Today is Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Hebrew date is 2 Elul 5777
Islamic date is 2 Zul-Hijjah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Manik’
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.7
Julian Day is 2457990
Today’s Birthdays: Sophia Brahe (1556-1643), Harry Hooper (1887-1974), Jean Rhys (1890-1979), Fred Rose (1897-1954), Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Wynonie Harris (1915-1969), James Tiptree Jr. (1915-1987), Howard Zinn (1922-2010), Nancy Spero (1926-2009), Betty Dodson (1929), Kenny Baker (1934-2016), Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Alexander McCall Smith (1948), Stephen Fry (1957), Meg Munn (1959), Marlee Matlin (1965), Ava DuVernay (1972), Dave Chappelle (1973), Rupert Grint (1988).
“Masturbation, pot and raw garlic.”
— Betty Dodson on why she looks youthful
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 Libra and enters Scorpio on Aug. 26 at 1:53 am PDT / 4:53 am EDT (08:52:46 UTC).
Sun Degree: 2-3 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus trine Chiron at 11:00 pm Aug. 23 PDT / 2:00 am EDT (05:59:46 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Nessus at 12:40 am PDT / 3:40 am EDT (07:39:47 UTC).
— Pallas sextile Neptune at 4:59 am PDT / 7:59 am EDT (11:59:32 UTC).
— Sun square Huya at 5:49 am PDT / 8:49 am EDT (12:49:02 UTC).
— Venus square Uranus at 12:01 pm PDT / 3:01 pm EDT (19:01:19 UTC).
— Vesta square Asbolus at 2:52 pm PDT / 5:52 pm EDT (21:51:48 UTC), and Varda at 3:16 pm PDT / 6:16 pm EDT (22:15:44 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 24
(The Day of Astute Examination) | Virgo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You must stick to the task at hand to get things done, though be cautious of what psychologists call “over focus.” Keep a wide perspective, and many sources of information flowing in your direction. This will serve to challenge your pre-existing ideas and beliefs, and take you past the viewpoint of your parents. You have a long way to go, and that’s a good thing.
Written in the Planets
Breaking habitual response patterns is easier said than done. However, aspects involving Mercury and Venus today could well be of assistance in doing just that. If you find yourself returning to a thought or action that might have resulted from early programming, pause and consider precisely what led to it; you may discover an alternative recourse in the process that proves to be more helpful all round, and which perhaps you’ve always wanted to try.
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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