Today is Monday, March 6, 2017
Hebrew date is 8 Adar 5777
Islamic date is 7 Jumada-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.16
Julian Day is 2457819
Today’s Birthdays: Michelangelo (1475-1564), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), Lou Costello (1906-1959), Frankie Howerd (1917-1992), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), David Gilmour (1946), Kiki Dee (1947), Rob Reiner (1947), D. L. Hughley (1963), Alan Davies (1966), Connie Britton (1967), Moira Kelly (1968), Shaquille O’Neal (1972), Beanie Sigel (1974), Chris Tomson (1984).
“Insufferable vanity has convinced humans that nature has been made only for them, as though the sun, a huge body four hundred and thirty-four times as large as the earth, had been lit only to ripen our crab apples and cabbages.”
— Cyrano de Bergerac
Feel the Momentum: Venus Retrograde, Full Moon
Well, it’s been an exciting weekend, hasn’t it?
Venus is now retrograde, which shifts the emotional momentum of our moment in one gesture. The retrograde lasts through April 15. And at the same time the Moon is heading into full phase; the Virgo Full Moon happens March 12, a week from now, but this one is going to gather energy and go off like a clap of thunder.
In case you weren’t following The New York Times or cable news this weekend, I was there watching it for you (in between planning my new class, on Karma, Reincarnation and Astrology).
As Venus stationed retrograde (literally within an hour), POTUS was awake at 3 am tweeting up a storm about how Pres. Obama allegedly ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower. He offered no evidence, though given all the Russia business, it’s presumable that the CIA (not Obama) wanted to keep an eye on him. The remarkable thing is how closely connected the tweeting was to the station-retrograde.
He was also tweeting about Arnold Schwarzenegger and the ratings of Celebrity Apprentice, leading some to wonder if he needs a brain scan, or whether we’re all unwittingly caught up in an episode of Reality White House.
On Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon did an Emmy-ready impression of Attorney General Jeff Sessions waiting at a bus stop, conversing with his neighbors.
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on March 8 at 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST (23:00:19 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 Gemini and enters Cancer today at 4:54 am PST / 7:54 am EST (12:54:06 UTC).
Sun Degree: 15-16 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Cancer at 4:54 am PST / 7:54 am EST (12:54:06 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun sextile Bienor at 12:32 am PST / 3:32 am EST (08:32:16 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Bienor at 8:19 am PST / 11:19 am EST (16:18:46 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Mercury at 4:29 pm PST / 7:29 pm EST (00:28:40 March 7 UTC).
If Your Birthday is March 6
(The Day of the Beauty Lovers) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
If you have a creative project in mind, it’s important that you understand you have the freedom to pursue it. It’s true that good ideas sometimes pass unrecognized by a public clamoring to be entertained constantly. It’s also beside the point. The essence of creativity is expression of yourself for the sake of art. Accolades can certainly be a welcome bonus, but nothing more.
Written in the Planets
Tonight sees Mercury’s direct conjunction to the Sun in Pisces. Given how the messenger planet appears to swing back and forth in the sky, these aspects might be considered almost literally ‘pivotal’. It may be worth looking back on all you’ve learned and accomplished since the station direct on Jan. 8 (anyone else feel as if it’s been years since then?) and considering your plans for the next few weeks.