Moon phase: Balsamic Moon - release
The Sun is in 23 Gemini: Children skating over a frozen village pond (Sabian symbol for 24 Gemini).
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, The Mark. Its keywords are form, wisdom, bonds of attraction, affinity, friendship and love. Its image is that of two people embracing. The angel of this mansion is Dirachiel.
In the afternoon, the Moon will enter my 10th house.
Spent most of this past day driving around the state with my husband. We stopped by two vineyards and then went to Stonington Village, where we attended a concert and then went out to dinner by the water.
Based in part on the discussion I had with the Sufi couple last night, and reading what Rudhyar has written about the Pleroma, and comments from a friend on LJ, I've been feeling more attuned to the idea of collectivities of people resonating to related spiritual energies, even though they may be separated geographically and though each person is primarily engaged with his or her individual pursuits. Last night this played out in a rather humorous way. I had a dream that the Sufi couple and another couple (possibly a couple that I have met from the same tariqat) were in my bedroom with my husband and me. It is as if we were having a slumber party of some kind, with people sleeping on various pieces of furniture in the bedroom. Somehow the topic came up of when I had last been drinking at a bar. I was trying to recall when it was that I had last had a Dewar's at a bar. Then I woke up. Perhaps we had all been frequenting the Tavern of Ruin in some way.