Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Hebrew date is 26 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 25 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 7 K’an
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.4
Julian Day is 2457807
Today’s Birthdays: George Washington (1732-1799), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), Luis Bunuel (1900-1983), Edward Gorey (1925-2000), Kenneth Williams (1926-1988), Ted Kennedy (1932-2009), Ishmael Reed (1938), Terry Eagleton (1943), Harvey Mason (1947), Julius Erving (1950), Julie Walters (1950), Nigel Planer (1953), Kyle Maclachlan (1959), Steve Irwin (1962-2006), Jeri Ryan (1968), Lea Salonga (1971), Drew Barrymore (1975).
“Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”
— George Washington
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase today at 1:08 pm PST / 4:08 pm EST (21:08:15 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Pisces on Feb. 26 at 6:58 am PST / 9:58 am EST (14:58:19 UTC), and is an annular solar eclipse.
Corresponding Full Moon in Virgo is on March 12 at 6:54 am PST / 9:54 am EST (14:53:43 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Feb. 23 at 9:17 am PST / 12:17 pm EST (17:17:16 UTC).
Sun Degree: 4-5 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars square Pluto at 1:20 am PST / 4:20 am EST (09:02:30 UTC).
— Sun square Huya at 10:14 am PST / 1:14 pm EST (18:14:16 UTC).
— Jupiter opposite Eris at 2:14 pm PST / 5:14 pm EST (22:13:54 UTC).
— Mercury square Sedna at 7:29 pm PST / 10:29 pm EST (03:29:23 Feb. 23 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 22
(The Day of Universality) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Modern relationship orthodoxy in the digital age would seem to dictate that ‘fast, glamorous and mediated by online personas’ is the only way. But is it? Of course not. Yet if you feel like that’s all you see when you look out into the world, you might start to wonder. Take a moment to think about the times you’ve felt most loving, and most loved, in your past relationships (and yes, your relationships with your pets totally count). If that’s the feeling you’re looking for, that’s the feeling you’ll want to offer others — and to yourself, first and foremost.
Written in the Planets
How would you describe yourself: as looking for creative ways to positively transform your life and the world around you; or as determined to get ahead, no matter how ruthless or underhanded you need to be? True, those two positions are quite different from each other. Yet both could describe today’s square between Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. That is, both scenarios describe high levels of energy looking for an outlet. Remember, even the most proactive, altruistic motives can meet with opposition and challenges to your ego. You might have to adjust your methods. Yet you can still align with your intentions — and get good work done — if you stay ethical.