Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Aaron & John
Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
The Sun is in 29 Aries (in my 8th house): A duck pond and its brood. (Symbol for 30 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
In the morning, the Moon will enter Libra (in my 1st house). Later in the morning, the Sun will enter Taurus (in my 8th house).
The news of this past day was that a friend of mine from elementary school had died over the weekend. I messages the woman who had posted the news to ask if she knew what had happened. She wrote back that he had had problems with drinking and drugs for years. I tried to find an obit online, but haven't seen one so far. I did find a couple of references of his having been charged for drunk dialing 911 and either reporting false information or just speaking incoherently, repeatedly (up to 21 times in a row in one reported incident). A few people who shared reminiscences of him in the comments to the FB post on which a couple of our classmates had reported the news made reference to two of the well-known bars in town. To those of us who were intent on going to college and trying to establish careers for ourselves, the notion that some of our classmates would remain local and while away their lives at the legendary local bars is not one that seems to have occurred to us. But life happens that way for some people. Well, RIP.