Today is Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Hebrew date is 12 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 12 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.16
Julian Day is 2458059
Today’s Birthdays: Pietro da Cortona (1596/7-1669), Antonio Canova (1757-1822), William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Stephen Crane (1871-1900), Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1878-1959), Hannah Hoch (1889-1978), Sippie Wallace (1898-1986), Margaret Taylor-Burroughs (1915-2010), A. R. Gurney (1930-2017), Edward Said (1935-2003), Marcia Wallace (1942-2013), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Yuko Shimizu (1946), Jim Steinman (1947), Jan Davis (1953), Lyle Lovett (1957), Tina Arena (1967), Toni Collette (1972), Penn Badgley (1986).
“The history of other cultures is non-existent until it erupts in confrontation with the United States.”
— Edward Said
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase on Nov. 3-4 at 10:23 pm PDT / 1:23 am EDT (05:22:49 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 3-4 at 10:23 pm PDT / 1:23 am EDT (05:22:49 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Scorpio is on Nov. 18 at 3:42 am PST / 6:42 am EST (11:42:03 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aries and enters Taurus on Nov. 3 at 2:46 am PDT / 5:46 am EDT (09:46:02 UTC).
Sun Degree: 9-10 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Aries at 11:42 pm Oct. 31 PDT / 2:42 am EDT (06:42:31 UTC).
Varuna stations retrograde at 2:57 am PDT / 5:57 am EDT (09:56:56 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Pallas opposite Jupiter at 9:22 pm Oct. 31 PDT / 12:22 am EDT (04:22:29 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Vesta at 3:34 am PDT / 6:34 am EDT (10:34:33 UTC).
— Venus opposite Eris at 5:12 pm PDT / 8:12 pm EDT (00:11:42 Nov. 2 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 1
(The Day of Onslaught) | Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s time for new work, or at least new work patterns. You need mental diversity in your life. You need to never, ever be bored. It won’t take much to make the necessary changes. You must use your creativity to invent new ways of working, and new horizons in your professional life. You have many talents; you have energy; and you are determined.
Written in the Planets
What’s really fair in love and war in the digital age? The rules have definitely changed, and continue to do so. Once upon a time, beginning or ending a relationship was done in person, or at least in a phone conversation. Nowadays, a text or Facebook message or Snapchat is often all you get. The shifting cultural awareness around things like sexual power imbalances also owes its new face largely to how the internet, social media and smartphones allow everyone to participate in a public conversation — for better and for worse. Today, as Venus conjoins Vesta in Libra and makes an opposition to Eris in Aries, notice how the balance has tilted in your own approach to love. Can you bring pleasure (and the warmth of in-person relating) back to the center of what love and sex mean to you? These elements, along with empathy, will do more to stoke your sexual and creative hearth than scandals will. That said, there is great need in society for activism, and for recognizing sexual identity, sexual autonomy and sexual healing in positive, direct and supportive ways. We’re all in this together.