Today is Saturday, March 4, 2017
Hebrew date is 6 Adar 5777
Islamic date is 5 Jumada-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.14
Julian Day is 2457817
Today’s Birthdays: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), Garrett Morgan (1877-1963), Halim El-Dabh (1921), Patrick Moore (1923-2012), Barbara McNair (1934-2007), Bobby Womack (1944-2014), Jean O’Leary (1948-2005), Emilio Estefan (1953), Catherine O’Hara (1954), Patricia Heaton (1958), Khaled Hosseini (1965), Len Wiseman (1973), Jason Marsalis (1977).
“It’s the nuts and bolts of storytelling that has always drawn me to write. But with fiction, you write a story and then it takes on a life of its own and it has functions that exceed whatever intentions you had as a writer. Books can become windows into a world.”
— Khaled Hosseini
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on March 5 at 3:32 am PST / 6:32 am EST (11:32:18 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Virgo on March 12 at 7:54 am PDT / 10:54 am EDT (14:53:43 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Aries on March 27-28 at 7:57 pm PDT / 10:57 pm EDT (02:57:09 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Taurus and enters Gemini today at 2:05 am PST / 5:05 am EST (10:05:20 UTC).
Sun Degree: 13-14 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Venus stations retrograde at 1:09 am PST / 4:09 am EST (09:08:52 UTC).
Moon enters Gemini at 2:05 am PST / 5:05 am EST (10:05:20 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Neptune at 3:10 am PST / 6:10 am EST (11:09:55 UTC).
— Sun square Great Attractor at 6:13 am PST / 9:13 am EST (14:12:53 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Psyche at 12:11 pm PST / 3:11 pm EST (20:11:14 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Teharonhiawako at 12:32 pm PST / 3:32 pm EST (20:32:01 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Chariklo at 7:16 pm PST / 10:16 pm EST (03:15:50 March 5 UTC).
If Your Birthday is March 4
(The Day of Creative Isolation) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Today’s an excellent day to put your imagination to artistic use, or to immerse yourself in studying something mysterious or spiritual. Yet the flip side is that trying to be precise and clear in regular interpersonal conversation could be challenging. It’s okay to go with what flows more easily today, and then focus on more detail-oriented tasks another time. The trick is to be honest with yourself about where your mind is at, and choose accordingly. If you can do that, you’re more likely to be honest with others — and to avoid those who might mislead you, whether intentionally or through a misunderstanding.
Written in the Planets
Venus stations retrograde in Aries today, and will continue in apparent backwards motion until April 15. Retrograde planets can be seen as asking a question, prompting a review, or drawing you deeper within yourself. Among the possible themes you might encounter (particularly while Venus is in Aries): questions of individual and collective identity — especially identity as mediated by technology; the idea of relationships as mirrors; and questions about empathy. Also today, Mercury conjoins Neptune in Pisces. That’s a pretty dreamy, slippery mental environment. It suggests that as Venus changes direction, you might want to keep your expectations for clear, direct and firm communication on the low side, especially in intimate relationships. If you can aim loosely for the conversational equivalent of an impressionistic painting — while still being completely honest — things might flow better. You may even find that space to be beautiful, and creatively fertile.