Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Hebrew date is 23 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 23 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 1 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.12
Julian Day is 2457775
Today’s Birthdays: Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916), Umberto Nobile (1885-1978), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912-2000), William Unger (1913-2013), Lola Flores (1923-1995), Placido Domingo (1941), Elaine Showalter (1941), Edwin Starr (1942-2003), Billy Ocean (1950), Geena Davis (1956), Brian Hildebrand (1962-1999), Ken Leung (1970).
“Dancing is just an expression of what is in your soul; the movements that you make are almost automatic based on that.”
— Lola Flores
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Jan. 23-24 at 5:24 pm PST / 8:24 pm EST (01:24:14 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 Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Jan. 22 at 2:45 am PST / 5:45 am EST (10:45:00 UTC).
Sun Degree: 2-3 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Typhon at 9:30 pm Jan. 20 PST / 12:30 am EST (05:30:31 UTC).
— Mars sextile Sedna at 8:41 am PST / 11:41 am EST (16:41:33 UTC).
— Mars square Ixion at 3:16 pm PST / 6:16 pm EST (23:16:00 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 21
(The Day of the Frontrunner) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Often one is spurred to show an inventively humanitarian spirit in response to the inspiring, beautiful acts of others. Yet sometimes it is actually the things that are scary, violent or destructive which motivate us to embody forward-thinking ideals for the good of all. Today may be a particularly opportune time for you to hone your awareness of the second scenario, and get to work.
Written in the Planets
In one of the upcoming sign readings for The Book of Your Life, Eric writes of the centaur planet Ixion: “Ixion can represent sexual aggression, transgression of boundaries, suspension of ethics, and acting in a way that people don’t matter.” Today Mars in Pisces squares Ixion in Sagittarius. With Mars in Pisces upping the sensitivity ante, you’ll want to watch how you react to things that upset you — especially anything that smacks of injustice or amorality. It does not give you the green light to react in kind; remember, two wrongs never make a right. If you’re feeling slighted, injured or transgressed-against, see if you can tap the Piscean Mars’ positive side: artistic and musical expression, and deeply intuitive understanding.