March 18th, 2016

Hu design

Subota 10 Džumade-l-uhra 1437

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

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

Lunar phase: First Quarter - Action (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

The Sun is in 28 Pisces (in my 7th house): Light breaking into many colors as it passes through a prism. (Symbol for 29 Pisces from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

Late this evening, the Moon will transit my natal Mars (in my 11th house). In the morning, the Moon will enter its Gibbous phase, whose keyword is Overcoming. A few minutes after that, Jupiter will transit my Ascendant and enter my 1st house. About an hour before akšam (magrib), the Moon will enter my 12th house.

I found myself dealing with some emotional issues today, along with some physical discomfort, but neither the weather nor my work goals cooperated easily with a period of physical exercise, so I decided to proceed with my day and try to just deal with the discomfort. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, since I have been reading from a couple of books about the Moon that are written by astrologers who are also therapists. I think I have also been affected by a conversation I had the other day with a soon-to-be-retiring colleague, which reinforced how dysfunctional things continue to be within the department. I don't think it is necessarily my nature to isolate myself in order to try to remain productive within "survival mode," but I think that my department makes that seem like the most sensible option under the circumstances.

In the gay entertainment news feed I get on FB, I have learned about a couple of the out gay singers who overtly reference male love interests in their songs. Beyond the two or three I had learned about through that medium, I came to know about a couple more on YouTube today. Here's a song by one of them: