Today is Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
Hebrew date is 4 Elul 5777
Islamic date is 4 Zul-Hijjah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Muluk
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.9
Julian Day is 2457992
Today’s Birthdays: Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault (1695-1791), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777), Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810), Zona Gale (1874-1938), Albert Sabin (1906-1993), Mother Teresa (1910-1997), Otto Binder (1911-1974), Katherine Johnson (1918), Vic Dana (1940), Maureen Tucker (1944), Nikky Finney (1957), Allegra Huston (1964), Adrian Young (1969), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Macaulay Culkin (1980), Chris Pine (1980), Cassie Ventura (1986), Evan Ross (1988), Dylan O’Brien (1991).
“I can’t — I can hardly sleep. I can hardly do anything else but write about this because this is the time to be an artist. This is the time to be alert. This is the time to have all my senses in Olympic training mode. Because we — if we are not going to speak into this wind, this particular dangerous times 10 wind, then we are not artists.”
— Nikky Finney
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Aug. 29 at 1:13 am PDT / 4:13 am EDT (08:12:55 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 today at 1:53 am PDT / 4:53 am EDT (08:52:46 UTC).
Sun Degree: 4-5 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Venus enters Leo at 9:29 pm Aug. 25 PDT / 12:29 am EDT (04:29:34 UTC).
Moon enters Scorpio at 1:53 am PDT / 4:53 am EDT (08:52:46 UTC).
Juno stations direct at 10:13 am PDT / 1:13 pm EDT (17:13:34 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars trine Eris at 6:50 am PDT / 9:50 am EDT (13:50:25 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Varuna at 1:30 pm PDT / 4:30 pm EDT (20:29:49 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Mercury at 1:42 pm PDT / 4:42 pm EDT (20:42:07 UTC).
— Juno square Elatus at 4:02 pm PDT / 7:02 pm EDT (23:02:10 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 26
(The Day of the Supportive Partner) | Virgo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You may feel like what you’re thinking is so obvious, everyone should be able to read your mind. However, you’re more opaque than you may feel, and you would do well to explain yourself. Make it plain to others what you’ve got on your mind. As you do this, you’ll figure it out for yourself; a method of growth which will serve you brilliantly.
Written in the Planets
On the one hand, Mercury conjunct the Sun in Virgo today suggests an ability to express your more service-oriented (and most detailed) ideas — even with Mercury retrograde. (Don’t be surprised if you find yourself taking a cue from the past, perhaps revised, to apply today.) On the other hand, Mars in Leo is making a potentially combustible grand fire trine with sister Eris in Aries and Ixion in Sagittarius. This a reminder that — no matter how noble you think your intentions — it’s essential to keep your actions ethical and transparent. Check your motives carefully, as well as your M.O. Asking someone for feedback could be key.
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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