Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Aaron & John
Lunar phase: Full - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
The Sun is in 8 Virgo (in my 12th house): An expressionist painter at work. (Symbol for 9 Virgo from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala) A stagnat pool filled with weeds and rank verdure. (Symbol for 9 Virgo from The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolized, Sepharial's set)
Late in the evening, the Moon will enter my 8th house. In the morning, Jupiter will transit my natal Uranus (in my 12th house).
This past day was the first day of classes. I had some trouble sleeping during the night. At one point, the patterns of tension I felt in my back and elsewhere resembled patterns I have felt when I have been dealing with grief. Perhaps the fact of having had a mortally ill animal at this same time last year was echoing through my feeling state. Eventually I fell into a deep sleep and had some bizarre dreams.
Depression weighed on me in the morning, but I kept moving through it and I seem to have had a successful-ish first day of classes.
I returned home to find two packages in the mail. The first was a volume of Liszt pieces that I had ordered from Hungary. The second was a book and a letter from a composer with whom I have been in correspondence. The book of essays--one of his own--is quite beautifully produced. I also found his letter to be moving. That affected my performance, later in the afternoon, of one of his works, which I am preparing for my forthcoming recital.
I may have mentioned that Armin Muzaferija will be in the States in the coming month. That is connected with a conference of Bosnian Muslims in Chicago, along with appearances elsewhere. Appearing with him will be the well-known cleric, public speaker, and author Suleiman Bugari. I just saw an announcement that Bugari will appear at the local Bosnian mosque in about a week. This is the kind of event that I had typically found out about after the fact, and I wanted to familiarize myself with the mosque so that I might feel more comfortable showing up for similar events in the future. This would appear to be one of those times.