Today is Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Hebrew date is 17 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 17 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 Imix’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.1
Julian Day is 2458063
Today’s Birthdays: Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), Jonas Lie (1833-1908), Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890), Thomas H. Ince (1880-1924), Opal Kunz (1894-1967), June Squibb (1929), Tom Hornbein (1930), Diana E.H. Russell (1938), Michael Schwerner (1939-1964), Ruth Messinger (1940), Sally Field (1946), Glenn Frey (1948-2016), Arturo Sandoval (1949), Lori Singer (1957), Corey Glover (1964), Ethan Hawke (1970), Thandie Newton (1972), Emma Stone (1988), Conchita Wurst (1988).
“Art is autobiographical…you cannot put more into your art than you yourself contain.”
— Jonas Lie
Shifting Focus: Mercury and Venus Change Signs
This is one of those weeks when the astrological tone shifts slightly; think of it like putting on glasses with colored lenses, except these glasses go on your mind and emotions. What’s going on around you has not changed, but the tint of how you perceive it might.
In a world like the one we’re living in — constant political and natural crises; the internet dictating what we see, react to and believe; media whiplash with every cultural backlash — every ounce of deliberateness counts. Life is overwhelming, and many people feel the need to tune out, go numb and seek ‘entertainment’.
Others want so desperately to fix the pain around them, they forget to take care of themselves. And with the idea of ‘outrage du jour’ becoming almost literally a new outrage every single day, it can be hard to track how your own process of evaluating issues and responding to them — as well as how you relate to loved ones — might be shifting.
Which brings us to the astrological highlights of this week: both Mercury and Venus change signs this week. Mercury just left Scorpio and entered Sagittarius earlier today. Venus leaves Libra and enters Scorpio on Tuesday at 6:38 am EST (11:38 UTC).
Whereas Mercury in Scorpio might have had your mind acting something like a sleuth’s magnifying glass or a surgeon’s scalpel — focused on getting beneath the surface with strong intention — Mercury in Sagittarius could feel a little looser. OK, your thoughts and communication might feel a lot looser: shooting from the hip, an easier sense of humor and, perhaps, needing more effort to stay focused.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on Nov. 7 at 3:07 am PST / 6:07 am EST (11:06:44 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Scorpio on Nov. 18 at 3:42 am PST / 6:42 am EST (11:42:03 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Gemini on Dec. 3 at 7:47 am PST / 10:47 am EST (15:46:54 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer on Nov. 7 at 2:44 am PST / 5:44 am EST (10:44:22 UTC).
Sun Degree: 14-15 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun opposite Echeclus at 9:17 pm Nov. 5 PST / 12:17 am EST (05:16:57 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Rhadamanthus at 2:11 am PST / 5:11 am EST (10:11:35 UTC).
— Ceres square Mors-Somnus at 8:31 am PST / 11:31 am EST (16:31:18 UTC).
— Vesta sextile Saturn at 9:56 am PST / 12:56 pm EST (17:56:14 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 6
(The Day of Rousing Vigor) | Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Focus on money, which means on the facts and figures of your financial life. This will help more than your bank balance and credit rating. It will help your self-esteem, which is the single most meaningful issue to which you must devote yourself. Why does this come back to understanding your relationship to money? That mystery will eagerly reveal itself.
Written in the Planets
One of the interesting paradoxes of human life is that we all have a higher purpose, but are apt to forget the fact. Aspects today, including Vesta sextile Saturn, suggest that this moment could serve as a time of realignment with your personal mission. Your inner guidance is always within reach, though it can take practice to hear it and trust it. Today it may feel closer than usual, which makes this a good day to try listening to it. Note that you don’t need to see all the way to the destination. Knowing where you want to head next is just fine.