Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
Hebrew date is 17 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 17 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Kimi
Mayan Long Count is 220.127.116.11.6
Julian Day is 2457769
Today’s Birthdays: Lewis Terman (1877-1956), Jean Bugatti (1909-1939), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970), Steve O’Connor (1920-2000), Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Mary Hogg (1947), Ronnie Van Zant (1948-1977), Sister Carol (1959).
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase today at 3:47 pm PST / 6:47 pm EST (23:46:56 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Aquarius on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Leo is on Feb. 10-11 at 4:33 pm PST / 7:33 pm EST (00:32:49 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Virgo and enters Libra on Jan. 17 at 3:16 am PST / 6:16 am EST (11:15:55 UTC).
Note: In yesterday’s report, I mistakenly said the Moon was to enter Virgo today. The webpage has now been corrected. Sorry for any confusion. — Amy
Sun Degree: 26-27 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Eros conjunct Salacia at 7:59 am PST / 10:59 am EST (15:59:37 UTC).
— Echeclus square Pluto at 9:07 am PST / 12:07 pm EST (17:07:24 UTC).
— Mars square Chaos at 12:55 pm PST / 3:55 pm EST (20:54:45 UTC).
— Vesta square Rhadamanthus at 4:51 pm PST / 7:51 pm EST (00:51:19 Jan. 16 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Jan. 15
(The Day of Heroic Inevitability) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Tell someone what you’re thinking of. Sure, you might raise an eyebrow or two, because the idea you’ve discovered could bring about significant cultural change or a deviation from the perceived norm, and that might seem too risky for some. Nevertheless, you’re on to something, and you also know how best to articulate it. So go ahead and do just that.
Written in the Planets
Mercury retrograde ended a few days ago (on Jan. 8), though it’s still working itself through what’s called the second shadow phase. It takes some adjustment to get used to the ‘new’ quality of Mercury once it’s changed directions, so give this a little time. Be patient as you work out the details of things that seemed to be stuck. Notice whether issues you were concerned about a month ago still matter to you today. Notice whether things that seemed to be broken still are broken. Mercury won’t enter new territory until Friday Jan. 27. Until then we’ll see lots of things come out in the wash — in the public and private spheres. But the big event is on Jan. 29, when Mercury makes the conjunction to Pluto that it almost made right before it went retrograde. That is a moment of revelation.