Today is Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hebrew date is 20 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 20 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Manik’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.7
Julian Day is 2457890
Today’s Birthdays: Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799), Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-1894), Henry Fonda (1905-1982), Studs Terkel (1912-2008), Woody Herman (1913-1987), Edward T. Hall (1914-2009), Liberace (1919-1987), Nancy Roman (1925), Betty Carter (1929-1998), Adrienne Rich (1929), Danny Trejo (1944), Robert Fripp (1946), Jonathan Richman (1951), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Debra Winger (1955), Boyd Tinsley (1964), Krist Novoselic (1965), Janet Jackson (1966), Ralph Tresvant (1968), David Boreanaz (1969), Jim Sturgess (1978), Megan Fox (1986), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990).
“In my lifetime I have seen the space for the arts opened by movements for social justice, the power of art to break despair. Over the past two decades I have witnessed the increasingly brutal impact of racial and economic injustice in our country. There is no simple formula for the relationship of art to justice. But I do know that art — in my own case the art of poetry — means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of power which holds it hostage.”
— Adrienne Rich
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on May 18-19 at 5:33 pm PDT / 8:33 pm EDT (00:32:44 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Gemini on May 25 at 12:44 pm PDT / 3:44 pm EDT (19:44:23 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Sagittarius is on June 9 at 6:09 am PDT / 9:09 am EDT (13:09:31 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius today at 10:50 am PDT / 1:50 pm EDT (17:49:44 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Taurus.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Mercury enters Taurus at 9:07 pm May 15 PDT / 12:07 am EDT (04:06:47 UTC).
Moon enters Aquarius at 10:50 am PDT / 1:50 pm EDT (17:49:44 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Ceres square Psyche at 3:25 am PDT / 6:25 am EDT (10:25:00 UTC), and Orcus at 3:01 pm PDT / 6:01 pm EDT (22:01:15 UTC).
— Mercury trine Quaoar at 7:16 am PDT / 10:16 am EDT (14:15:46 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Sedna at 7:32 am PDT / 10:32 am EDT (14:31:59 UTC).
If Your Birthday is May 16
(The Day of Outrageous Flair) | Taurus Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Experience can teach you much right now. Whether that means going somewhere new to do something for the first time, or simply being highly attuned to what you see and feel, let what you encounter inform you. You don’t need to cling to what is familiar, or to what feels ‘safe’. You simply need to take in all the sensory information you can, and see what grows from spaces that had been made empty somehow.
Written in the Planets
With Mercury now back in Taurus, we’re nearing the end of its post-retrograde shadow (or ‘echo’) phase. (That ends May 20.) If this season of retrogrades has been especially tricky for you, you might want to continue to practice staying extra focused. Mercury in Taurus tends to be a ‘slower’ mind, which might help in this endeavor. ‘Slower’ in this context simply means feeling a little breathing room in the intellectual landscape — it does not mean ‘stupid’, by any means. Careful consideration and synthesis of ideas is the name of the game. Let all your senses inform how you think; your mind is, after all, a function of your body.