Four Winds Report for Feb. 1, 2017


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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
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

Planet Waves FM: Staying Awake in Wild Times

In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], Eric looks at the astrology behind all the chaos in politics and government — and considers what it has to do with us as individuals. He also looks at the Uranus-Eris conjunction and Mars on the Aries Point, as well as the forthcoming Venus retrograde. Today’s musical guest is Simon and Garfunkel.

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).

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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.


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5 thoughts on “Four Winds Report for Feb. 1, 2017

  1. Sue Edwards

    Amanda – I truly admire your intuitive vision. Going with the flow you described, might just be a desire to be an “arrow of aspiration”. That might be a way to harness and direct the energy in cooperation and avoiding possibly detrimental effects of the friction of the square.

    Lizzy – (Hi!) You are not the only one reporting headaches. It’s happening all over the place. Rest and water seems to help.

    1. Amanda Painter

      Great interpretation, Sue! That Pholus is a tricky one — and once that pressurized cat is out of the bag, there’s no telling what mischief it could cause. Better to keep the flow flowing…

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