Today is Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Hebrew date is 23 Kislev 5778
Islamic date is 23 Rabi’-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.16
Julian Day is 2458099
Today’s Birthdays: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko (1858-1943), Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Big Mama Thornton (1926-1984), Rita Moreno (1931), Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) (1931-1990), McCoy Tyner (1938), Tom Hayden (1939-2016), Brenda Lee (1944), Teri Garr (1944), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Tom Shadyac (1958), Nikki Sixx (1958), Mos Def (1973), Roy Wood, Jr. (1978), Tiffany Alvord (1992).
“The task of the artist is to sense more keenly than others the harmony of the world, the beauty and the outrage of what man has done to it, and poignantly to let people know.”
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
From Here to Saturn in Capricorn
Just before noon Eastern time on Tuesday, Dec. 19, Saturn arrives in Capricorn. Saturn’s pass over the Galactic Core and through the last degrees of Sagittarius describes the high-pressure madness we’ve been seeing, as well as the feeling of some people waking up.
For a brief refresher, Saturn (associated with structure, productivity, responsibility and authority) orbits the Sun in about 29 years, and therefore takes about two-and-a-half to three years to pass through each sign. It’s been in Sagittarius since late 2014 and is about to enter Capricorn. This particular change is significant in that Saturn will be entering a sign that it rules for the first time in a generation and, in the process, will make an aspect to the Aries Point, with its theme of the personal meeting the collective. This also commences the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, which peaks in 2020.
There are so many distinct astrological events between now and Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn that it seems like we’ll experience a microcosm of history in that time: of shuffling of developments and ideas, of changes, referrals in course, many little surprises and revelations, and a few big ones. World events have been so compressed lately that few might notice the difference.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Dec. 13-14 at 8:19 pm PST / 11:19 pm EST (04:18:59 UTC).
Next New Moon in Sagittarius is on Dec. 17-18 at 10:30 pm PST / 1:30 am EST (06:30:20 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Cancer on Jan. 1-2 at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Libra and enters Scorpio on Dec. 13 at 5:59 am PST / 8:59 am EST (13:58:31 UTC).
Sun Degree: 20-21 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Libra at 9:01 pm Dec. 10 PST / 12:01 am EST (05:00:51 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun conjunct Varda at 2:02 am PST / 5:02 am EST (10:01:50 UTC).
— Mars square Varuna at 2:21 am PST / 5:21 am EST (10:20:37 UTC).
— Mercury trine Eris at 1:47 pm PST / 4:47 pm EST (21:47:14 UTC).
— Sun square Borasisi at 4:18 pm PST / 7:18 pm EST (00:17:43 Dec. 12 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 11
(The Day of Intensity) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
When you depend on others for money, they gain power over you that you don’t want them to have. If you want to actually be as free as you envision yourself being, that means being a master of your money. This must not be a separate thing but rather a deeply seated personal quality that you develop all the time. Gradually lean into this until you’re at full tilt.
Written in the Planets
On its present retrograde journey through Sagittarius, Mercury is making contact with a lot of objects. Today it forms a trine to Eris. When these two bodies meet, that can bring out the trickster; and there’s certainly a caution here about acting rebelliously just for the sake of it. Remember that words once uttered can’t be taken back, and think before you say them. On the other hand, if you’ve been feeling stuck on a specific idea, and need some fresh creative energy, this aspect may prove eminently useful.