Today is Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Hebrew date is 19 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 19 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Ak’b’al
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.3
Julian Day is 2458066
Today’s Birthdays: Edmond Halley (1656-1742), Bram Stoker (1847-1912), Gottlob Frege (1848-1925), Dorothea Bate (1878-1951), Charles Demuth (1883-1935), Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922), Dorothy Day (1897-1980), Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998), Patti Page (1927-2013), Morley Safer (1931-2016), Minnie Riperton (1947-1979), Bonnie Raitt (1949), Timothy Egan (1954), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Richard Curtis (1956), Parker Posey (1968), Gretchen Mol (1972), Aaron Swartz (1986-2013).
“You reason well, and your wit is bold, but you are too prejudiced. You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you. Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are, that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplated by men’s eyes, because they know, or think they know, some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all, and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain. But yet we see around us every day the growth of new beliefs, which think themselves new, and which are yet but the old, which pretend to be young, like the fine ladies at the opera.”
— Bram Stoker
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Nov. 10 at 12:36 pm PST / 3:36 pm EST (20:36:19 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 Cancer and enters Leo on Nov. 9 at 4:29 am PST / 7:29 am EST (12:29:01 UTC).
Sun Degree: 16-17 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars square Chariklo at 2:20 am PST / 5:20 am EST (10:20:14 UTC).
— Venus square Varuna at 9:53 am PST / 12:53 pm EST (17:53:18 UTC).
— Mercury square Nessus at 11:29 am PST / 2:29 pm EST (19:28:49 UTC).
— Chiron square Ixion at 12:47 pm PST / 3:47 pm EST (20:47:14 UTC).
— Venus opposite Pallas at 8:07 pm PST / 11:07 pm EST (04:07:38 Nov. 9 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 8
(The Day of the Borderline) | Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You will experience the deepest emotional and spiritual gifts this year by taking care of the people who mean the most to you. In our “service economy,” we have lost the pleasure and indeed the honor of offering ourselves to those we consider our family. Experimenting with this will teach you everything you need to know about where you stand with them.
Written in the Planets
You may notice that you’re more aware of the big picture in terms of your thought processes now. This can be quite a useful shift in perspective, especially if you’ve spent recent weeks extra-focused on details or in-depth investigations. Yet it can be trickier to connect the broader or longer-term view with the immediate steps that need to be taken. You might find this especially true if your awareness of some problematic emotional or sexual patterning is pushing you to address it. While that dynamic is suggested by Mercury in Sagittarius square the centaur Nessus in Pisces, another centaur aspect is also exact today: Chiron in Pisces square Ixion in Sagittarius. It’s clear that you’re ready to make a move toward healing some old wound; what’s less clear is how you’ll go about it. It’s not enough simply to let the ends justify the means. Even when oriented on the big picture, the details about how you get there do matter; remember your ethics.