Today is Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Hebrew date is 29 Tishrei 5777
Islamic date is 30 Muharram 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Ok
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.10
Julian Day is 2457693
Today’s Birthdays: John Keats (1795-1821), Julia Lee (1902-1958), Muriel Duckworth (1908-2009), Michael Collins (1930), John Candy (1950-1994), Peter Jackson (1961), Rob Schneider (1963), Adam Bouska (1983).
“Many have original minds who do not think it — they are led away by custom — Now it appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own citadel.”
— John Keats
Special Comment: The World of the Spirits is With Us
If you missed last night’s comment on the thinning of the veil and the Scorpio New Moon, you may read that here. We also have an oldie for you — the telling of some of my adventures with the world of what we call ‘ghosts’ as an astrologer. From time to time clients come to me with concerns involving the dead or the here-beyond, and this article is about some of the assignments I’ve accepted. It’s called Tales From the Other Side of Astrology.
PS — I’ve referred to “Spanish” tradition associated with Halloween and Days of the Dead. This article by our beloved Jeanne Treadway tells the story more completely — and, I reckon, more accurately.
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Nov. 3 at 1:50 pm PDT / 4:50 pm EDT (20:49:39 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 14 at 5:52 am PST / 8:52 am EST (13:51:59 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Sagittarius on Nov. 29 at 4:18 am PST / 7:18 am EST (12:18:09 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Nov. 1 at 7:43 am PDT / 10:43 am EDT (14:43:00 UTC).
Sun Degree: 09-10 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
In our solar system, all the points we track remain in their signs today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars square Haumea at 1:45 am PDT / 5:45 am EDT (08:44:50 UTC).
— Sun sextile Psyche at 6:21 am PDT / 9:21 am EDT (13:21:23 UTC), and Orcus at at 2:32 pm PDT / 5:32 pm EDT (21:31:52 UTC).
— Mercury sextile North Node at 7:37 am PDT / 10:37 am EDT (14:37:03 UTC).
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You’ve taken the important first steps toward your goal. You have done more than ‘set intentions’ — you seem to have begun taking action. All you need to do now is keep going. That may seem easier said than done, though not if you apply the principle of making some progress every day, and more progress on certain days. Your one-word mantra is momentum.
Written in the Planets
Haumea, named for a Hawai’ian fertility goddess, might be considered the hidden factor in the Uranus-Eris conjunction (the digital age, identity chaos, social upheaval). For many months, slow-moving Haumea has been (and remains) at the opposition point in Libra. She’s hovered quietly opposite the pair for a while, and now Mars is calling attention to her. Once you get past the chaos of Uranus-Eris and of nobody having having a clue who they are, there is a birthing process going on. You might say that includes emergence into the pulse of compassion that beats through the heart of humanity. We can accomplish this much more easily with a conscious maintaining of awareness, and using that as incentive to act and to choose. Tonight, as the world of the spirits seeps into ours, reach into your heart, find that rhythm and dance.