Today is Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Hebrew date is 29 Av 5777
Islamic date is 29 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 K’an
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.4
Julian Day is 2457987
Today’s Birthdays: William Murdoch (1754-1839), Count Basie (1904-1984), Frank Perry (1930-1995), Kenny Rogers (1938), Clarence Williams III (1939), Patty McCormack (1945), Loretta Devine (1949), Glenn Hughes (1952), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Dina Carroll (1968), Kelis (1979), Usain Bolt (1986), Hayden Panettiere (1989), Bo Burnham (1990).
“It’s the way you play that makes it. What I say is, for Christ’s sake, you don’t have to kill yourself to sing. Play like you play. Play like you think, and then you got it, if you’re going to get it. And whatever you get, that’s you, so that’s your story.”
— Count Basie
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase today 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).
Corresponding New Moon in Virgo is on Sep. 19-20 at 10:30 pm PDT / 1:30 am EDT (05:29:47 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo today at 1:25 pm PDT / 4:25 pm EDT (20:24:51 UTC).
Sun Degree: 29-30 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Total Solar Eclipse at 11:25 am PDT / 2:25 pm EDT (18:25:27 UTC).
Moon enters Virgo at 1:25 pm PDT / 4:25 pm EDT (20:24:51 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars conjunct Sila-Nunam at 10:55 pm Aug. 20 PDT / 1:55 am EDT (05:55:34 UTC).
— Sun trine Uranus at 11:22 pm Aug. 20 PDT / 2:22 am EDT (06:21:50 UTC).
— Ceres opposite Pluto at 3:02 am PDT / 6:02 am EDT (10:02:25 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Orcus at 4:40 am PDT / 7:40 am EDT (11:40:31 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 21
(The Day of the Standout) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
As you know by now, your birthday falls on the day of the astrological event of the 21st century (so far). So it’s a time to ask big questions, such as: if you could do anything with your life, what would you do? Don’t worry whether you think it’s possible. Skip the details and stick to the vision or, better, where you feel yourself pulled on a cellular level. Go that way.
Written in the Planets
Well, it’s here! The big day. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Understandably, you might be feeling a little bit tense; so probably rule number one for today is to take it easy and let the energy flow. Remember that Mercury is retrograde, so if matters are not entirely clear, try to be patient and allow them to unfold. It’s OK if your personal experience of the eclipse is more subtle and personal than all the hype suggests. Don’t forget Eric’s advice about doing something meaningful that you love, as well.
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.
"I have just listened to your Part 1 and Part 2 readings and I am amazed at how accurate it has been. Like you have a telescope watching me shed a skin and transform into a totally changed person in the last 10 years."
– Pauline Jones
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