Today is Saturday, July 8, 2017
Hebrew date is 14 Tamuz 5777
Islamic date is 14 Shawwal 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Ajaw
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.0
Julian Day is 2457943
Today’s Birthdays: Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1553), Christian Kramp (1760-1826), John Pemberton (1831-1888), Alfred Binet (1857-1911), Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Hugo Boss (1885-1948), Pavel Korin (1892-1967), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894-1984), Igor Tamm (1895-1971), Philip Johnson (1906-2005), Faye Emerson (1917-1983), Khensur Lungri Namgyel (1927), Pat Adams (1928), Kim Darby (1947), Wolfgang Puck (1949), Larry Garner (1952), Billy Crudup (1968), Beck (1970), Sky Ferreira (1992).
“Thoughts have some characteristics of fancy, of freedom, even of unreality, which are wanting to the prosaicness of heavy material things. Thoughts sport with the relations of time and space; they fly in a moment across the gulf between the most distant objects; they travel back up the course of time; they bring near to us events centuries away; they conceive objects which are unreal; they imagine combinations which upset all physical laws, and, further, these conceptions remain invisible to others as well as to ourselves. They are outside the grip of reality, and constitute a world which becomes, for any one with the smallest imagination, as great and as important as the world called real. One may call in evidence the poets, novelists, artists, and the dreamers of all kinds.”
— Alfred Binet
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waxing Gibbous phase and enters Full phase tonight at 9:06 pm PDT / 12:06 am July 9 EDT (04:06:30 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Leo on July 23 at 2:45 am PDT / 5:45 am PDT (09:45:30 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Aquarius is on Aug. 7 at 11:10 am PDT / 2:10 pm EDT (18:10:33 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on July 9-10 at 10:35 pm PDT / 1:35 am EDT (05:34:42 UTC).
Sun Degree: 17-18 Cancer.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun trine Deucalion at 2:57 am PDT / 5:57 am EDT (09:57:27 UTC).
— Ceres opposite Quaoar at 5:06 pm PDT / 8:06 pm EDT (00:06:17 July 9 UTC).
— Mars square Haumea at 8:18 pm PDT / 11:18 pm EDT (03:18:16 July 9 UTC).
If Your Birthday is July 8
(The Day of the Dark Pragmatist) | Cancer Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
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Written in the Planets
Tonight into early tomorrow is the Capricorn Full Moon conjunct Pluto. Pluto is known as the Lord of Change. The very concept of ‘change’ stirs up a lot of emotion in people: some feel energized by it; others fear it at almost every turn. With the Moon involved, and the Sun in Cancer (ruled by the Moon), emotions are doubly emphasized. So pay attention to yours. Notice whether any intensity or tension you’re feeling relates to your environment (such as the actions or emotions of another person); then ask whether you’re actually tapping into some deeply internal holdover from your own childhood. And remember: if ‘change’ is being reflected back at you in the form of another person changing, that’s not your cue to feel threatened and try to control them or get defensive. It’s a reminder to tend to your own emotional growth.
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