Today is Friday, June 9, 2017
Hebrew date is 15 Sivan 5777
Islamic date is 14 Ramadan 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Chuwen
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.11
Julian Day is 2457914
Today’s Birthdays: George Stephenson (1781-1848), Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917), Cole Porter (1891-1964), Les Paul (1915-2009), Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012), Charles Wuorinen (1938), Charles Webb (1939), Kiran Bedi (1949), Patricia Cornwell (1956), Michael J. Fox (1961), Aaron Sorkin (1961), Johnny Depp (1963), Tamela Mann (1966), Matthew Bellamy (1978), Michaela Conlin (1978), Natalie Portman (1981), Anoushka Shankar (1981), Logan Browning (1989).
“When I felt rather overcome with my father’s opposition, I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this or something else, that I could not live without some real work.”
— Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Full Moon Door (or The Laws of Chaos)
Dear Friend and Reader:
Before I touch on Friday’s Sagittarius Full Moon or today’s testimony by James Comey, I want to review one issue.
Donald Trump is currently president of the United States, and he didn’t win the election. He got 2,864,974 fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. Many presidents have won by a far smaller margin of victory, most notably John F. Kennedy, who beat Richard Nixon by just 112,827 votes — a margin of just 0.17%.
This is the simple truth. Trump lost the election, and won this weird thing called the “electoral vote.” I am aware that the Electoral College is in the federal constitution. So too is the idea that a black person is three-fifths of a person.
The actual issue of Trump losing the election but still taking office is not about the law; it’s not about politics; it’s a moral issue. The last time someone lost the “popular vote,” which means the vote, we got George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and a series of disastrous wars that have yet to end.
We got the Sept. 11 incident, which the administration knew was about to happen. We got the PATRIOT Act. We got torture and “extraordinary rendition.” We got uncontrolled surveillance of our telephones and internet accounts.
Someone losing the election and taking office is more than a bad omen. The person holding office has no moral allegiance to the country or to its people. Why would they?
They can satisfy themselves with the idea that their “victory” was constitutional, and technically lawful. That’s not the same as knowing that a majority of the people support you, under a system of government where the majority opinion is the one our elections are supposed to be based on.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase today at 6:09 am PDT / 9:09 am EDT (13:09:31 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 Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on June 10 at 4:36 am PDT / 7:36 am EDT (11:36:10 UTC).
Sun Degree: 19-20 Gemini.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Jupiter stations direct at 7:02 am PDT / 10:02 am EDT (14:02:31 UTC).
Elatus stations direct at 7:09 am PDT / 10:09 am (14:08:41 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun (18 ge 57’36”) opposite Varda at 7:59 am PDT / 10:59 am EDT (14:58:51 UTC).
— Venus (3 ta 18’8″) sextile Mars at 8:41 am PDT / 11:41 am EDT (15:40:55 UTC).
— Rhiphonos square Sedna at 7:35 pm PDT / 10:35 pm EDT (02:35:12 June 10 UTC).
If Your Birthday is June 9
(The Day of Mental Insistence) | Gemini Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Take a serious approach to your business partnerships and you will be rewarded with mature accomplishments. In any relationship where business is mixed with personal interests, business must come first and foremost, if you want the relationship to last.
Written in the Planets
Today’s Full Moon in Sagittarius (opposite the Gemini Sun) could feel like it has moved something along at a faster pace than what you’re used to or expected. Yet it’s also likely to provide information you can use. Whether that comes in the form of literal data, a conversation, some level of felt or intuited insight, reassurance, a challenge, a fresh look at reality, a full-on confrontation, or some other surge of energy, will depend on your personal circumstances. A quick inventory of what’s confirmed to be real versus what’s just an idea or a wish could help. Venus and Mars in harmony get feelings and actions working together; put that energy to good, friendly use.