Today is Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Hebrew date is 23 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 24 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 Ak’b’al
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.3
Julian Day is 2457746
Today’s Birthdays: Robert Bly (1926), Harry Shearer (1943), Susan Lucci (1946), Carol Ann Duffy (1955), Dave Murray (1956), Eddie Vedder (1964), Karyn Bryant (1968), Corey Haim (1971-2010), Esthero (1978).
“Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you’re looking for morals in politics you’re looking for bananas in the cheese department.”
— Harry Shearer
The United States is approaching its Pluto return — the end of a 250-year cycle. Eric ponders what we might have in store and examines the previous Pluto transits (squares and oppositions to the U.S. natal position). What he finds is revealing, to say the least. You may read the edition here — along with your January monthly horoscope.
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 today at 6:32 am PST / 9:32 am EST (14:32:19 UTC).
Sun Degree: 2-3 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Scorpio at 6:32 am PST / 9:32 am EST (14:32:19 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus square Deucalion at 9:16 pm Dec. 22 PST / 12:16 am EST (05:16:13 UTC).
— Jupiter square Cyllarus at 11:20 pm Dec. 22 PST / 2:20 am EST (07:20:26 UTC).
— Sun sextile Nessus at 6:19 pm PST / 9:19 pm EST (02:18:37 Dec. 24 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Dec. 23
(The Day of the Groundbreakers) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s clear you are currently possessed of some serious courage, and are in no mood to take bullshit, if anyone dares try it. Good for you! Not only could this attitude help you take strides, it’ll set an excellent example for onlookers. More people need the strength to press on in spite of their critics — which might also be called integrity.
Written in the Planets
The Moon in Scorpio offers a neat little moment to process any difficult, stubborn or overdue material that might be lying on your heart. Don’t be in a rush, however, if you need additional time. Give yourself all the room you need; set the wheels in motion and the rest should follow in course. You may benefit from writing down some of your experiences; it could both assist the catharsis and provide a frame of reference should you need it in the future.