June 15th, 2015

Hu design

Utorak, 29 Ša'ban, 1436

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

Planet: Mars

Prophet: Aaron & John

Moon phase: Balsamic Moon - release

The Sun is in 24 Gemini: A gardener trimming large palm trees (Sabian symbol for 25 Gemini).

The Moon is in its 7th mansion, which extends from 17 Gemini 8 to 0 Cancer. This is the seventh mansion within the first seven-fold cycle of the 28 mansions.

In Ibn 'Arabi's listing, the 7th mansion signifies The Throne, whose letter is ق and whose Divine Name is The All-Encompassing, .الْمُحِيطُ

In the traditional Arabic system, the 7th mansion is known as Adh-Dhira, The Forearm. Its keywords are Divine Throne, cosmic axis-pole, glorification, supplication, invocation, gain. Its image is that of a man clothed in robes, with his hands extended to heaven in the manner of prayer. The angel of this mansion is Scheliel.

Tomorrow morning Venus will transit my natal Mars (in my 11th house). After that, there will be New Moon in Gemini (in my 10th house). In the late afternoon, the Moon will enter Cancer (in my 10th house).

I accomplished some things during this past day. Because we were traveling the previous day, laundry was delayed until this past day.

I went back through LJ and verified that it was in 2013 that I briefly attended the Naqshbandi zikr at a yoga studio several miles from here. That wasn't a good fit for me, so I discontinued once Ramadan began. It was in 2013 that I made a second, and more successful, attempt to re-establish Islamic practices as my foundational daily practices. (The first attempt to re-establish salat, etc., post-Amma, was in 2010, but then I returned briefly to Amma-centered practices before letting go of those for good.) I practiced on my own from 2013 until experimenting with visiting mosques and attending the Qadiri-Rifai zikrs in the fall of 2014. I'm seeing a general trend of trying to find the right mix for me.