Today is Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hebrew date is 17 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 16 Rajab 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.14
Julian Day is 2457857
Today’s Birthdays: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), Josephine Butler (1828-1906), Butch Cassidy (1866-1908), Marguerite Henry (1902-1997), Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Bud Freeman (1906-1991), Eudora Welty (1909-2001), Madalyn Murray O’Hair (1919-1995), Stanley Donen (1924), Jon Stone (1932-1997), Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), Paul Sorvino (1939), Ruby Puryear Hearn (1940), Al Green (1946), Ron Perlman (1950), Peabo Bryson (1951), Peter Davison (1951), Amy Goodman (1957), Saundra Santiago (1957), Garry Kasparov (1963), Lou Bega (1975), Jonathan Brandis (1976-2003), Allison Weiss (1987).
“My poetry journey into the wilderness of language was a journey where each point of arrival turned out to be a stepping stone rather than a destination.”
— Seamus Heaney
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: 24-25 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun opposite Haumea at 3:38 am PDT / 6:38 am EDT (10:38:09 UTC).
— Eros conjunct Altjira at 2:48 pm PDT / 5:48 pm EDT (21:47:54 UTC).
— Mars sextile Vesta at 5:29 pm PDT / 8:29 pm EDT (00:29:39 April 14 UTC).
If Your Birthday is April 13
(The Day of the Iconoclast) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Certain close relationships may be the key to unlocking a creative skill, or a method for turning a dream into reality. This is also likely to require effort over time, as do all creative projects. The seed of inspiration appears to lie in your understanding of how you relate to partners — and indeed to yourself — in this age of the robot.
Written in the Planets
Eric has said that we’re all being called to listen to our bodies — not an easy feat when so much of our environment facilitates escapism. In particular, the present retrograde planets, as well as a conjunction of two minor planets, suggest that today you might ponder the nature of your desires or daydreams. If possible, trace the primary physical or psychological needs from which they spring. This could be as simple as understanding a craving for a specific food. Notice how you’re feeling as you tune into your body; this will no doubt be another useful clue in the mystery of self-knowledge.