Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
Hebrew date is 21 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 22 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Imix’
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.1
Julian Day is 2457744
Today’s Birthdays: Thomas Becket (1118-1170), Rebecca West (1892-1983), Jane Fonda (1937), Frank Zappa (1940-1993), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Tom Sturridge (1985).
“I myself have never been able to find out what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.”
— Rebecca West
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Dec. 24 at 8:41 pm PST / 11:41 pm EST (04:41:32 Dec. 25 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 Libra and enters Scorpio on Dec. 23 at 6:32 am PST / 9:32 am EST (14:32:19 UTC).
Sun Degree: 30 Sagittarius-1 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Sun enters Capricorn at 2:44 am PST / 5:44 am EST (10:44:06 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars semi-square Pluto at 3:50 am PST / 6:50 am EST (11:50:22 UTC).
— Mars opposite Rhiphonos at 8:43 am PST / 11:43 am EST (16:42:44 UTC).
— Quaoar conjunct Orius at 5:12 pm PST / 8:12 pm EST (01:12:31 Dec. 22 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 21
(The Day of the Great Enigma) | Birthday Reading: Sagittarius | Capricorn | Others
It looks like your innate sense of how to do things ‘the right way’ might be running up against a simultaneous awareness: that sometimes creative processes need a little more freedom. It’s okay to aim for a broad vision without knowing every last detail of how you’ll get there. Often those steps start to fall into place as you move toward your goal. If you feel like things are falling apart instead, perhaps check the dogma factor; let your imagination play with the feeling of being ‘whole’ no matter what your inner critic might say is ‘right’.
Written in the Planets
Just a few hours after the Virgo Moon squares the late-Sagittarius Sun for the lunar last quarter, the Sun enters Capricorn for the solstice today. So we have two symbols of a turning point: one in the lunar cycle, and one in the solar cycle. You might consider meditating on that synchronicity. Do you see any kind of mirroring in the short-term and long-term processes or cycles in your life? How about between the micro-verse of your personal experience and the macro-verse of your wider community (or the world as a whole)? With the Moon moving into Libra overnight into this morning and the Sun entering Capricorn, the cardinal theme of ‘initiative’ is being emphasized. If you take some time this solstice to quiet yourself and look inward, listen carefully for a call to action — no matter how small the voice.