Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Mars
Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Aaron & John
The Sun is in 4 Aquarius (in my 5th house) A council of ancestors is seen implementing the efforts of a young leader. (Symbol for 5 Aquarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
The Moon is at 17Sag49 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 21, The Earth, letter Ṣād, The Death-Giver (Al-Mumīt)
Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
Haindl Tarot: The Tower; Number: 16; Hebrew letter: Peh (Mouth); Rune: Yr (Wrong); Astrology: Mars; Element: Fire
In about 3 hours, the Moon will enter its Balsamic phase, whose keyword is Release. (The Moon will be at 19Sag14 in my 4th house and the Sun will be at 4Aqu14 in my 5th house.) About 2 and a half hours after that, the Moon will transit my natal Moon (in my 4th house).
Somewhat empowering conversion with a female grad student this past morning about my experiences with the adjunct, who I know has been a source of some irritation to her.
Last evening it occurred to me that I have become significantly more interested the Capricorn archetype recently. I then wondered if my progressed Sun had entered Capricorn. I calculated informally that it had probably done so within the last couple of years, and then I verified that using software. I have noted over the past couple of years that, when I am displeased with someone's behavior--or if I am uncomfortable about some aspects of my history with them--I have had a tendency to freeze them out. After examining the images on the Devil card from the Haindl Tarot, I began to experience the idea of the goat on the icy mountain top--a very Capricornian image on a card that Haindl associated with Capricorn--as attractive and appropriate in ways that I hadn't done before. Since my progressed Sun is rather new to its Capricorn energy, it makes sense that my initial implementation of some of those qualities might be a little exaggerated, and that it might take some time for them to mature and become more subtle and flexible.
The old "me" might have said that I don't quite trust the adjunct and that that meant that I wasn't trying hard enough to see his positive qualities and to reach out to support him more. The new "me" says that I feel as if i don't quite trust the adjunct and that's OK: I don't have to. It's fine to stick with my feelings and focus on my boundaries for now. What a relief to give myself permission to do that.
Jodorowsky's book on the tarot arrived this past day. It looks interesting.