Today is Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Hebrew date is 28 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 28 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 2 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 18.104.22.168.12
Julian Day is 2458075
Today’s Birthdays: August Ferdinand Mobius (1790-1868), Grace Abbott (1878-1939), Lee Strasberg (1901-1982), Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), Israel Regardie (1907-1985), Rock Hudson (1925-1985), Gordon Lightfoot (1938), Martin Scorsese (1942), Lauren Hutton (1943), Danny DeVito (1944), Rem Koolhaas (1944), Lorne Michaels (1944), Sammy Younge Jr. (1944-1966), Lesley Abdela (1945), East Bay Ray (1948), Yolanda King (1955-2007), RuPaul (1960), Jeff Buckley (1966-1997), Ronnie DeVoe (1967), Rebecca Walker (1969), Rachel McAdams (1978), Christopher Paolini (1983).
“My father had a magnificent dream, but it still is only a dream. It is easier to build monuments than make a better world. If we choose to honor him in words alone, it will be a grotesque farce.”
— Yolanda King
From Sexual Harassment to Sexual Revolution
Dear Friend and Reader:
When I went onto the Daily News website and saw a photo of Al Franken groping Leeann Tweeden, wearing a big grin on his face, first I felt disgusted, then I thought: the emotional plague.
That’s how Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), a forgotten pioneer of psychiatry and psychology, described someone who, when shut down in early childhood, limps through life because his or her “natural, self-regulatory life manifestations have been suppressed.”
He described it as a plague. Bigger than an epidemic. Bigger than a pandemic. Out of control. Wide-scale enough to lead to the rise of fascism in the 1930s, and in the 21st century.
People who are stricken with the emotional plague move through life as zombies, out of touch with their bodies and their environment. They rarely consider their potential, much less scratch the surface.
When you look at people and wonder what the heck is wrong with them, or why they’re so dense and out of it, it’s probably the emotional plague. When you wonder why you cannot dial in your own passion, or wonder where your curiosity went, consider this possibility. If you are looking for meaning in your life, your work and your relationships, consider this possibility.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Nov. 18 at 3:42 am PST / 6:42 am EST (11:42:03 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 Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Nov. 18 at 10:59 am PST / 1:59 pm EST (18:58:56 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Psyche enters Scorpio at 11:11 pm Nov. 16 PST / 2:11 am EST (07:10:41 UTC).
Praamzius stations retrograde at 11:31 am PST / 2:31 pm EST (19:31:15 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mercury sextile Mars at 6:24 am PST / 9:24 am EST (14:24:16 UTC).
— Venus opposite Mors-Somnus at 8:40 am PST / 11:40 am EST (16:39:44 UTC), and Echeclus at 10:27 am PST / 1:27 pm EST (18:27:35 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Asbolus at 4:08 pm PST / 7:08 pm EST (00:07:56 Nov. 18 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Nov. 17
(The Day of the Bridge) | Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
The Beatles ended their career saying “the love you take is equal to the love you make.” Your birthday chart is reminding you to be generous, both financially and emotionally. This will remind you how good your life is, and never to take for granted the happiness and the privileges that you have. Let your life be a shining example to others.
Written in the Planets
Today the asteroid Psyche joins asteroid Vesta in the first degree of Scorpio. If you feel plagued with doubts that humanity will ever heal its collective wounds around sexuality and sexual power, you’re not alone. And while such healing might take longer than the average human being can conceive of intellectually, that does not mean it’s not worth pursuing on the individual level (indeed, it may be essential). If Vesta serves as a reminder to devote yourself to going as deep as you need to (or are able to), Psyche is a reminder that if you can recognize the need to heal something within yourself, it is in fact possible. A sextile between Mercury in Sagittarius and Mars in Libra is energizing your ability to stand up for what you believe in — especially any social justice cause that serves the highest good of humanity.