Today is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Hebrew date is 13 Shevat 5778
Islamic date is 12 Jumada-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Chikchan
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.5
Julian Day is 2458148
Today’s Birthdays: Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Vicente Blasco Ibanez (1867-1928), Alice Catherine Evans (1881-1975), W. C. Fields (1880-1946), Barnett Newman (1905-1970), Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-1972), Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), Abdus Salam (1926-1996), Germaine Greer (1939), Katharine Ross (1940), Tom Selleck (1945), Linda B. Buck (1947), Felice Taylor (1948), Tommy Ramone (1949-2014), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Ed Burns (1968), Heather Graham (1970), Sara Gilbert (1975).
“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
— Oprah Winfrey
Stepping Up to the Blue Supermoon Eclipse
This week opens the first ‘eclipse season’ of 2018. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, we’ll experience the Leo Full Moon, which is also total lunar eclipse — meaning that we’re entering a phase of a couple weeks when you might be able to advance your life in unexpected ways. (The corresponding partial solar eclipse will occur with a New Moon in Aquarius on Feb. 15.)
At 8:27 am EST (13:27 UTC) on Wednesday the Moon in Leo will align exactly with the Sun in Aquarius, with the Earth tucked precisely in between (the peak of the eclipse is a couple minutes later).
If you live in the right parts of the world and have clear skies at the right time, you’ll be able to see Earth’s shadow gradually cover the Moon, making it look a reddish-brownish color. But wait: isn’t Wednesday’s Full Moon a blue Moon? Yes, but that name does not actually refer to the Moon’s color; it’s simply the fanciful term given to the second Full Moon in one calendar month (if you recall, the Cancer Full Moon occurred on Jan. 1).
They’re rare, but not as rare as the colloquial saying would seem to suggest. The Jan. 31 Full Moon is also the third in a series of three straight ‘supermoons'; that is, Full Moons that occur while the Moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, and therefore looks slightly larger than usual.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo (Total Lunar Eclipse) on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon is in Aquarius (Partial Solar Eclipse) on February 15 at 1:05 pm PST / 4:05 pm EST (21:05:07 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Cancer and enters Leo tomorrow at 10:53 am PST / 1:53 pm EST (18:52:44 UTC).
Sun Degree: 10-11 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Vesta conjunct Huya at 3:33 am PST / 6:33 am EST (11:33:01 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Okyrhoe at 5:28 am PST / 8:28 am EST (13:27:30 UTC).
— Jupiter square Sila-Nunam 7:35 am PST / 10:35 am EST (15:35:04 UTC).
— Venus opposite True Node at 3:07 pm PST / 6:07 pm EST (23:07:01 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 29
(The Day of the Compassionate Combatant) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Others
You must initiate the changes you want, in all facets of your life. While you’re doing that, make sure your employment environment matches your true nature. You must be comfortable and feel safe where you work, if you’re going to work to your full potential. You have the talent and the motivation to get a better deal, if that is what you need.
|Current Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
This week, there’s a Full Moon eclipse in your opposite sign Leo. Think of this as a tune-up of your relationships, particularly on the emotional level. It might feel like a pressure release.
|Current Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
You don’t need a conspiracy theory to understand your life. It’s a fact that the elements of your existence have come together by design, most of which was based on your own intentions, choices and actions.
Written in the Planets
When is a rebellion not a rebellion? When the result of victory is a continuation of the status quo. Much like the women who campaign against abortion rights, it’s possible for us to trick ourselves into thinking we’re standing up for our rights and choices, when in fact sometimes the end product is the opposite, and the enemies we thought we were facing turn out to be projections of the mind. Today Venus conjoins Okyrhoe (and Astraea) on the South Node. If you feel like going into battle today, first take some time to really think about what you want to accomplish, and the best way to meet that goal. You might be surprised by what you discover.