Today is Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Hebrew date is 25 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 25 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Lamat
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.8
Julian Day is 2458131
Today’s Birthdays: Charles Perrault (1628-1703), Etienne Lenoir (1822-1900), John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008), Swami Vivekananda (1926-2013), Ruth Brown (1928-2006), Cynthia Robinson (1944-2015), Maggie Bell (1945), Haruki Murakami (1949), Walter Mosley (1952), Christiane Amanpour (1958), Jeff Bezos (1964), Olivier Martinez (1966), Mel C (1974), Issa Rae (1985).
“Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.”
— Swami Vivekananda
Dear Friend and Reader:
The astrological traction that has been available to you all week (and which you’ve hopefully used to move some project or facet of life forward) is still in force. Though as we head toward the weekend, there are a couple of shifts in the energy.
I’m referring, of course, to the ‘super-sextile’ that has been the standout aspect this week: Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Venus, the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn. This was the aspect pattern in force for the publication of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s incendiary book about the Trump White House; as we’ve seen, it’s led to renewed debate about Trump’s mental health, and his absurd call for stronger libel laws.
Yet what caught my attention even more strongly this week was the news of heavy rains in Southern California causing deadly mudslides in areas that are bereft of vegetation, thanks to last year’s brutal wildfires. It’s a perfect — though terrible — image of this Scorpio-Capricorn super-sextile: dramatic movement involving water and earth; the cosmically ironic flipside of the “traction” idea used to describe this astrology at the beginning of the week.
As reported by Democracy Now!, climate scientists say the wildfires and extreme weather causing the mudslides (which, so far, have killed at least 17 people) are, in part, a direct result of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s another reminder that the effects of global warming are not far-off things to fear in the future, and they’re not just happening in the background.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (Waning Crescent) phase at 2:29 pm PST / 5:29 pm EST (22:28:49 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 Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on Jan. 14 at 11:42 am PST / 2:42 pm EST (19:42:10 UTC).
Sun Degree: 22-23 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Sagittarius at 11:04 pm Jan. 11 PST / 2:04 am EST (07:04:10 UTC).
Pelion stations direct at 4:59 am PST / 7:59 am EST (12:59:02 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus square Eris at 11:37 pm (Jan.11) 2:37 am EST (07:36:31 UTC).
— Mars square Sila-Nunam at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:33 UTC).
— Mars opposite Bienor 11:40 am PST / 2:40 pm EST (19:40:00 UTC).
— Sun square Eris at 4:38 pm PST / 7:38 pm EST (00:37:55 Jan. 13 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 12
(The Day of the Wild Call) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Maintain your focus, which means applying a measure of discipline to every facet of your life. Saturn is now in your sign, which is granting you a resource to work with, and also making organization and timeliness top priorities. Today’s Mercury-Saturn meeting is a reminder that good ideas take time and patience to develop — and that means persistence.
|Current Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Your sign is somewhat famous for a priggish attitude toward sex. That’s funny, since you’re probably one of the more sexual people you know, even if you veil that with proper attire and an insistence on seeming prim, at nearly any cost.
|Current Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Saturn’s return to your birth sign describes a sense of completeness you have not felt for a very long time, if ever. Take a moment to collect yourself: a week or two of reflecting on your goals and preparing your mind.
Written in the Planets
Over the next couple of days, Venus and the Sun will form squares to Eris and then Uranus. These two bodies are in the last phase of their infamous conjunction before Uranus moves on to Taurus in May. This double square suggests a possible sense of rebellion against the technology that has transformed our lives. Tempting as it might seem, the solution to any frustration you might feel is unlikely to be cutting yourself off from all electrical items and retiring to a cabin in the woods. What you can do with far less trouble is make a little space for yourself to disengage from the constant barrage of social media. Go out for a walk, do some painting or meet real people actually in person. You may, if you wish, consider every such act a blow for humanity, sanity and peace.