Moon phase: Balsamic - release
The Sun is still in 23 Taurus: An Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging from his belt (Sabian symbol for 24 Taurus)
Later this evening, the Moon will enter its 2nd mansion, which extends from 12 Aries 51 to 25 Aries 42. This is the second mansion within the first seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.
In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 2nd mansion signifies The Guarded Table, The Universal Soul, whose letter is ہ and whose Divine Name is The One Who Calls Forth, الْبَاعِثُ.
In the traditional Arabic system, the 2nd mansion is known as Al-Butain, or The Little Belly. Its keywords are Universal Soul, serene sovereign power, reconciliation and pacification. Its image is that of a crowned king. The angel of this mansion is Enediel.
About a half hour ago, the Moon entered my 8th house.
It was good catching up with my college friend today. She has always been something of a free spirit, well possessed of the gift of gab. By the end of the day, I was happy to return to my home, my books, and my projects. I finished reading Berardi's book and am now turning my attention to some of Rudhyar's writings. Through Berardi, I feel that I got a clearer sense of where Guattari was coming from. Guattari, who is probably best known for his collaborations with Deleuze, was an associate of Berardi's, and Berardi clearly holds him in high esteem. Through reading the beginning of Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus, I had noted that some of Rudhyar's conceptual apparatus was similar to theirs, although their work is more elegant and more daring, theirs being professional philosophy while Rudhyar's was an expression of personal convictions by a multi-faceted artist (musical and visual) and writer. When I was on campus the other day, I took out a copy of Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus. Berardi's book led me to believe that I might find it more approachable than the all-but-unreadable (to me, anyway) A Thousand Plateaus.