Today is Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Hebrew date is 28 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 29 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Lamat
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.8
Julian Day is 2457751
Today’s Birthdays: Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), Stan Lee (1922), Nichelle Nichols (1932), Sandra Faber (1944), Denzel Washington (1954), Linus Torvalds (1969), Seth Meyers (1973), John Legend (1978), Sienna Miller (1981).
“I realized this character, this show, could affect people in a very powerful way and I felt a great responsibility. It was important that I got it right. I discovered that who I am and what I do can make a difference. This idea really came from Gene Roddenberry. This wasn’t just a television show to him but rather an exploration of humanity. It was extraordinary to be part of it.”
— Nichelle Nichols, a.k.a. Lt. Uhura
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], Eric looks first at the Capricorn New Moon (which happens Thursday). This takes place conjunct Mercury, which is about halfway through its retrograde, and sextile Mars. Eric then gives you a preview of the astrology of 2017, looking out as far as 2020. Musical guest this week is Dead Can Dance. Look out for a special New Year’s Eve broadcast Saturday night.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase at 10:53 pm today PST / 1:53 am Dec. 29 EST (06:53:07 UTC Dec. 29).
Next Full Moon in Cancer is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC).
Next New Moon in Aquarius is on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Sagittarius and enters Capricorn today at 7:12 am PST / 10:12 am EST (15:11:51 UTC).
Sun Degree: 7-8 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Capricorn at 7:12 am PST / 10:12 am EST (15:11:51 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun conjunct Amycus at 5:50 am PST / 8:50 am EST (13:50:19 UTC), and Mercury at 10:47 am PST / 1:47 pm EST (18:47:15 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Amycus at 2:07 pm PST / 5:07 pm EST (22:06:55 UTC).
— Saturn square Chiron at 3:07 pm PST / 6:07 pm EST (23:06:47 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Dec. 28
(The Day of Simple Sophistication) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You seem to be in an ongoing process of determining what is right for you. Or, put another way, you’re gradually figuring out how to be in charge of your own life, rather than looking for someone else to tell you what to do. You don’t need dogma — or a parental stand-in — to finally be a ‘real grownup’. It’s okay if this feels chaotic or formless. That is just a sign of how fertile and rich this phase of your life is.
Written in the Planets
Today the Sun and retrograde Mercury make a conjunction in Capricorn, ahead of tomorrow’s Capricorn New Moon. You could say the theme of looking inward and reviewing is being underscored. Turning your awareness in that direction with regard to particular systems, structures, institutions or traditions that are prominent in your life may be especially fruitful. In fact, by one interpretation, the presence of a centaur called Amycus in the same degree of Capricorn could indicate discovering an anomaly in whatever system you review. Astrological tradition also says that today is an acceptable day for any kind of contract or transaction that absolutely cannot be delayed until after Mercury stations direct on Jan. 8. Even so, triple-check all details before you commit.