Today is Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Hebrew date is 11 Tishrei 5777
Islamic date is 11 Muharram 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.12
Julian Day is 2457675
Today’s Birthdays: Mary Kingsley (1862-1900), Nana Mouskouri (1934), Chris Carter (1957), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), Ashanti (1980).
“Dictators are ludicrous characters, and, you know, in my career and in my life, I’ve always enjoyed sort of inhabiting these ludicrous, larger-than-life characters that somehow exist in the real world.”
— Sacha Baron Cohen
Open Community Meeting Friday Evening
Join Eric for this extra-special conference call on the unique occasion of the Full Moon conjunct Uranus-Eris. You can dial in to participate [see details here], or listen online.
Special Comment: The Sky is Heating Up
As the Full Moon (overnight Saturday to Sunday) builds, the news will continue to become increasingly outrageous. There’s a compression effect happening, where the opposition of the Moon and the Sun will squeeze out the effects of Uranus and Eris in Aries. Essentially, what we are seeing is the full exposition of Uranus-Eris, which seems to be about total chaos. The thing to remember is that astrology never describes a problem without offering a solution, or a vision of healing. The Full Moon conjunct Uranus is calling attention to the chaos and fragmentation, and inviting all of us to make contact with our underlying wholeness.
Moon Phase: Moon is in waxing gibbous phase and enters Full phase on Oct. 15/16 at 9:23 pm 10/15 PDT / 12:23 am 10/16 EDT (04:23:02 UTC).
Next Full Moon is on Oct. 15/16 at 9:23 pm 10/15 PDT / 12:23 am 10/16 EDT (04:23:02 UTC) in Aries.
Next New Moon is in Scorpio on Oct. 30 at 10:38 am PDT / 1:38 pm EDT (17:38:08 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Pisces and enters Aries on Oct. 14 at 8:08 am PDT / 11:08 am EDT (15:08:00 UTC).
Sun Degree: 20-21 Libra.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Ceres enters Aries (retrograde) at 3:48 am PDT / 6:48 am EDT (10:48:12 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects
— Moon occults (passes directly in front of) Neptune at 10:26 pm 10/12 PDT / 1:26 am 10/13 EDT (05:25:57 UTC).
— Haumea opposite Eris at 8:23 am PDT / 11:23 am EDT (15:22:55 UTC).
— Mercury square Mars at 2:00 pm PDT / 5:00 pm EDT (20:59:40 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Oct. 13
(The Day of the Tough Cookie) | Get Your Libra Birthday Reading
You have available a kind of expanded sense of reality; your emotional body is a sensitive receptor. That means you’re highly responsive to your environment. At the same time, you have an unusual influence on the people around you: your intensity shimmers out, which gives you both charisma and presents a challenge to others. Keep your heart open, your mind open and the dialog open.
Written in the Planets
One aspect we’re under that is somewhat below the radar is Chiron square Pholus. This is a slowly building aspect, which has only come close to its first exact square; the first exact contact is next year and it extends through 2021. It’s one illustration of the incredible pressure of our times: the containment and consciousness-raising of Chiron, and the uncontrolled release of Pholus. We’re living with this tension where it feels like healing is available at any or all the time, or where total chaos might unleash itself at any moment.