Today is Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hebrew date is 21 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 21 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Lamat
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.8
Julian Day is 2457891
Today’s Birthdays: Edward Jenner (1749-1823), Virginie Loveling (1836-1923), Charlotte Barnum (1860-1934), Erik Satie (1866-1925), Maureen O’Sullivan (1911-1998), Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner (1912-2006), Bob Merrill (1921-1998), Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005), Dennis Hopper (1936-2010), Taj Mahal (1942), Bill Bruford (1949), Bill Paxton (1955-2017), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), Bob Saget (1956), Enya (1961), Rosalind Picard (1962), Craig Ferguson (1962), Page McConnell (1963), Trent Reznor (1965), Hill Harper (1966), Sasha Alexander (1973), Kandi Burruss (1976), Tahj Mowry (1986), Nikki Reed (1988).
“The word workaholic is so severe, but I do focus a lot on my work. I think a lot about what I’m doing in all aspects of my life, what am I trying to achieve here, am I happy with this? Music is like a mirror in front of you. You’re exposing everything, but surely that’s better than suppressing. You have to dig deep and that can be hard for anybody, no matter what profession. I feel that I need to actually push myself to the limit to feel happy with the end result.”
Today’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here] might be titled Record Producer Appreciation Hour, if that producer is Brian Eno and if his clients are some of the most sublime musical artists of our lifetimes. Eric looks at the current astrology, including Mercury in Taurus and Mercury direct splitting open the Uranus-Eris conjunction. Then he reads the natal charts of Eno and others. He also examines Wilhelm Reich’s discussion of how sexual repression is related to fascism.
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 Aquarius and enters Pisces on May 18-19 at 8:52 pm PDT / 11:52 pm EDT (03:51:53 UTC).
Sun Degree: 27-28 Taurus.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Damocles at 2:00 am PDT / 5:00 am EDT (09:00:08 UTC).
— Eros opposite Amycus at 2:31 am PDT / 5:31 am EDT (09:30:42 UTC).
— Ceres square Nessus at 12:25 pm PDT / 3:25 pm EDT (19:24:56 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is May 17
(The Day of the Bottom Line) | Taurus Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Today into tomorrow, you may feel a burst of emotional and physical energy that you can use creatively almost any way you like. At the same time, you might feel some sort of challenge to the structure of your daily life; or you might notice some tension in an area of your life you’ve taken for granted. Take the time to give these issues the attention they deserve. Listen to your body if you need another clue where to focus, and remember: finding resolution can be especially deep and beautiful when you engage your innate creativity.
Written in the Planets
What feeds and nourishes your mind? What drains your emotional reservoirs or feels like a psychic transgression? If you find these two ideas at odds today in a single situation (or within you), where is the point of movement, resolution or synthesis? Today the asteroid Ceres in Gemini squares the centaur planet Nessus in Pisces, describing this dynamic. If you need to choose between two options, remember that the ‘healthy’ choice will feel good and sustain you over the long term — as opposed to providing a short-lived rush or a compulsive hook. With the Taurus Sun nearly exact in its sextile to Chiron in Pisces, you have support in finding some resolution that is focused on genuine physical and spiritual healing.
Wow – amazing. Describes so precisely what’s happening to me right now. Don’t think I’ve had it so tough for a long time, took another horrific bashing on Monday – and yet, and yet, something seems to be breaking through – and some kind of healing taking place. Thank you, dear Amanda. xxxx
Good luck with all of that, Lizzy! Sounds like you’re really being put through the wringer. You’ll get through it — and likely will be stronger for it.
Thank you sweetheart! Things seem to be finally lightening up (though fingers are tightly crossed!) xxx