Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Hebrew date is 30 Av 5777
Islamic date is 30 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.5
Julian Day is 2457988
Today’s Birthdays: Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934), Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), David Dellinger (1915-2004), John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), Mark Williams (1959), Tori Amos (1963), James DeBarge (1963), GZA (1966), Beenie Man (1973), Kristen Wiig (1973), James Corden (1978).
“I have made mysterious Nature my religion. I do not believe that a man is any nearer to God for being clad in priestly garments, nor that one place in a town is better adapted to meditation than another. When I gaze at a sunset sky and spend hours contemplating its marvelous ever-changing beauty, an extraordinary emotion overwhelms me. Nature in all its vastness is truthfully reflected in my sincere though feeble soul. Around me are the trees stretching up their branches to the skies, the perfumed flowers gladdening the meadow, the gentle grass-carpeted earth…and my hands unconsciously assume an attitude of adoration… To feel the supreme and moving beauty of the spectacle to which Nature invites her ephemeral guests!…that is what I call prayer.”
— Claude Debussy
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Aug. 25 at 1:57 am PDT / 4:57 am EDT (08:56:41 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 Virgo and enters Libra on Aug. 23-24 at 6:04 pm PDT / 9:04 pm EDT (01:04:26 UTC).
Sun Degree: 30 Leo-1 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Sun enters Virgo at 3:20 pm PDT / 6:20 pm EDT (22:20:08 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury trine Amycus at 4:29 am PDT / 7:29 am EDT (11:29:06 UTC).
— Sun trine Orius at 5:39 am PDT / 8:39 am EDT (12:38:53 UTC).
— Mars trine Saturn at 6:21 am PDT / 9:21 am EDT (13:20:48 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 22
(The Day of Seasoned Experience) | Birthday Readings: Leo | Virgo | Others
You will thrive on transparency, which means revealing all the things you are reluctant to say about yourself. The fact that we’re stalked and spied upon by our various devices, and reveal certain thoughts on social platforms, does not diminish the human need to be self-revealing, in an honest and entirely self-motivated way. You will feel better about yourself.
Written in the Planets
Whether you were able to see yesterday’s total solar eclipse or not, in some way it has effected your life, and will continue to do so for months to come. It’s okay if you’re not sure what that effect is yet; it may take time to manifest as you continue to work toward your dreams and goals. Today a supportive aspect between Mars in Leo and Saturn in Sagittarius may help give some structure (whether literal or philosophical) to your energy, efforts and desires. Later the Sun enters Virgo, beginning a transitional phase of the current season. What does your current plan serve, and what serves your plan?
To the Leo Eclipse and Beyond!
On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse in Leo signaled 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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