Today is Monday, Aug. 7, 2017
Hebrew date is 15 Av 5777
Islamic date is 15 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 Ok
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.10
Julian Day is 2457973
Today’s Birthdays: Alan Leo (1860-1917), Emil Nolde (1867-1956), Billie Burke (1884-1970), Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), Ralph Bunche (1904-1971), Freddie Slack (1910-1965), Kermit Love (1916-2008), Garrison Keillor (1942), Robert Mueller (1944), Sofia Rotaru (1947), Alexei Sayle (1952), Anne Fadiman (1953), Caroline Aaron (1957), Bruce Dickinson (1958), David Duchovny (1960), Carlos Vives (1961), Nick Gillespie (1963), Jimmy Wales (1966), Rachel York (1971), Chico Benymon (1974), Charlize Theron (1975), Samantha Ronson (1977), Abbie Cornish (1982).
“We made our mistakes back in the 20th century, Lord knows, but we never nominated a man for president who brags about not reading. Calvin Coolidge had his limits. Warren G. Harding spent more time on his hair than strictly necessary. Lyndon Baines Johnson was a piece of work. But all of them read books. When I envision a Trump Presidential Library, I see enormous chandeliers and gold carpet and a thousand slot machines. God help us. I mean it. We’re in trouble down here.”
— Garrison Keillor
Welcome to Eclipseville, and Your Midyear Readings
It’s time — eclipse time, that is. Whether you’ve been feeling unsettled and edgy lately, or optimistic and eager to move your life in an exciting new direction, keep your antennae up and your eyes (and energy) focused on where you want to go. That will help you to take the steps you need (and want) to take.
Remember, this is not the same as having expectations about what the next two weeks ‘should’ be like. Whether the eclipse effect in your personal life is subtle or dramatic, rest assured that it is working.
You can do your best to make conscious choices around opportunities and shifts in direction, but you can’t really force things. Even if you feel like you ‘miss your chance’ at something, you’ll likely get another (if different) opportunity down the line. So hang in there, and try to enjoy the ride. Monday’s Full Moon is exact just after 2:10 pm EDT / 18:10:33 UTC; the accompanying partial lunar eclipse peaks about ten minutes later, and is bookended by the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase today at 11:10 am PDT / 2:10 pm EDT (18:10:33 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Leo on Aug. 21 at 11:30 am PDT / 2:30 pm EDT (18:30:06 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Pisces on Sep. 6 at 12:03 am PDT / 3:03 am EDT (07:02:43 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on Aug. 8 at 2:56 pm PDT / 5:56 pm EDT (21:55:45 UTC).
Sun Degree: 15-16 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Partial Lunar Eclipse at 11:20 am PDT / 2:20 pm EDT (18:20:28 UTC).
1992 QB1 stations retrograde at 8:38 pm PDT / 11:38 pm EDT (03:37:48 Aug. 8 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus opposite Amycus at 5:28 am PDT / 8:28 am EDT (12:27:59 UTC).
— Ceres semi-square Sedna at 1:23 pm PDT / 4:23 pm EDT (20:23:13 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Praamzius at 6:15 pm PDT / 9:15 pm EDT (01:14:58 Aug. 8 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Aug. 7
(The Day of the Double Agent) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
A lunar eclipse on your birthday only happens a few times in your lifetime. It indicates a shift in your social reality: a reorientation in your circle of friends and your relationship to the public, and taking a step toward having bigger, more adventurous dreams. Remember: your friends are the people who support you, especially when you need them most.
Written in the Planets
Happy astrological Lammas! Today is the much-anticipated lunar eclipse, preceding the considerably-more-anticipated solar eclipse in a couple of weeks. Regarding today’s event: as Amanda pointed out in her Thursday piece, anything taking place across the Leo-Aquarius axis tends to be about groups and how we relate to them. Leo describes standing out and letting your light shine; Aquarius is the great leveller of the zodiac. There’s often a thin line to walk between the two. Working with the energy of today’s eclipse may help you navigate that path.
“I have just listened to your Part 1 and Part 2 readings and I am amazed at how accurate it has been. Like you have a telescope watching me shed a skin and transform into a totally changed person in the last 10 years.”
— Pauline Jones
The reverberations from these two eclipses will keep rippling out and developing through the next six to twelve months — and Eric’s 2017-18 Leo Birthday Reading is designed to guide you through it all.
“The past few years have been very difficult on many levels and it has been the readings I get through you that keep me going. Always, absolutely right on, every one of them.”