Today is Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Hebrew date is 1 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 1 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 K’an
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.4
Julian Day is 2458107
Today’s Birthdays: Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), Martin Luther King Sr. (1899-1984), Margaret Brundage (1900-1976), Ralph Richardson (1902-1983), Jean Genet (1910-1986), Edith Piaf (1915-1963), Howard Sackler (1929-1982), Salvador Elizondo (1932-2006), Maurice White (1941-2016), Derrick Jensen (1960), Jennifer Beals (1963), Criss Angel (1967), Alyssa Milano (1972), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Ronan Farrow (1987).
“So many indigenous people have said to me that the fundamental difference between Western and indigenous ways of being, is that even the most open-minded westerners generally view listening to the natural world as a metaphor, as opposed to the way the world really is. Trees and rocks and rivers really do have things to say to us.”
— Derrick Jensen
Moon Phase: Moon is in New Phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Dec. 22 at 2:18 am PST / 5:18 am EST (10:18:17 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Cancer on Jan. 1-2 at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Capricorn is on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Dec. 20-21 at 6:29 pm PST / 9:29 pm EST (02:29:13 UTC).
Sun Degree: 28-29 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Eros enters Capricorn at 2:54 pm PST / 5:54 pm EST (22:54:16 UTC).
Saturn enters Capricorn at 8:49 pm PST / 11:49 pm EST (04:48:31 Dec. 20 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury Rx conjunct Great Attractor at 12:40 am PST / 3:40 am EST (08:40:23 UTC).
— Venus opposite Chaos at 2:27 am PST / 5:27 am EST (10:26:56 UTC).
— Venus square Manwe at 11:05 am PST / 2:05 pm EST (19:05:23 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 19
(The Day of the Hellraisers) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Saturn moving in your favor today means it’s time to get your act together financially. You need dependable sources of income, in activities you actually like and are paid adequately for. Your economic potential is linked directly to your self-esteem. You must like what you do, and also respect your precious time. Nothing less can be called independence.
Written in the Planets
With Mercury conjunct the Great Attractor in Sagittarius today (on its way to stationing direct Dec. 22), don’t be surprised if certain thoughts seem determined to stay barely out of reach — kind of like having a word just on the tip of your tongue. Don’t worry; this too shall pass. Today’s big news, however, is Saturn’s return ‘home’ to Capricorn tonight into Wednesday (depending on time zone). Notice where you see the desire for prestige and power over others, versus a sense of responsibility and persistence in joyful service. Either can be an expression of Saturn in Capricorn. Once you’re aware of this, you can choose which expression you’d like to strive to embody.