Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

Četvrtak, 15 Ramazan, 1436

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

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

The Sun is in 9 Cancer (in my 10th house): In a national ceremony, a woman is presented with a heart-shaped diamond broach, in recognition of her political work for the poor. (Symbol for 10 Cancer from Martin Goldsmith, The Zodiac by Degrees, 2nd ed.)

The Moon is in the 1st decan of Capricorn (in my 4th house): self-discipline; duty; freeing oneself from paralyzing personal problems (intertia and depression). (Keywords from Martin Goldsmith, Moon Phases: A Symbolic Key)

The Sun and Moon are in their 14th phase: The Vision Quest (Moon is 170 to 180 degrees ahead of Sun). Image: A ragged soldier, still bloody from battle, climbs a desert mesa to survey his situation. (Symbol from Goldsmith, Moon Phases)

In the early afternoon, the Moon will enter my 5th house.

I have decided to focus the symbolic associations with the locations and phase of the Sun and Moon on Goldsmith's work, to see if his symbols feel any more relevant to my experience of these phenomena than the other systems do. His work is designed to be used mainly with regard to natal charts--so that one considers the degree positions of Sun and Moon and their phase at birth as intrinsic qualities related to one's entire life--but I have decided to match them up with these astronomical phenomena as they are happening.

My impression of what this Ramadan is "about" is that it is providing me with a structure within which to pursue healing in a way that often requires sustained solitude. This is hard to "justify" in our society, but I am seeing the value of working to weave it into the structure of my life.



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