Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
Hebrew date is 4 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 3 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 Ik’
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.2
Julian Day is 2457785
Today’s Birthdays: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Alan Lomax (1915-2002), Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), Chuck Willis (1928-1958), Philip Glass (1937), John Lydon (1956), Dexter Fletcher (1966), Minnie Driver (1970), Portia de Rossi (1973), Justin Timberlake (1981).
“The important thing is how [you are] connected to the past. Does that represent not only continuity, but does it bring us closer to something that’s richer, that’s more interesting? What have we brought to the world and what do we leave behind us and what does the future have for us? The future … is in our children. It’s in our friends. It’s in our work. It’s all around us.”
— Philip Glass
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase today 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 Pisces and enters Aries today at 1:46 pm PST / 4:46 pm EST (21:46:25 UTC).
Sun Degree: 12-13 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Aries at 1:46 pm PST / 4:46 pm EST (21:46:25 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Ceres trine Pholus at 9:08 pm Jan. 30 PST / 12:08 am EST (05:08:09 UTC).
— Vesta square Haumea at 10:20 pm Jan. 30 PST / 1:20 am EST (06:19:55 UTC).
— Mercury square Uranus at 7:31 pm PST / 10:31 pm EST (03:31:29 Feb. 1 UTC).
— Juno square Salacia at 8:01 pm PST / 11:01 pm EST (04:00:54 Feb. 1 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 31
(The Day of Poetic Song) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
What is the difference between those who enact great ideas and those who do not? Sometimes it’s about having the idea in the first place. But often a bigger factor is being willing to step past fear and ego so your inner genius has space to come through — and then persevering with it. Today you have some extra mental strength available to help you steady whatever unexpected intuitive impulses come through. Write down your ideas before the chaos around you sweeps them away, so you can review and fine-tune them tomorrow — and then get to the work of enacting them.
Written in the Planets
At a certain point in a person’s desire for spiritual ‘enlightenment’, a crucial concept becomes clear: enlightenment does not mean receiving as many lofty, esoteric teachings as possible from all the best gurus. It means offering yourself to ‘hold the world together’ in whatever small ways you can. That is, it means loving as a verb: living life as a series of acts of compassionate activism that serve the highest good of all concerned. It’s not the same as striving to be ‘pure’ or ‘perfect’, so don’t get hung up on how often you fall short of your ideals. Think of it more as an ongoing experiment in kindness and generosity, to the best of your ability at any given moment. Some moments will go better than others. That’s okay — you’re only human. With Venus in Pisces still square the Galactic Core in Sagittarius (our ‘cosmic homing signal’), it seems we’re at a point of tension and integration with these themes. Do what you can.