Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017
Hebrew date is 6 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 6 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Men
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.15
Julian Day is 2457758
Today’s Birthdays: Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), Louis Braille (1809-1852), Isaac Pitman (1813-1897), Arthur Conley (1946-2003), Julian Sands (1958), Vanity (1959-2016), Michael Stipe (1960), Peter Steele (1962-2010), Julia Ormond (1965), Mai Meneses (1978).
“I’ve always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.”
— Michael Stipe
Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], in honor of the 125th birth anniversary of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), is an extended special edition in two segments, devoted to the work to which Tolkien himself was most devoted: The Silmarillion. The podcast contains a lot of Tolkien excerpts. Enjoy!
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 today at 8:19 am PST / 11:19 am EST (16:19:32 UTC).
Sun Degree: 15-16 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Mercury enters Sagittarius (retrograde) at 6:17 am PST / 9:17 am EST (14:16:55 UTC).
Moon enters Aries at 8:19 am PST / 11:19 am EST (16:19:32 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Orius at 3:26 am PST / 6:26 am EST (11:26:07 UTC).
— Venus opposite Rhiphonos at 4:24 am PST / 7:24 am EST (12:23:45 UTC).
— Saturn square Eros at 6:35 am PST / 9:35 am EST (14:35:10 UTC).
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When was the last time you had a date with yourself? As in, a serious, solo heart-to-heart with your own libido about what turns you on most. How does that differ from what you’ve been taught to believe should be erotic? Part of what you might discover is that there are limitations to what you can expect others to provide in the arousal department. The real takeaway, however, is figuring out just how wide-open your options are if you push off against those limitations and dive deep into the erotic pool of your own imagination.
Written in the Planets
It is said that only the truth can set you free. The question is, will you actually recognize and believe that truth when you hear it or see it? Today Mercury retrogrades back into the last degree of Sagittarius. There it contacts some other objects, including the Moon (briefly), each in the last degree of Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo, respectively. There seems to be a question of whether or not emotions and thoughts are lining up; notice if you start trying to rationalize away how you’re feeling. Recognizing the ways that your thought processes are influenced (or almost ‘engineered’ in a sense) by your family pattern could offer insights. Any new awareness here could push you toward fertile ground. Take notes so you don’t forget what you’ve learned after Mercury stations direct this weekend.