Today is Thursday, May 4, 2017
Hebrew date is 8 Iyyar 5777
Islamic date is 8 Sha’ban 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Men
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.15
Julian Day is 2457878
Today’s Birthdays: Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1088), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), Tyagaraja (1767-1847), Horace Mann (1796-1859), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), Alice Liddell (1852-1934), Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), Eugenie Clark (1922-2015), Thomas Kinsella (1928), Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), Dick Dale (1937), Nickolas Ashford (1941-2011), Graham Swift (1949), Jackie Jackson (1951), Mick Mars (1951), Michael L. Gernhardt (1956), Sharon Jones (1956-2016), Keith Haring (1958-1990), Ana Gasteyer (1967), Gregg Alexander (1970), Will Arnett (1970), Mike Dirnt (1972), Kimora Lee Simmons (1975), Dallon Weekes (1981), Jme (1985).
“The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, scepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.”
— Thomas Henry Huxley
Tomorrow is the astrological Beltane, when the Sun crosses the midpoint (15 Taurus) between the spring equinox and summer solstice. This article by Eric from May 2009 discusses the meaning of Beltane and how exploring it can help us reconnect with ourselves, and one another, in modern life.
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 today at 2:46 am PDT / 5:46 am EDT (09:46:27 UTC).
Sun Degree: 14-15 Taurus.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Virgo at 2:46 am PDT / 5:46 am EDT (09:46:27 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun trine Chariklo at 10:23 pm May 3 PDT / 1:23 am EDT (05:23:06 UTC).
— Sun square Okyrhoe at 11:49 pm May 3 PDT / 2:49 am EDT (06:49:29 UTC), and Praamzius at 12:25 am PDT / 3:25 am EDT (07:25:27 UTC).
— Eros opposite Pholus at 1:09 pm PDT / 4:09 pm EDT (20:09:14 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is May 4
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Put your creativity and vibrant imagination to good use today. You might very well have the Midas touch at the moment in all things artsy, refined or simply beautiful, but nobody will know it unless you activate it. If you’re feeling more internal, this same energy could boost your intuition or your more “mystical” sensibilities. Remember that hearing your intuition is one thing; actually listening to it and acting on it takes everything to the level of “real” — in a good way.
Written in the Planets
Even though Mercury is finally in direct motion as of yesterday, the way is not clear yet. Continue to take everything slowly and with as much focus as you can give it — particularly anything to do with online interactions, travel, significant purchases or major new decisions. This goes doubly true if any of these facets of your life intersect with current “hot-button issues” or could impact your hard-won reputation. Impulses and the unexpected continue to be things to watch for. They may point to unanticipated solutions — but that will only be the case if you’re moving (and thinking, and speaking) at a pace that’s slow enough to let you recognize, assess, and take thoughtful action on them. Think big, but take baby steps.