Today is Friday, July 7, 2017
Hebrew date is 13 Tamuz 5777
Islamic date is 13 Shawwal 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.19
Julian Day is 2457942
Today’s Birthdays: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Nettie Stevens (1861-1912), Camillo Golgi (1843-1926), Otto Frederick Rohwedder (1880-1960), Doris McCarthy (1910-2010), Gretchen Franklin (1911-2005), Margaret Walker (1915-1998), Mary Ford (1924-1977), David Eddings (1931-2009), Ringo Starr (1940), Nancy Farmer (1941), Billy Campbell (1959), Jorja Fox (1968), Natsuki Takaya (1973), Michelle Kwan (1980), Ana Kasparian (1986), Capital Steez (1993-2012).
“Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.”
— Ringo Starr
Calling In the Capricorn Full Moon
Dear Friend and Reader:
As I was preparing to write about this Sunday’s powerful Capricorn Full Moon conjunct Pluto, I happened to read a 2015 article by Asam Ahmad titled, “What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic.” I realized the article speaks to one possible level of experiencing this Full Moon, or one of its messages.
The astrological setup is that the Sun in Cancer will oppose the Moon in Capricorn, exact just before 12:07 am EDT on July 9 (04:06:30 UTC). The Moon will be precisely one degree away from a conjunction to Pluto.
The Sun and Moon are both making their way to square Uranus and Eris in Aries, though the Moon will make its square later the same day.
Uranus and Eris in Aries are emblematic of much of the social and political chaos we’re currently living in — particularly as it is experienced via (and is shaped by) digital media.
In this Full Moon chart, Uranus-Eris represents not only our cultural environment, but the way that environment is provoking us — both consciously and unconsciously — and creating a sense of tension you may need to act on.
With the Moon-Pluto conjunction, we get an image of deep emotional transformation, particularly with regard to what has seemed previously set in stone. It also speaks of a sense of loneliness that can be inherent in such a personal, internal process.
The Cancer Sun in opposition sets up an interesting dynamic: emotional sensitivity, but of the kind that could potentially get overly concerned with what’s going on within others, or get a little defensive in reaction to what’s being mirrored. It speaks of the urge to seek safety by identifying with one’s ‘tribe’ or family in reaction to some interpersonal confrontation — such as being faced with changes that are beyond one’s control; or even the attempt to control those changes and others’ emotions anyway.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase on July 8-9 at 9:06 pm PDT / 12:06 am EDT (04:06:30 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Capricorn on July 8-9 at 9:06 pm PDT / 12:06 am EDT (04:06:30 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Leo on July 23 at 2:45 am PDT / 5:45 am PDT (09:45:30 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Sagittarius and enters Capricorn today at 10:44 am PDT / 1:44 pm EDT (17:44:28 UTC).
Sun Degree: 16-17 Cancer.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Haumea stations direct at 9:35 pm July 6 PDT / 12:35 am EDT (04:35:24 UTC).
Moon enters Capricorn at 10:44 am PDT / 1:44 pm EDT (17:44:28 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury sextile Venus at 6:18 am PDT / 9:18 am EDT (13:18:29 UTC).
— Mercury square Pallas at 9:57 am PDT / 12:57 pm EDT (16:56:48 UTC).
— Ceres square Chiron at 10:41 am PDT / 1:41 pm EDT (17:41:28 UTC).
If Your Birthday is July 7
(The Day of Imaginative Revelations) | Cancer Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Maintain a dialog with people in positions of authority and you will maintain your independence. A civilized, ongoing conversation is essential because you’ve reached a phase of your life where you simply cannot be under anyone’s thumb. Yet you’re the one who is wholly responsible for keeping your ongoing affairs on an adult-to-adult level.
Written in the Planets
On one side of the equation are all the ideas your mother had about what is ‘good for you’. On the other side, your inner child yearning to run free and let something loose, come hell or high water. Yet you may find neither of those options quite squares with the nagging feeling (also known as intuition) that the seeming conflict could point you to a deeper level of awareness and healing. That’s where the key lies, if you can use any tension you’re feeling as a springboard for investigation and integration. Today Ceres in Gemini makes an exact square to Chiron in Pisces. The Sagittarius Moon breezes through the aspect pattern just as it’s exact, picking up on Pholus along the way. If you’re still rebelling in any way against your mother’s nurturance (or lack thereof), this could be a good time to begin figuring out why, on the doorstep of the Capricorn Full Moon conjunct Pluto.
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