Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

Ponedjeljak 22 Ramazan 1437

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

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

The Sun is in 5 Cancer (in my 10th house): Game birds feathering their nests. (Symbol for 6 Cancer from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 27Pis08 (in my 7th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 28, The Hierarchization of the Degrees of Existence, not their Manifestation, letter Wāw, The One Who Elevates by Degrees (Rafī‘-ud-Darjāt)

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

About a half hour before zora/sabah (fedžr), the Moon will enter Aries (in my 7th house), thus beginning a new traversal of its mansions. In the afternoon, the Moon will enter its Last Quarter phase, whose keyword is Re-orientation. (The Moon will be at 6Ari30 in my 7th house and the Sun will be at 6Can30 in my 10th house.)

It has been a full day. I went to the Bosnian mosque for jacija (iša) and teravih. I had considered going to the iftar as well but chose to eat at home. I think that was the right choice, as I wasn't feeling up to much social risk-taking last evening. Not too many men were in the mosque when I entered. I did notice that quite a few women were seating along the back wall, ready to go. Evidently there had been some delays, or perhaps conversations that ran on, at the iftar. I believe that the imam alluded to that, although I wasn't quite sure. In any event, I enjoyed praying jacija and teravih with them.

I woke up at 3 for sehur and then took a bit of a morning nap before going grocery shopping at 8. After that I got ready to head to NYC for a piano recital by a renowned Japanese pianist, who was going to be playing some music by one of my favorite composers, with whom I have been in correspondence. I got to NYC with plenty of time to spare, so I walked around a bit. I was too early for the Pride parade to have reached downtown, plus we were east of where the parade route would likely have been, so it was relatively quiet. I found the venue, which is a software and hardware development studio by day and esoteric concert venue on the weekends. It's necessary to be buzzed in in order to enter. The venue is on the 2nd floor of the building. The walls are lined with books and CDs and there are leather couches and easy chairs, and folding chairs for extra seating. Admission is cash at the door. Very hipster, but a great opportunity to hear a great pianist in a salon setting. The composer was there, so I met him for the first time. The pianist played two new works by him and two works by eccentric Italian avant-garde composer Giacinto Scelsi. After the concert I met the pianist as well. The composer encouraged me to share my recording of Rudhyar's music with her. I plan to do that when she performs at another New York venue in a little over a week.

I headed for the subway to Grand Central and Metro North back to New Haven, and drove home just in time to break fast. My hope was to manage the day trip to New York without breaking the fast, and I was able to achieve that.



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