Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
Hebrew date is 23 Cheshvan 5777
Islamic date is 24 Safar 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.14
Julian Day is 2457717
Today’s Birthdays: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Teddy Wilson (1912-1986), Billy Connolly (1942), Arundhati Roy (1961), Shirley Henderson (1965), Stephen Merchant (1974), Katherine Heigl (1978), Sarah Hyland (1990).
“Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.”
— Arundhati Roy
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 Libra and enters Scorpio on Nov. 26 at 12:01 am PST / 3:01 am EST (08:01:23 UTC).
Sun Degree: 3-4 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Today the sky seems to be as sleepy as a cat on a rainy day.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus trine Psyche at 1:59 am PST / 4:59 am EST (09:59:30 UTC).
— Jupiter square Pluto at 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST (23:00:19 UTC).
— Mercury square Borasisi at 5:22 pm PST / 8:22 pm EST (01:22:33 11/25 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 24
(The Day of Contentious Conviviality) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You have some significant mojo to play with today, including the urge to improve and achieve, plus beneficial social energy. There’s even a natural element of ‘checks and balances’ involved. This should help mitigate the possibility of over-focusing on ‘fixing’ your relationships. After all, you can only ever work toward your own enlightenment, using your own passion as fuel.
Written in the Planets
Should you get your buttons pushed today, in a way that recalls old family patterns, know that you have options. It might feel like a clash between emotional pain and philosophical (or religious) beliefs about transcending that pain. You don’t have to get sucked into a habitual reaction if you can stay aware of your options — one of which is simply to decide you’re not going to play the game. You don’t have to give up your power to something from the past, nor perpetuate its pain. The Sagittarius Sun square the centaur planet Nessus in Pisces is what’s at play, but that’s not alone in today’s astrology. Jupiter in Libra is also square Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect suggests you can harness any urge to repair or rebuild some facet of your life, relationships or environment. Don’t worry too much about those who resist: your healing is your business.