Today is Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
Hebrew date is 18 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 17 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 12 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.16
Julian Day is 2457799
Today’s Birthdays: Johannes Werner (1468-1522), Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914), George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859-1896), John Barrymore (1882-1942), Katherine Stinson (1891-1977), Florence Henderson (1934-2016), Carl Bernstein (1944),
Gregory Hines (1946-2003), Raymond Teller (1948), Meg Tilly (1960), Simon Pegg (1970), Danai Gurira (1978), Freddie Highmore (1992).
“Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.”
— Frederick Douglass
Special Comment: Aquarius Run, Pisces Eclipse, Quantum Healing
Dear Friend and Reader:
Two transitions are in the planets at the moment: the Sun is in the last few degrees of Aquarius, set to ingress Pisces Saturday morning; that is followed by a solar eclipse in Pisces about a week later. When there’s an eclipse on the horizon, every event or development becomes a step on the way into its vortex.
When the Moon is waning toward a solar eclipse (which is also a New Moon), we’re in the pattern-clearing / pattern-setting zone of the cycle. Think of this as a time to clarify and refine your intentions, to which you commit by taking action.
The Sun’s last days in any sign are distinctive, representing the culmination of a project or process. This can intensify as the solar egress and ingress occur, especially with an eclipse so close by. In Aquarius, these last degrees point to some core concepts of soul cultivation and growth.
One of them is the idea of an exemplar. True development of one’s character is often based on modeling. Upon assessing that you genuinely respect a person, you can aspire to become that which you admire. Sooner or later people will grow by example. Late Aquarius extends the power to choose who you model yourself after as a conscious decision. This is not about idealizing people, which almost always fails (people are not their ideal). Rather, it’s about making contact with the core humanity of someone whose words and deeds you see serving the world in a way you want to.
Second is the concept of initiation. Aquarius is the sign of groups, though it concludes with the image of an individual emerging into group consciousness, embraced by those who are witnessing and assisting with the transition.
This is a reminder that a group is a joining of individuals in a mutually committed purpose. It’s different from a mass (such as a crowd), where there is neither authentic commitment nor purpose.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase today at 10:04 am PST / 1:04 pm EST (18:04:32 UTC).
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.
Corresponding Full Moon in Virgo is on March 12 at 6:54 am PST / 9:54 am EST (14:53:43 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Libra and enters Scorpio on Feb. 15-16 at 10:41 pm PST / 1:41 am EST (06:40:45 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun sextile Saturn at 9:58 pm Feb. 13 PST / 12:58 am EST (05:57:57 UTC), and Ixion at 11:13 pm Feb. 13 PST / 2:13 am EST (07:13:39 UTC).
— Juno square Logos at 1:49 am PST / 4:49 am EST (09:48:54 UTC), and Makemake at 2:08 pm PST / 5:08 am EST (22:08:29 UTC).
— Mercury trine Asbolus at 3:52 am PST / 6:52 am EST (11:52:36 UTC).
— Eros conjunct Echeclus at 11:06 am PST / 2:06 pm EST (19:06:27 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 14
(The Day of the Cool Quip) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You may have to work for what you want today, but chances are you’ll be more than happy to put in the effort. Key astrology indicates integrity and highly developed moral character. Yet there’s a minor planet in the mix that signifies the exact opposite of those characteristics. This is a reminder to reality-check your beliefs — specifically regarding what you are willing to do to achieve your goals. If you’d feel good about those whom you most respect and love knowing your methods, that’s a good sign.
Written in the Planets
What if your habitual ways to express your needs in a relationship got crystallized in some past situation, and no longer apply? It’s amazing how stuck our perception of emotional needs can get. Today, you might find a template from the past running up against a more logical view of a current relationship. You can lean on your understanding of how things came to be this way; but that’s not the same as camping out in it. Luckily, you may be able to ease across the threshold to a new phase of awareness and expression. Asteroid Juno in Capricorn is square Logos and Makemake in Libra; Juno is also trine 1992 QB1 in Taurus. Part of the key to turning this corner will be listening to your body. What causes your chest to tighten, and what makes you feel relaxed? How can you ask for what you need and feel good? Remember: feeling ‘satisfied’ is not necessarily the same as feeling ‘pleasurable’.