Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Hebrew date is 25 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 24 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Ak’b’al
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.3
Julian Day is 2457806
Today’s Birthdays: Andres Segovia (1893-1987), Anais Nin (1903-1977), W. H. Auden (1907-1973), Nina Simone (1933-2003), John Lewis (1940), Tyne Daly (1946), Alan Rickman (1946-2016), Kelsey Grammer (1955), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), William Baldwin (1963), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Jordan Peele (1979), Charlotte Church (1986), Ellen Page (1987), Corbin Bleu (1989), Sophie Turner (1996).
“Today on some of the big issues, moral issues, (it) seems like we been so silent. Somehow we need to find a way to reclaim our position as people of faith. We don’t need to sort of give up, or give out or in, or get lost in a sea of despair, become discouraged; we just need to get out there. When I was growing up, my mother and father and grandparents used to tell us, ‘Don’t get in trouble. Don’t get in the way.’ But during the ’60s, the religious community got in trouble. We got in the way. And it’s time again for the religious community to get in the way. To get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.”
— John Lewis
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Feb. 22 at 1:08 pm PST / 4:08 pm EST (21:08:15 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 Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Feb. 23 at 9:17 am PST / 12:17 pm EST (17:17:16 UTC).
Sun Degree: 3-4 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Capricorn at 11:08 pm Feb. 20 PST / 2:08 am EST (07:07:43 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus sextile Asbolus at 12:09 am PST / 3:09 am EST (08:08:49 UTC).
— Mercury sextile Eris at 9:30 am PST / 12:30 pm EST (17:30:14 UTC).
— Mercury trine Jupiter at 10:27 am PST / 1:27 pm EST (18:27:03 UTC).
— Sun conjunct South Node at 12:12 pm PST / 3:12 pm EST (20:12:09 UTC).
— Mars square Cyllarus at 4:34 pm PST / 7:34 pm EST (00:34:07 Feb. 22 UTC).
If a door opens, go through that door. First, imagine that everyone and everything you encounter is a potential passageway to the future, into another life, into some new phase of your existence. If a door seems to close, be grateful that one phase of your life has ended and another has begun. Embrace the opportunity for change, which is the precursor to progress. This is a form of freedom that involves an active, co-creative relationship with the world you live in, rather than one in which you are constantly subject to forces beyond your control. At this moment you are being summoned to step up to full participation in your life. You are doing this in a time when it’s arguable that all hope is lost, when existence is nothing but chaotic and when greed seems to be ruling the day. Even if that is true, don’t let that stop you from doing what you want to do, and need to do.
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If Your Birthday is Feb. 21
(The Day of Intimacy) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Stay highly observant — both of your thought processes and of your relationships — and you’ll likely enhance your powers of judgment considerably. In this time between eclipses, the difference between setting beneficial patterns versus falling into less helpful tendencies could partly depend on a series of simple, everyday decisions. You have reason to be optimistic at this time. Combine your faith and intuition with observable facts (including awareness of what you don’t know), and you’ll position yourself well.
Written in the Planets
Today could present an opportunity to make supportive contact between your deeper emotional realm and your physical reality. Specifically, this could happen in a way that opens a door for you to pass from one phase of awareness to another; kind of like walking over a threshold from one room to another. The aspect in play is a sextile between the Pisces Sun and an unnamed object in Taurus known as 1992 QB1. The thing about sextiles is that although the energy has a flowing quality, it can easily lay dormant if you do not consciously activate it. Listen to how you feel, emotionally and physically, and you’ll know what you need to do to move your awareness and creativity to the next level.