Today is Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
Hebrew date is 11 Shevat 5777
Islamic date is 10 Jumada-I 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Muluk
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.9
Julian Day is 2457792
Today’s Birthdays: Charles Dickens (1812-1870), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), G. H. Hardy (1877-1947), Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), Eubie Blake (1887-1983), Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011), Karen Joy Fowler (1950), James Spader (1960), Garth Brooks (1962), Eddie Izzard (1962), Chris Rock (1965), Robyn Lively (1972), Ashton Kutcher (1978).
“I love being famous. It’s almost like being white.”
— Chris Rock
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase today at 5:42 am PST / 8:42 am EST (13:42:33 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 Cancer and enters Leo on Feb. 9 at 1:41 am PST / 4:41 am EST (09:40:53 UTC).
Sun Degree: 19-20 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Cancer at 11:02 pm Feb. 6 PST / 2:02 am EST (07:02:31 UTC).
Mercury enters Aquarius at 1:35 am PST / 4:35 am EST (09:35:10 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Chiron conjunct Manwe at 12:58 am PST / 3:58 am EST (08:57:51 UTC).
— Ceres conjunct Pelion at 4:37 am PST / 7:37 am EST (12:37:23 UTC).
— Mercury square Pelion at 1:09 pm PST / 4:09 pm EST (21:08:54 UTC), and Ceres at 2:59 pm PST / 5:59 pm EST (22:59:23 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 7
(The Day of Utopia) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
When your intellectual mind is telling you one thing but your body or emotions seem to be telling you another, which do you prioritize? That is, do you tend to camp out on one side of the equation without allowing the other side to influence you? It would seem that the wisest among us strive to take all sources of internal understanding into account, without letting just one set up an unquestioning blockade. If you can consider, question and integrate both your head and your gut, you may find that reality-checking yourself becomes a more informed process.
Written in the Planets
When the Moon enters Cancer today, it places added emphasis on emotions. This heightened sensitivity could dovetail with Ceres, which is in Venus-ruled Taurus and is making the body-emotion connection more palpable. Yet the sky is also offering a dose of slightly detached intellectualism via the Sun in Aquarius and Mercury, which enters Aquarius today. The setup suggests a classic question: do you let your mind or your emotions guide you? However, it’s a false choice; both elements of your awareness and experience are valuable. The question is not so much about pitting them against each other, as it is about recognizing whether you are only considering one while discounting or ignoring the other. Once you can see the proportions for what they are, you can sidestep stubborn myopia and use all the tools at your disposal.