Today is Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Hebrew date is 25 Kislev 5778
Islamic date is 25 Rabi’-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 2 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.18
Julian Day is 2458101
Today’s Birthdays: William Drummond (1585-1649), Werner von Siemens (1816-1892), Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) Ella Baker (1903-1986), Van Heflin (1908-1971), Kenneth Patchen (1911-1979), Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Christopher Plummer (1929), Tom Verlaine (1949), Wendie Malick (1950), Steve Buscemi (1957), Jamie Foxx (1967), Amy Lee (1981), Taylor Swift (1989).
“Greatness and Truth can never be in danger from these murdering wretches. To perform one’s duty, be it now, be it clean, and be it done with humility… A man is a sacred thing. Any action or thought which injures the human imagination is evil.”
— Kenneth Patchen (‘Sleepers Awake’)
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase tonight at 8:19 pm PST / 11:19 pm EST (04:18:59 Dec. 14 UTC).
Next New Moon in Sagittarius is on Dec. 17-18 at 10:30 pm PST / 1:30 am EST (06:30:20 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Cancer on Jan. 1-2 at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Libra and enters Scorpio today at 5:59 am PST / 8:59 am EST (13:58:31 UTC).
Sun Degree: 22-23 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Scorpio at 5:59 am PST / 8:59 am EST (13:58:31 UTC).
Salacia stations direct at 7:11 am PST / 10:11 am EST (15:10:56 UTC).
Rhiphonos stations retrograde at 5:40 pm PST / 8:40 pm EST (01:40:09 Dec. 14 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Neptune square Altjira at 3:17 am PST / 6:17 am EST (11:17:04 UTC).
— Mercury square Borasisi at 12:27 pm PST / 3:27 pm EST (20:27:02 UTC).
— Venus opposite Asbolus at 12:52 pm PST / 3:52 pm EST (20:51:37 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 13
(The Day of Exacting Craft) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s important to have dreams and fantasies, and also to materialize them in real life. This is not always a perfect translation, though you might think of it as a writing project with first, second and third drafts. Apply this to every facet of your life, including emotional, sexual, spiritual and creative. Everything, including you, is a work in progress.
Written in the Planets
The Moon moving through early Scorpio today adds some emotional intensity. You might feel more motivated to go after what you think you want; but do you really want it? With Mercury still retrograde in Sagittarius — a sign associated both with aiming an arrow and also the broadness of Jupiter — this looks like a reminder not to let emotional impulses add fuel to the fire of fuzzy or misdirected thinking. Simply taking a few minutes to list pros and cons could help; as could taking a walk around the block to dissipate emotions before making a move. When in doubt, get physical to channel energy constructively; you’ll feel better emotionally and mentally, and your body will thank you, too.