Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Hebrew date is 19 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 19 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Lamat
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.8
Julian Day is 2457771
Today’s Birthdays: Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666-1723), Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Anne Bronte (1820-1849), May Gibbs (1877-1969), Babu Gulabrai (1888-1963), Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977), Betty White (1922), Eartha Kitt (1927-2008), James Earl Jones (1931), Dalida (1933-1987), Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), Jim Carrey (1962), Michelle Obama (1964), Zooey Deschanel (1980).
“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.”
— Robert Maynard Hutchins
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Jan. 19 at 2:13 pm PST / 5:13 pm EST (22:13:22 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 today at 3:16 am PST / 6:16 am EST (11:15:55 UTC).
Sun Degree: 28-29 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Libra at 3:16 am PST / 6:16 am EST (11:15:55 UTC).
Mors-Somnus stations direct at 11:13 am PST / 2:13 pm EST (19:12:41 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury sextile Nessus at 11:50 pm Jan. 16 PST / 2:50 am EST (07:50:07 UTC).
— Mercury square Logos at 6:15 am PST / 9:15 am EST (14:15:24 UTC), and Makemake at 10:15 am PST / 1:15 pm EST (18:15:23 UTC).
— Jupiter opposite Eris at 8:03 am PST / 11:03 am EST (16:03:35 UTC).
— Mars conjunct Manwe at 1:15 pm PST / 4:15 pm EST (21:14:47 UTC).
— Sun opposite Vesta at 4:38 pm PST / 7:38 pm EST (00:37:56 Jan. 18 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 17
(The Day of the Heavyweight) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Think for a moment about when you see a rainbow: usually it’s after a rainstorm, right? This is a great metaphor for the way that encouraging messages ‘from the universe’ often arrive on the heels of lessons learned through stormy emotional weather. Whatever challenges you’ve been grappling with recently, see if you can find more than just a sliver lining. Look for a deeper message — something that can act as a bridge on an ongoing basis between everyday consciousness and whatever your idea of ‘source’ might be.
Written in the Planets
Everyone knows that rigid beliefs can be polarizing. So what is it about the all-embracing concept of universal love that can engender tension in people? See if you can get under the surface of that puzzle today as Venus in Pisces squares the Great Attractor in Sagittarius. You’ll be aided by Mars making its conjunction to Chiron in Pisces. As Amy Elliott wrote in the Monday Diary, “No-one can hold an aggressive position forever; eventually, there must be a laying down of arms, and an embracing of vulnerability.” If you feel some defensiveness in yourself dissolving, don’t worry; you’re not ‘going soft’, you’re just ready to learn a new lesson. That desire to learn and heal is simply opening some previously closed space to facilitate the process.