September 29th, 2015

Hu design

Srijeda, 16 Zu-l-hidždže, 1436

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

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

Lunar phase: Full Moon - Fulfillment (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

The Sun is in 6 Libra (in my 1st house): A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks. (Symbol for 7 Libra from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

In the morning, the Moon will enter my 9th house.

Still in grading purgatory. Some of the grades were awful. My response to that is to "Virgo out" and compile detailed statistics about what went wrong, and therefore what the priorities should be for improving performance in the future. We'll see how well that goes over tomorrow morning, lol.

I found Rudhyar's gloss on the degree symbol for the Sun's current position to be interesting in this regard. His "keynote" for this symbol reads: "The need to face the antagonism of 'powers of darkness' as one attempts to feed the mind [sic] of as yet helpless and frightened apprentices." In his more detailed description, he writes the following (which involves Jesus, Ibn 'Arabi's prophet for Wednesday): "The most basic 'Law' of our universe is that every release of new potentialities (or modes of energy) brings about a polarization of effects--that is, the new potentiality will be used both for construction and destruction. It will arouse individuals (or groups and nations) to take a series of steps which will lead some to greater success, others to deeper failure. Whoever makes possible this new release has to accept the karma of both the success and the failure. When Jesus showered his immense love upon lukewarm, self-centered individuals, it inevitably came to be turned into violent hatred when these soul-minds were unable to cope with its frightening intensity. Jesus had to accept spiritual responsibility for those who crucified him."

And on that note, time to pray Maghrib (Akšam) and wash the dishes.