Today is Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hebrew date is 7 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 7 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.14
Julian Day is 2457877
Today’s Birthdays: Richard D’Oyly Carte (1844-1901), Vito Volterra (1860-1940), Beulah Bondi (1889-1941), Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), Bing Crosby (1903-1977), Mary Astor (1906-1987), May Sarton (1912-1995), Pete Seeger (1919-2014), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989), James Brown (1933-2006), Frankie Valli (1934), Mary Hopkin (1950), Christopher Cross (1951), Angela Bofill (1954), Sandi Toksvig (1958), Ben Elton (1959), Mona Siddiqui (1963), Rob Brydon (1965), Amy Ryan (1969), Bobby Cannavale (1970), Christina Hendricks (1975), Dule Hill (1975), Mary Lambert (1989).
“The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.”
— Pete Seeger
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on May 6 at 2:16 pm PDT / 5:16 pm EDT (21:16:09 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: 13-14 Taurus.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Mercury stations direct at 9:32 am PDT / 12:32 pm EDT (16:32:36 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars trine Crantor at 10:06 pm May 1 PDT / 1:06 am EDT (05:06:22 UTC).
— Sun sesquiquadrate Saturn at 4:19 am PDT / 7:19 am EDT (11:18:53 UTC).
— Sun semi-square Chiron at 7:56 am PDT / 10:56 am EDT (14:56:31 UTC).
— Sun sextile Neptune at 5:50 pm PDT / 8:50 pm EDT (00:50:39 May 4 UTC).
If Your Birthday is May 3
(The Day of the Social Realist) | Taurus Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You will probably get the chance this year to deepen your relationship with your intuition. Much as we are encouraged to abandon this faculty, everyone possesses it to some degree. However attuned you feel to yours, it’s likely you’ll be able either to strengthen that bond or to find a new field in which to apply it.
Written in the Planets
Mercury stations direct today; but caution may be advisable before resuming normal operations, at least during the storm phase. Keep an eye open if you’re feeling impulsive, and be especially careful around big purchases or anything that involves a longer commitment than you can answer for. Get your facts straight, and postpone major decisions wherever allowable for the next few days. That said, this might be a surprisingly fruitful time to think big. Spend a little time gazing far above the fears and frustrations of the day, and see what it shows you. Pay special attention to whom you connect with.