Today is Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017
Hebrew date is 21 Av 5777
Islamic date is 21 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.17
Julian Day is 2457979
Today’s Birthdays: Rasmus Bartholin (1625-1698), Annie Oakley (1860-1926), Richard Willstatter (1872-1942), John Logie Baird (1888-1946), Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Grace Bates (1914-1996), Benny Bailey (1925-2005), Jocelyn Elders (1933), Madhur Jaffrey (1933), Kathleen Battle (1948), Philippe Petit (1949), Feargal Sharkey (1958), John Slattery (1962), Debi Mazar (1964), Kalenna Harper (1982), Eme Ikwuakor (1984), James Morrison (1984).
“Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.”
— Alfred Hitchcock
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Aug. 14-15 at 6:15 pm PDT / 9:15 pm EDT (01:14:59 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Leo on Aug. 21 at 11:30 am PDT / 2:30 pm EDT (18:30:06 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Pisces on Sep. 6 at 12:03 am PDT / 3:03 am EDT (07:02:43 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aries and enters Taurus today at 3:39 am PDT / 6:39 am EDT (10:39:38 UTC).
Sun Degree: 21-22 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Taurus at 3:39 am PDT / 6:39 am EDT (10:39:38 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury trine Pallas at 8:54 am PDT / 11:54 am EDT (15:54:20 UTC).
— Sun trine Saturn at 2:06 pm PDT / 5:06 pm EDT (21:06:22 UTC).
— Vesta square Altjira at 2:35 pm PDT / 5:35 pm EDT (21:35:24 UTC).
— Rhiphonos square Huya at 8:21 pm PDT / 11:21 pm EDT (03:21:10 Aug. 14 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 13
(The Day of Long Odds) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Cut back expenses and emphasize only your most important priorities. Remember that your time and your attention are two of your most meaningful resources, and it’s essential that you use them wisely. You can reduce your spending significantly, which will teach you how to be more efficient. If you focus on necessities, you will have plenty left over.
Written in the Planets
Aspects involving Mercury and the Sun today are likely to support the application of reason. Just now, this is not only useful but necessary. Eric wrote in Thursday’s full Planet Waves edition how the ability to reason is adversely affected by technology both overwhelming our minds with information and acting as an artificial memory. This Mercury retrograde period might be a useful time for you to reflect on, among other things, the way your gadgets have changed your life, and precisely how far you’re willing to allow them to encroach. Remember that boundaries are most effective when you draw a solid line, and enforce it consciously and consistently.
To the Leo Eclipse and Beyond!
In just over two weeks, on Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse in Leo signals the second stage of whatever life-shifting process you’re engaged with.
This is a unique year for you, Leo. In addition to the current eclipses (and the double New Moons in your sign), your birthday reading will cover such astrological heavyweights as Chiron finishing up its journey through your 8th house; ever-surprising Uranus; and Saturn leaving your fellow fire sign, Sagittarius — plus more.
Are you navigating changes in your relationships or family paradigm? Do you find yourself at a career crossroads? Are you seeking clarity, encouragement and new perspectives on your creativity, self-esteem, sexuality or healing process? You’ll find ideas and reassurance in this reading.
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– Pauline Jones
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