Today is Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Hebrew date is 28 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 28 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 7 Men
Mayan Long Count is 220.127.116.11.15
Julian Day is 2457898
Today’s Birthdays: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), Lilli Palmer (1914-1986), Philip Pearlstein (1924), Prince Buster (1938-2016), Tommy Chong (1938), Bob Dylan (1941), George Lakoff (1941), Patti LaBelle (1944), Jim Broadbent (1949), Alfred Molina (1953), Rosanne Cash (1955), Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), Gene Anthony Ray (1962-2003), Michael Chabon (1963), John C. Reilly (1965), Heavy D (1967-2011), Will Sasso (1975), Sarah Hagan (1984), Mark Ballas (1986), Maru (2007).
“Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone but inspire them?”
— Bob Dylan
The word terror means extreme fear, and that’s the goal of terrorism. In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], Eric looks at the chart for the bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday night, and asks what, exactly, we might learn from these events. The program also includes an overview of the current astrology and a preview of the Great American Eclipse of August 2017.
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 Taurus and enters Gemini on May 25 at 5:15 am PDT / 8:15 am EDT (12:15:12 UTC).
Sun Degree: 4-5 Gemini.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars semi-square Vesta at 10:20 am PDT / 1:20 pm EDT (17:20:38 UTC).
— Eros opposite Juno at 12:09 pm PDT / 3:09 pm EDT (19:09:34 UTC).
— Echeclus square Crantor at 7:25 pm PDT / 10:25 pm EDT (02:25:27 May 25 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is May 24
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You already know that your lively mind needs quality stimulation to stay sharp. So choose your metaphorical ‘brain food’ — the media you imbibe and the conversations you cultivate — carefully. But pay attention to what you put in your body, too; after all, when you feed your body well, you’re also feeding your brain. Speaking of this body-brain connection: what or who gets you dancing? If you meet that person today, consider taking their lead. You’d be surprised what insights pop up after getting your groove on.
Written in the Planets
If you feel like all the change, chaos and upheaval is happening around you and to you, that’s an important signal to step back into your power. One way to do that is by sitting down and strategizing: What can you contribute to an evolving situation? What is standing in your way? Who can you enlist for help? How can you break things down into steps? Some people respond to pressure by withdrawing into denial; others say “to hell with it!” and go charging in — or off. Today a square between Pallas in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn suggests that you take the reins, but do so with a plan. Remember that diplomacy can always be invited to the proceedings — and is often the best place to start. In the love and partnership department: if traditional relationship needs, impulsive passion, and emotions around sex all seem to be at odds, it’s up to you to find a point of balance. Remember that what’s fair to all involved is not necessarily the same as getting your own way in the short term.
Bob Dylan is 76.
If the good die young, Bob must be forever young.