Today is Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Hebrew date is 22 Tishrei 5777
Islamic date is 23 Muharram 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Ak’b’al
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.3
Julian Day is 2457686
Today’s Birthdays: Denise Levertov (1923-1997), Kevin Kline (1947), B.D Wong (1960), Scott Peterson (1972), Monica (1980), Drake (1986).
“Writing is an incredibly creative empowering experience for me. It is the place where nobody tries to control what I’m doing.”
— B.D. Wong
Special Comment: Two More Weeks: Make the Most of It
Those of us in the United States must endure two more weeks of an absurd, two-year election process. It’s been toxic and maddening and a vast waste of time.
While the candidates themselves don’t stand for much that is helpful, their presence is reminding us of some important social issues.
You now get to see who is a true believer and who actually thinks. You get to see who stands for what. If you’re doing this right, you’re questioning your own beliefs.
A Course in Miracles tells us that a choice between two unacceptable options is no choice at all; it’s an exercise in futility. As part of your review, though, I would suggest asking yourself what you’ve done to prevent us getting where we are today — especially if you don’t like it.
Have you spoken out against the prevailing treatment of women? Have you expressed any concern that the most wealthy among us pay lower taxes — not smaller percentages, but often sending in fewer actual dollars — than you do?
Have you spoken out against war? Have you ever talked to one of your congressional representatives about an issue that concerns you? Can you name your congressional rep? Can you name your senators?
The Sun and Mercury are moving through early Scorpio this week, which will open many doors and clarify many issues. Make sure you know who is who. Make sure you know where you stand and why. Note the differences between belief and understanding.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters waning crescent (Balsamic) phase on Oct. 26 at 8:24 am PDT / 11:24 am EDT (15:24:24 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Scorpio on Oct. 30 at 10:38 am PDT / 1:38 pm EDT (17:38:08 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 14 at 5:52 am PST / 8:52 am EST (13:51:59 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo today at 8:16 pm PDT / 11:16 pm EDT (03:16:07 10/25 UTC).
Sun Degree: 02-03 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Mercury enters Scorpio at 1:46 pm PDT / 4:46 pm EDT (20:46:07 UTC).
Moon enters Virgo at 8:16 pm PDT / 11:16 pm EDT (03:16:07 10/25 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data from Serennu
— Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus at 9:56 pm 10/23 PDT / 12:56 am EDT (04:56:17 UTC), and Eris at 2:41 pm PDT / 5:41 pm EDT (21:40:47 UTC).
— Mercury square Thereus at 3:46 am PDT / 6:46 am EDT (10:46:21 UTC), and Crantor at 6:15 am PDT / 9:15 am EDT (13:15:09 UTC).
— Juno opposite Sedna at 4:54 pm PDT / 7:54 pm EDT (23:53:58 UTC).
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This is an excellent opportunity to come face to face with some of those little insecurities or jealousies we humans are prone to harbor. And you are in an opportune moment to heal and let go of some longstanding issue you’ve carried from the past. It’s perhaps worth remembering that there is only one person who has the right to shape the core and substance of your identity, and that is you.
Written in the Planets
Mercury and the Sun are approaching a trine aspect to Nessus in Pisces. This could ease the way for a discussion of difficult or deep-seated issues, particularly if communication would be felt as a relief. It can be an effort sometimes to remember that our feelings are not classified information. If you speak out, you’ll both set an example and make the world a little more friendly and trusting.