Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Hebrew date is 14 Cheshvan 5777
Islamic date is 15 Safar 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.5
Julian Day is 2457708
Today’s Birthdays: William Herschel (1738-1822), Mary E. Byrd (1849-1934), Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Yaphet Kotto (1939), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Rachel True (1966), Jonny Lee Miller (1972), Jeffree Star (1985), Shailene Woodley (1991).
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in the world. If you do, you are insulting yourself.”
— Jeffree Star
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on Nov. 17 at 10:44 am PST / 1:44 pm EST (18:43:48 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Sagittarius on Nov. 29 at 4:18 am PST / 7:18 am EST (12:18:09 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon is on Dec. 13 at 4:05 pm PST / 7:05 pm EST (00:05:29 12/14 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer on Nov. 16 at 4:57 pm PST / 7:57 pm EST (00:56:53 11/17 UTC).
Sun Degree: 24-25 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
While there’s plenty going on in the sky, sign and direction changes are not among them today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus square Elatus at 11:33 pm 11/14 PST / 2:33 am EST (07:32:58 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Mars at 9:22 am PST / 12:22 pm EST (17:22:18 UTC).
— Mercury trine Vesta at 10:10 am PST / 1:10 pm EST (18:10:01 UTC).
— Mars opposite Vesta at 11:09 am PST / 2:09 pm EST (19:09:27 UTC).
— Eros square Sedna at 2:55 pm PST / 5:55 pm EST (22:54:50 UTC).
Family: why are they so influential, so potent in our lives, so necessary? You don’t need to be an anthropologist to know that humans are tribal. We traveled through the wild in clans of about 20 for some three million years before gradually settling down on one patch of ground so we could cultivate our food. We could not survive without our clan; we would literally be eaten by wild animals. That is no longer true; yet much of the same power resides in families — granted, in phantom and psychological form. The thing about tribes and families is that by their inherent nature, they demand that you not be an individual. And all of your personal momentum is insisting that you be your own person. You will need to be bold, brave and independent — and not let anyone drag you back down. They cannot harm you and have no power over you that you do not personally hand them. Remember that.
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You might be feeling compelled to repair, restore or build something, whether concrete (like an object or building) or abstract (such as an intimate relationship). Material objects are rather simple, as long as you have the necessary tools, know-how, time and motivation. Relationships — since they comprise other live, independent, feeling human beings — need a special approach. Namely: tend to your own growth and awareness, let others tend to their own, and then see how the two form a mutually supportive and dynamic new structure.
Written in the Planets
What do you get when the impetus to take social action meets true devotion to service, and is aided by both the ability to understand the big picture and the means to articulate it? Today seems to hold the opportunity to find out. Mars in Aquarius is opposite Vesta in Leo; both are making harmonious aspects to Mercury in Sagittarius. This could play out as an entirely internal experience, or you could encounter someone whose compassionate, unwavering dedication to a cause inspires you to get involved. Either way, your options are the same. The main variable seems to center on staying focused enough to follow through — oh, and saying ‘yes’ to the challenge in the first place.
In honor of today’s “Four Winds Report,” perhaps this is one way…you can begin.
My 25-year old daughter and I created this November 9th. It is a simple, powerful way to empower you every day, to support you to be present and conscious of your own power…and to show the world…we stand together. (It’s not partisan, nor is it asking you for money!!!)
If we cannot let go of our criticisms and value judgments of one another, we become just like all those who have subjugated, judged, and devalued us. We become…”them.” The reality is here, let’s be pro-active! We’re not a “special interest group,” we’re not a minority…we are 50% of the world’s population! And let’s do it w/humor, humility, wisdom, and grace.
White Scarf Women
The Tibetans give the gift of a white scarf, a khata,
as a sign of friendship. The scarf symbolizes a wish
to “serve” the friend from a place of wisdom, goodwill,
The purpose of White Scarf Women is to create a
community of women* united in our shared respect,
acceptance and value of one another, regardless of who
we vote for, our differing political or social viewpoints,
the color of our skin, or where we live in the world.
The white scarf symbolizes our intention – our conscious
choice – to honor, accept, and respect one another as
women, and to wield our power in the world with wisdom,
goodwill and compassion.
My daughter Audrey and I hope you will become a part
of White Scarf Women simply by purchasing a white
scarf wherever convenient and affordable for you. Wear
your scarf every day not only to empower you, but also
to let the world know that we as women are united in
respect, acceptance, and genuine value of one another.
If you see the power and wisdom of this, please pass
it on to friends, family & Facebook.
*Men too, can choose to wear the white scarf to honor women.
Good morning…Correction for Written in the Planets:- MARS in Aquarius not Mercury!
gah — Alaine, that is totally what I meant to write!!! Thank you for spotting that. Mercury is such a trickster, sometimes he tries to pop up in two places at once to see if anyone notices.
Yes, MARS is in Aquarius. Oy… I’ll make that correction now.