Today is Monday, July 24, 2017
Hebrew date is 1 Av 5777
Islamic date is 1 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 k’ib’
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.16
Julian Day is 2457960
Today’s Birthdays: Christina von Stommeln (1242-1312), Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757-1825), Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Alice Ball (1892-1916), Robert Graves (1895-1985), Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), Essie Summers (1912-1998), Billy Taylor (1921-2010), Ruth Buzzi (1936), Lynda Carter (1951), Tadashi Kawabata (1953), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Torte Wilson (1975), Rose Byrne (1979), Summer Glau (1981), Anna Paquin (1982), Natalie Tran (1986).
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life and the procedure. The process is its own reward.”
— Amelia Earhart
As we begin moving onward and outward from today’s Leo New Moon, the astrology seems to be setting us up to consider matters of the head and the heart. Where do they intersect, and where do they seem at odds with one another? What can one teach the other, and vice versa?
The centerpiece of the week is the conjunction between the Sun and Mars in Leo, exact Wednesday at 8:57 pm EDT (00:57 UTC Thursday).
This certainly brings the heart into the equation; though it does so in a very expressive Mars style, rather than in the more receptive mode of Venus.
Sun-Mars conjunctions (especially in a sign like Leo) are about getting active to feel good: start a project, especially something you identify with closely, and get creative. If you’re feeling insecure about something, find a constructive outlet (especially anything physical) to help channel those emotions and buffer against recklessness. There is the potential here to get a little caught up in the energy and not notice how much you’re putting out there.
Moon Phase: Moon is in New (waning crescent) phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on at m PDT / m PDT ( UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Aquarius on Aug. 7 at 11:10 am PDT / 2:10 pm EDT (18:10:33 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Leo on Aug. 21 at 11:30 am PDT / 2:30 pm EDT (18:30:06 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo on July 25 at 3:32 am PDT / 6:32 am EDT (10:32:17 UTC).
Sun Degree: 2-3 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Varuna enters Leo at 2:39 am PDT / 5:39 am EDT (09:38:51 UTC).
Mercury enters shadow phase at 8:14 am PDT / 11:14 am EDT (15:14:36 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus opposite Saturn at 7:54 am PDT / 10:54 am EDT (14:53:41 UTC).
— Venus square Borasisi at 9:22 am PDT / 12:22 pm EDT (16:22:08 UTC).
— Mercury trine Uranus at 9:32 am PDT / 12:32 pm EDT (16:32:34 UTC).
— Ceres opposite Juno at 12:19 pm PDT / 3:19 pm EDT (19:19:16 UTC).
If Your Birthday is July 24
(The Day of Exciting Instability) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You must give yourself freedom to be yourself. You’ll know you’re really doing that because you notice the extent to which you’ve felt hemmed in, and like you cannot really say what’s on your mind. Push the edge; stretch your limits; take extra license to be what some might call ‘inappropriate’, especially if that means gutsy and determined.
Written in the Planets
Mercury enters shadow phase today, which means it’s now in the area of the zodiac it will cover again during its retrograde in August. Themes of the next couple weeks or so are likely to turn up again as everything builds to the approaching eclipse. Notice any developments; if possible, keep a record so that you can refer to these events later. If something you’re working on appears to slow down or peter out, try to remain patient: our current paradigm of universal immediacy makes the long game unfashionable, and a few weeks seem like months or years; but matters will take their course if you’ll only let them.
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— Liz Glanville
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“Thanks for reassuring this Leo, who is having a year ‘for the books’! You get to the core of things.”
— Barbara Peaslee, on a previous Leo reading