Today is Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hebrew date is 8 Nisan 5777
Islamic date is 7 Rajab 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.5
Julian Day is 2457848
Today’s Birthdays: Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688-1768), Edward Hicks (1780-1849), Dorothea Dix (1802-1887), Philippa Fawcett (1868-1948), Arthur Murray (1895-1991), Muddy Waters (1913-1983), Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Anthony Perkins (1932-1992), Elizabeth Levy (1942), Junior Braithwaite (1949-1999), Shing-Tung Yau (1949), Hugo Weaving (1960), Graham Norton (1963), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Greg Garcia (1970), Jill Scott (1972), David Blaine (1973), Heath Ledger (1979-2008), Natasha Lyonne (1979), Currensy (1981), Eric Andre (1983), Sarah Gadon (1987).
“Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
— Maya Angelou
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on April 7 at 2:24 am PDT / 5:24 am EDT (09:24:02 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Libra on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Taurus on April 26 at 5:16 am PDT / 8:16 am EDT (12:16:04 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Cancer and enters Leo today at 3:13 pm PDT / 6:13 pm EDT (22:13:14 UTC).
Sun Degree: 15-16 Aries.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Leo at 3:13 pm PDT / 6:13 pm EDT (22:13:14 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars opposite Deucalion at 11:16 pm April 3 PDT / 2:16 am EDT (06:16:35 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Pelion at 12:10 am PDT / 3:10 am EDT (07:10:03 UTC).
— Pallas opposite Elatus at 8:32 am PDT / 11:32 am EDT (15:32:07 UTC).
— Sun square Juno at 12:25 pm PDT / 3:25 pm EDT (19:25:35 UTC).
— Mars square Sila-Nunam at 7:09 pm PDT / 10:09 pm EDT (02:09:05 April 5 UTC).
If Your Birthday is April 4
(The Day of Initiative) | Aries Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Once you have gained experience, it cannot be lost. You can try to ignore what you’ve learned, but why would you? Developing skills, healing pain, growing, creating art, and the integration of pleasant sensations and responses all depend upon building on one’s experience. If today you confront some form of “starting all over,” especially sexually or in some other physical/material way, take heart. You’re not actually starting from scratch; you have the full benefit of all the physical and emotional experience you’ve gained over the years. That stuff is gold.
Written in the Planets
In Demetra George’s book Asteroid Goddesses, she relates Gloria Steinem’s famous answer to the question, “Why didn’t you ever get married?” Steinem, who has the Sun in Aries square Juno in Capricorn, replied, “I don’t mate well in captivity.” Her pithy retort offers good clues about what kind of dynamic is afoot today, as the transiting Aries Sun squares transiting Juno in Capricorn. It might not relate to literal sex and marriage for you, but it does suggest the feeling of intense personal desire (and identity) running up against traditional social or relational limits of some kind. With Pluto in Capricorn within range of this aspect, it would seem that evolving beyond ego conflicts and outdated institutions is in the cards. How will you play your hand?