Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
Hebrew date is 10 Tevet 5777
Islamic date is 10 Rabi’-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 1 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.19
Julian Day is 2457761
Today’s Birthdays: Ivan Grundulic (1589-1638), Theophilus Shepstone (1817-1893), Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), Merlyn Myer (1900-1982), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1988), Carl Rogers (1902-1987), Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970), Steven Jacobs (1967).
“The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared. Sympathies that lie too deep for words, too deep almost for thoughts, are touched, at such times, by other charms than those which the senses feel and which the resources of expression can realise. The mystery which underlies the beauty of women is never raised above the reach of all expression until it has claimed kindred with the deeper mystery in our own souls.”
— Wilkie Collins
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase today at 8:49 pm PST / 11:49 pm EST (04:48:42 Jan. 9 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 Taurus and enters Gemini today at 2:06 pm PST / 5:06 pm EST (22:06:05 UTC).
Sun Degree: 19-20 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Pelion stations direct at 12:22 am PST / 3:22 am EST (08:22:24 UTC).
Mercury stations direct at 1:43 am PST / 4:43 am EST (09:42:40 UTC).
Moon enters Gemini at 2:06 pm PST / 5:06 pm EST (22:06:05 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Pallas sextile 1992 QB1 at 1:34 am PST / 4:34 am EST (09:33:52 UTC).
— Venus semi-square Uranus at 4:39 am PST / 9:39 am EST (14:39:00 UTC).
— Pallas square Huya at 5:16 pm PST / 8:16 pm EST (01:16:38 Jan. 9 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 8
(The Day of the Big Bang) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
After a long delay, your plans seem ready to blossom. Mercury stationing direct on your birthday is an indicator that you must move in a forward direction, though take your time to come up to speed. You are being given a rare gift of a personal vision, and you must remember to carry this with you as you immerse yourself in the practicalities. Remember why you are doing what you do. Remember the deeper truth that’s guiding you.
Written in the Planets
Mercury has stationed direct in Sagittarius — after a long retrograde mostly in Capricorn. Mercury is now conjunct the Galactic Core, and a centaur planet that will be aligned with the core most of the year: Pholus. Mercury always speaks of a message or an idea. The Galactic Core is a spiritual homing signal that calls us back to our origins. Pholus as well points to the distant, nearly-forgotten past — in some way setting it free. Mercury is asking: what do you need to release? What’s getting in the way of you making actual spiritual contact with yourself? The contrast with Capricorn is saying: don’t confuse religion and religious experience.