Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
Hebrew date is 21 Cheshvan 5777
Islamic date is 22 Safar 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.12
Julian Day is 2457715
Today’s Birthdays: George Eliot (1819-1880), Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Terry Gilliam (1940), Aston Barrett (1946), Steven Van Zandt (1950), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Mark Ruffalo (1967), Chad Trujillo (1973), Scarlett Johansson (1984).
“Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. The pencil is conscious of a delightful facility in drawing a griffin — the longer the claws, and the larger the wings, the better; but that marvellous facility which we mistook for genius is apt to forsake us when we want to draw a real unexaggerated lion. Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings — much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.”
— George Eliot
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Nov. 25 at 12:48 am PST / 3:48 am EST (08:47:38 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 Virgo and enters Libra on Nov. 23 at 11:42 am PST / 2:42 pm EST (19:41:55 UTC).
Sun Degree: 1-2 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Some days everything stays in its present sign and direction. Today is one of those days.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Crantor opposite Varuna at 6:08 am PST / 9:08 am EST (14:08:34 UTC).
— Sun semi-square Pluto at 6:22 am PST / 9:22 am EST (14:22 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Jupiter at 10:19 am PST / 1:19 pm EST (18:18:59 UTC).
— Psyche square Great Attractor at 12:35 pm PST / 3:35 pm EST (20:34:57 UTC).
A relationship may seem to take a serious turn over the next few days; don’t take that so seriously. What someone close to you is looking for is an open ear and an open heart. They want you to be flexible in your views, and in your view of them. If you open up and offer yourself to this process, you will make some beautiful discoveries about how easy it is to relate to others, when you understand your own power. Borrowing a metaphor from something called Transactional Analysis, the current shape of the relationship might be that of a child trying to get a parent’s attention. If you can shift the discussion to that between two adults, leaving out all the parent-child dynamics, you will find that the conversation goes much more smoothly. You, however, are the one who must initiate this shift, as a fully conscious gesture. Be strong in who you are, and open up to mutual reception.
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How do the everyday demands of today fit into the larger pattern and purpose of your life? What are your plans and wishes for the future? It’s a good day to harness your optimism and have faith in the larger meaning of what you have to offer the world. Notice your present environment, but let your mind travel to the Land of Possibility and send you a ‘Wish You Were Here’ postcard — then keep it taped above your desk as a reminder.
Written in the Planets
Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter in Libra today favors travel, negotiations and contracts, and the study of anything that broadens your understanding of the wider world. Mainly this is thanks to an enhancement of self-awareness, generosity, judgment and appreciation of differences. Yet Mercury is still essentially conjunct the Great Attractor, a curious space phenomenon that could show up as you having or encountering strong, polarizing opinions. You are unlikely to be rebuked for those opinions in any way that has lasting negative effect. Yet, if you have time, it could be a valuable thought-experiment to imagine some of the unseen, ripple-effect impacts of what you say — not to make yourself overly cautious, but rather to remind yourself that you have more influence than you might tend to think.