September 11th, 2015

Hu design

Subota, 28 Zu-l-ka'de, 1436

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Saturn

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Abraham

Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

The Sun is in 18 Virgo (in my 1st house): A swimming race. (Symbol for 19 Virgo from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

In the morning, the Moon will transit my natal Pluto (in my 12th house).

So far this semester, every day that I need to go to campus, I feel as if I am struggling with depression. This morning I had the sensation of moving upstream against a current. It was an effort to just keep moving forward, but I managed it. This was, of course, the 14th anniversary of 9/11. I hate what our country has become since then. Then there was the bizarre crane accident in Mecca.

I attended the Unity Mosque jum'ah via Skype. The Skype connection had problems today. It wasn't a very satisfying experience, and I ended up grading papers during some of it, but at least I was making an attempt to connect with Islam and had access to what was on some other people's minds. I had considered trying to make it on time to the jum'ah on campus, but I wasn't quite in the mood to face an unfamiliar Islamic environment today.

I just realized now that the Sabian symbol for today is a swimming race. The sensation of pushing against water. I guess I'm a lousy competitive swimmer, haha.

In the background of dealing with school, etc., one of the gay news services on my FB feed announced this video by a young Australian YouTuber I hadn't be aware of before: