Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

Srijeda, 14 Ramazan, 1436

The Opening Prayer (from Ibn 'Arabi's Awrad al-usbu')

Planet: Mercury

Prophet: Jesus

Moon phase: Gibbous - overcoming

The Sun is still in 8 Cancer: An exotic goldfish with a translucent tail swims around in a goldfish bowl. A little girl tries to catch it, under the wide-eyed gaze of her friends. (Symbol for 9 Cancer from Martin Goldsmith, The Zodiac by Degrees, 2nd ed.)

The Moon is in its 21st mansion, which extends from 17 Sagittarius 8 to 0 Capricorn. This is the seventh mansion within the third seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.

In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 21st mansion signifies The Earth, whose letter is ص and whose Divine Name is The Death-Giver, .الْمُمِيتُ

In the traditional Arabic system, the 21st mansion is known as Al-Baldah, The City. Its keywords are defeat, destructive enmity, internal conflict, people or forces at odds, division. Its image is that of a man having two faces, with one facing forward and one facing behind. The angel of this mansion is Bethnael.

In the early morning, the Moon will enter Capricorn (in my 4th house). In the mid-morning, the Moon will enter its Full phase, signifying fulfilment.

Once again, a day of working at home. The pieces that I am practicing for a recital in September are coming together, slowly. I took a walk today and did some recitation of Divine Names. A couple of books from Tuzla arrived in the mail: a book of modern proverbs by Sulejman Bugari and the original edition of Semezdin Mehmedinović's Sarajevo Blues, both in Bosnian.



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