Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
Hebrew date is 27 Av 5777
Islamic date is 27 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Ik’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.2
Julian Day is 2457985
Today’s Birthdays: John Dryden (1631-1700), Orville Wright (1871-1948), Ogden Nash (1902-1971), Philo Farnsworth (1906-1971), Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991), Frank McCourt (1930-2009), Debra Paget (1933), Charles Bolden (1946), Jonathan Frakes (1952), Peter Gallagher (1955), John Stamos (1963), Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Lee Ann Womack (1966), Nate Dogg (1969-2011), Matthew Perry (1969), Missy Higgins (1983), Simon Bird (1984), Veronica Roth (1988).
“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms… If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”
— Gene Roddenberry
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Aug. 21 at 11:30 am PDT / 2:30 pm EDT (18:30:06 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 Cancer and enters Leo today at 10:54 am PDT / 1:54 pm EDT (17:54:31 UTC).
Sun Degree: 27-28 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Leo at 10:54 am PDT / 1:54 pm EDT (17:54:31 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Bienor at 9:57 pm Aug. 20 PDT / 12:57 am EDT (04:57:06 UTC), and Sedna at 6:49 am PDT / 9:49 am EDT (13:48:51 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Cyllarus at 8:22 am PDT / 11:22 am EDT (15:22:33 UTC).
— Mercury trine Chariklo at 12:03 pm PDT / 3:03 pm EDT (19:03:26 UTC).
— Sun trine Galactic Center at 3:03 pm PDT / 6:03 pm EDT (22:03:12 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 19
(The Day of Startling Surprises) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Look for the narrow opening, the unlikely advantage, the odd timing or the opportunity that you might otherwise miss. It may be looking right at you, and you may have overlooked it several times. That’s the portal to the next phase of your life; indeed, to a way of life. It’s not merely that ‘things work out’, but rather that they do so because you’re cooperating fully.
Written in the Planets
Today the Moon moves into Leo: the sign of Monday’s eclipse. Do you feel a quickening of energy, anticipation or emotional resonance? With the Leo Sun making a trine to the Galactic Core in Sagittarius today, taking leadership in your life in a compassionate, heart-centered way would seem to be directly in tune with our cosmic origins. See where your intuition aligns with what you love to do — or even where you’d like to dare to go — and keep any momentum going that you’ve been building this week. Small steps could count for a lot.
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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