Today is Friday, March 31, 2017
Hebrew date is 4 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 3 Rajab 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Imix’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.1
Julian Day is 2457844
Today’s Birthdays: Rene Descartes (1596-1650), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852), Etta Baker (1913-2006), Octavio Paz (1914-1998), Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998), Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), Marge Piercy (1936), Christopher Walken (1943), Al Gore (1948), Rhea Perlman (1948), Sandra Morgen (1950-2016), Angus Young (1955), Ewan McGregor (1971), Tony Yayo (1978), Kate Micucci (1980), Jay Rock (1985).
“History will judge societies and governments — and their institutions — not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.”
— Cesar Chavez
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase today at 2:56 am PDT / 5:56 am EDT (09:55:47 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Libra on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Taurus on April 26 at 5:16 am PDT / 8:16 am EDT (12:16:04 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Taurus and enters Gemini today at 9:40 am PDT / 12:40 pm EDT (16:40:11 UTC).
Sun Degree: 11-12 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Quaoar stations retrograde at 2:07 am PDT / 5:07 am EDT (09:07:34 UTC).
Moon enters Gemini at 9:40 am PDT / 12:40 pm EDT (16:40:11 UTC).
Mercury enters Taurus at 10:30 am PDT / 1:30 pm EDT (17:30:27 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury trine Pholus at 2:54 am PDT / 5:54 am EDT (09:53:41 UTC).
— Sun square Amycus at 10:26 am PDT / 1:26 pm EDT (17:26:03 UTC).
— Ceres square Sila-Nunam at 4:28 pm PDT / 7:28 pm EDT (23:28:21 UTC).
— Sun sextile Asbolus at 6:01 pm PDT / 9:01 pm EDT (01:01:17 April 1 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Typhon at 7:03 pm PDT / 10:03 pm EDT (02:03:32 April 1 UTC).
If Your Birthday is March 31
(The Day of Tenacity) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
As your sense of how your values shape your identity becomes clearer, you may notice that some element of the equation feels at odds with family traditions. It’s true that we can never fully escape the patterns we were born into. Yet, it’s also true that understanding those original dance steps, and integrating their lessons consciously, can be a more effective way of growing beyond them. Today you can combine your insights about who you are with some real strategy and wisdom.
Written in the Planets
Mercury leaves Aries and moves into Taurus today. See if you don’t feel your common sense kicking in a bit better. Mercury in Taurus may focus your mind on more artistic pursuits than usual, and favors learning by doing (rather than reading about something). If you have to deal with financial matters, this is a favorable placement for the planet of the mind. Yet Mercury is also slowing down, and it is entering a sign ruled by a “personal planet” that is currently retrograde: Venus. Be methodical in anything you tackle, and remember that “methodical” is not the same as “stubborn,” should you encounter a curveball.