Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
Hebrew date is 1 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 30 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.19
Julian Day is 2457782
Today’s Birthdays: Joan II of Navarre (1312-1349), Henry VII of England (1457-1509), Mustafa III (1717-1774), Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900), Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Edith M. Flanigen (1929), Alan Alda (1936), John Tavener (1944-2013), Sarah McLachlan (1968), Rakim (1968), Elijah Wood (1981).
“Failure to recognize one’s own absolute significance is equivalent to a denial of human worth; this is a basic error and the origin of all unbelief. If one is so faint-hearted that he is powerless even to believe in himself, how can he believe in anything else? The basic falsehood and evil of egoism lie not in this absolute self-consciousness and self-evaluation of the subject, but in the fact that, ascribing to himself in all justice an absolute significance, he unjustly refuses to others this same significance. Recognizing himself as a centre of life (which as a matter of fact he is), he relegates others to the circumference of his own being and leaves them only an external and relative value.”
— Vladimir S. Soloviev
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Jan. 31 at 8:29 am PST / 11:29 am EST (16:28:42 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Feb. 10-11 at 4:33 pm PST / 7:33 pm EST (00:32:49 UTC), and is a penumbral lunar eclipse.
Next New Moon is in Pisces on Feb. 26 at 6:58 am PST / 9:58 am EST (14:58:19 UTC), and is an annular solar eclipse.
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on Jan. 29 at 8:10 am PST / 11:10 am EST (16:10:18 UTC).
Sun Degree: 9-10 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Mars enters Aries at 9:39 pm Jan. 27 PST / 12:39 am EST (05:38:52 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars square Quaoar at 10:33 pm Jan. 27 PST / 1:33 am EST (06:33:22 UTC).
— Venus sextile Sedna at 9:59 am PST / 12:59 pm EST (17:59:15 UTC).
— Sun square Mors-Somnus at 2:13 pm PST / 5:13 pm EST (22:13:25 UTC).
— Venus trine Vesta at 2:40 pm PST / 5:40 pm EST (22:40:06 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 28
(The Day of Outstanding Achievements) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It is natural to witness the injustices of the world and pass judgment. Yet who among us is truly and fully innocent in our personal lives? You might consider loosening your expectations of those closest to you (assuming they are not abusive) — and of yourself, if you think you’ve fallen short in your relationships. We are, each of us, only human. It’s possible to aspire to a high ethical code and still allow space for the fact that you and those you love are learning as you go.
Written in the Planets
With Mercury fully out of shadow phase, and Mars entering its home-sign of Aries today, there’s a strong green light for taking action. And since the first degree of Aries is THE Aries Point, don’t be surprised if the action you feel most compelled to take is informed by some intersection of your personal concerns with collective or political issues. Awareness of the groups and communities you’re part of is being emphasized especially strongly now. Yet what’s particularly exciting about Mars at 1 Aries is that it is squaring and opposing two minor objects, respectively: Quaoar, the Tongvan creator god who danced the universe into being (in Capricorn); and Siwa, the Slavic goddess of fertility (in Libra). Get moving on what you want to create. And if you have sex without intending to make a baby, use protection.