Today is Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Hebrew date is 19 Kislev 5778
Islamic date is 19 Rabi-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.12
Julian Day is 2458095
Today’s Birthdays: Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903-986), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), Willa Cather (1873-1947), Gerard Kuiper (1905-1973), Eli Wallach (1915-2014), Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), Tatamkhulu Afrika (1920-2002), Noam Chomsky (1928), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Armando Manzanero (1935), Melba Pattillo Beals (1941), Bud Spangler (1938-2014), Tom Waits (1949), Harry Chapin (1942-1981), Jeffrey Wright (1965), Shiri Appleby (1978), Sara Bareilles (1979).
“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
— Noam Chomsky
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Dec. 9-10 at 11:51 pm PST / 2:51 am EST (07:51:16 UTC).
Next New Moon in Sagittarius is on Dec. 17-18 at 10:30 pm PST / 1:30 am EST (06:30:20 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Cancer on Jan. 1-2 at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo on Dec. 8 at 3:08 pm PST / 6:08 pm EST (23:08:28 UTC).
Sun Degree: 16-17 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Quaoar enters Capricorn at 7:41 am PST / 10:41 am EST (15:40:59 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus sesquiquadrate Eris at 7:19 am PST / 10:19 am EST (15:18:36 UTC).
— Mercury semi-square Jupiter at 12:05 pm PST / 3:05 pm EST (20:05:21 UTC).
— Sun opposite Asbolus at 1:22 pm PST / 4:22 pm EST (21:22:08 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 7
(The Day of Idiosyncrasy) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You’re in a rare position to attain mastery over how you present yourself to the world, and to get extraordinary results. If you use optimism, generosity and a positive mental orientation as your starting place, you will find it much easier to win friends and influence people. Approach the world from a friendly perspective and that’s how the world will become to you.
Written in the Planets
Today the Sun opposes the centaur planet Asbolus, whose name means “carbon dust” or “soot.” It might just as well refer to grit: Asbolus represents survival, and the human ability to overcome adversity: not necessarily by acts of conspicuous heroism, but rather by getting through, one day at a time. Thanks to recent events, many people are processing challenging memories; and in so doing are discovering new facets of their personal strength and courage. Today, honor yourself for your own resilience: whatever happened in the past, you’re still here — and, perhaps more importantly, you’re still you.