Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017
Hebrew date is 7 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 7 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.16
Julian Day is 2457759
Today’s Birthdays: Jeane Dixon (1904-1997), Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), Robert Duvall (1931), Umberto Eco (1932-2016), Diane Keaton (1946), Ted Lange (1948), Vinnie Jones (1965), Marilyn Manson (1969), Bradley Cooper (1975), January Jones (1978).
“Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country you had merely to control the army and the police. Today it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d’etat, still use tanks. If a country has reached a high degree of industrialization the whole scene changes. The day after the fall of Khrushchev, the editors of Pravda, Izvestiia, the heads of the radio and television were replaced; the army wasn’t called out. Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications.”
— Umberto Eco
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 Aries and enters Taurus on Jan. 6 at 12:18 pm PST / 3:18 pm EST (20:17:53 UTC).
Sun Degree: 16-17 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Juno trine Uranus at 12:46 am PST / 3:46 am EST (08:45:52 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Pallas at 4:50 am PST / 7:50 am EST (12:49:52 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Quaoar at 5:22 am PST / 8:22 am EST (13:21:41 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Nessus at 8:36 pm PST / 11:36 pm EST (04:36:30 Jan. 6 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 5
(The Day of Recovery) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
The New Year’s resolution has become a universal byword for an intention that is not sustained. Yet, if you wish, this year you can move forward with some profound changes for the better. You have the energy and determination; all that’s required is an informed decision as to where you will use it.
Written in the Planets
Venus is making contact today with both Pallas and Nessus in early Pisces. This indicates that there may be something useful to discover from your learned responses to a specific situation, such as hearing “How are you?” and automatically replying, “I’m fine, thanks.” Of course, doing this is a social necessity, though you might ask yourself what you would say to this broad question if you had to be entirely accurate. Knowing that is often the first step toward healing or growth.