Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Hebrew date is 20 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 20 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 Muluk
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.9
Julian Day is 2457772
Today’s Birthdays: Daniel Webster (1782-1852), Thomas A. Watson (1854-1934), A. A. Milne (1882-1956), Elena Arizmendi Mejia (1884-1949), Oliver Hardy (1892-1957), Cary Grant (1904-1986), Danny Kaye (1911-1987), Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), John Hume (1937), Kevin Costner (1955), Jesse L. Martin (1969), Amy J. Barger (1971), Estelle (1980).
“The civilized world seems at last to be proceeding to the conviction of that fundamental and manifest truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more and more extended, this conviction becomes more and more general. Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams.”
— Daniel Webster
Moon Phase: Moon is in Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Jan. 19 at 2:13 pm PST / 5:13 pm EST (22:13:22 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Aquarius on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Leo is on Feb. 10-11 at 4:33 pm PST / 7:33 pm EST (00:32:49 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Libra and enters Scorpio on Jan. 19 at 2:09 pm PST / 5:09 pm EST (22:09:08 UTC).
Sun Degree: 29-30 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Rhadamanthus at 5:19 am PST / 8:19 am EST (13:19:34 UTC).
— Eros square Orius at 5:59 am PST / 8:59 am EST (13:59:38 UTC).
— Mercury square Elatus at 4:05 pm PST / 7:05 pm EST (00:04:47 Jan. 19 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 18
(The Day of Childlike Fancy) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Does your technology serve you, or do you serve your technology? For example, when you want to show that you care for somebody, it can be convenient to reach out through social media or texting. Yet have you ever felt a compulsive need to click, share and comment out of guilt, or out of a sense of pressure that it’s the only way to legitimatize your connection? A little mindfulness around showing your devotion to others offline could go a long way to helping you feel grounded. Paradoxically, that could actually be a peak experience.
Written in the Planets
In one of the sign readings for the upcoming 2017 annual edition, The Book of Your Life, Eric writes that minor planet Varuna represents “the inherent equality of all people; and the necessity that for our social order to stay intact, the most important thing we can do is to keep our agreements with people.” Given current political and certain social movements (particularly in the U.S., but elsewhere, too) these two concepts are nothing short of radical. Today into tomorrow, the Capricorn Sun symbolically shines its life-sustaining light on these ideas as it opposes Varuna in Cancer. Consider this your reminder to begin every interaction from a place of acknowledging the equality of anyone encounter, including if you must renegotiate an agreement — despite what so-called ‘leaders’ might do on the world stage.