Today is Thursday, July 27, 2017
Hebrew date is 4 Av 5777
Islamic date is 4 Zul-Qi’dah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.19
Julian Day is 2457962
Today’s Birthdays: Jeanne Bare (1740-1803), Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839), Giosue Carducci (1835-1907), Vladimir Korolenko (1853-1921), Carl McClellan Hill (1907-1995), Lupita Tovar (1910-2016), Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007), Garry Davis (1921-2013), Norman Lear (1922), Gary Gygax (1938), William Eggleston (1939), Edith Butler (1942), Peter Reading (1946-2011), Betty Thomas (1947), Robert Rankin (1949), Simon Jones (1950), Roxanne Hart (1952), Carol Leifer (1956), Maya Rudolph (1972), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977).
“How certain human beings are able to create works of art is a mystery, and why they should wish to do so, at a great cost to themselves usually, is another mystery. Works are not created by one’s life; every life is rich in material.”
— Elizabeth Hardwick
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Crescent and enters First Quarter phase on July 30 at 8:23 am PDT / 11:23 am EDT (15:23:01 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 Virgo and enters Libra today at 8:37 am PDT / 11:37 am EDT (15:36:51 UTC).
Sun Degree: 5-6 Leo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Libra at 8:37 am PDT / 11:37 am EDT (15:36:51 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus square Manwe at 11:18 pm July 26 PDT / 2:18 am EDT (06:18:37 UTC).
— Mercury square Huya at 2:23 am PDT / 5:23 am EDT (09:23:25 UTC).
— Juno conjunct Hylonome at 6:29 pm PDT / 9:29 pm EDT (02:28:47 July 28 UTC).
If Your Birthday is July 27
(The Day of the Decision Makers) | Leo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Keep an open mind. We always hear this, and most of us think we do it all the time — which is a trap. You will need to make a special effort to be circumspect, which means listening carefully to everything you don’t agree with. And know what you don’t know. That is the mark of true intelligence, and once you connect with that, you will be unstoppable.
Written in the Planets
Today’s sky is a little quieter after the trumpet voluntary of the Sun conjoining Mars yesterday. On its way to Libra, though, the Moon passes through an interesting formation in the mutable signs: Venus is drawing opposite Pholus and the Galactic Core, and square to Chiron. Part of this is about not forgetting the lessons of recent days, and ensuring you apply them to your personal healing path and your daily existence. It can sometimes be easier to commit to an idea than to keep the momentum going, though this is what’s needed now. Don’t wait for the eclipse. When the Sun-Mars booster rocket begins to slow, make sure you’re ready to switch on the engines.
“Ah Eric — just listened to your reading. I was moved to tears by your closing words. Your passion, deep care and love always shine through; and you have the gift of all great teachers, of making one feel that one is being personally addressed, respected and taken care of.”
— 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