June 14th, 2015

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Nedjelja, 27 Ša'ban, 1436

The Opening Prayer (from Ibn 'Arabi's Awrad al-usbu')

Planet: Sun

Prophet: Idris (Enoch)

Moon phase: Balsamic Moon - release

Today I am writing in the morning, in between Shuruq (Izlazak Sunca) and Zuhr (Podne).

The Sun has passed through in 22 Gemini: Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree (Sabian symbol for 23 Gemini) and is currently in 23 Gemini: Children skating over a frozen village pond (Sabian symbol for 24 Gemini).

The Moon has passed through its 4th mansion, which extends from 8 Taurus 34 to 21 Taurus 25, and is currently in its 5th mansion, which extends from 21 Taurus 25 to 4 Gemini 17. These are the fourth and fifth mansions within the first seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.

In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 4th mansion signifies Al-jawhar-al-habai, The materia prima, whose letter is ح and whose Divine Name is The Last, الآخِرُ, and the 5th mansion signifies The Universal Body, whose letter is غ and whose Divine Name is The Manifest, الظَّاهِرُ.

In the traditional Arabic system, the 4th mansion is known as Ad-Dabaran, The Follower. Its keywords are Primal Material, discord, enmity, chaotic substance, ill-will and hindrance. Its image is that of an armed man riding a war horse holding a snake in his right hand. The angel of this mansion is Azariel. The 5th mansion is known as Al-Haqa, The White Spot. Its keywords are Universal Body, favor, intellectual activity, health and goodwill, safety. Its image is that of a head without a body. The angel of this mansion is Gabiel.

Overnight, the Moon entered Gemini (in my 9th house). This morning, Saturn entered Scorpio (in my 3rd house).

This past evening I went to the Qadiri-Rifai zikr. As has been the case a couple of times before, I was the only one who attended, other than the couple who hosts the zikr. It definitely got some energy moving. I also felt that I was a bit more open to the energy of this particular lineage than I had been in the past. We talked for a while about a number of things, and I didn't get home until about 11:30.

On the way home I thought about the different place I'm in, heading into this Ramadan, compared to where I was last year, when I decided to stop attending the Naqshbandi zikr that was being held at a yoga studio several towns away from here. It is clear that I have challenged myself to concentrate, to study, and to practice, mainly on my own. I'm open to receiving things that may be useful, and to testing them, but I seem to have a baseline to which I can return, which is building up a "charge" of its own.

Later today, my husband and I plan to visit one or more wineries in the southern part of the state, and then to attend a concert of Renaissance and Baroque music, followed by dinner out.


Peace,

KH
Hu design

Ponedjeljak, 28 Ša'ban, 1436

The Opening Prayer (from Ibn 'Arabi's Awrad al-usbu')

Planet: Moon

Prophet: Adam

Moon phase: Balsamic Moon - release

The Sun is in 23 Gemini: Children skating over a frozen village pond (Sabian symbol for 24 Gemini).

The Moon is in its 6th mansion, which extends from 4 Gemini 17 to 17 Gemini 8. This is the sixth mansion within the first seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.

In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 6th mansion signifies The Form, whose letter is خ and whose Divine Name is The Wise, .الْحَكِيمُ

In the traditional Arabic system, the 6th mansion is known as Al-Hana, The Mark. Its keywords are form, wisdom, bonds of attraction, affinity, friendship and love. Its image is that of two people embracing. The angel of this mansion is Dirachiel.

In the afternoon, the Moon will enter my 10th house.

Spent most of this past day driving around the state with my husband. We stopped by two vineyards and then went to Stonington Village, where we attended a concert and then went out to dinner by the water.

Based in part on the discussion I had with the Sufi couple last night, and reading what Rudhyar has written about the Pleroma, and comments from a friend on LJ, I've been feeling more attuned to the idea of collectivities of people resonating to related spiritual energies, even though they may be separated geographically and though each person is primarily engaged with his or her individual pursuits. Last night this played out in a rather humorous way. I had a dream that the Sufi couple and another couple (possibly a couple that I have met from the same tariqat) were in my bedroom with my husband and me. It is as if we were having a slumber party of some kind, with people sleeping on various pieces of furniture in the bedroom. Somehow the topic came up of when I had last been drinking at a bar. I was trying to recall when it was that I had last had a Dewar's at a bar. Then I woke up. Perhaps we had all been frequenting the Tavern of Ruin in some way.


Peace,

KH