Today is Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Hebrew date is 23 Av 5777
Islamic date is 23 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.18
Julian Day is 2457981
Today’s Birthdays: Walter Scott (1771-1832), E. Nesbit (1858-1924), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959), Edna Ferber (1885-1968), Louis De Broglie (1892-1987), Julia Child (1912-2004), Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), Bobby Byrd (1934-2007), Maxine Waters (1938), Stieg Larsson (1954), Debra Messing (1968), Anthony Anderson (1970), Ben Affleck (1972), Jennifer Lawrence (1990).
“Isn’t it interesting how fascists always steal the word ‘freedom’?”
— Henrik Vanger from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Aug. 18 at 2:50 am PDT / 5:50 am EDT (09:50:22 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 Taurus and enters Gemini today at 7:06 am PDT / 10:06 am EDT (14:05:58 UTC).
Sun Degree: 23-24 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Gemini at 7:06 am PDT / 10:06 am EDT (14:05:58 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus opposite Pluto at 4:17 am PDT / 7:17 am EDT (11:17:06 UTC).
— Vesta opposite Neptune at 6:50 am PDT / 9:50 am EDT (13:50:02 UTC), and Teharonhiawako at 10:23 am PDT / 1:23 pm EDT (17:22:40 UTC).
— Vesta sesquiquadrate Uranus at 9:46 am PDT / 12:46 pm EDT (16:46:19 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 15
(The Day of Royal Command) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You are in transition, so give yourself space to experiment and explore. It’s simply not necessary to live based on some tangible concrete plan. It does make sense to stay in contact with your desires and your feelings, though accounting for the constantly changing environment. Set big goals, and work toward them every day — being flexible about it.
Written in the Planets
Often there’s a fine line between follow-through and obsession. Part of what makes the difference lies in how aware you are of unconscious motives and hidden impulses, and how you use power — including the power of your emotions. With Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn today (and both square Jupiter), the more open and constructive you can be about what’s going on under the surface of a relationship, the better you’ll be able to use the considerable energy that’s now available for positive change. We’re in the alchemical space between eclipses. If your emotions are intensifying (especially love or lust), remember to keep one eye on your longer-term goals and the steps to get there.
To the Leo Eclipse and Beyond!
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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