Today is Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Hebrew date is 28 Kislev 5778
Islamic date is 28 Rabi’-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Imix’
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.1
Julian Day is 2458104
Today’s Birthdays: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Jane Austen (1775-1817), George Santayana (1863-1952), Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Noel Coward (1899-1973), Margaret Mead (1901-1978), Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), Remedios Varo (1908-1963), Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), Liv Ullmann (1938), Benny Andersson (1946), LaChanze (1961), Benjamin Bratt (1963), JB Smoove (1965), Miranda Otto (1967), Lalah Hathaway (1968), Adam Riess (1969), Theo James (1984).
“I don’t believe in God, but I’m very interested in her.”
— Arthur C. Clarke
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Dec. 17-18 at 10:30 pm PST / 1:30 am EST (06:30:20 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 Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on Dec. 18 at 5:33 am PST / 8:33 am EST (13:33:17 UTC).
Sun Degree: 25-26 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Juno enters Aquarius at 11:18 am PST /2:18 pm EST (19:18:24 UTC).
Ceres stations retrograde at 2:30 pm PST / 5:30 pm EST (22:30:00 UTC)
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars opposite Pelion at 2:31 am PST / 5:31 am EST (10:30:56 UTC).
— Sun trine Uranus at 3:28 am PST/ 6:28 am EST (11:27:40 UTC).
— Mars conjunct Typhon at 3:43 am PST / 6:43 am EST (11:43:08 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 16
(The Day of Soaring Imagination) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You will find the liberation from the past that you seek, especially if you choose consciously to stop recreating it. This is a decision you must make; and to do that, you’ll need to recognize the signposts that point you back and the ones that point you forward. They will be clear if you’re paying attention, particularly to how you feel in the presence of certain people.
Written in the Planets
Today looks like you can tap easily into some originality and independence; possibly even some level of wisdom or something akin to intuitive strategizing. That’s the Sagittarius Sun making a trine to Uranus and Pallas in Aries. You might apply these qualities to your holiday gift shopping and social-event scheduling, or to something more internal (such as harmonizing your sense of identity with some kind of spiritual attunement or orientation). Bear in mind that a Mars-Nessus trine is adding some motivation and willingness to see an old emotional or sexual pattern for what it is, and then do what needs to be done to transform it. Juno entering Aquarius may underscore the need for independence in relationships, or could also remind you that every relationship needs a job — working together on some social cause could be just the ticket.