Today is Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Hebrew date is 14 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 14 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 kab’an
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.17
Julian Day is 2458120
Today’s Birthdays: Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), Jane Marcet (1969-1858), Dan Katchongva (1860-1972), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), Qi Baishi (1864-1957), E. M. Forster (1879-1970), J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), Milt Jackson (1923-1999), Ernest Tidyman (1928-1984), Joe Orton (1933-1967), Matt Robinson (1937-2002), Frank Langella (1938), Don Novello (1943), Olivia Goldsmith (1949-2004), Grandmaster Flash (1958), Verne Troyer (1969), Gia Coppola (1987).
“You asked me how to get out of the finite dimensions when I feel like it. I certainly don’t use logic when I do it. Logic’s the first thing you have to get rid of.”
— J. D. Salinger
Dancing in the New Year with a Full Moon
As we close out yet another year in which ‘the unthinkable’ and ‘the unexpected’ became nearly cliché and monotonous, you might be eager to leave 2017 behind and wipe your hands of it. Of course, the turn of the calendar is never exactly the clean break we often wish it were. This year, however, the New Year does begin with an energy peak — a Full Moon — with some surprisingly fitting themes that might help you to transition better.
This is the Cancer Full Moon, with the Moon in Cancer opposite the Sun in Capricorn, at 11+ degrees of their signs (properly known as 12 degrees). This Full Moon is exact at 9:24 pm EST on Jan. 1 (2:24 UTC Jan. 2). At the most basic level, moving toward a Full Moon is likely to amp up the emotional stakes on New Year’s Eve.
Many people (maybe you) pile a lot of expectation and meaning onto how and with whom they spend this particular holiday night. Remember empathy for others’ sensitivities, and to keep things light for yourself. This Full Moon could also feel like someone who’s all business facing off against someone who’s super-emotional and easily swayed by others’ moods. You might be inclined to get practical and solve problems, while a partner just wants to mother everybody (including you) whether they need it or not.
Neptune in Pisces making harmonious aspects to the Moon and Sun heightens the emotional and psychic sensitivity, and adds a good dose of creativity, idealism and a willingness to help others. Venus in Capricorn conjunct the Sun is another factor in the chart. This looks like a desire for strong emotional contact (especially in private) just prior to the Full Moon’s peak, which then gives way to a more easygoing vibe (especially in public) as the Moon moves on.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase today at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 Jan. 2 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Capricorn on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer today at 12:10 am PST / 3:10 am EST (08:10:01 UTC).
Sun Degree: 11-12 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Cancer at 12:10 am PST / 3:10 am EST (08:10:01 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Jupiter square Praamzius at 12:56 am PST / 3:56 am EST (08:56:02 UTC).
— Venus square Elatus at 9:32 am PST / 12:32 pm EST (17:31:58 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Amycus at 11:04 am PST / 2:04 pm EST (19:03:58 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 1
(The Day of the Emotional Organizer) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
The Sun and Neptune aligning in your anniversary chart indicate that your intuition is spot on. You already know the truth. Yet it will help if you don’t invest your precious energy into doubting yourself. Rather, trust your perceptions and see what happens when you act on them. Even small experiments will demonstrate that you know more than you think.
Written in the Planets
Happy New Year! Astrologically, 2018 kicks off with unusual spectacle, helping usher in the Saturn-in-Capricorn era with a potent Cancer Full Moon. One message seems to be standing out: if you want to step up a gear in your life, do so with the aid of all you’ve learned so far, and with the cumulative wisdom of your elders at your back. There is a temptation all too often to discard wholesale the teachings of the past, with the result that many true pearls are thrown away with the sludge. Be discerning rather than dismissive; you are still building on a foundation.