Today is Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Hebrew date is 27 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 27 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.14
Julian Day is 2457897
Today’s Birthdays: Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (1616-1682), Elias Ashmole (1617-1692), Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), Franz Mesmer (1734-1815), Isabella Ford (1855-1924), Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939), Scott O’Dell (1898-1989), Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), Scatman Crothers (1910-1986), Artie Shaw (1910-2004), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917-2008), Robert Bernstein (1919-1988), Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002), Joan Collins (1933), Zalman King (1942-2012), Dillie Keane (1952), Mitch Albom (1958), Drew Carey (1958), Lea DeLaria (1958), Guinevere Turner (1968), Maxwell (1973), Jewel (1974), Ryan Coogler (1986).
“I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character — one that is according to generally accepted principles of classification, by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. I myself most assuredly know of none. But, if I had called man an ape, or vice versa, I should have fallen under the ban of all the ecclesiastics. It may be that as a naturalist I ought to have done so.”
— Carl Linnaeus
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on May 25 at 12:44 pm PDT / 3:44 pm EDT (19:44:23 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 Aries and enters Taurus today at 5:33 am PDT / 8:33 am EDT (12:32:41 UTC).
Sun Degree: 3-4 Gemini.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Taurus at 5:33 am PDT / 8:33 am EDT (12:32:41 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury sextile Nessus at 12:58 am PDT / 3:58 am EDT (07:58:10 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Echeclus at 6:28 am PDT / 9:28 am EDT (13:28:31 UTC).
— Mars square Borasisi at 11:39 am PDT / 2:39 pm EDT (18:39:30 UTC).
— Mercury square Crantor at 11:44 am PDT / 2:44 pm EDT (18:44:29 UTC).
— Sun opposite Huya at 3:04 pm PDT / 6:04 pm EDT (22:03:52 UTC).
— Pallas square Pluto at 8:40 pm PDT / 11:40 pm EDT (03:40:27 May 24 UTC).
— Venus square Juno at 8:48 pm PDT / 11:48 pm EDT (03:48:39 May 24 UTC).
If Your Birthday is May 23
(The Day of Energetic Transmission) | Gemini Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Today looks like a great day to put any body-based insights to work. This is especially true for anything that seems to have a familial or karmic pattern to it (including how your family has treated sexuality). With this understanding you become free to choose a new way to think (and feel) about your body. This, in turn, can liberate your relationships — particularly the one you have with yourself. You’re closing in on some important achievements; continue taking action and communicating in person with those who can help you move things along.
Written in the Planets
If you’re trying to solve the problem of how to make something work better, today could be the day to find a new approach. Mars in Gemini is mechanically minded to begin with; and Gemini is known for its ability to see more than one option at once. Today, Mars in Gemini conjoins the minor planet Chaos. This isn’t generally the crazy, messy concept of chaos but, rather, the primordial state of infinite creative potential. If you can slow yourself down enough to see past any disorder, that creative place should be readily accessible. Instead of thinking “either/or,” see if a “both/and” approach yields better results.