Today is Friday, March 24, 2017
Hebrew date is 26 Adar 5777
Islamic date is 25 Jumada-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.14
Julian Day is 2457837
Today’s Birthdays: Edmond Becquerel (1820-1891), Harry Houdini (1874-1926), Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), Joseph Barbera (1911-2006), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Dario Fo (1926-2016), Steve McQueen (1930-1980), Tabitha King (1949), Nick Lowe (1949), Anita L. Allen (1953), Nena (1960), Jim Parsons (1973), Alyson Hannigan (1974), Lake Bell (1979), Nivea (1982), Finn Jones (1988).
“Our aim is the same as before, to offer theater which reflects the real political situation prevailing today, by depicting the injustice and oppression of society, and by exposing the people who wield the power. The form is ironical, satirical. It is entertaining. We aim to make people laugh, and not only laugh, but to reason as well.”
— Dario Fo
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase today at 7:23 am PDT / 10:23 am EDT (14:23:06 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Aries on March 27-28 at 7:57 pm PDT / 10:57 pm EDT (02:57:09 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Libra is on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on March 25 at 3:06 am PDT / 6:06 am EDT (10:06:19 UTC).
Sun Degree: 4-5 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Orius at 2:47 am PDT / 5:47 am EDT (09:47:28 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Jupiter at 5:45 am PDT / 8:45 am EDT (12:45:13 UTC).
— Chiron sextile Sedna at 3:17 pm PDT / 6:17 pm EDT (22:17:35 UTC).
If Your Birthday is March 24
(The Day of Beguiling Simplicity) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
If you’re used to charging straight up the hill of life in one quick, aggressive shot, you might be chafing a little. It appears you’re in a phase of slower, more careful progress. In especially frustrating moments, it might even feel like you’re backtracking and have to start from scratch all over again. Whether that’s truly the case or just an illusion, it’s an excellent opportunity to notice what you might have missed previously. File away what you learn for future use.
Written in the Planets
Erich Fromm, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, once wrote, “Envy, jealousy, ambition, any kind of greed are passions; love is an action, the practice of human power, which can be practiced only in freedom and never as a result of compulsion. Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a ‘standing in,’ not a ‘falling for.’ In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving.” Today Mercury in Aries, the sign of action, opposes Jupiter and the asteroid Aphrodite in Libra, the sign of relationships. In turn, this opposition is part of a cardinal grand cross involving Uranus and Eris in Aries, Vesta in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. In the midst of all the political upheaval in the world, all of the digital distractions and the seeming sacrifices we’re called to make, Fromm’s words seem especially critical. If you can look out at those whom you relate to, respect them, get to know them and receive their love and generosity, you’re halfway to loving. But thinking about loving isn’t the other half of the process; the gracious act of giving is.