May 6th, 2016

Hu design

Subota 30 Redžeb 1437

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

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

The Sun is in 17 Taurus (in my 9th house): A woman airing an old bag through the open window of her room. (Symbol for 18 Taurus from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 20Tau12 (in my 9th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 4, Al-jawhar-al-habâï, The materia prima, letter Ḥā, The Last (Al-‘Ākhir)

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

A few minutes before podne (zuhr), the Moon will enter Gemini.

More writing today. I chose to stay in rather than to go to džuma.

I also resumed one of the projects I had laid aside for a couple of weeks: the astrological analysis of the years of my life according to Kennet Gillman's work. Today I examined my senior year of high school. A theme that emerged was that my needs for social affiliation started to emerge more strongly, following a period when my main focus was on musical and academic work as well as various types of part-time employment.

I have been listening to Troye Sivan's album Blue Neighborhood lately. I was hesitant to buy it at first because I thought it would be too much about "kid stuff" to have any lasting interest for me. I found it to be surprisingly engaging. His work, along with that of Years & Years, has been helping me get back in touch with feelings related to late adolescence and early adulthood. I find that there is still a lot of healing to do there, but thankfully the need for that doesn't have the urgency that it had in my 40s, when for many people there seems to be a need to act that out in ways that can be very disruptive (and not always positive in their outcomes).