Today is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Hebrew date is 17 Cheshvan 5777
Islamic date is 18 Safar 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 2 Lamat
Mayan Long Count is 220.127.116.11.8
Julian Day is 2457711
Today’s Birthdays: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911), Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), Margaret Atwood (1939), Kim Wilde (1960), Steven Moffat (1961), Owen Wilson (1968), Megyn Kelly (1970), Chloe Sevigny (1974), Fabolous (1977).
“The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can go very quickly.”
— Margaret Atwood
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Nov. 21 at 12:33 am PST / m EST (08:33:08 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 Cancer and enters Leo today at 7:14 pm PST / 10:14 pm EST (03:14:22 11/19 UTC).
Sun Degree: 27-28 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Leo at 7:14 pm PST / 10:14 pm EST (03:14:22 11/19 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury square Orcus at 5:26 am PST / 8:26 am EST (13:26:24 UTC).
— Sun square Eros at 6:59 am PST / 9:59 am EST (14:59:32 UTC).
— Mercury square Neptune at 8:04 am PST / 11:04 am EST (16:03:51 UTC).
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Sometimes relationships and desire are about receiving; sometimes they are about taking action. But both of those states of being ideally exist in a kind of self-feeding, alternating continuum. Today, see if you can innovate some brand-new-to-you expression of desire to complement feelings you’ve been holding in reserve. You don’t have to be in a capital-R ‘relationship’ to grow these skills, by the way — just willing to be known for what you want.
Written in the Planets
Have you ever tried to run in a straight line through boggy terrain, or tried to separate the hot oatmeal in your bowl into two distinct portions with your spoon? Thinking and communicating today could be a little like that: even with the most sincere optimism, you might find that getting your point across in the way you intended proves mushier than you’d envisioned. That’s okay; just be patient and strive for clarity as best you can. Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces makes today great for daydreaming. That said, if you’re trying to get anybody on board with that dream, check to be sure you’re putting all your cards on the table — including with yourself.