Today is Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
Hebrew date is 26 Kislev 5777
Islamic date is 27 Rabi’-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 1 Kimi
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.6
Julian Day is 2457749
Today’s Birthdays: Charles Babbage (1791-1871), Jean Toomer (1894-1967), Steve Allen (1921-2000), Bill Ayers (1944), Peter Hillary (1954), Andrew Lock (1961), Lars Ulrich (1963), Elizabeth Kostova (1964), Jared Leto (1971), Kit Harington (1986).
“Without laughter life on our planet would be intolerable. So important is laughter to us that humanity highly rewards members of one of the most unusual professions on earth, those who make a living by inducing laughter in others. This is very strange if you stop to think of it: that otherwise sane and responsible citizens should devote their professional energies to causing others to make sharp, explosive barking-like exhalations.”
— Steve Allen
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Dec. 28-29 at 10:53 pm PST / 1:53 am EST (06:53:07 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 Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on Dec. 28 at 7:12 am PST / 10:12 am EST (15:11:51 UTC).
Sun Degree: 5-6 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Nothing to report today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Elatus at 1:06 am PST / 4:06 am EST (09:06:08 UTC).
— Jupiter opposite Uranus at 10:35 am PST / 1:35 pm EST (18:35:05 UTC).
— Venus sextile Ceres at 4:32 pm PST / 7:32 pm EST (00:31:51 Dec. 27 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Neptune at 8:19 pm PST / 11:19 pm EST (04:18:49 Dec. 27 UTC).
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If your faith (in yourself, in the universe or in some higher power) has been flagging, remember: there’s regenerative power in sincere self-expression. The more it departs from your ‘norm’, the higher the chances it could help you flex what has become rigid or dogmatic. As the band Funkadelic sing, “Free your mind, and your ass will follow.” Sometimes, though, you have to start by moving your booty (literal or metaphorical) to shake things up — then your perspective can loosen in response.
Written in the Planets
Who decides what relationships you keep in your life and how they should function? Ideally the answer is “you” — though in most healthy relationships (both personal and professional), there’s some element of co-creation and mutual determination. Uranus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra today suggests that if something about a relationship no longer fits you, it’s up to you to make the adjustment and find what really works. That said, not every relationship in need of refreshing actually has to be tossed aside. Careful review and honest communication should help you make the determination. You’d be surprised how often a sense of liberation can come simply from speaking up — instead of waging a full revolt.