Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
Hebrew date is 5 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 5 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.14
Julian Day is 2457757
Today’s Birthdays: Cicero (106-43 BCE), J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), Sir George Martin (1926-2016), Robert Loggia (1930-2015), Franklin McCain (1941-2014), John Paul Jones (1946), Zulema (1947-2013), Linda Steiner (1950), Danica McKellar (1975), Kohei Uchimura (1989).
“The mind that thought of light, heavy, grey, yellow, still, swift also conceived of magic that would make heavy things light and able to fly, turn grey lead into yellow gold, and the still rock into a swift water. If it could do the one, it could do the other; it inevitably did both. When we can take green from grass, blue from heaven, and red from blood, we have already an enchanter’s power.”
— J. R. R. Tolkien
Don’t miss tonight’s Planet Waves FM Tolkien special!
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Jan. 5 at 11:47 am PST / 2:47 pm EST (19:46:55 UTC).
Next Full Moon is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC) in Cancer.
Next New Moon is in Aquarius on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Pisces and enters Aries on Jan. 4 at 8:19 am PST / 11:19 am EST (16:19:32 UTC).
Sun Degree: 14-15 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Venus enters Pisces at 11:46 pm Jan. 2 PST / 2:46 am EST (07:46:28 UTC).
Orius enters Capricorn at 2:20 am PST / 5:20 am EST (10:19:43 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars conjunct Teharonhiawako at 10:14 pm Jan. 2 PST / 1:14 am EST (06:14:23 UTC).
— Eros square Chaos at 11:39 pm Jan. 2 PST / 2:39 am EST (07:38:54 UTC).
— Chiron conjunct Eros at 8:02 am PST / 11:02 am EST (16:01:55 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Venus at 11:40 am PST / 2:40 pm EST (19:40:30 UTC).
— Mars square Asbolus at 3:51 pm PST / 6:51 pm EST (23:51:02 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 3
(The Day of Total Involvement) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
People often assert that ignorance is bliss; yet it is also said that knowledge is power. In situations where you will encounter risk and are dependent on others, which is more useful: ignorant bliss or informed power? Think of it this way: the more aware you are of your environment and potential outcomes, the better you can actively contribute to (and therefore to some degree control) the support structure or foundation you need. Once you’ve covered those bases to the best of your ability, you can go with the flow and trust its integrity.
Written in the Planets
Most working people do not have the luxury of being able to skip work on a random Tuesday ‘just because’. So, in lieu of that, consider using your regular off-hours today to take in some art, music or nature, or to express to loved ones just how much they mean to you. If you’ve had some time off for the recent holidays, this might feel overly indulgent. Yet it’s not. Today’s sextile between retrograde Mercury in Capricorn and Venus in Pisces seems to be offering a brief respite from recent heaviness. It’s okay to allow this if you feel drawn in that direction; there will be plenty of occasions to put your nose to the grindstone down the road. If lightness finds you today — especially if it includes an element of sexual healing, thanks to Chiron conjunct Eros in Pisces — take time to bathe in it.