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Ponedjeljak 25 Džumade-l-ula 1441

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

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

Planetary day and hour (Western): day of the Moon, hour of Saturn

The Sun is in 29 Capricorn (in my 5th house): A secret meeting of men responsible for executive decisions in world affairs. (Symbol for 30 Capricorn from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 8Sag44 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 20, The Water, letter Sīn, The Life-Giver (Al-Muḥyī)

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

About an hour after akšam (magrib), the Moon entered Sagittarius (in my 3rd house). In about 35 minutes, the Sun will enter Aquarius (in my 5th house).

I am continuing my reading of Erin Sullivan's Saturn in Transit and I have scheduled a consultation with her.

I am currently in the fifth chapter, The Transit of Saturn to the Planets. The Saturn-Sun Conjunction (pp. 272-73) occurred for the first time for me when I was in the first semester of my senior year in college. That same semester, Saturn entered my 3rd house. (Using Regiomontanus houses, it entered on Nov 16 1983; using Placidus, it entered on Dec 4 1983, stationed retrograde then passed back into the 2nd house on May 29 1984, stationed direct then returned to the 3rd house on Aug 26 1984.) At the beginning of the semester, I made an appointment with a counselor at the university health services. I had begun dating men during the second semester of my sophomore year and was still closeted from my family. In addition to that pressure, I was also feeling pressure to define career goals for after graduation. It seemed that it was time to make use of the one-semester free counseling service that a number of my friends had made use of previously. The therapist I worked with was a psychiatrist (probably at some stage of training or post-doc work at the medical school) who was very handsome and quite stoic and impassible: definitely not the most nurturing type of counselor, but that's what I had available at the time.

That semester I opted to stay on campus during the Thanksgiving break in order to catch up on schoolwork. I probably also wanted to increase distance from my family, given that I was in counseling for the first time and also that I wished to continue dating (or trying to date). It may have been the Friday after Thanksgiving (I'm not sure, but most likely within that week) that I met T, who became my first boyfriend who was not another college student. He was a med student, studying psychiatry(!). I met him at the neighborhood bar/disco that was a short walk from campus. Although we only dated until the New Year, he introduced me to other graduate-student friends of his and helped to expand my horizons within the gay community. Later on, as I was making a transition from living at home to living on my own, he and his roommates offered me the opportunity to stay at their apartment whenever one of them was away (which was fairly often during the summer between graduation and my first full-time job).

This clearly was a period of major transformation for me. By the time Saturn entered the 4th house for the first time, I had met and moved in with my current partner (who, in recent years, trained to become a licensed professional counselor and is now practicing that profession).

One of the things that Sullivan mentions in the section on the Saturn-Sun conjunction is that it falls between the sextile before and the sextile after. Looking at the timing of those aspects, I see that transiting Saturn was sextile the Sun between Oct 1978 and Jun 1979 and then from Jan to Oct 1989. The first period was critical in my development because it is a period during which I participated in a French exchange program and was successful in piano competitions. By the end of the second series of sextiles, I had entered graduate school.



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