Today is Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Hebrew date is 6 Kislev 5778
Islamic date is 6 Rabi-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.19
Julian Day is 2458082
Today’s Birthdays: Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), Carlo Collodi (1826-1890), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Scott Joplin (1868-1917), Teddy Wilson (1912-1986), Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009), Claudio Naranjo (1932), Pete Best (1941), Donald “Duck” Dunn (1941-2012), Clem Burke (1954), Garret Dillahunt (1964), Shirley Henderson (1965), Dawn Robinson (1965), Stephen Merchant (1974), Colin Hanks (1977), Katherine Heigl (1978), Sarah Hyland (1990).
“Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
— Frances Hodgson Burnett
Small Wheel Turns by the Fire and Rod, Big Wheel Turns by the Grace of God
Dear Friend and Reader:
(And every time that wheel goes ’round, you’re bound to cover just a little more ground.) Last month at this time, I introduced the idea that late 2017 through 2018 brings a new era astrologically. While things are constantly changing in the sky (no two days are alike, and one day to the next can be distinctly different), what happens over the next year or so happens only rarely. This is when a series of slow-moving planets change signs around the same time.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Nov. 26 at 9:03 am PST / 12:03 pm EST (17:02:50 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Gemini on Dec. 3 at 7:47 am PST / 10:47 am EST (15:46:54 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Sagittarius is on Dec. 17-18 at 10:30 pm PST / 1:30 am EST (06:30:20 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on Nov. 26 at 12:04 am PST / 3:04 am EST (08:03:50 UTC).
Sun Degree: 3-4 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury square Chiron at 6:53 am PST / 9:53 am EST (14:53:34 UTC).
— Venus sextile Juno at 10:36 am PST / 1:36 pm EST (18:35:48 UTC).
— Venus square Sila-Nunam at 12:23 pm PST / 3:23 pm EST (20:22:43 UTC).
— Saturn conjunct Galactic Center at 5:22 pm PST / 8:22 pm EST (01:22:07 Nov. 25 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 24
(The Day of Contentious Conviviality) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Though the internet has taken over life and we can all have friends in Timbuktu, keep your social interests local this year. Make friends who live within walking distance of your home. Build your casual neighborhood associations into stronger, more deeply bonded friendships. You need to hang out with other distinctive and unusual people.
Written in the Planets
Notice if you find yourself sliding into a ‘child’ role to somebody else’s ‘parent’. There’s no need for you to give up the authority you have over your own life. See what happens if you stand up for your truth in the face of someone’s parental posturing, no matter how hard you have to work to stay in your center. The dynamic that appears to give the other person power is likely more fragile than you think, and the slightest tap could reveal it to be the psychological hologram it really is. This setup is described by Mercury moving into a conjunction with Saturn, the Galactic Core and Pholus in Sagittarius. Yet Mercury is also exactly square Chiron in Pisces today: listen to your intuition, and watch for extreme opinions. Can you hear past your convictions enough to get to their roots? If you commit to being more careful and precise in your communication with others, do you find your thinking gets clearer, too?