Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Hebrew date is 5 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 4 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 Ak’b’al
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.3
Julian Day is 2457786
Today’s Birthdays: Walter de Stapleton (1261-1326), Eleanor of Aragon (1402-1445), G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924), John Ford (1894-1973), Clark Gable (1901-1960), Langston Hughes (1902-1967), Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), Claude Francois (1939-1978), Elisabeth Sladen (1946-2011), Brandon Lee (1965-1993), Meg Cabot (1967), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Big Boi (1975).
“I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
— Langston Hughes
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Feb. 3-4 at 8:19 pm PST / 11:19 pm EST (04:18:48 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Feb. 10-11 at 4:33 pm PST / 7:33 pm EST (00:32:49 UTC), and is a penumbral lunar eclipse.
Next New Moon is in Pisces on Feb. 26 at 6:58 am PST / 9:58 am EST (14:58:19 UTC), and is an annular solar eclipse.
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aries and enters Taurus on Feb. 2-3 at 5:50 pm PST / 8:50 pm EST (01:49:59 UTC).
Sun Degree: 13-14 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Ceres square Varuna at 8:02 am PST / 11:02 am EST (16:02:15 UTC).
— Pallas conjunct Neptune at 8:31 am PST / 11:31 am EST (16:31:19 UTC).
— Eros square Chariklo at 2:31 pm PST / 5:31 pm EST (22:30:46 UTC).
— Mars opposite Logos at 3:21 pm PST / 6:21 pm EST (23:21:32 UTC), and Makemake at 8:15 pm PST / 11:15 pm EST (04:15:32 Feb. 2 UTC).
— Venus square Pholus at 6:57 pm PST / 9:57 pm EST (02:57:13 Feb. 2 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 1
(The Day of Willfulness) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
How many different ways do you believe that spiritual relationships can be birthed? If you hold strongly that it can happen only one way — or that there’s only one ‘right’ way — it might be time to revisit those ideas. They say that politics makes strange bedfellows. It would seem that the process of individuation and serving the highest good of all concerned can, too. It will take a little effort, but chances are it’s worth it to midwife even the most unusual associations if the ultimate goals of those involved are in accord.
Written in the Planets
Is your compassion for humanity feeling at odds with an urge to let loose with a stream of righteousness? Is your usual sense of universal love wedged uncomfortably against an urge to escape worldly challenges through a few cocktails (or similar)? Today Venus in Pisces squares the centaur Pholus in Sagittarius. We have an image of something that naturally (and rightly) knows no bounds, in a tense relationship with something that could easily (and disastrously) go out of control. One message here is to choose carefully what you’re open to versus what you unleash. Many of us are feeling a little pent-up emotionally as we try to navigate a quickly shifting world. So if you’re feeling rather like a champagne cork about to pop out, that’s a sign that you might benefit from some artistic release or spiritual journeying to ease the pressure — and to bring you back into contact with your deepest values.