Today is Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Hebrew date is 16 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 15 Rajab 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 B’en
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.13
Julian Day is 2457856
Today’s Birthdays: Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1928), Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), Hound Dog Taylor (1912-1975), Beverly Cleary (1916), Evelyn Berezin (1925), Tiny Tim (1932-1996), Montserrat Caballe (1933), Charles Napier (1936-2011), Dennis Banks (1937), Alan Ayckbourn (1939), Herbie Hancock (1940), Tom Clancy (1947), David Letterman (1947), David Cassidy (1950), Andy Garcia (1956), Sarah Cracknell (1967), Nicholas Brendon (1971), Shannen Doherty (1971), Claire Danes (1979), Jennifer Morrison (1979), Saoirse Ronan (1994).
“As a child, I very much objected to books that tried to teach me something. I just wanted to read for pleasure, and I did. But if a book tried to teach me, I returned it to the library.”
— Beverly Cleary
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on April 15 at 12:41 am PDT / 3:41 am EDT (07:41:26 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Taurus on April 26 at 5:16 am PDT / 8:16 am EDT (12:16:04 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Scorpio is on May 10 at 2:42 pm PDT / 5:42 pm EDT (21:42:25 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on April 14 at 3:27 am PDT / 6:27 am EDT (10:26:40 UTC).
Sun Degree: 23-24 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct 1992 QB1 at 11:24 pm April 11 PDT / 2:24 am EDT (06:24:02 UTC).
— Venus square Galactic Center at 2:57 am PDT / 5:57 am EDT (09:57:36 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Eris at 3:13 pm PDT / 6:13 pm EDT (22:13:25 UTC).
— Sun square Thereus at 4:54 pm PDT / 7:54 pm EDT (23:54:12 UTC).
If Your Birthday is April 12
(The Day of Societal Awareness) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Notice carefully what catches your attention today. Have you just “remembered” a part of yourself you often overlook? Are you realizing how much you’ve invested your sense of self into your technology, and does that surprise you? Do you feel left out, or feel an urge to subvert something? Is the chaos of the world, and your place in it, seemingly all you’re aware of these days? No matter how you answer or what you notice, remember that identity is a more fluid thing than we often let ourselves enjoy. And you’re the one who gets to discover, define and declare who you are — today, and every day.
Written in the Planets
Who are you in the corners of yourself where you often forget to look, or avoid looking? With the Aries Sun conjunct Eris today, you may find this part of you is shining out into the world (surprise!). So you might as well take note of it, and see what you can do about integrating those facets of yourself into a more holistic picture. Retrograde Venus in Pisces, which squares the Galactic Core (and retrograde Saturn) in Sagittarius today, may soften the introspection some. You might find yourself more sensitive than usual to the cosmic implications of it all. Use what you learn — gently, and for the highest good.