Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
Hebrew date is 15 Cheshvan 5777
Islamic date is 16 Safar 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 Kimi
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.6
Julian Day is 2457709
Today’s Birthdays: Burgess Meredith (1907-1997), Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), Harry Lennix (1964), Dave Kushner (1966), Martha Plimpton (1970), Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), Kool A.D. (1983), Pete Davidson (1993).
“We shall all live. We pray for life, children, a good harvest and happiness. You will have what is good for you and I will have what is good for me. Let the kite perch and let the egret perch too.”
— Chinua Achebe
The strange thing about U.S. elections is that the loser can take office. And that’s what we’re now witnessing. The last time, in 2000, things didn’t go well. People were jumping off the World Trade Center just 10 months later (to escape before the towers fell). In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], Eric looks at some of this history, and evaluates what we might have in store under a Trump presidency.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Full phase and enters Disseminating (waning gibbous) phase on Nov. 17 at 10:44 am PST / 1:44 pm EST (18:43:48 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Sagittarius on Nov. 29 at 4:18 am PST / 7:18 am EST (12:18:09 UTC).
Corresponding Full Moon is on Dec. 13 at 4:05 pm PST / 7:05 pm EST (00:05:29 12/14 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer today at 4:57 pm PST / 7:57 pm EST (00:56:53 11/17 UTC).
Sun Degree: 25-26 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Cancer at 4:57 pm PST / 7:57 pm EST (00:56:53 11/17 UTC)
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Jupiter sextile Great Attractor at 9:50 pm 11/15 PST / 12:50 am EST (05:50:12 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Amycus at 11:54 pm 11/15 PST / 2:54 am EST (07:54:30 UTC), and Chariklo at 4:33 pm PST / 7:33 pm EST (00:33:17 UTC).
— Bienor opposite Deucalion at 5:45 am PST / 8:45 am EST (13:44:46 UTC).
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Take initiative today. With mind and energy working in harmony, you can make real progress with opportunities that arise; the closer they align with your ideals, the better. If you find yourself needing to take a stand in a social situation, do so with respect and you’ll more likely be accorded the same. You can have confidence in your ideas, and use that positive energy to foster the cooperation of those around you.
Written in the Planets
As Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn approach a square to each other (exact next week), you might want to begin noticing any ambitions to achieve, rebuild or improve. That impulse could apply to yourself or your surroundings, to your close relationships or to something larger and even more complex — such as government or institutionalized policies and procedures. It’s key to check your facts (and any applicable laws), and keep your idealism from clouding your practical, everyday ethics. You can expect to encounter resistance, whether from those with power, from those around you or from your own ambivalence toward change. You can use this energy to constructive ends if you can keep it balanced and responsive (obsession will work against you), and if you can resist any urge to ‘fix’ your friends. Look to your own enlightenment first.
Oops. I put Day of the Bridge when it’s really the day of the Boss. How daft can you get? Sorry for any confusion caused to Bosses that might be reading…
I’m thinking that would probably be Bienor opposite Deucalion.