Today is Saturday, April 8, 2017
Hebrew date is 12 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 11 Rajab 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Muluk
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.9
Julian Day is 2457852
Today’s Birthdays: Mary Pickford (1892-1979), Yip Harburg (1896-1981), Winifred Asprey (1917-2007), Carmen McRae (1922-1994), Seymour Hersh (1937), Kofi Annan (1938), Mary W. Gray (1938), Deke Richards (1944-2013), Brenda Russell (1949), Barbara Kingsolver (1955), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Julian Lennon (1963), Biz Markie (1964), Robin Wright (1966), Patricia Arquette (1968), Emma Caulfield (1973), Sara Shepard (1977), Katee Sackhoff (1980), Alex Day (1989).
“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”
— Yip Harburg
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Libra on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Taurus on April 26 at 5:16 am PDT / 8:16 am EDT (12:16:04 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Virgo and enters Libra on April 9 at 5:34 am PDT / 8:34 am EDT (12:34:11 UTC).
Sun Degree: 19-20 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Orius stations retrograde at 10:59 am PDT / 1:59 am EDT (17:59:11 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars sextile Borasisi at 12:49 pm PDT / 3:49 pm EDT (19:48:55 UTC).
— Venus square Saturn at 1:28 pm PDT / 4:28 pm EDT (20:28:02 UTC).
— Sun square Pluto at 5:49 pm PDT / 8:49 pm EDT (00:48:58 April 9 UTC).
— Rhiphonos square Sedna at 6:33 pm PDT / 9:33 pm EDT (01:33:25 April 9 UTC).
— Vesta square Haumea at 8:54 pm PDT / 11:54 pm EDT (03:54:29 April 9 UTC).
If Your Birthday is April 8
(The Day of Conscience) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You should have extra power to jettison what is not working for you today. You might even notice an inclination to fix anything mechanical that is acting up or breaking down; go for it. It’s also possible that someone in authority might call you to be accountable for your actions. While this can be uncomfortable, if you’ve done your due diligence, you’ll likely feel satisfied by how well you meet the challenge. If you falter, take heart: life is a series of learning opportunities. Learning to be accountable is a major ‘adulting’ win.
Written in the Planets
Today looks like an excellent day for self-reflection and introspection. This might be especially true if you find yourself wondering about your intimate relationships: Do they serve a higher purpose? Are they conducive to your healing agenda? Is there some symbiosis or balance between what is offered and received with a partner? Venus (which is retrograde and is nearly conjunct Chiron in Pisces) is square Saturn (which is also retrograde, and conjunct the Galactic Core in Sagittarius). That both planets are retrograde emphasizes the internal quality of this energy, rather than a need to take external action. That said, it’s worth remembering that loving and sharing are keys to attracting joyful abundance — and you have plenty to offer.