Today is Monday, June 12, 2017
Hebrew date is 18 Sivan 5777
Islamic date is 17 Ramadan 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.14
Julian Day is 2457917
Today’s Birthdays: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), John A. Roebling (1806-1869), Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), Johanna Spyri (1827-1901), Frank Chapman (1864-1945), Weegee (Ascher Fellig) (1899-1968), Sandro Penna (1906-1977), Irwin Allen (1916-1991), Uta Hagen (1919-2004), Margherita Hack (1922-2013), Anne Frank (1929-1945), Jim Nabors (1930), Eddie Adams (1933-2004), Chick Corea (1941), Gregory Alan Williams (1956), Geri Allen (1957), Timothy Busfield (1957), Eamonn Walker (1962), Frances O’Connor (1967), Jason Mewes (1974), Omar Regan (1975), Lil Duval (1977), Robyn (1979), Blake Ross (1985).
“I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me.”
— Anne Frank
Dreams, Truth, Limitations and Negotiation
As we begin this week, Mercury and the Sun are moving into a set of interestingly coordinated aspects. Taken together, the message could be read as: Dream big, but recognize your actual limitations. Keep it real (and ethical) in your thoughts, words and actions.
Getting the week rolling is Mercury in Gemini making a trine to Jupiter in Libra, exact Tuesday (11:45 am EDT / 15:45 UTC). At its simplest, this aspect is pure optimism.
According to Robert Hand, it’s great for making plans for the future, and for business and financial moves and contracts — in part, because it assists in seeing all the possibilities so that you can use them well.
Yet Jupiter is known for being all promise and no follow-through. Being intentionally disciplined will get you further than taking passive or ‘easier’ options. Mercury in this setup taps into the wisdom of Jupiter. You might ask yourself what wisdom is worth these days. More to the point, what is wisdom worth if you don’t act upon it?
Consider that Mercury is simultaneously square Neptune in Pisces (exact Wednesday, but in full effect now). This is a caution to beware of over-idealizing anything you might be doing some Jupiter-style planning around. As Eric put it, “make sure what you believe is really true, even if it’s inconvenient to find out that it’s not.”
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on June 13 at 8:09 am PDT / 11:09 am EDT (15:09:02 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Cancer on June 23-24 at 7:30 pm PDT / 10:30 pm EDT (02:30:38 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Capricorn is on July 8-9 at 9:06 pm PDT / 12:06 am EDT (04:06:30 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius today at 4:44 pm PDT / 7:44 pm EDT (23:44:32 UTC).
Sun Degree: 22-23 Gemini.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Aquarius at 4:44 pm PDT / 7:44 pm EDT (23:44:32 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus conjunct 1992 QB1 at 3:32 am PDT / 6:32 am EDT (10:31:54 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Altjira at 11:58 am PDT / 2:58 pm EDT (18:58:26 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Chaos at 2:28 pm PDT / 5:28 pm EDT (21:28:03 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Pelion at 4:34 pm PDT / 7:34 pm EDT (23:34:08 UTC).
— Sun square Borasisi at 5:26 pm PDT / 8:26 pm EDT (00:26:27 June 13 UTC).
If Your Birthday is June 12
(The Day of Buoyant Optimism) | Gemini Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Each of us has a subjective view of the world by necessity. It’s always possible, of course, to research a subject, check facts, or run your opinion by someone else. That doesn’t mean you need to defer to anyone who tries to interfere with your ideas or plans. You have the right, and to a certain extent the responsibility, to reach your own conclusions about what’s best for you, based on the known facts.
Written in the Planets
Venus in early Taurus makes two conjunctions today: one to 1992 QB1, and one to the centaur Pelion. QB1 is considered the guardian of a threshold, in a liminal sense; Pelion might be seen as representing the home. It’s as if there is an opportunity for a mystical experience or inspired moment that in some way leads you back to yourself, perhaps by reaffirming a core principle as not only valid, but inextricably connected with your being.