Today is Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Hebrew date is 21 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 21 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.5
Julian Day is 2458068
Today’s Birthdays: Ninon de l’Enclos (1620-1705), Granville Sharp (1735-1813), Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Zofia Nalkowska (1884-1954), Claude Rains (1889-1967), Johnny Marks (1909-1985), Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012), Richard Burton (1925-1984), Ennio Morricone (1928), James Hood (1942-2013), Tim Rice (1944), Glen Buxton (1947-1997), Ann Reinking (1949), Roland Emmerich (1955), Sinbad (1956), Deborah Cameron (1958), Neil Gaiman (1960), Hugh Bonneville (1963), Tracy Morgan (1968), Ellen Pompeo (1969), Warren G (1970), Walton Goggins (1971), Brittany Murphy (1977-2009), Eve (1978), Kiernan Shipka (1999).
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”
— Neil Gaiman
In Search of (and Creating) Positive Momentum
Dear Friend and Reader:
I wrote today’s column on Wednesday aware of a curious mix of emotions, and maybe you can relate: buoyed by some of this week’s Election Day results; numbed and exhausted by news of yet another preventable mass shooting here in the U.S. But let’s consider some of Tuesday’s good news for a moment, since it represents a direct response to everything that has unfolded in the wake of You-Know-Who’s election to the Presidency one year ago:
Democratic candidates for governor in both New Jersey and Virginia beat out their Republican rivals (remember Chris Christie?), and Dems also won control of the Virginia General Assembly, in a direct backlash to the Trump Effect.
And New York City’s progressive mayor, who’d campaigned for Bernie Sanders — Bill de Blasio — handily won a second term. Mainers defied the state’s bully of a governor to overwhelmingly approve expanding Medicare for low-income adults (of course, Gov. LePage now says he won’t enact the will of the people).
And in Philadelphia, civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner — a longtime opponent of capital punishment who opposes police stop-and-frisk policies, and who has represented protesters with Black Lives Matter, ACT UP, Occupy Philadelphia and other progressive groups — has been elected District Attorney of the City of Brotherly Love.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase today at 12:36 pm PST / 3:36 pm EST (20:36:19 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Scorpio on Nov. 18 at 3:42 am PST / 6:42 am EST (11:42:03 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Gemini on Dec. 3 at 7:47 am PST / 10:47 am EST (15:46:54 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo on Nov. 11 at 8:41 am PST / 11:41 am EST (16:41:14 UTC).
Sun Degree: 18-19 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun conjunct Deucalion at 10:38 pm Nov. 9 PST / 1:38 am EST (06:38:04 UTC).
— Vesta sextile Galactic Core at 4:14 am PST / 7:14 am EST (12:13:43 UTC), and Pholus at 12:41 pm PST / 3:41 pm EST (20:41:35 UTC).
— Venus square Crantor at 2:03 pm PST / 5:03 pm EST (22:03:06 UTC).
— Venus trine Nessus at 2:27 pm PST / 5:27 pm EST (22:27:19 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 10
(The Day of Metamorphosis) | Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Take the controls of your life and do whatever you can to guide yourself in the right direction. This will involve slowing down and making every decision consciously. Where you see no options, or ones you don’t like, it’s essential that you look carefully for other possible choices. This will not happen automatically, though powerful forces are guiding you.
Written in the Planets
With today’s last quarter Moon, see if you can turn the corner on some project that peaked a week ago. This is the ‘home stretch’ of the current lunar cycle, and planets gathered in Scorpio are urging you to take the process deep. With a trine today between Venus in Scorpio and Nessus in Pisces, you might find particular support in addressing or resolving some matter of patterning in a relationship (especially a sexual relationship). Notice what feels like it’s old and could stand to be cut from your life to make way for better, healthier forms of relating.