January 24th, 2017

Hu design

Srijeda 27 Rebi'u-l-ahir 1438

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

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

The Sun is in 5 Aquarius (in my 5th house) A masked figure performs ritualistic acts in a mystery play. (Symbol for 6 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 29Sag47 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 21, The Earth, letter Ṣād, The Death-Giver (Al-Mumīt)

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

Haindl Tarot: The Star; Number: 17; Hebrew letter: Tzaddi (Fishhook); Rune: Eh (Horse); Astrology: Aquarius; Element: Air

In about a half hour the Moon will enter Capricorn (in my 4th house). In about an hour and a half, the Sun will transit my natal Saturn (in my 5th house).

I didn't mention it in my last entry, but on Monday afternoon the department head sent an email to inform the faculty that the daughter of a recently retired faculty member had passed away over the weekend. I am friends with this retired faculty member and was saddened to hear the news. I went to Teleflora online and ordered a flower arrangement to be sent to her house. She called me this morning to thank me for the flowers and to tell me what had happened. She said it was the only flower arrangement she had received. I found that surprising, as she knows quite a few people in the area and around the country.

Colleagues were sniping on email this past day. I worked at home. There was also icy slush to remove from the driveway this morning. By afternoon I was feeling uncomfortable, both physically and emotionally, and decided to do a yoga DVD, which was a good idea. I have continued to wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep, about every second night. Last night I began to think about things like the possibility of being denied accommodations for being gay if my husband and I go on vacation. I imagine that the lurch to the right politically is raising all kinds of questions for lots of people.


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