Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
Hebrew date is 2 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 2 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Chuwen
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.11
Julian Day is 2457754
Today’s Birthdays: Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Simon Wiesenthal (1908-2005), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Ben Kingsley (1943), Donna Summer (1948-2012), Jane Badler (1953), Val Kilmer (1959), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Psy (1977).
“For you are used to living in freedom, but you should recognize the danger that lies in fast changes, that can take away your freedom before you even realize it. Freedom is like health, I always tell young people; you don’t recognize its value until you’ve lost it. Freedom is not a gift from the heavens; you have to fight for it every day of your life.”
— Simon Wiesenthal
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Jan. 1-2 at 8:19 pm PST / 11:19 pm EST (04:18:48 UTC).
Next Full Moon is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC) in Cancer.
Next New Moon is in Aquarius on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on Jan. 2 at 1:57 am PST / 4:57 am EST (09:57:02 UTC).
Sun Degree: 10-11 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes (except the year, of course).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Ceres conjunct Eris at 12:39 am PST / 3:39 am EST (08:38:57 UTC).
— Mars opposite Orcus at 12:47 am PST / 3:47 am EST (08:46:48 UTC).
— Mercury square Makemake at 4:11 am PST / 7:11 am EST (12:11:21 UTC), and Logos at 7:20 am PST / 10:20 am EST (15:19:55 UTC).
— Juno square Borasisi at 6:31 am PST / 9:31 am EST (14:30:43 UTC).
— Vesta opposite Crantor at 3:01 pm PST / 6:01 pm EST (23:01:19 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 31
(The Day of Aesthetic Promotion) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Once in a while, push comes to shove and you have to take a stand. Yet, have you ever noticed how pushing and shoving when you’re fueled by self-righteousness or rigid beliefs can result in being taken down a peg? In the long run, such an experience is actually a blessing in disguise: with some reflection, it can teach you about yourself in ways that facilitate crucial growth. Take a deep breath and remember: self-awareness may be hard-won sometimes, but it is always valuable.
Written in the Planets
Sisterly (and brotherly) love seems to be beaming through the cosmos today. If you can tap into it and spread the vibe around, you’ll likely feel better — and could do more good than you realize. At the same time, you might feel rather focused on how you can feed some part of you that has felt excluded from the party. Can you do that in a truly nourishing way? Note that your thought processes might be at odds with reason and logic if you get mired in the past; do a reality-check if necessary. For all of these reasons (each suggested by a different aspect), you’ll want to watch your drinking closely tonight and plan a sober way for you or friends to get home. As Len Wallick suggested yesterday on Planet Waves, Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces (exact tomorrow) is a big red flag in this department. The more you can do to say goodbye to 2016 with clarity and caution, the better your chances of beginning 2017 on a good foot.