Today is Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
Hebrew date is 9 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 9 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.18
Julian Day is 2457761
Today’s Birthdays: Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), Al Bowlly (1899-1941), Alan Napier (1903-1988), John Brownlee (1900-1969), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Gene L. Coon (1924-1973), Danny Steinmann (1942-2012), Danny Williams (1942-2005).
“I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.”
— Zora Neale Hurston
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on Jan. 8-9 at 8:49 pm PST / 11:49 pm EST (04:48:42 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 Taurus and enters Gemini on Jan. 8 at 2:06 pm PST / 5:06 pm EST (22:06:05 UTC).
Sun Degree: 18-19 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury square Salacia at 9:30 pm Jan. 6 PST / 12:30 am EST (05:30:25 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Pluto-Charon at 10:45 pm Jan. 6 PST / 1:45 am EST (06:44:43 UTC).
— Saturn square Manwe at 2:14 am PST / 5:14 am EST (10:14:26 UTC).
— Juno square Chiron at 4:16 am PST / 7:16 am EST (12:16:33 UTC).
— Pallas conjunct Nessus at 8:10 pm PST / 11:10 pm EST (04:10:37 Jan. 8 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 7
(The Day of Unusual Interests) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s possible you’re becoming aware of a situation or object that is ripe for change. If that’s the case, you’ll want to carefully consider what needs to be done, and take things slowly. While this urge to evolve or repair something might not seem especially ‘profound’, anything that helps you get under the surface fits the theme. As long as this action is self-directed and is not about someone’s ego, you’ll likely appreciate where it takes you.
Written in the Planets
“Stop, look and listen” is advice every child learns when being taught how to cross the street safely. Yet it applies to adults, too — even more so when Mercury is preparing to station direct (which it does tomorrow). Today you’ll want to really pause your action, truly register what you’re looking at, and listen both to what is being said and to what is left unsaid. It’s okay to ask questions to be sure you’re on the same page as others. Today’s Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is another element urging you to get fully involved in whatever you engage with. How can you move it toward its next stage? What new understanding of its (or your) growth cycle is becoming clear? Juno in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces asks: What do you believe you need for your next step in healing, and how do you need to express that?