Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Abraham
The Sun is in 18 Aries (in my 8th house): The "magic carpet" of oriental imagery. (Symbol for 19 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)
The Moon is at 13Vir01 (in my 12th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 13, The Third Sky, Sky of Mars and House of Aaron, letter Lām, The Victorious (Al-Qahhār)
Lunar phase: Gibbous - Overcoming (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)
A few minutes after sabah (fedžr), the Moon will cross my Ascendant and enter my 1st house.
My paper went well this past day. I caught up with some colleagues and former students. I came back to the hotel to find out, via a text from a colleague, that the top candidate for the search that I'm chairing has been offered a more lucrative job in an alt-academic field. I also discovered that I had not submitted the candidates to be interviewed for HR pre-approval as I should have done. I rectified that this evening. Hopefully the approval will go through smoothly and we will be able to interview the candidates as planned.
I had been getting some strange signals from the top candidate, and I was beginning to go into some spaces that I recognized from when I was dealing with manipulative former friends in the cult. Although the news that came to me via the colleague was disruptive, it also reassured me that my intuitions were correct in telling me that something didn't seem quite right. Interestingly, my colleague texted me about this a few minutes before the Moon transited Pluto in my 12th house. My response was to go down to the hotel restaurant, have a dessert and an herb tea, and read some Hegel. Then I got to work with submitting the interview pre-approval online.