Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

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Nedjelja 23 Rebiu-l-ahir 1440

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

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

The Sun is in 8 Capricorn (in my 4th house): An angel carrying a harp. (Symbol for 9 Capricorn from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 22Lib39 (in my 2nd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 16, The Sixth Sky, Sky of Mercury and House of Jesus, letter Ṭā, The Numberer (Al-Muḥṣī)

Lunar phase: Last Quarter - Re-orientation (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In about 2.5 hours, the Moon will transit my natal Mercury (in my 2nd house).

I noted yesterday that it was the 11th anniversary of my mother's death. If one takes into consideration the start of the Islamic day at sunset, her death (of which my father notified me at about 9:45 p.m.) most likely occurred after sunset. In any event, although I didn't feel particularly affected by that anniversary when I wrote yesterday morning, I felt the impact of it more as the day wore on. Perhaps not surprisingly, I had insomnia again last night. I have been awake since about 2:30 a.m. I will try to exercise today, and take a nap if I need one.

Yesterday I re-read Robert Hand's delineation for transiting Neptune square the Midheaven (MC), which I have been experiencing since March 2018 and which I will continue to experience for about another month. From this perspective, it makes sense that I would be questioning my relationship to my career at this time, particularly since the square to the MC is coming from Neptune in the 6th house. In order to put this transit into a larger perspective, I researched when transiting Neptune made the previous hard aspect to the MC, the opposition. It turns out that this occurred when I was 14-15, in the 9th-10th grade. Just recently I was thinking that my experience at my university is the worst I have had since junior high school, but junior high school only lasted for 3 years! Of course, I was viewing my experience of my job through my present circumstances, in which prior negative experiences on the job stand out in sharp relief. In any event, there may be something about the quality of the feelings I am experiencing that, from an astrological perspective, resonates meaningfully with feelings I may have had from that time about 40 years ago. The thing about Neptunian uneasiness is that it requires patience, and possibly spiritual discipline: it isn't usually cured by making rash decisions or by lashing out at people (tempting though that may be at times).



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