Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Moses
Lunar phase: Full Moon - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
The Sun is in 7 Libra (in my 1st house): A blazing fireplace in a deserted home. (Symbol for 8 Libra from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
About and hour and a half before Fajr (Zora/Sabah), the Moon will enter its Disseminating phase, whose keyword is Demonstration. In the afternoon, the Moon will enter Gemini (in my 9th house).
Rudhyar's keynote for the symbol for 8 Libra is: "The need to realize that even through the most empty hours a spiritual power is ever ready to welcome and warm up the wayward consciousness returning to center."
This past day was difficult because I didn't sleep very well or long enough last night. The sudden increase of moisture in the air (in connection with the tropical storm) was disorienting and uncomfortable, and I found that my though processes weren't particularly clear during the day. What felt like allergy-related discomfort may actually be the beginnings of a cold. (Whether or not that is the case, I plan to go to bed early this evening.) Some of my students were confronted with critical feedback on their work, and I did some soul-searching about what I could do to remain true to the principles of my profession while relaxing adherence to some of its particulars (in deference to a realistic assessment of the students that I actually have, versus an idealized vision of how any students of these subjects should be). Fortunately, I can focus on rest for the remainder of the evening. My husband is out to dinner with a friend, so I have a quiet house to myself.