July 12th, 2015

Hu design

Ponedjeljak, 26 Ramazan, 1436

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Sun, then Moon

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Idris (Enoch), then Adam

The Sun has passed through 19 Cancer (in my 11th house): A poor relative, wishing to attend a family get-together, tries to gain admittance by plying the doorman with charm and goodwill. (Symbol for 20 Cancer). It is now in 20 Cancer (in my 11th house): A noble rides up a thorny mountain track towards a castle, followed by a straggling line of subjects. He is going to ask the king to give a higher status to his people. (Symbol for 21 Cancer) (Symbols from Martin Goldsmith, The Zodiac by Degrees, 2nd ed.)

The Moon has passed through the 3rd decan of Taurus: tackling collective problems through cooperative interaction. It then passed through the 1st decan of Gemini: callowness; innocence; emerging individuality. It is now in in the 2nd decan of Gemini: chutzpah; belief in self. (All of these have been in my 9th house.) (Keywords from Martin Goldsmith, Moon Phases: A Symbolic Key)

The Sun and Moon passed through their 23rd phase (the Moon between 60 and 50 degrees behind the Sun): The Widowed Queen. From atop her lofty throne, a widowed queen watches a miller, who is hauling sacks of grain to the whirling mill wheel. They then passed through their 24th phase (the Moon between 50 and 40 degrees behind the Sun): The Magic Realm. A magic tree in the central square of a medieval city, with the Sun in its branches and gold in its roots. A rabbit with a gold pocket watch appears suddenly, and runs around the tree, throwing the townspeople into a commotion. They are now in their 25th phase (the Moon is between 40 and 30 degrees behind the Sun): The Great Teacher. A long shaft penetrates deep in the Earth, with a pool of water at the bottom. An ancient temple surrounds the pool, carved from the living stone. From a huge throne, the hierophant addresses a crowd in reverberating tones. Over the back of the throne is a jewel-studded coat of arms with gold and silver keys crossed at its center. (Symbols from Goldsmith, Moon Phases)

Within about an hour, the Moon will enter my 10th house (crossing over the MC, or Midheaven, of the chart).

It has been an active couple of days, which is why I missed a day's entry. On Saturday I went to a portion of the Srebrenica memorial program that was sponsored by the Bosnian youth organization and supported by the mosque. There was a parade, a program at a school nearby the mosque, and an iftar. I attended the program at the school. A member of the youth organization produced a video that contains some impressive aerial footage and voice-overs extracted from speeches given at the program at the school.

On Sunday I attended the Sufi book discussion. Something really seemed to click this time, and we engaged in some meaningful sharing.