Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Hebrew date is 26 Kislev 5778
Islamic date is 26 Rabi’-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.19
Julian Day is 2458102
Today’s Birthdays: Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Aphra Behn (1640-1689), Roger Fry (1888-1934), Morey Amsterdam (1908-1996), Shirley Jackson (1916-1965), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918-2014), Clark Terry (1920-2015), Nikolay Basov (1922-2001), Raj Kapoor (1924-1988), Stanley Couch (1945), Patty Duke (1946-2016), Joyce Vincent Wilson (1946), Dee Wallace (1948), Lester Bangs (1948-1982), John Lurie (1952), Wade Davis (1953), Mike Scott (1958), Natascha McElhone (1969),
Beth Orton (1971), Rana Daggubati (1984).
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
— Shirley Jackson (‘The Haunting of Hill House’)
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Dec. 17-18 at 10:30 pm PST / 1:30 am EST (06:30:20 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 Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Dec. 15-16 at 5:07 pm PST / 8:07 pm EST (01:07:01 UTC).
Sun Degree: 23-24 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Varda at 9:56 pm Dec. 13 PST / 12:56 am EST (05:56:18 UTC).
— Sun opposite Chaos at 7:01 am PST / 10:01 am EST (15:00:57 UTC).
— Sun trine Eris at 7:22 am PST / 10:22 am EST (15:22:15 UTC).
— Sun square Manwe at 2:49 pm PST / 5:49 pm EST (22:49:03 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 14
(The Day of the Selective Exhibitionist) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Intuition is your best guidance. You know what’s right, though I would also remind you that knowing comes with not being afraid in any form. Your inner guidance is designed to lead you away from fearful places into ones where you’re protected, well informed and free to act on what you want. Your personal truth will resonate with you mentally, and physically.
Written in the Planets
Today the Sun and Mercury make aspects to outer planets named after a divine couple from Tolkien’s legendarium. Manwe and Varda are the King and Queen of the Valar (basically, gods). When they were together, Tolkien wrote, Manwe’s sight and Varda’s hearing were elevated. In a similar way, when the parts of our consciousness (which both the Sun and Mercury represent) work in harmony, we tend to function more cohesively. You can help this along by paying attention to what your senses and instincts are telling you; and trying to resolve any inner division that arises.