The Opening Prayer (from Ibn 'Arabi's Awrad al-usbu')
Prophet: Aaron and John
Moon phase: New - emergence
The Sun is in 27 Taurus: A woman, past her "change of life," experiences a new love (Sabian symbol for 28 Taurus)
The Moon is in its 6th mansion, which extends from 4 Gemini 17 to 17 Gemini 8. This is the sixth mansion within the first seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.
In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 6th mansion signifies The Form, whose letter is خ and whose Divine Name is The Wise, الْحَكِيمُ.
In the traditional Arabic system, the 6th mansion is known as Al-Hana, or A Mark (Little Star of Great Light). Its keywords are form, wisdom, bonds of attraction, affinity, friendship and love. Its image is that of a head without a body. The angel of this mansion is Dirachiel.
In the morning, the Moon will enter my 10th house.
I spent most of this past day updating my CV. I would rather have made more progress on my projects, but I needed to update my CV in order to gather the necessary information to submit in my annual report. I feel that I don't know how to play the academic game very well, and that my stubborn insistence on focusing on topics that are of personal interest to me may have created barriers to greater academic "success" (whatever that means). But then again, whose life am I here to live anyway?