Today is Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Hebrew date is 6 Shevat 5778
Islamic date is 5 Jumada-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.18
Julian Day is 2458141
Today’s Birthdays: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Lord Byron (1788-1824), August Strindberg (1849-1912), Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), D. W. Griffith (1875-1948), Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), George Balanchine (1904-1983), Lev Landau (1908-1968), Ann Sothern (1909-2001), U Thant (1909-1974), J. J. Johnson (1924-2001), Sam Cooke (1932-1964), Piper Laurie (1932), Peter Beard (1938), Micki Harris (1940-1982), John Hurt (1940-2017), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Linda Blair (1959), Diane Lane (1965), Lizz Wright (1980).
“There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”
— Lord Byron
A Penetrating Mind, and Mars Changes Sign
What do you need to dig into, investigate or persuade someone about? Astrology this week offers support in those realms, though with a caveat: empathy and a goal of mutual benefit need to be guiding principles — along with an awareness of the potential for obsession and self-righteousness.
In this era of binge-watching shows online and falling down Google rabbit holes, it seems we’re becoming acclimated to a certain level of obsessive behavior.
That can be problematic when it comes to getting distracted when you’re on a work deadline; or when an inability to avoid the pull of obsessive diversions undermines personal goals. When it becomes a habit, self-esteem can suffer.
Yet there’s a time and a place for hyper-focusing. Many kinds of research and high-stakes tasks require it for brief stretches. If you’re investigating a mystery, engaging in intense, penetrating thought could be the key to solving it — as long as you don’t fixate on one detail to the exclusion of others that might, in fact, lead you to the solution.
As Mercury nears its conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn this week (exact Wednesday), these are some of the themes to watch for. You may find your mind is predisposed to getting under the surface of something; perhaps what you say to someone will strike at the heart of a matter, or persuade them of your point of view. If so, being considerate of others’ feelings, and not misrepresenting yourself, are important.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent phase and enters First Quarter phase on Jan. 24 at 2:20 pm PST / 5:20 pm EST (22:20:17 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Aquarius is on Feb. 15 at 1:05 pm PST / 4:05 pm EST (21:05:07 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aries and enters Taurus on Jan. 24 at 5:39 am PST / 8:39 am EST (13:39:22 UTC).
Sun Degree: 3-4 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Aries at 10:27 pm Jan. 21 PST / 1:27 am EST (06:26:57 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus square Typhon at 2:22 am PST / 5:22 am EST (10:21:51 UTC).
— Ceres opposite Okyrhoe at 2:26 am PST / 7:26 am EST (12:26:03 UTC).
— Vesta square Aphidas at 8:05 am PST / 11:05 am EST (16:04:58 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 22
(The Day of the Vortex) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
How you choose to communicate sets the tone of your life. You have valuable things to say, though you’ll enrich your understanding and soften your tone if you focus on listening to what others are going through. Focusing on their experience rather than yours will open the doors of empathy and trust, and reveal the common ground you both can build on.
|Current Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
The Sun and Venus are in your sign, and you’re probably feeling a lot better than you have in weeks or even months. You know that positive changes are on the horizon; there’s excitement in the air.
|Current Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
The concept of an inner life is elusive to most people. By inner life, I mean the world that you contain, your conscious growth process, and your relationship to your past.
Written in the Planets
Three planets (Saturn, Quaoar and now Pholus) have recently entered Capricorn in quick succession. That could be a lot to process for many. That said, a pleasant contact today between the Sun, the Moon and Vesta may inspire you to take this shift in energy and shape it into something beautiful. If you’ve not done so already, you might begin by documenting your reflections on the past few weeks. Sometimes it can help to step back from the fray and view matters from an outside perspective. Give yourself whatever room you need.