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Today is Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Hebrew date is 24 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 24 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 Lamat
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.8
Julian Day is 2458071
Today’s Birthdays: Dorothea Erxleben (1715-1762), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Helene Stocker (1869-1943), Max Dehn (1878-1952), Eva Zeisel (1906-2011), Jean Seberg (1938-1979), Amory Lovins (1947), Joe Mantegna (1947), Frances Conroy (1953), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), Caroline Goodall (1959), Jimmy Kimmel (1967), Ayaan Hirsi Ali (1969), Gerard Butler (1969), Monique Coleman (1980).
“Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.”
— Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Venus, Jupiter, and a Finnish Love and Fertility Goddess
We’re heading into another unusual week; no shortage of those lately, though the next few days have some special distinctions. These are the last days before the Scorpio New Moon, exact at 6:42 am EST on Saturday, Nov. 18. But that’s not what has our attention: an alignment on Monday morning does.
As you know, Jupiter is newly in Scorpio, having arrived in early October. It’ll be there into November 2018. Jupiter takes about one year to cover a sign. Jupiter in Scorpio is the first of many upcoming sign changes of slower-moving planets, which we introduced in the article that accompanied the monthly horoscope.
Monday brings one of the first major events of the Jupiter in Scorpio era: Venus and Jupiter will make a conjunction: they will be in the same little slice of the sky.
Though both are visible planets, they’re too close to the Sun to see; though it would be a beautiful sight, if you could. When you witness a nearby planet align with a more distant planet, you get a sense of perspective and scale of our solar system that’s visual (therefore physical) rather than conceptual. For now, we’ll need to use our imaginations.
Jupiter entering Scorpio has put a magnifying glass to the issue of sexuality; so far, mostly in the form of misconduct. Jupiter magnifies whatever it touches. Scorpio is the core sign of sex; from ancient astrology it represents the genitals; it describes the sex-mortality-DNA nexus; it represents the ultimate depth of emotional desire. It’s also potentially sex as a manifestation of power — and of commerce.
Nine months ago, on Jan. 21, we had a whole lot of women show up to protests around the country, speaking out against our nascent, pussy-grabbing president. Millions wore pink kitty-cat-ear hats, chanting slogans. Happening one day after the inauguration, this was a powerful statement.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Last Quarter phase and enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase on Nov. 14 at 5:12 am PST / 8:12 am EST (13:11:58 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Scorpio on Nov. 18 at 3:42 am PST / 6:42 am EST (11:42:03 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Gemini on Dec. 3 at 7:47 am PST / 10:47 am EST (15:46:54 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Virgo and enters Libra today at 3:26 pm PST / 6:26 pm EST (23:26:15 UTC).
Sun Degree: 22-23 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Libra at 3:26 pm PST / 6:26 pm EST (23:26:15 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus conjunct Jupiter at 12:15 am PST / 3:15 am EST (08:15:26 UTC).
— Venus square Okyrhoe at 9:10 am PST / 12:10 pm EST (17:10:16 UTC).
— Mercury square Neptune at 2:47 pm PST / 5:47 pm EST (22:47:26 UTC).
— Vesta conjunct Rhadamanthus at 3:14 pm PST / 6:14 pm EST (23:13:48 UTC).
— Sun square Sila-Nunam at 3:22 pm PST / 6:22 pm EST (23:22:07 UTC).
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If Your Birthday is Nov. 13
(The Day of the Commentator) | Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Today’s stunning Venus-Jupiter conjunction says that many gifts are coming your way; but you must be open in heart, mind and spirit to receive them. While your birthday chart shows the potential for significant material prosperity, the real benefits life is offering are emotional and connected deeply to your personal development. Make yourself available.
Written in the Planets
Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio represents a chance to draw out and express your passion, in whatever cause. There’s a lack of warmth in our culture just now; and real enthusiasm and excitement are desperately needed, both in relating to one another and in creative expression. That starts with you. What do you truly care about? Where do you feel able to shine, and to be authentically yourself? Which topics make you voracious for greater knowledge? Give some time to this today. If it means you’re required to stand out or rebel a little, so much the better. That’s how walls (not to mention ceilings) get broken through.