Today is Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Hebrew date is 20 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 21 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Ajaw
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.0
Julian Day is 2457743
Today’s Birthdays: Beverly Pepper (1922), Uri Geller (1946), Alan Parsons (1948), Jenny Agutter (1952), Billy Bragg (1957), Nalo Hopkinson (1960), Ramon Rodriguez (1979), Jonah Hill (1983).
“Our enemy really isn’t capitalism, it’s cynicism. That’s one the things I learned from Woody (Guthrie). Not to be cynical. That cynicism…it destroys you, it rots you away from the inside. So that sense of optimism and humanity…which 20 years ago I would have called socialism but now I’ll call compassion. You know, that idea is still out there and alive and if you can plug into that and encourage that it makes it all worth while.”
— Billy Bragg
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase today at 5:56 pm PST / 8:56 pm EST (01:55:39 Dec. 21 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 Virgo and enters Libra today at 6:39 pm PST / 9:39 pm EST (02:39:30 Dec. 21 UTC).
Sun Degree: 29-30 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Libra at 6:39 pm PST / 9:39 pm EST (02:39:30 Dec. 21 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Salacia at 11:00 pm Dec. 19 PST / 2:00 am EST (06:59:53 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Orius at 2:49 am PST / 5:49 am EST (10:48:39 UTC), and Quaoar at 4:37 am PST / 7:37 am EST (12:36:53 UTC).
— Venus square Bienor at 4:37 pm PST / 7:37 pm EST (00:37:19 Dec. 21 UTC).
— Venus sextile Juno at 4:37 pm PST / 7:37 pm EST (00:37:35 Dec. 21 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 20
(The Day of the Generator) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
If you’ve been keeping your natural exuberance or desire for ecstasy under a tight wrap lately, don’t be surprised if it pushes the balance today. There are many ways to solve a problem or learn; seriousness and studiousness are just a couple options. Keeping everything harmonious and elegant can work for a while. Sometimes, though, letting yourself get a little wild is the only way for the breakthrough to come. Dance like you couldn’t give a fig who’s watching, and listen to how you feel.
Written in the Planets
If you’re tuned in to a sense of the collective need (which seems to be greater than ever), don’t be surprised if you find the placidness of others causes you tension. How could anybody be calm right now? Isn’t that superficial? Not necessarily. After all, it has long been said that still waters run deep. For some people, that’s the natural default state from which they consider the world and their place in it. Others get fired up and need to take external, creative action before they can make contact with a sense of inner stillness or flow. Where you locate yourself on that spectrum could relate to your own family pattern (the micro standing in for the macro). Which means that once you see the pattern clearly, you can shift the metaphorical dance steps of your reactions — and bring a new world into being.