Today is Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Hebrew date is 18 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 18 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Imix’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.1
Julian Day is 2458124
Today’s Birthdays: Elizabeth Cotton (1893-1987), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), Yves Tanguy (1900-1955), Jeane Dixon (1904-1997), Kathleen Kenyon (1906-1978), George Reeves (1914-1959), Sam Phillips (1923-2003), Hosea Williams (1926-2000), Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), Robert Duvall (1931), Umberto Eco (1932-2016), Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1938), Diane Keaton (1946), Ted Lange (1948), Chris Stein (1950), Marilyn Manson (1969), Bradley Cooper (1975), January Jones (1978).
“Like an insistent child, constantly call to the Divine Mother until She says: ‘All right, what is it you want?’ She is so busy with creation, She doesn’t reply at once; but to the naughty child who cries and cries for Her, She will come.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Fire and Fury, a la Scorpio and Capricorn
Dear Friend and Reader:
Even if the New Year’s Day Full Moon did not herald any major events in your personal life, this first week of 2018 still managed to begin with exceptional drama: namely, Pres. Trump’s incendiary, innuendo-loaded tweet taunting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Michael Wolff’s tell-all book describing the insanity in the current White House. We have some juicy astrology brewing, which means you can expect things to get stranger.
Just in case you’re on a January news fast and cleanse, here are the basics of what’s just unfolded: Earlier this week Kim Jong Un announced the reopening of the hotline with South Korea’s leaders (which Trump is now claiming credit for). Jong-un also mentioned in his New Year’s address that he will only use North Korea’s nukes defensively, and that “the entire mainland of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office.”
Not to be outdone, Trump took to Twitter on Jan. 2, announcing, “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un (sic) just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
For real. This is what the President of the United States just proclaimed in public. It smacks of penis anxiety; except, well… “button”? Does Trump actually have clitoris envy?
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full Phase and enters Waning Gibbous phase today at 12:05 am PST / 3:05 am EST (08:04:32 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Capricorn on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo today at 12:12 am PST / 3:12 am EST (08:11:56 UTC).
Sun Degree: 15-16 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Virgo at 12:12 am PST / 3:12 am EST (08:11:56 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars square Ceres at 11:27 pm Jan. 4 PST / 2:27 am EST (07:26:46 UTC).
— Mars square Praamzius at 2:30 am PST / 5:30 am EST (10:30:10 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Chariklo at 7:25 am PST / 10:25 am EST (15:25:16 UTC).
— Mercury square Manwe at 2:31 pm PST / 5:31 pm EST (22:30:47 UTC).
— Venus quincunx Asbolus at 3:06 pm PST / 6:06 pm EST (23:05:54 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 5
(The Day of Recovery) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
An alignment between Mars and Jupiter on your birthday is inviting you to live with passion, gusto and the confidence that you have nothing to hide. Indeed, you may feel a calling to step into some aspect of public life, whether in some form of leadership, taking on a social cause, or as an entertainer. The limelight will be following you wherever you go. You share a birthday with Alvin Ailey, Diane Keaton, and Marilyn Manson.
|Current Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Stop yourself every time you notice yourself saying, “But what would my [mother/father/family] think?” This may be subtle; it may be below the level of tangible inner dialog, though the message will still come through.
|Current Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Saturn’s return to your birth sign describes a sense of completeness you have not felt for a very long time, if ever. Take a moment to collect yourself: a week or two of reflecting on your goals and preparing your mind.
Written in the Planets
As Mars moves into its conjunction with Jupiter on Saturday, you’ll want to catch that wave as it builds. Both Mars and Jupiter favor being proactive with their energy, so get moving today on goals and desires. Yet Mars is also making a square to Ceres in Leo. Are you using your power and energy to help, nurture and nourish others? If your self-esteem was blocked as a child, you’ll want to notice whether you’re taking that out on others whom you’re in a position to care for now (including adults, and including yourself). Don’t be too proud or secretive to admit it, if so; just do your best to be conscious of the dynamic so you can self-correct. The waning Moon moving into Virgo could be very useful for ‘fresh new year’ tidying and organizing projects, if you’re in need of a productive outlet for your energy.