Today is Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Hebrew date is 16 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 17 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.16
Julian Day is 2457739
Today’s Birthdays: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Jane Austen (1775-1817), Noel Coward (1899-1973), Margaret Mead (1901-1978), Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008), Benny Andersson (1946), LaChanze (1961), Miranda Otto (1967), Lalah Hathaway (1968), Theo James (1984).
“I could no more write a romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter.”
— Jane Austen
What is this thing called the Electoral College? Eric discusses that very topic in this week’s full Planet Waves edition. Mercury stationing retrograde on the day the U.S. Electoral College votes is adding to the uncertainty factor in this election — as if it needed any extra help. Put another way, it ain’t over till it’s over.
Moon phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on Dec. 17 at 11:43 pm today PST / 2:43 am EST (07:42:49 UTC).
Next New Moon is on Dec. 28-29 at 10:53 pm PST / 1:53 am EST (06:53:07 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Cancer and enters Leo today at 5:15 am PST / 8:15 am EST (13:14:44 UTC).
Sun Degree: 25-26 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Leo at 5:15 am PST / 8:15 am EST (13:14:44 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Eros square Altjira at 5:25 am PST / 8:25 am EST (13:24:50 UTC).
— Pallas sextile Galactic Center at 6:39 am PST / 9:39 am EST (14:39:28 UTC).
— Venus trine Altjira at 6:50 am PST / 9:50 am EST (14:50:09 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Dec. 16
(The Day of Soaring Imagination) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s rare for a masterpiece to appear overnight. To write a good novel, for example, generally requires extensive planning, research and editing. Don’t worry, therefore, if you don’t receive the finished copy in one big eureka moment. Your idea is like a newborn foal. Feed and nurture it properly over time, and it will surely grow into a strong, fleet runner.
Written in the Planets
Today Altjira, named after an Aboriginal creator deity, is aspected by both Venus and Eros. This is an opportunity to let your fantasies loose, and to explore the infinite realms of imaginative possibility. What will you find? If among your thoughts you notice something familiar — perhaps a desire that’s been hidden but has never truly disappeared — you may like to examine that further. You may even decide to take the next step of discussing it with someone you trust. Good for you.