Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Moses
The Sun is in 25 Leo (in my 12th house): After the heavy storm, a rainbow. (Symbol for 26 Leo from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
The Moon is at 21Aqu24 (in my 6th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 25, The Angels, letter Fā, The Strong (Al-Qawī)
Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
50 minutes after zora (fedžr), the Moon will enter its Full Moon phase. (The Moon will be at 25Aqu51 in my 6th house and the Sun will be at 25Leo51 in my 12th house.) This will be an appulse (or penumbral) lunar eclipse, which means that the moon will be dimmed slightly by the outer edges of the Earth's shadow. 20 minutes before podne (zuhr), the Moon will enter Pisces (in my 6th house). In the late afternoon, the Moon will transit my natal Jupiter (in my 6th house).
More practical things to deal with today: I met with the representative of a housecleaning service; I got a haircut; I purchased a new blazer for work; I left my old blazer to have a torn lining repaired; and I bought some new shirts.
I also began to use the feedly app to read RSS feeds about the Balkans and Slovakia. While I was at the feedly site, I decided to look up Evolutionary Astrology and I found feeds from an astrologer in Arizona who incorporates channeling and stones in his work. I was curious to see what his work is about, so I sampled a channeled interpretation of the forthcoming Leo-Aquarius Full Moon. I remember channeling from the old days, with strange, affected-sounding accents, etc. Fortunately, this was not that. If the audio file was channeled, it was done so in a subtle way. I didn't find it any different from other forms of guided meditation that I had done. What I did find different was that it remained focused on the astrological significance of the signs and bodies under consideration, without getting lost in guided imagery, etc.
It so happens that this Full Moon will occur with the Sun in the degree that it was at my mother's birth. In fact, tomorrow (in the Western calendar) would have been my mother's 80th birthday if she were still here.
I think the astrologer did a good job of identifying the somewhat conservative nature of Leo, which needs to present itself in ways that will be recognized by others so that the positive energy that it seeks from others may be reflected back upon it. It opposite pole, Aquarius, is about following one's inner necessity with a sense of objectivity, and possibly non-conformity, which entails letting go of the need to be recognized or understood if the situation requires it.
In some of the things the astrologer said, I recognized some of the dynamics of my recent struggle over things that were said in church during the mass preceding the baptism of a member of the extended family. (I have not received acknowledgement so far of my email and attached letter about that.)
One of the things that occurred to me as I was listening to the astrologer's audio was that not everything is meant to accompany one throughout one's entire life, not even family. Family represents a beginning, but it need not be an ultimate destination. Sometimes it is more nurturing, sometimes less. Neither is the religion of one's family of origin necessarily meant to last for one's entire life.
I think that a struggle for me over the last 10-15 years is that I have been forced to accept a lot of loss as a result of various changes in my life. Somehow, I still struggle with an association between loss and personal failure. The sense of having lost because I have failed in some fundamental way has become a burden that has slowed me down and has narrowed my social life to the point where I sometimes feel barely able to progress in life, including in my academic projects. This is a sense of burden that most likely has some basis in reality somewhere at some time, but to the extent that some components of its may be somewhat imaginary, it feels like it is time to challenge the mental habits that keep this notion in place. Maybe at one point, it may have helped to make sense of something in my life, but it seems to have become an obstacle that needs to be examined more carefully.