Today is Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Hebrew date is 1 Tishrei 5777
Islamic date is 1 Muharram 1438
Happy New Year to Jewish and Muslim friends around the world.
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 Ik’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.2
Julian Day is 2457665
Today’s Birthdays: Gore Vidal (1925-2012), Al Sharpton (1954), Tommy Lee (1962), Gwen Stefani (1969), Alicia Vikander (1988).
“We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire.”
— Al Sharpton
Special Comment: Mercury and the Centaurs
Mercury, the planet of mind, technology and consciousness, is currently in aspect to two potent centaur planets: Chiron in Pisces and Pholus in Sagittarius. Centaurs represent places of doubt or past injury where talents and abilities form and then concentrate. With Mercury moving through centaur territory, you might feel the hurt or you can tune into the unusual abilities that you’ve been given. One theme that might emerge from connecting Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces is integrating spiritual subject matter with the rational mind. It’s not a matter of one or the other but rather of where they meet.
Article Highlight: Eris and the Internet
In the current edition of Planet Waves, Eric Francis writes: “All electronic media have the property of disrupting self-concept and serve to tribalize people. That is, the individual self gives way to a collective notion of self. This feels good in some ways (being part of a tribe is a form of acceptance) but there really is no tribe, just a mass of people who think they think for themselves but who are more interested in doing the trendy thing.” Learn more about the impact of the Internet.
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase. The New Moon took place at 5:11 pm PDT / 8:11 pm EDT Sept. 30 (00:11:19 10/1 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 Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Oct. 5 at 1:26 am PDT / 4:26 am EDT (08:26:02 UTC).
Sun Degree: 11-12 Libra.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Psyche enters Virgo at 1:23 pm PDT / 4:23 pm EDT (20:23:16 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects
— Mercury square Orius at 9:44 am PDT / 12:44 pm EDT (16:44:17 UTC).
— Mercury square Pholus at 12:41 pm PDT / 4:41 pm EDT (20:40:39 UTC).
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Sexuality is rarely considered a form of enlightenment, though you know better. It’s as if you’re tapping into ancient wisdom from an era long past, and your relationships are where you will explore what you’re bringing in. Just remember that most mortals do not see the deeper connection that sexuality has to the soul. Everyone must figure that out for themselves, no matter how obvious it is to you.
Written in the Planets
Today and tomorrow the Moon moves through watery territory: it’s making contact with Venus and other points in Scorpio, which is a way of saying we’re going deep. Yet deep also means remembering what you’ve forgotten and giving it a place to exist in your mind and in your feelings now. A tap is open to both the past of this lifetime and a more ancient past where people had access to deeper wisdom than we typically do today. Encountering that wisdom or its source is all about going forward with deeper perception and more reliable intuition.