January 11th, 2017

Hu design

Četvrtak 14 Rebi'u-l-ahir 1438

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

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

The Sun is in 21 Capricorn (in my 5th house) By accepting defeat gracefully, a general reveals nobility of character. (Symbol for 22 Capricorn from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 15Can00 (in my 10th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): the Moon has passed through mansion 8, The Pedestal with The Two Feet, letter Kā, The Grateful (Ash-Shakūr) and is currently in mansion 9, The Sphere without Stars, The Zodical Towers, letter Jīm, The Independent, The Rich (Al-Ghanī)

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

Haindl Tarot: The Emperor; Number: 4; Hebrew letter: Heh (Window); Rune: Ansuz (Stag); Astrology: Aries; Element: Fire

At about a half hour after midnight, the Moon will enter my 11th house. In the morning, the Moon will enter its Full Moon phase, whose keyword is Fulfillment. (The Moon will be at 22Can27 in my 11th house and the Sun will be at 22Cap27 in my 5th house.) A couple of hours after that, Mercury will enter Capricorn (in my 4th house).

Some difficult emotions have been stirred up today. My husband seems frustrated and discouraged in his current position and is considering other positions within his company. There may be some changes occurring there fairly soon. This may sound silly, but I finally cleaned my bathroom thoroughly for the first time in a while (maybe months). It feels good to have gotten that done, but confronting physical projects like that, while--as usual--feeling that I should always be doing more on my academic projects, can stir up conflicting feelings. I also went into my work email to take care of one thing and found a number of emails that were marked with high importance and that seemed to demand immediate response. This is break, and it is time for faculty to work on their professional projects. If staff members anticipate that they will need faculty input (or even just the reassurance that things are being handled, or will be handled when classes resume), they should plan ahead and give the faculty sufficient lead time to respond. This is what I did back in December, on some of the same topics on which some people are demanding input on now. But, evidently, I am dealing with people who are incapable of that kind of consideration. I imagine that my responses to the items that I did address may have reflected an attitude of contempt behind their superficial politeness. I'm okay with that.

Further, I should probably acknowledge that I have invited a more vivid sense of archetypal awareness by acting on a desire to review the Tarot and by beginning some astrological coursework. That, plus the unusually revealing Rosen session I had on Tuesday. The sense of dormant, and perhaps difficult, feelings being stirred up shouldn't be that much of a surprise.

Another thing that I should probably acknowledge is that, within the last 14 years (nearly half of a Saturn cycle and of progressed lunar and lunation cycles, plus incorporating a complete Jupiter cycle), I had opportunities to meet "muses" who stimulated a desire to give higher priority to my spiritual pursuits, plus I was involved with "teachers" and (pseudo-)communities. I am feeling a need for a renewed awareness of "archetypal" energies, but rather than assume that "muses," "teachers," and (pseudo-)communities are necessarily part of that process for me at present (or in the foreseeable future)--while I feel a desire to let go of the effects of painful (and possibly damaging) experiences that resulted from my previous efforts in this direction--I am faced with the thought that I need also to let go of the idea that the means for intensifying my spiritual (or archetypal) awareness should necessarily involve similar means as in the past as I now go forward. If not by means of the stimuli that formed part of my past experience, then by what means am I to move forward? I feel that is a question that I need to articulate and to leave open.


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