Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

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Srijeda 16 Ramazan 1439

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Mercury

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Jesus

The Sun is in 9 Gemini (in my 9th house): An airplane performing a nose dive. (Symbol for 10 Gemini from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 19Sag05 (in my 4th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 21, The Earth, letter Ṣād, The Death-Giver (Al-Mumīt)

Lunar phase: Full Moon - Fulfillment (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Later this morning the Moon will transit my natal Moon (in my 4th house).

I have been continuing to read Sullivan's book, The Astrology of Midlife and Aging. One of the generic cycles I read about yesterday was the cycle of the lunar nodes. They returned to their natal positions in February 2000. That was the year that I put more energy into seeking out a tariqat in which to participate. It was the year I contacted the NAJ circle in the city where I then lived, which is where I received my second Sufi initiation. The transiting nodes opposed their natal positions in May 2009. By then I was already distancing myself from the Amma org, and I no longer had close friends within it. That summer my father took me to Slovakia, which increased my interest in my Slavic heritage. A few months ahead of that transit, I ordered Steven Forrest's book on the nodes, which I have still not read in its entirety. I may give it a second look, as I will experience another return of the nodes to their natal positions this coming October.

Another generic cycle that I read about was Saturn's trine to its natal position. I experienced that at the end of May 2001. That was the year I traveled to San Francisco to participate in the first-ever gay Muslim appearance at SF Pride. That's where I met Daaiyee Abdullah and Troy Perry.

In reflecting once again on my transition from the city in which I lived at that time to my present location, it occurred to me that one of my primary questions when I moved here was how to construct a community that was comparable to the one that I had experienced in my prior location. That has turned out not to be possible. My primary question at the present time is why I have not been more productive professionally, specifically as a published scholar.

To be continued ....



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