Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Aaron & John
The Sun is in 10 Leo (in my 11th house): Children play on a swing hanging from the branches of a huge oak tree. (Symbol for 11 Leo from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
The Moon is at 0Leo16 (in my 11th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 10, The Sphere of Stations, Sky of Fixed Stars, Sun of Paradise and Roof of Hell, letter Shīn, The Powerful (Al-Muqtadīr)
Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
About 15 minutes ago, the Moon entered Leo (in my 11th house). Overnight, the Moon will transit my natal North Node (in my 11th house). In the afternoon, Mars will enter Sagittarius (in my 3rd house). About an hour and a half after that, the Moon will transit my natal Mars (in my 11th house). About 15 minutes after that, Mercury will transit my natal Uranus (in my 12th house). An hour and twenty minutes after that, the Moon will enter its New Moon phase, whose keyword is Emergence. (The Moon and Sun will be at 10Leo57 in my 11th house.)
This past day I did a little bit of work with Noel Tyl's book on solar arc directions. One of the things that came up was that, during the period in which X was in India and I was waiting for him to return in order to resume our friendship, solar arc Saturn moved into my 7th house. Later that year, solar arc Sun directed to my natal Moon. The symbolism suggests a relationship between complementary forces--at least on the level of "soul" desire on my part--that was barred (Saturn) from manifesting in actual relationship. The following year, when I was friends with Y, the nodes crossed the horizon of my chart. Tyl refers to the symbolism of this as "personal relationship." It seems that, during this period, some part of me was reaching out, motivated by a feeling of wanting to experience deeper connection with someone, but this is something that would not manifest in terms of a new relationship for me. It has been a slow and somewhat reluctant return to other aspects of my life. For example, solar arc Moon directed to Saturn in 2007, which is the year that I received tenure and also the year that my mother's illness returned, ultimately claiming her life before the year was out. It was time, in a sense, to get my head out of the spiritual-seeker clouds and to return to some of the primary characteristics of my life. No yogic romance or whatever for me. Then again, it feels like a relief not to have been tempted to take on the karmic complexity that such a change in my life at that time would likely have entailed.