Today is Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Hebrew date is 10 Av 5777
Islamic date is 10 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 220.127.116.11.5
Julian Day is 2457968
Today’s Birthdays: Theodor Zwinger (1533-1588), Pierre Charles L’Enfant (1754-1825), Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), Ernest Dowson (1867-1900), Marianne Weber (1870-1954), John French Sloan (1871-1951), Arthur Dove (1880-1946), Bertha Lutz (1894-1976), Myrna Loy (1905-1993), Big Walter Price (1914-2012), James Baldwin (1924-1987), Carroll O’Connor (1924-2001), Peter O’Toole (1932-2013), Hank Cochran (1935-2010), Wes Craven (1939-2015), Jules A. Hoffmann (1941), Isabel Allende (1942), Johnny Kemp (1959-2015), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), Kevin Smith (1970), Sam Worthington (1976).
“Stories and narratives are one of the most powerful things in humanity. They’re devices for dealing with the chaotic danger of existence.”
— Wes Craven
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on Aug. 3 at 10:42 am PDT / 1:42 pm EDT (17:42:00 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Aquarius on Aug. 7 at 11:10 am PDT / 2:10 pm EDT (18:10:33 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Leo on Aug. 21 at 11:30 am PDT / 2:30 pm EDT (18:30:06 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on Aug. 3-4 at 5:36 pm PDT / 8:36 pm EDT (00:36:30 UTC).
Sun Degree: 11-12 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Vesta at 12:07 am PDT / 3:07 am EDT (07:07:23 UTC).
— Venus square Salacia at 3:38 am PDT / 7:38 am EDT (10:38:16 UTC).
— Venus square Logos at 3:45 am PDT / 7:45 am EDT (10:44:46 UTC), and Makemake at 6:35 am PDT / 9:35 am EDT (13:34:50 UTC).
— Sun opposite Okyrhoe at 10:29 am PDT / 1:29 pm EDT (17:28:45 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 2
(The Day of the Versatile Signature) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You will thrive if you find the balance between work and play. Yet that’s not divided by the usual notions of activity, such as work during the day and play at night. Rather, you find it through integrating the two concepts in everything that you do. Bring curiosity and a sense of adventure into all of your experiences and you’ll discover your true talent.
Written in the Planets
Today Mercury and Vesta join forces in Virgo to guide your thoughts and words into an act of service. There are many ways that could look, from sharing helpful ideas to rolling up your sleeves and bringing some worthy endeavor to its next stage. Yet how can you know when you might be crossing the line from service into unhealthy self-sacrifice? Mercury and Vesta are still opposite Nessus in Pisces. Pay attention to any feelings of guilt, or the sensation that you’ve been down this road before and it has hurt you. Any act of service worthy of your devotion should simultaneously fill your well (though it’s up to you to know your limits and tend your basic needs). It will never ask you to snuff the inner fire that keeps your soul energized. That’s someone else’s voice.
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— Liz Glanville
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“Thanks for reassuring this Leo, who is having a year ‘for the books’! You get to the core of things.”
— Barbara Peaslee, on a previous Leo reading