Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Idris (Enoch)
The Sun is in 24 Cancer (in my 11th house): A will-full man is overshadowed by a descent of superior power. (Symbol for 25 Cancer from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
The Moon is at 20Sag25 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 21, The Earth, letter Ṣād, The Death-Giver (Al-Mumīt)
Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
In a few minutes, the Moon will transit my natal Moon (in my 4th house). In the afternoon, the Moon will enter Capricorn (in my 4th house).
As I have been working through the first module of the Pluto course, I seem to be making some progress in coming unstuck from the cycles of rage and shame and antipathy that characterized my separation from the Amma organization and the friendships that were connected with it. I recall that, around the time of my solar return (the time when the Sun returns to its position in one's natal chart, either on one's birthday or a day or two before or after it) of 2015, I became concerned about possibly being drawn back into the "soup" of feelings that I had when I went through that previous phase. That is one reason why I reached out to astrologer Jason Holley, in order to explore the dynamics of Neptune in particular in my natal chart in connection with the current astrological "weather." It seems that that fear turns out to have been unfounded. Nonetheless, it may have indicated a desire to re-engage with some of the issues that came up spontaneously during that period. It seems appropriate, therefore, that I would have discovered Mark Jones's work at a time when I was assembling my solar return interpretation for 2016. Since 2014, I have constructed a solar return interpretation over the summer in anticipation of the solar return in the autumn. It is believed by some that some of the essence of the coming year may be felt about 3 months in advance of the actual solar return, so it is not a bad idea to begin to prepare ahead of time. I had noted that, in this coming year's solar return chart, that Pluto is placed very close to the cusp of the fourth house. This placement, so close to the angle at the bottom of the chart, calls attention to Pluto and may indicate challenges to a sense of security within the home or family, or in the core emotional sense of self.
What I have been finding so far is that the kinds of issues that Jones focuses on, and the kinds of questions he brings up, are making it relatively easy for me to draw upon my experiences of the past several years as raw material for examination, without that triggering overwhelming feelings of powerlessness or revulsion. I have been feeling that something has been missing since the intensity of that period died down, but I haven't been terribly successful in finding my way toward an engagement with material percolating up from the unconscious in ways that feels nourishing or fulfilling. It feels as if I may on the cusp of entering into a more actively "healing" space, hopefully without feeling overwhelmed--or blocked--and left without proper resources or suitable stimuli. So, we'll see how it goes.