Four Winds Report for March 8, 2017


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Today is Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Hebrew date is 10 Adar 5777
Islamic date is 9 Jumada-II 1438

Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is
Julian Day is 2457821

Today’s Birthdays: Josephine Cochrane (1839-1913), Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892-1979), Cyd Charisse (1922-2008), George Coleman (1935), Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), Micky Dolenz (1945), Michael S. Hart (1947-2011), Jonathan Sacks (1948), Gary Numan (1958), Lester Holt (1959), Aidan Quinn (1959), Jaime Levy (1966), Boris Kodjoe (1973), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (1976), James Van Der Beek (1977), Benny Blanco (1988), Miriam Bryant (1991).

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Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase today 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 Cancer and enters Leo today at 8:45 am PST / 11:45 am EST (16:45:20 UTC).
Sun Degree: 17-18 Pisces.

Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Leo at 8:45 am PST / 11:45 am EST (16:45:20 UTC).

Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury sextile Pluto at 9:25 pm March 7 PST / 12:25 am EST (05:24:59 UTC).
— Mercury square Varda at 10:01 am PST / 1:01 pm EST (18:01:12 UTC), and Chaos at 2:49 pm PST / 5:49 pm EST (22:48:44 UTC).
— Mercury trine Vesta at 12:13 pm PST / 3:13 pm EST (20:13:03 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Borasisi at 3:48 pm PST / 6:48 pm EST (23:47:54 UTC).

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If Your Birthday is March 8
(The Day of Nonconformity) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
A riddle for you: What’s both a radical, revolutionary act and also one of the most crystallized concepts out there? Hint: the more you give it away, the more of it you have; and the more you offer it to yourself, the more those close to you benefit. The answer: love. Today your traditional ruling planet is set up to help you channel this riddle, which is essentially a message from the proverbial gods (and goddesses). The catch: to receive the full message, you have to actively express it.

Written in the Planets
Today Mercury in Pisces makes a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (which the Sun will repeat tomorrow). Mercury also makes a quartet of aspects to minor bodies today. There’s a strong emphasis on deep, intellectual investigation with Mercury-Pluto. Yet with Pisces, it’s the kind where your emotions and psychic sensitivity are going to play a strong guiding role. It’s also the type of investigation you’ll need to take an active hand in. Whether you’re digging out a belief (especially a belief in something false); feeling compelled to shine a philosophical light; or need to address a complex, multi-faceted issue, it looks like you’ll feel supported in your caring devotion to uncovering the root of the issue.


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10 thoughts on “Four Winds Report for March 8, 2017

    1. Amy Elliott

      oh man that’s beautiful.

      Anna, I assume Geoff is referring to the time/distance phenomenon: the further away an object is, the longer it takes for its light to reach us. The Sun’s light takes eight minutes; so we’re always seeing the Sun as it was eight minutes ago. If an object is far enough away that we see it as it was a year ago, that distance is one light year.

      1. Geoff Marsh

        Well explained, Amy. The light we’re seeing from the Orion nebula has taken roughly 1,500 years to reach us, so this photo is how it looked around 500 A.D. The speed of light is the maximum speed at which anything in our known universe, including information, can travel (as far as we know) and is almost 300 million metres per second. When we look across the universe at distance objects we are not only looking a long way away but also a long way back in time.

  1. Geoff Marsh

    For me, this photo seems to portray a girl or young woman fondling the nose of a bull calf. How appropriate that it was published on the day a statue of a young girl was erected in front of the New York Stock Exchange’s bull on International Women’s Day drawing attention to gender inequality in business. NASA at its most synchronous!

  2. Bette

    Geoff, thank-you for the link! Photos of such ethereal beauty always lift me, remind me that there is SO much more than whatever earthly concern I may be struggling with.

    1. Geoff Marsh

      Thank you, Bette. It does exactly the same for me – a cosmic contemplation on the relative importance of our daily doings here on Earth.

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