Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Abraham
Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
The Sun is in 14 Scorpio (in my 3rd house): Children playing around five mounds of sand. (Symbol for 15 Scorpio from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
Overnight, Mercury will transit my natal Sun (in my 2nd house). In the morning, the Moon will enter its Balsamic phase, whose keyword is Release. About 15 minutes after that, the Moon will enter Libra (in my 1st house).
I made it through classes during the past day. I was fairly lucid, though tired. I came home and took a nap for about 30 minutes or so. Plans for the coming day include going to the zoo and visiting our new grandniece.
I Googled X today and found out that he is no longer employed at the school next to my campus. The search I did gives an address in another town within the state. Although I didn't see him very often when he was working next door, it is a relief to feel that I will be even less likely to see him in the vicinity of the campus.
In preparation for an astrological consultation with the astrologer I mentioned here last week, I took a look at Saturn and Neptune in relation to my chart and in relation to one another over the course of my life so far. Neptune and Saturn are approaching a perfect square (90 degree angle) in my birth chart, so angles between these two planets could be said to have particular significance for me. They are currently approaching a square, so this may be an appropriate time to reflect on their significance. As I looked over the timing of their contacts to my natal chart and to each other, I was able to get a sense of the life stages that were marked by some of the angles they produced. While I feel that I would welcome a bit more intuition and "flow" than I have been able to enjoy recently, I have some reservations about being drawn "into the soup" again, as I was about 10-12 years ago. When I looked at my life history through this lens, I saw that one factor that characterized the period in which I met X, and during which I was "in the cult," coincided with a square that Neptune made to my natal Neptune. Since Neptune is a slow-moving planet--it takes about 135 years to traverse the zodiac--there will not be another comparable angle between Neptune and my natal Neptune until their opposition, which will occur when I am over 80 years old, if I am still here. Therefore, I am probably not likely to be drawn "into the soup" again any time soon. I also noticed that, during the times when angles were formed that involved both Neptune and Saturn, I tended to be drawn toward increasing involvement with Islam. This resonates with my observation that Islam offers me some freedom to explore expansive spiritual vistas, and yet offers enough structure and practicality to help me remain grounded in day-to-day reality.
I need to finish cleaning the kitchen, to pray, and to return to campus for a student recital.