Today is Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
Hebrew date is 17 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 18 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 kab’an
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.17
Julian Day is 2457740
Today’s Birthdays: Humphry Davy (1778-1829), Pope Francis (1936), Ernie Hudson (1945), Paul Rodgers (1949), Mike Mills (1958), Sarah Paulson (1974), Milla Jovovich (1975), Eli Pariser (1980), Mikky Ekko (1984).
“Even today we raise our hand against our brother… We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death.”
— Pope Francis
Moon phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase today at 11:43 pm Dec. 16 PST / 2:43 am EST (07:42:49 UTC).
Next New Moon is on Dec. 28-29 at 10:53 pm PST / 1:53 am EST (06:53:07 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo on Dec. 18 at 9:52 am PST / 12:52 pm EST (17:51:45 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Sagittarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No sign or direction changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Juno conjunct Great Attractor at 7:36 am PST / 10:36 am EST (15:36:04 UTC).
— Eros conjunct Teharonhiawako at 10:28 am PST / 1:28 pm EST (18:27:56 UTC).
— Salacia square Orius at 7:35 pm PST / 10:35 pm EST (03:35:18 Dec. 18 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 17
(The Day of Earthy Chemistry) | Sagittarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
What are you trying to conceive? Or, alternately, what are you gestating? Whether it has to do with a solution or cure, an idea, a matter of faith or belief — or even something so large, you can’t quite articulate it fully — remember that over-analyzing it probably won’t help. A little analysis or planning is a great start. But think of that as the catalyst. Once you get the process started, try imagining yourself more as midwife than as critic.
Written in the Planets
“You can’t always get what you want…” If that Rolling Stones classic comes to mind today, be sure you remember how the rest of the lyric goes. It’s easy to confuse ‘getting what you want’ with ‘getting your needs met’ — the latter ultimately being the more important in the long run. Sometimes expressing a desire does not get it fulfilled, but rather facilitates some other appropriate action or result. Asteroid Juno conjunct the Great Attractor in Sagittarius today suggests that articulating your emotional needs is a necessary part of moving toward meeting them, even if doing so might polarize those around you. Asteroid Child in Pisces is square Juno and the Great Attractor. Although your inner child might be pushing the matter, see if you can convey those feelings like the adult that you are.