Today is Friday, June 16, 2017
Hebrew date is 22 Sivan 5777
Islamic date is 21 Ramadan 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.18
Julian Day is 2457921
Today’s Birthdays: John Cleveland (1613-1658), Mary Katherine Goddard (1738-1816), Geronimo (1829-1909), Natalia Goncharova (1881-1967), Stan Laurel (1890-1965), Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), Irving Penn (1917-2009), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Carole Ann Ford (1940), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Shami Chakrabarti (1969), Tupac Shakur (1971-1996), John Cho (1972), Keshia Chante (1988).
“I cannot think we are useless or Usen would not have created us. He created all tribes of men and certainly had a righteous purpose in creating each.”
Those Little Gaps of Silence
Dear Friend and Reader:
Within the past year or two, I received a comment from a listener to Planet Waves FM, who complained that I pause too much when I’m speaking. He said that he would be running my program through a "truncate silence" filter, in order to condense my language. He wanted to speed up the pacing of my thought process. Apparently I think too slowly for him; if he only knew.
This is the perfect example of how electric media affects people: we come to expect being overwhelmed. By electric media, I mean the whole story arc of an electrically powered environment, from telegraph to electric light to digital. They all have one thing in common, which is electricity. (Technically, the word electronic refers to the presence of transistors, which are little electric switches.)
The telegraph made it possible for information to reach from the White House to Buckingham Palace at the speed of light (it used to take a month), or for people to play chess in real time, between New York and Baltimore. It was equally good for both purposes.
The electric light blended night and day, which in turn messes with our natural rhythms and our relationship to the natural world, and to the cosmos.
Radio, television and digital overwhelm us with information, opinions, options and images, to the point where it’s nearly impossible to breathe. They scramble sensory balance to the point where it’s difficult to perceive one’s relationship to one’s body.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on June 17 at 4:32 am PDT / 7:32 am EDT (11:32:38 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 Pisces and enters Aries on June 17 at 10:55 am PDT / 1:55 pm EDT (17:54:40 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Gemini.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Neptune stations retrograde at 4:10 am PDT / 7:10 am EDT (11:09:53 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury opposite Varda at 12:06 am PDT / 3:06 am EDT (07:05:43 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Ceres at 1:55 pm PDT / 4:55 pm EDT (20:55:19 UTC).
— Pallas square Thereus at 5:46 pm PDT / 8:46 pm EDT (00:46:13 June 17 UTC).
— Juno sextile Neptune at 8:00 pm PDT / 11:00 pm EDT (03:00:26 June 17 UTC).
If Your Birthday is June 16
(The Day of Capital Investment) | Gemini Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You have the ideas; indeed; you’re at a creative peak. Yet to convince anyone to follow your vision, you need a cohesive plan. Tangible presentations, talking points, and seeking feedback in advance could turn a wispy dream into a film, a recorded work or a promotion. Yet you must maintain discipline in language, in timing and in how you approach people.
Written in the Planets
If you feel ready to put an end to some kind of emotional habit that holds you back or causes you unnecessary pain, it looks like you can. Mars in Cancer today makes a supportive aspect to Nessus in Pisces. Nessus can often indicate a pattern that you’ve inherited in some way from previous generations. Mars, of course, is the action planet. With Mercury conjunct Ceres in Gemini (and still making a tricky aspect to Neptune), you might feel of two minds regarding what actually nourishes you. Remember: if something ends up making you feel bad, there’s a good chance it’s not healthy.