Today is Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Hebrew date is 1 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 1 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Ok
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.10
Julian Day is 2457753
Today’s Birthdays: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Bo Diddley (1928-2008), Patti Smith (1946), Tracey Ullman (1959), Douglas Coupland (1961), Tiger Woods (1975), Ellie Goulding (1986).
“In art and dream, may you proceed with abandon. In life, may you proceed with balance and stealth.”
— Patti Smith
“What we have for the next four seasons are a series of experiences that are focused in mutable signs Sagittarius and Pisces and, of course, the continuing Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries.” This week, Eric offers a brief summary of what we can expect from the astrology of 2017. Read the full edition here.
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Jan. 1-2 at 8:19 pm PST / 11:19 pm EST (04:18:48 UTC).
Next Full Moon is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC) in Cancer.
Next New Moon is in Aquarius on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius today at 5:28 pm PST / 8:28 pm EST (01:28:38 Dec. 31 UTC).
Sun Degree: 9-10 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Aquarius at 5:28 pm PST / 8:28 pm EST (01:28:38 Dec. 31 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury square Elatus at 5:35 am PST / 8:35 am EST (13:34:41 UTC).
— Juno square Eros at 5:50 am PST / 8:50 am EST (13:50:15 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Hylonome at 7:29 am PST / 10:29 am EST (15:28:38 UTC).
— Sun sextile Neptune at 3:25 pm PST / 6:25 pm EST (23:24:56 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Dec. 30
(The Day of Laconic Authority) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Many people like to make ‘resolutions’ this time of year. Yet how many manage to keep them? Perhaps it’s because New Year’s declarations often focus on material or superficial goals. Aligning with your soul’s original vows asks for a deeper level of listening, and might not always be easy. But today you have some assistance. You know that you can open the door wide and step into your future. Go for it.
Written in the Planets
As 2016 draws to a close, you might find yourself getting meditative, musing on the meaning of the various accomplishments, losses and surprises you’ve experienced these 12 months. Retrograde Mercury conjunct the centaur Hylonome suggests that it’s okay to grieve what has passed if that’s where you’re at; so much seemed to come out of nowhere this year. Yet that’s not the same as sacrificing yourself to that grief, which helps nothing. While Mercury may be pointing out that dynamic, the Capricorn Sun sextile Neptune in Pisces offers a way through it. Art and music could be especially uplifting today, should you require assistance in connecting your outer drive with your inner idealism. A quiet ‘spiritual mini retreat’ or assisting someone in need are also excellent ways to get centered before gearing up to greet 2017. Know that the future needs you.