Today is Friday, Sep. 1, 2017
Hebrew date is 10 Elul 5777
Islamic date is 10 Zul-Hijjah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Men
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.15
Julian Day is 2457998
Today’s Birthdays: Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), Harriet Shaw Weaver (1876-1961), Francis William Aston (1877-1945), Hilda Rix Nicholas (1884-1961), Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961), Eleanor Hibbert (1906-1993), Liz Carpenter (1920-2010), Arvonne Fraser (1925), Art Pepper (1925-1982), Charles Correa (1930-2015), Allen Jones (1937), Per Kirkeby (1938), Lily Tomlin (1939), Leonard Slatkin (1944), Barry Gibb (1946), Greg Errico (1948), Russ Kunkel (1948), Gloria Estefan (1957), Boney Jones (1961).
“If we can’t turn the world around we can at least bolster the victims.”
— Liz Carpenter
Hurricane Harvey: Call it What it Is
Let the music keep our spirits high
Let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal its secrets by and by, by and by
— Jackson Browne
Dear Friend and Reader:
This is a good week to appreciate the dry roof over your head and the food in your refrigerator. Now is the perfect time to appreciate, truly appreciate, that you have a home to come home to: that you have a dry bed, and that your people and pets are close to you. Be grateful for the toilet that flushes, the electricity coming out of the wall, and the privilege of having a toaster and some bread to put in it.
Estimates that 30,000 people will be displaced by Hurricane Harvey are woefully understated. The scale of this crisis is far wider, and as yet, unknown.
Flood damage is insidious. Unlike a fire, where all the damage is up front, a flood is a continuously unfolding disaster that gets worse with time. Damage, loss and injuries continue for months.
The mold grows and grows, until it’s stopped. The extent of renovation required after a building is submerged in water is more than most people can afford, if the home or business is even salvageable.
I know this from personal experience. The first-ever Planet Waves office, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd weeks after the previous famous total solar eclipse in Leo, the Aug. 11, 1999, grand cross event. This featured mandatory evacuation and rescue by the Fire Department with a guide rope across the front yard, which was turned into a brisk river.
Before I move on to the week’s news and astrology, which has deep personal and transpersonal impact, please take note of our listing of animal rescue groups serving the Houston area. We received all of these references from Planet Waves readers. Please donate as generously as you can. Animals always pay for the failings and shortcomings of people, and they’re our best friends. We’ve just added one rescue group devoted to horses.
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on Sep. 2 at 3:34 am PDT / 6:34 am EDT (10:34:35 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Pisces on Sep. 6 at 12:03 am PDT / 3:03 am EDT (07:02:43 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Virgo is on Sep. 19-20 at 10:30 pm PDT / 1:30 am EDT (05:29:47 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Sep. 2 at 1:06 pm PDT / 4:06 pm EDT (20:06:16 UTC).
Sun Degree: 9-10 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Varda stations direct at 10:48 pm Aug. 31 PDT / 1:48 am EDT (05:48:16 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury trine Orius at 4:57 am PDT / 7:57 am EDT (11:57:13 UTC).
— Sun trine Chariklo at 5:31 am PDT / 8:31 am EDT (12:31:34 UTC).
— Venus square Pelion at 11:16 am PDT / 2:16 pm EDT (18:16:01 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Sep. 1
(The Day of No Nonsense) | Virgo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
There’s no use keeping secrets from yourself. It’s not even possible, though you really do need to know whatever it might be you would try to tuck away — and you’re about to find out. What exactly? We’re talking about the discovery of what you want. This is more like an admission to yourself, which will have a way of setting you free.
Written in the Planets
Although the trine between Mars in Leo and Uranus in Aries is not exact until tomorrow, it is definitely in effect now. Essentially, this is just one of the early ripples that picks up on the recent total solar eclipse, since Mars will be in the eclipse’s degree. This aspect is excellent for personal growth and self-discovery that comes through breaking with routines, shedding inhibitions, unexpected encounters and taking desired risks. What’s lighting you up in positive ways today?