Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Hebrew date is 7 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 8 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Manik’
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.7
Julian Day is 2457730
Today’s Birthdays: Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903-986), Gerard Kuiper (1905-1973), Noam Chomsky (1928), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Bud Spangler (1938-2014), Tom Waits (1949), Jeffrey Wright (1965), Shiri Appleby (1978), Sara Bareilles (1979).
“Personally I’m in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions in the society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism we can’t have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist; that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be established at every level — there’s a little bargaining, a little give and take, but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I’m opposed to political fascism, I’m opposed to economic fascism. I think that until major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it’s pointless to talk about democracy.”
— Noam Chomsky
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], Eric takes a second look at the chart for Monday’s evacuation deadline at Standing Rock. As you’ve probably read, Pres. Obama directed the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the Dakota Access Pipeline an easement to dig under the Missouri River, thus avoiding a violent standoff between North Dakota officials and water protectors.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Dec. 7 at 1:03 am PST / 4:03 am EST (09:02:56 UTC).
Next Full Moon is on Dec. 13-14 at 4:05 pm PST / 7:05 pm EST (00:05:29 UTC).
Next New Moon is on Dec. 28-29 at 10:53 pm PST / 1:53 am EST (06:53:07 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Pisces and enters Aries on Dec. 8 at 2:15 am PST / 5:15 am EST (10:15:27 UTC).
Sun Degree: 16-17 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Venus enters Aquarius at 6:51 am PST / 9:51 am EST (14:51:00 UTC).
Orcus stations retrograde at 12:51 pm PST / 3:51 pm EST (20:51:23 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Amycus at 3:56 am PST / 6:56 am EST (11:55:47 UTC).
— Mars sextile Ceres at 7:46 am PST / 10:46 am EST (15:46:14 UTC).
— Venus square Typhon at 8:31 am PST / 11:31 am EST (16:30:48 UTC).
— Venus opposite Varuna at 9:20 am PST / 12:20 pm EST (17:20:02 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Dec. 7
(The Day of Idiosyncrasy) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Imagine for a moment that you can cast a love spell between your conscious mind and your unconscious emotions, so they’ll work productively with each other. In terms of following through on your intentions with complete conviction, you’d pretty much be unstoppable, wouldn’t you? Even if you think that’s impossible, see what you can do to get the magic going. Start with self-awareness. If you notice you seem to be working at cross-purposes with yourself, investigate those impulses with compassion.
Written in the Planets
With today’s first quarter Moon, you might be feeling your motivation pick up to move some project forward. Feel for what your emotions, dreams or other unconscious hints suggest, and see how well they synthesize with any conscious spiritual framework you might be guiding yourself with. That could be where today’s work is; which is another way of saying that could be where you feel some tension. Venus also moves into Aquarius today. There it aligns with a cluster of minor objects in the first degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). There’s a suggestion here of the ability and desire to associate with a diverse variety of intriguing people — even if they seem to provoke you. Stimulation can come in many forms.