Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Hebrew date is 27 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 26 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.5
Julian Day is 2457808
Today’s Birthdays: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), W. E. B. DuBois (1868-1963), Majel Barrett (1932-2008), Johnny Winter (1944-2014), Allan Boesak (1945), Rebecca Goldstein (1950), Clayton Anderson (1959), Daymond John (1969), Niecy Nash (1970), Aziz Ansari (1983), Emily Blunt (1983), Dakota Fanning (1994).
“I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wish to make them better.”
— George Frideric Handel
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Feb. 26 at 6:58 am PST / 9:58 am EST (14:58:19 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 today at 9:17 am PST / 12:17 pm EST (17:17:16 UTC).
Sun Degree: 5-6 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Aquarius at 9:17 am PST / 12:17 pm EST (17:17:16 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun conjunct Nessus at 11:40 pm Feb. 22 PST / 2:40 am EST (07:39:46 UTC).
— Ceres square Crantor at 9:25 am PST / 12:25 pm EST (17:25:11 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Saturn at 1:45 pm PST / 4:45 pm EST (21:44:57 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 23
(The Day of the Viable Candidate) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
The time is ripe for some serious psychic housecleaning. This can certainly be an intense process, but — much as when you literally scrub a surface down until it gleams — the end result, if not the task itself, can be wonderfully satisfying.
Written in the Planets
This is a good day for really knuckling down and getting on with things. Mercury’s contact with Saturn, alongside the Moon in Aquarius, suggest that clarity, diligence and a certain earnestness may be both easier than usual and well rewarded. If you’re sometimes inclined to put off tasks for just the right day, well…here it is.