Today is Thursday, March 16, 2017
Hebrew date is 18 Adar 5777
Islamic date is 17 Jumada-II 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 3 Kimi
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.6
Julian Day is 2457829
Today’s Birthdays: Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), James Madison (1751-1836), Georg Ohm (1789-1854), Rebecca Cole (1846-1922), Jerry Lewis (1929), Tommy Flanagan (1930-2001), Ursula Goodenough (1943), Isabelle Hupert (1953), Nancy Wilson (1954), Flavor Flav (1959), Patty Griffin (1964), Lauren Graham (1967), Alan Tudyk (1971), Blu Cantrell (1976), Eddy Lover (1985), Jhene Aiko (1988).
“We are embedded in the great evolutionary story of planet Earth, the spare, elegant process of mutation and selection and bricolage. And this means that we are anything but alone.”
— Ursula Goodenough
In anticipation of the third and final Uranus-Eris conjunction tomorrow, here is a guest article by Prof. Michael Brown. Mike discovered Eris, the dwarf planet that got Pluto demoted and irrevocably altered our understanding of the solar system. In January 2015, ten years after that momentous event, he wrote this article.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase today at 6:10 am PDT / 9:10 am EDT (13:10:39 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Aries on March 27-28 at 7:57 pm PDT / 10:57 pm EDT (02:57:09 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon in Libra is on April 10-11 at 11:08 pm PDT / 2:08 am EDT (06:08:02 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on March 17-18 at 8:00 pm PDT / 11:00 pm EDT (02:59:41 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Pisces.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus semi-square Sedna at 12:11 am PDT / 3:11 am EDT (07:11:13 UTC).
— Sun square Ixion at 5:17 am PDT / 8:17 am EDT (12:17:04 UTC).
— Pallas sextile Sedna at 7:49 am PDT / 10:49 am EDT (14:49:29 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is March 16
(The Day of Realistic Inspiration) | Pisces Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s important to distinguish between conscience and guilt. A firm moral compass helps you to make ethically sound, compassionate choices. Guilt has more of a tendency to bring you down — and usually the pleasures we feel guilty for, in the quantities we seek them, are quite harmless. By all means check in with your core values, but don’t let irrational self-reproach spoil healthy enjoyments. Rather, trust yourself.
Written in the Planets
Today sees a couple of contacts with Sedna, a planetoid with a whopping orbit of 11,400 years. Sedna seems to indicate the underlying ocean of feelings beneath the calm surface we tend to present. You might find yourself getting in touch with some of those emotions, and then being able to articulate them with full consciousness, whether to others or just to yourself. This will probably require space, time and patience; the payoff would most likely be an increase in self-knowledge and self-acceptance, and an understanding of where you need to be.