Today is Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Hebrew date is 22 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 21 Rajab 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.19
Julian Day is 2457862
Today’s Birthdays: Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717), Jessie Street (1889-1970), Dewey “Pigmeat” Markham (1904-1981), Barbara Hale (1922-2017), Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1924-2005), George Shirley (1934), Hayley Mills (1946), Kathy Acker (1947-1997), James Woods (1947), Rick Moranis (1953), Robert Greenberg (1954), Susan Faludi (1959), Conan O’Brien (1963), Maria Bello (1967), Fredro Starr (1971), David Tennant (1971), Rosa Clemente (1972), Millie Corretjer (1974), Audrey Tang (1981), America Ferrera (1984), Chloe Bennet (1992).
“Every book, remember, is dead until a reader activates it by reading. Every time that you read you are walking among the dead, and, if you are listening, you just might hear prophecies.”
— Kathy Acker
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on April 19 at 2:57 am PDT / 5:57 am EDT (09:56:41 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Taurus on April 26 at 5:16 am PDT / 8:16 am EDT (12:16:04 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Scorpio is on May 10 at 2:42 pm PDT / 5:42 pm EDT (21:42:25 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on April 19 at 3:51 am PDT / 6:51 am EDT (10:51:36 UTC).
Sun Degree: 29-30 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Chariklo stations retrograde at 12:10 am PDT / 3:10 am EDT (07:09:46 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Varuna at 9:19 pm April 17 PDT / 12:19 am EDT (04:19:03 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Echeclus at 3:10 am PDT / 6:10 am EDT (10:10:00 UTC).
— Venus square Galactic Center at 4:57 am PDT / 7:57 am EDT (11:57:01 UTC).
— Ceres conjunct Sedna at 8:09 am PDT / 11:09 am EDT (15:09:35 UTC).
If Your Birthday is April 18
(The Day of Vigorous Defense) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
As an Aries, you tend to have a strong will. This is often one of your most useful qualities: you’re able to decide what you want and then go after it like few other signs can. But what happens when you find that fiery will of yours coming up against dogma? Reacting arrogantly is rarely going to smooth the way. Yet, just going along with it is not a workable option for you, either. If you can keep your ego out of it and still tap into your emotional intelligence (your body might offer clues, too), you just might access an opportunity seemingly sent by a higher power.
Written in the Planets
Regardless of whether you feel lonely or loved, righteous or humble, remember that you are a human being relating to other human beings. Sometimes this will be easy or feel uplifting. Other times, you may find that individuals you are close to simply are not measuring up or pulling their weight — or that humankind is seeming neither “human” nor “kind.” Venus, finally direct in Pisces, makes its last of three exact squares to the Galactic Core and Saturn in Sagittarius this week. Squares often feel like tension that needs you to take action to relieve it. What have you learned during the Venus retrograde that might benefit from some sharing and loving? Introspection is one thing; rigidity is quite another. You only truly have what you give.