Today is Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Hebrew date is 6 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 6 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 B’en
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.13
Julian Day is 2457876
Today’s Birthdays: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), Lorenz Hart (1895-1943), Benjamin Spock (1903-1998), Doris Fisher (1915-2003), Roscoe Lee Browne (1922-2007), Link Wray (1929-2005), Martha Grimes (1931), Sumio Iijima (1939), Bianca Jagger (1945), Lesley Gore (1946-2015), David Suchet (1946), Christine Baranski (1952), Mika Brzezinski (1967), Dwayne Johnson (1972), Ellie Kemper (1980), Lily Allen (1985), DC Young Fly (1992).
“It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch one another and find sympathy. We differ widely enough in our nobler qualities. It is in our follies that we are at one.”
— Jerome K. Jerome
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase today at 7:47 pm PDT / 10:47 pm EDT (02:46:47 May 3 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Scorpio on May 10 at 2:42 pm PDT / 5:42 pm EDT (21:42:25 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Gemini on May 25 at 12:44 pm PDT / 3:44 pm EDT (19:44:23 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo on May 4 at 2:46 am PDT / 5:46 am EDT (09:46:27 UTC).
Sun Degree: 12-13 Taurus.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Leo at 9:12 pm May 1 PDT / 12:12 am EDT (04:11:49 UTC).
Vesta enters Leo at 4:53 pm PDT / 7:53 pm EDT (23:52:40 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Eros opposite Galactic Center at 5:14 am PDT / 8:14 am EDT (12:14:38 UTC), and Saturn at 8:57 am PDT / 11:57 am EDT (15:57:02 UTC).
— Venus opposite Logos at 6:44 am PDT / 9:44 am EDT (13:44:32 UTC), and Makemake at 3:37 pm PDT / 6:37 pm EDT (22:37:07 UTC).
— Eros square Chiron at 1:14 pm PDT / 4:14 pm EDT (20:14:30 UTC).
If Your Birthday is May 2
(The Day of Human Observation) | Taurus Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You seem to be getting a clear look at the logic behind how things came to be the way they are in a particular relationship. Yet how much are you still placing all of the “cause” in the “cause and effect” equation onto the other person? The more you can see the interweaving histories and influences of both this partner and yourself — rather than taking it all on yourself or projecting it all onto them — the more likely you are to turn a corner in your understanding.
Written in the Planets
Patient persistence would seem to be the name of the game with today’s first quarter Moon in Leo, which is square the Taurus Sun. Any project you need to keep moving with now is going to require a heightened level of attention to the details — including the obvious ones, but especially regarding any unknown variables. Yet persistence is not the same as stubbornness or rigidity. Mercury is fully in its storm phase (it stations direct tomorrow in Aries, between Uranus and Eris). This means you need to be ready to bend and flex with any turbulence you encounter. Remember that clouds often come with silver linings, and that you usually have more options for a workaround than you might have guessed. If surprises tend to throw you off, see if you can stay open to the unexpected solutions they invariably contain.