Today is Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Hebrew date is 28 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 27 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Kimi
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.6
Julian Day is 2457809
Today’s Birthdays: Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Abe Vigoda (1921-2016), Pablo Milanes (1943), Barry Bostwick (1945), Sid Meier (1954), Steve Jobs (1955-2011), Judith Butler (1956), Kristin Davis (1965), Billy Zane (1966), Brian Schmidt (1967), Manon Rheaume (1972), Chad Hugo (1974), Bonnie Somerville (1974), Earl Sweatshirt (1994).
“I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women’s safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. I was never against the category of men.”
— Judith Butler
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 Aquarius and enters Pisces on Feb. 25-26 at 4:24 pm PST / 7:24 pm EST (00:24:18 UTC).
Sun Degree: 6-7 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun sextile Ceres at 10:35 pm Feb. 23 PST / 1:35 am EST (06:35:03 UTC).
— Sun sextile Juno at 10:21 am PST / 1:21 pm EST (18:20:54 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Rhiphonos at 10:22 am PST / 1:22 pm EST (18:22:04 UTC).
— Mars square Vesta at 4:10 pm PST / 7:10 pm EST (00:10:23 Feb. 25 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 25
(The Day of Sacrifice) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Can you stand uncompromisingly in your own truth? Today’s astrology suggests two ways you can support that endeavor. On one side, there’s an indication that taking the lead in carefully structuring how you express your emotional needs (especially in relationships) would be beneficial. Stand on solid ground, but beware of camping out in the past. Balancing this on the other side is a symbol of nourishing your body in tangible ways. Remember that when you take the initiative to care for your body from the inside out, your emotional wellbeing benefits immeasurably.
Written in the Planets
What do you actually want to devote yourself to? What feels like service, and what feels like sacrifice? You might notice some tension today between your strongest desires for yourself and what might feel like a social imperative to care for others. But do you really have to choose one or the other? Mars in Aries is square retrograde Vesta in Cancer. While that might put you under pressure, remember that the remedy is to take some action. Maybe the solution is simply to choose what order to go in, and you’ll find a way to integrate the two sides of the equation? An additional thought: both Mars and Vesta have strong erotic connotations. Sometimes it’s easier to show others some lovin’ after you’ve taken care of yourself, first.