Today is Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Hebrew date is 21 Tevet 5778
Islamic date is 21 Rabi’-II 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 2 K’an
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.4
Julian Day is 2458127
Today’s Birthdays: Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), Emily Greene Balch (1867-1961), Tampa Red (1904-1981), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1988), Carl Rogers (1902-1987), Evelyn Wood (1909-1995), Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970), José Ferrer (1912-1992), Ron Moody (1924-2015), Luther Perkins 1928-1968), Elvis Presley (1935-1977), Shirley Bassey (1935), Stephen Hawking (1942), Yvette Mimieux (1942), David Bowie (1947-2016), Terry Sylvester (1947), R. Kelly (1967), Sarah Polley (1979).
“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”
— Stephen Hawking
When the Universe Offers Traction, Use It
By now, you’ve likely read all kinds of damning and exciting tidbits from the new book that exposes the inner dysfunction of the Trump White House. The current astrology indicates the fallout from it will likely develop this week, and that should make for fascinating news; but here’s the thing: you’re going to want to tear yourself away from social media and your TV to use this week’s astrology yourself.
We have an absolutely astonishing, beautiful and useful aspect pattern in effect right now. Eric has tailored interpretations of it for all the signs in the horoscopes below. I’m going to offer an overview of what’s going on, and look ahead to later in the week.
From now through midweek, there’s a kind of ‘super-sextile’ in the sky. It involves Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio making contact with the Sun, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn.
The overarching theme of this aspect pattern is traction. As in, you should be able to get some traction on just about anything you need to work on, investigate, pursue or develop. The key to enjoying that traction, however, is to take some intentional, active steps toward what you desire. It’s like having really good treads on a pair of hiking boots: those shoes can take you great places if you get out on the trail, map in hand, water bottle and snack in your backpack, and get moving.
Yet the best treads in the world won’t do a damn thing for you if you wear them while streaming Netflix, or if you leave the shoes in the box they came in and never get further than reading the trail guidebook.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waning Gibbous phase and enters Last Quarter phase today at 2:25 pm PST / 5:25 pm EST (22:25:10 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Capricorn on Jan. 16-17 at 6:17 pm PST / 9:17 pm EST (02:17:09 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Leo on Jan. 31 at 5:27 am PST / 8:27 am EST (13:26:39 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Libra and enters Scorpio on Jan. 9 at 12:05 pm PST / 3:05 pm EST (20:05:17 UTC).
Sun Degree: 18-19 Capricorn.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury conjunct Ixion at 12:20 am PST / 3:20 am EST (08:19:57 UTC).
— Sun sextile Jupiter at 4:07 am PST / 7:07 am EST (12:06:50 UTC).
— Venus sextile Jupiter at 8:13 am PST / 11:13 am EST (16:12:53 UTC).
— Mars sextile Pluto at 11:59 am PST / 2:59 pm EST (19:58:47 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Galactic Center 3:48 pm PST / 6:48 pm EST (23:48:22 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Jan. 8
(The Day of the Big Bang) | Capricorn Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Today’s glorious alignment between Venus and the Sun in your birth sign will help you attract just the experiences you need for growth, happiness and success. Yet you must remember the growth element, because all else hinges on it. And the phrase noblesse oblige comes to mind: of those to whom much is given, much is expected. Use your privileges wisely.
|Current Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Your sign is somewhat famous for a priggish attitude toward sex. That’s funny, since you’re probably one of the more sexual people you know, even if you veil that with proper attire and an insistence on seeming prim, at nearly any cost.
|Current Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Saturn’s return to your birth sign describes a sense of completeness you have not felt for a very long time, if ever. Take a moment to collect yourself: a week or two of reflecting on your goals and preparing your mind.
Written in the Planets
The Sun and Venus (and Pluto) are in a sextile with Mars and Jupiter, still in their recent conjunction. This will last a couple of days. If there’s something in life you particularly desire just now, such as a career goal or increased intimacy with another, it might be worth doing something decisive toward it while this formation lasts; especially if that involves communicating your wishes or feelings. Be as open as you can. There’s quite enough fear about, and it’s gotten to the stage where any act of courage, however small, is revolutionary; so hold your banner aloft.