Today is Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Hebrew date is 4 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 4 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 B’en
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.13
Julian Day is 2457756
Today’s Birthdays: Bob Marshall (1901-1939), Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), David Bailey (1938), Robert Smithson (1938-1973), David Shapiro (1947), Cuba Gooding Jr. (1968), Renee Elise Goldsberry (1971), Kate Bosworth (1983), Trombone Shorty (1986), Bryson Tiller (1993).
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.”
— Isaac Asimov
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Jan. 5 at 11:47 am PST / 2:47 pm EST (19:46:55 UTC).
Next Full Moon is on Jan. 12 at 3:34 am PST / 6:34 am EST (11:33:54 UTC) in Cancer.
Next New Moon is in Aquarius on Jan. 27-28 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST (00:06:58 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces today at 1:57 am PST / 4:57 am EST (09:57:02 UTC).
Sun Degree: 13-14 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Pisces at 1:57 am PST / 4:57 am EST (09:57:02 UTC).
Logos stations retrograde at 3:27 pm PST / 6:27 pm EST (23:26:59 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury sextile Pallas at 7:09 am PST / 10:09 am EST (15:09:23 UTC).
— Venus sextile Quaoar at 10:37 am PST / 1:37 pm EST (18:37:25 UTC).
— Juno square Psyche at 2:51 pm PST / 5:51 pm EST (22:51:11 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 2
(The Day of Self-Requirement) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s possible to plan your use of language carefully and state your point diplomatically without compromising honesty or changing your essential message. Respectful attention to other people’s feelings is requisite if you want their support. Choose time, setting and wording; understand when to speak and when to listen. Then you can say what needs to be said, knowing that it will be received as well as possible.
Written in the Planets
Consider what you might have discovered recently about the history of your family or of a loved one. It may not seem especially significant, nor in the foreground of your personal past. Yet there is a specific lesson you can carry with you as we start our journey through 2017. It could well relate to how the use of your ancestral legacy in the present is your decision; how you may draw on its strengths and yet still be independently, gloriously, your own self.