school during the past day. It seems to me that my body and mind are starting to understand that the academic year is coming to an end and that it is time to start sloughing off some of my stress.

I took a walk on the trail today and practiced reciting the Divine Names from memory. I felt angry and misanthropic and realized that that's what spiritual practice is for: it can help to bring things up to the surface so that they can be recognized and released. It is not about  becoming tranquil on demand.


Peace,

KH

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Utorak 20 Ša'ban 1438

May. 15th, 2017 | 09:20 pm
music: Inade - Aion Teleos

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

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

The Sun is in 25 Taurus (in my 9th house): A Spanish gallant serenades his beloved. (Symbol for 26 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 21Cap42 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 23, The Vegetables, letter Thā, The Nourisher (Ar-Razzāq)

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

A few minutes after midnight, Mercury will enter Taurus (in my 8th house). In the early afternoon, the Moon will enter Aquarius (in my 5th house). Later in the afternoon, Venus will enter my 8th house.

I went to New York last week to hear two concerts of music by John Luther Adams and others. Since then I have continued to work on the syllabus and course materials for one of my courses for the fall, and to make arrangements for the next interview in the faculty search.

Little by little, I am beginning to open up some space to listen to music that I would like to research and to think about approaches. It seems that a common theme--whether I am dealing with the music of Peter Garland, John Luther Adams, Hans Otte, Dane Rudhyar, or John Tavener--has to do with opening up space and a sense of wonder that transcends the usual preoccupations of competitive, status-seeking late capitalism.

Speaking of which, an email came today from the Dean in which she instructed us to enter our activities into an online database as our application for merit pay, of which there will not be any this year.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 15 Ša'ban 1438

May. 10th, 2017 | 08:23 pm
music: Musica Cthulhiana - Prypial Debris

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

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

The Sun is in 20 Taurus (in my 9th house): A finger pointing to a line in an open book. (Symbol for 21 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 21Sco44 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 19, The Air, letter Zāy, The Living (Al-Ḥayy)

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

About 45 minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will transit Venus (in my 3rd house). About 10 minutes after podne (zuhr), the Moon will enter Sagittarius (in my 3rd house).

Meetings on campus this past day, followed by school-related paperwork at home. Tired.


Peace,

KH

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