Today is Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Hebrew date is 13 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 13 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 7 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.16
Julian Day is 2458119
Today’s Birthdays: Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), Simon Forman (1552-1611), Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931), Elizabeth Arden (1878-1966), Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Jule Styne (1905-1994), Simon Wiesenthal (1908-2005), Jonah Jones (1909-2000), Odetta (1930-2008), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Andy Summers (1942), Ben Kingsley (1943), Connie Willis (1945), Donna Summer (1948-2012), Bebe Neuwirth (1958), Val Kilmer (1959), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Junot Diaz (1968), Psy (1977).
“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.”
— Junot Diaz
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase on Jan. 1-2 at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Cancer on Jan. 1-2 at 6:24 pm PST / 9:24 pm EST (02:24:00 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Capricorn is on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer on Jan. 1 at 12:10 am PST / 3:10 am EST (08:10:01 UTC).
Sun Degree: 10-11 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury trine Ceres at 2:52 am PST / 5:52 am EST (10:51:36 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Hylonome at 6:02 am PST / 9:02 am EST (14:02:14 UTC).
— Makemake square Orius at 6:19 am PST / 9:19 am EST (14:19:23 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Dec. 31
(The Day of Aesthetic Promotion) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You will need to adjust some of your life patterns this year, and you may find this easier than ever. This includes mental attitudes, exercise and diet habits, and balancing work and play. The planets are aligned in such a way that will remind you change is not just possible; it’s within reach if you’ll make the effort. And it will be worth meeting the challenge.
Written in the Planets
Today the Sun forms a grand trine with two minor planets: Echeclus (currently in Taurus) and Orcus (in Virgo). Rather aptly for the time of year, this pattern speaks to the effect of words in general and oaths in particular. Often, if we make a serious resolution, its power can change our lives in ways we might not foresee; it may also allow you to keep to your determined course when everything else seems to be against you. This kind of gravity is all but lost to our present culture in the permanent distraction of the internet. Should you wish to manifest it within your life, be sure to do it due honor by choosing your promises carefully.