Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

Petak/Džuma, 16 Ramazan, 1436

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

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

The Sun is in 10 Cancer (in my 10th house): A working class father voices some uncompromising opinions at the dinner table. His wife surprises him by expressing a completely different view, albeit in a humorous vein. (Symbol for 11 Cancer from Martin Goldsmith, The Zodiac by Degrees, 2nd ed.)

Earlier in the day, the Moon passed through the 2nd decan of Capricorn (moving from my 4th to my 5th house): appreciation of the magical inner forms of nature; mischievous play of occult forces. Now the Moon is in the 3rd decan of Capricorn (in my 5th house): final integration of the personality; solid understanding of the deeper aspects of existence (penetration of the mysteries). (Keywords from Martin Goldsmith, Moon Phases: A Symbolic Key)

The Sun and Moon are in their 15th phase: The Beloved (Moon is 180 to 210 degrees ahead of Sun, or 180 to 150 degrees behind Sun). Image: A winsome country girl leans gracefully against the pillar of a courthouse, and sniffs a wild rose. (Symbol from Goldsmith, Moon Phases)

In the morning, the Moon will enter Aquarius. Then, in the afternoon, it will transit my natal South Node and Saturn. All of this will occur in my 5th house.

The 15th solilunar phase is, of course, the Full Moon. It is traditional to reference relationship with respect to this phase, since the Sun and Moon are opposite one another in the zodiac, and thus "see" one another most clearly at this time. It may or may not be significant that I changed the orientation of my work slightly during the past day, from a focus primarily on my personal projects to the revising of materials for a course for the fall. I also reviewed my previous letters to a composer to whom I owe a reply. I considered what I might say, but I didn't write anything. I find that, when I am fasting, I sometimes feel reticent, even when it comes to writing.

I got out of the house and attempted to get a haircut, but it turned out that my stylist is on vacation this week. I plan to return next week. I also went to Staples because I finally have organized my CDs (after several months of partially sorted piles on the living room floor), only to realize that I need more storage space. I found some CD storage boxes at Staples online, and attempted to purchase some at the store today. Naturally, they don't have them in stock, by an employee offered to order them online from within the store, which means that I would get free shipping.

Other than that, I read about ISIS and Boko Haram online. That was a bummer. Some of the comments on the Al Jazeera article on Boko Haram were incredibly hateful towards all Muslims. Speaking of hateful comments, I saw an article the day before last from about Daayiee Abdullah. The article was pretty tame, but some of the comments were incredibly vicious. A few comments, however, were supportive. On the same day, I saw that Daayiee is raising funds to open an online academy of Islamic studies. My FB feed has been quite a study in contrasts lately.



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