Today is Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Hebrew date is 28 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 28 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 9 Chuwen
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.11
Julian Day is 2458134
Today’s Birthdays: Molière (1622-1673), Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), Lewis Terman (1877-1956), Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895-1973), Gene Krupa (1901-1973), Lloyd Bridges (1913-1998), Maria Schell (1926-2005), Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Concepcion Picciotto (1936-2016), Edward “Sonny” Bivins (1936-2014), Margaret O’Brien (1937), Captain Beefheart (1941-2010), Andrea Martin (1947), Mario Van Peebles (1957), Sister Carol (1959), Lisa Lisa (1967), Regina King (1971), Skrillex (1988).
“What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best, power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.”
— Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Capricorn New Moon to Build On
The astrology this week appears to speak of building something new, thanks in part to a New Moon in Capricorn. Yet as the week progresses, it looks like you’ll be doing this building with a shifting frame of reference, thanks to several objects changing sign.
One way to think of it is like making a sculpture: each time you walk to a different side of it, your perception of the thing you’re making changes slightly. As a result, you can see new options that might alter what you do next. Another example might be when you rearrange the furniture in your home: when you move an easy chair to a new spot, the vacated area is suddenly open to other possibilities.
The chair, in its new location, may seem to invite a new piece of artwork to hang above it.
When you sit in the chair in the new spot, you have a new perspective of the entire room; that shifted perspective may help you see something else with fresh eyes: a way to make an underutilized corner more useful, for example; or you might realize you no longer need that end table that just collects clutter.
If you’ve been using the ‘productive’ astrology of the last week or so to move projects toward completion, there’s a good chance this week’s shifts will come naturally to you as you look forward to the next thing. And if you feel like you have not been able to take advantage of the traction that’s been available, perhaps think of this week’s astrology as another chance to do so.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (Waning Crescent) phase and enters New phase on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Capricorn on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Jan. 17 at 12:32 am PST / 3:32 am EST (08:31:45 UTC).
Sun Degree: 25-26 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
1992 QB1 stations direct at 5:26 pm PST / 8:26 pm EST (01:25:51 Jan. 16 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Orius at 4:24 am PST / 7:24 am EST (12:24:00 UTC).
— Sun square Haumea at 2:46 pm PST / 5:46 pm EST (22:45:41 UTC).
— Jupiter sextile Pluto at 8:13 pm PST / 11:13 pm EST (04:13:23 Jan. 16 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 15
(The Day of Heroic Inevitability) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Once I got a fortune cookie that describes your birthday chart perfectly: “Be boldly who you are. Be humbly who you aspire to be.” Your career, profession or vocation is not a thing outside yourself. It’s the expression of your life purpose and your existence. This is much more fun, it’s easier and it’s more fulfilling. Grow into your most meaningful purpose.
|Current Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
This week, a rare alignment between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in your birth sign presents some unusual opportunity for success. You’ve had a taste of this the past week to 10 days, and you may already be on a roll.
|Current Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Saturn’s return to your birth sign describes a sense of completeness you have not felt for a very long time, if ever. Take a moment to collect yourself: a week or two of reflecting on your goals and preparing your mind.
Written in the Planets
Today the Sun forms an aspect pattern with Chiron in Pisces and Sedna in Taurus. This may be a reminder that if you want effective healing, that’s pretty much incompatible with suppressing emotions, grievances or old hurts. Likewise, in order to restore a sense of wholeness, it’s necessary to acknowledge, accept and love all of you — even the parts you might see as messy, chaotic or flawed. As Chiron prepares to cross the Aries Point, remember that it’s not only okay to be imperfect; it’s an essential part of the human experience.