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Subota 12 Rebiu-l-ahir 1439

Dec. 29th, 2017 | 04:48 pm
music: Simon Wilkinson - Frozen White Light

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

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

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 23Tau25 (in my 9th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 5, The Universal Body, letter Ghayn, The Manifest (Aẓ-Ẓāhir)

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

The Moon is just entering its Gibbous phase, whose keyword is Overcoming. At about 20 minutes to midnight, Mars will transit my natal Neptune (in my 3rd house). Overnight, the Moon will enter Gemini (in my 9th house).

I spent this past day working at home. There is a cold snap and I didn't feel like going to the mosque in the cold weather. I did chance upon the hutba (khutbah) at a Bosnian mosque in Queens that was on FB live, however. That allowed me to practice listening to some Bosnian, even though I didn't go to the local Bosnian mosque today.

I have gotten drawn into Be Scofield's recent exposé of Bentinho Massaro's group, which had recently been meeting in Sedona. Reading and reflecting on that is helping me in my continuing journey to come to terms with my time in the Amma organization.


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 11 Rebiu-l-ahir 1439

Dec. 28th, 2017 | 08:30 pm
music: Steve Roach - Canyon Stillness

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

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

The Sun is in 7 Capricorn (in my 5th house): In a sun-lit home domesticated birds sing joyously. (Symbol for 8 Capricorn from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 11Tau12 (in my 8th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 4, Al-jawhar-al-habâï, The materia prima, letter Ḥā, The Last (Al-’Ākhir)

Lunar phase: First Quarter Moon - Action (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In a few minutes, the Moon will enter my 9th house. A few minutes after that, Chiron will square my solar return Saturn (which is close to the Ascendant in my the 1st house of my solar return chart).

I have clearly been away from writing for over a week now. It seems that, as Saturn entered its home sign of Capricorn, I did a very Saturnian/Capricornian thing--put on my blinders and got to work. I have been disinclined to try to take time for reflection or intuitive pursuits for the last week, although the desire to engage in those kinds of pursuits is slowly returning.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 2 Rebiu-l-ahir 1439

Dec. 20th, 2017 | 07:29 am
music: Mathias Grassow & Alio Die - Amithaba

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

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

The Sun is in 28 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street. (Symbol for 29 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 23Cap05 (in my 5th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 23, The Vegetables, letter Thā, The Nourisher (Ar-Razzāq)

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

Since I have been away from writing for a few days, I will review some of the astrological events that have transpired since I last wrote. The New Moon in Saggitarius (in my 4th house) arrived at 1:30 a.m. on December 18 (29 Rebiu-l-evvel). The Moon entered Capricorn (in my 4th house) later that morning. A few hours after that, Mercury entered my 4th house. At about 15 minutes after midnight on December 19 (1 Rebiu-l-ahir), transiting Neptune (in my 6th house) opposed my natal Pluto (in my 12th house). Last night (2 Rebiu-l-ahir), the Moon entered my 5th house. About an hour after that, Saturn entered its home sign of Capricorn (in my natal 4th house, 1st house of my solar return chart). This is not necessarily the friendliest of astrological "weather," but it does resonate with the theme of settling of accounts with respect to my work and of stocktaking with respect to the past semester and to where I go from here.

I find that I have alternately been feeling depressed and angry over the past couple of days. This is perhaps not surprising, as I have felt under a lot of pressure this semester to be "on" and (as usual) to prioritize the needs (or perceived needs) of others over my own.


Peace,

KH

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Petak/Džuma 26 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 14th, 2017 | 07:19 pm
music: Perimeter - Barren Wasteland

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

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

The Sun is in 23 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): A bluebird perched on the gate of a cottage. (Symbol for 24 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 17Sco31 (in my 3rd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 18, Sphere of the Ether and the Meteors, Center of Fire, letter Tā, The Seizer (Al-Qābiḍ)

Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

At around noon, the Moon will transit my natal Venus (in my 3rd house).

Very tired this evening. A final exam to give in the late afternoon.


Peace,

KH

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Četvrtak 25 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 13th, 2017 | 06:51 pm
music: Delerium - Sorrow

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

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

The Sun is in 22 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): A group of immigrants as they fulfill the requirements of entrance into the new country. (Symbol for 23 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 05Sco04 (in my 2nd house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 17, The Inferior Sky, Sky of the Moon and House of Adam, letter Dāl, The Evident (Al-Mubīn)

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

In about 4.5 hours, the Moon will enter its Balsamic phase, whose keyword is Release. Two hours after that, the Moon will transit my natal Sun (in my 2nd house). About an hour after that, Neptune will transit direct over its retrograde position in my soloar return chart. In the morning, the Moon will enter my 3rd house. In the late morning, the Moon will transit my natal Neptune (in my 3rd house).

Worked at home this past day. More productive than yesterday. I was able to find a seller for the book (in German) that I received through interlibrary loan. The book appears as if it will be useful to me, so I wanted to try to purchase a copy.


Peace,

KH

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Srijeda 24 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 12th, 2017 | 08:02 pm
music: Dan Pound - Fog Music 22: Through the Fog

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

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

The Sun is in 21 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): A Chinese laundry. (Symbol for 22 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 23Lib18 (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 a half hour, Venus will enter my 4th house. About a half hour after that, the Moon will transit my natal Mercury (in my 2nd house). In the morning, the Moon will enter Scorpio (in my 2nd house). About an hour after that, Mercury will transit my natal Moon (in my 4th house).

Had an appointment at the gym this past day and a meeting on campus. Too much of my day was spent on things other than getting work done. I did receive a book through interlibrary loan, however, and it has some useful information for my work on Eisler's music.


Peace,

KH

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Ponedjeljak 22 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 11th, 2017 | 06:25 am
music: Markus Guentner - In Moll 2

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

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

The Sun is in 19 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): In an old-fashioned northern village men cut the ice of a frozen pond for use during the summer. (Symbol for 20 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 03Lib26 (in my 1st house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 15, The Fifth Sky, Sky of Venus and House of Joseph, letter Rā, The Form-Giver (Al-Muṣawwir)

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

Just after midnight, the Moon entered Libra (in my 1st house).

Working at home today.


Peace,

KH

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Nedjelja 21 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 9th, 2017 | 09:02 pm
music: Stars of the Lid - Central Texas

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

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

The Sun is in 18 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): Pelicans menaced by the behavior and refuse of men seek safer areas for bringing up their young. (Symbol for 19 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 15Vir13 (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: Disseminating - Demonstration (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

A couple of minutes after midnight, the Moon will cross my natal Ascendant and thereby enter my 1st house. About 3 hours after that, the Moon will enter its Last Quarter phase, whose keyword is Re-orientation. In the afternoon, Jupiter will transit my natal Neptune (in my 3rd house).

First snow of the season. Not much, but it did manage to slow things down a bit. Worked at home this past day.


Peace,

KH

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Subota 20 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 9th, 2017 | 07:54 am
music: Sean Washburn - Cirrus

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

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

The Sun is in 17 Sagittarius (in my 4th house): Children playing on the beach, their heads protected by sunbonnets. (Symbol for 18 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 07Vir50 (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: Disseminating - Demonstration (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Overnight, the Moon transited my natal Uranus (in my 12th house). About 2 hours later, Mars entered Scorpio (in my 2nd house). This afternoon, the Moon will transit my natal Pluto (in my 12th house).

I have been away from writing for the previous two evenings. On Thursday evening (the eve of Friday) I attended a concert on campus. It turned out to be not as much of a chore as I had feared. There was another university-related concert, off campus, this past evening, but I skipped it in order to finish putting comments on a draft of a final paper by one of my graduate students.

I usually write in the evening, but I decided to take some time to write this morning, as the last day of classes was yesterday and now I can spend time on my work, less impeded by the demands of preparing courses and grading piles of assignments.

Yesterday afternoon I received a FB message from a pianist and composer whose work I admire. He informed me of a fairly recent health problem he had been having. Now that he is recovering, he is becoming active as a pianist once again. He had a question of interpretation of a work by Rudhyar to run by me. I answered his question and shared with him some of the structural insights I had had into the piece. He encouraged me to resume my activity as a performer. This was a welcome and timely bit of validation and encouragement.

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Četvrtak 18 Rebiu-l-evvel 1439

Dec. 6th, 2017 | 07:33 pm
music: Soul in Limbo - I Am What You Will Be (Part 2)

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

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

The Sun is in 15 Sagittarius (in my 3rd house): Sea gulls fly around a ship in expectation of food. (Symbol for 16 Sagittarius from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 02Leo23 (in my 11th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 10, The Sphere of Stations, Sky of Fixed Stars, Sun of Paradise and Roof of Hell, letter Shīn, The Powerful (Al-Muqtadīr)

Lunar phase: Disseminating - Demonstration (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

In about 2 hours, the Moon will transit my natal North Node (in my 11th house). In the morning, the Moon will transit my natal Mars (in my 11th house).

Looking forward to working at home in the morning. Thursday has become my catch-up day.


Peace,

KH

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