Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Hebrew date is 7 Cheshvan 5777
Islamic date is 8 Safar 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 5 Etz’nab’
Mayan Long Count is 22.214.171.124.18
Julian Day is 2457701
Today’s Birthdays: Edmond Halley (1656-1742), Bram Stoker (1847-1912), Alain Delon (1935), Minnie Riperton (1947-1979), Bonnie Raitt (1949), David Muir (1973), Jully Black (1977), Laura Jane Grace (1980), Aaron Swartz (1986-2013).
“Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.”
— Aaron Swartz
Tonight Eric has a special treat for you: a three-hour episode of Planet Waves FM, one day early, in case you need relief from toxic election coverage. The show includes a look ahead at the astrology of Election Day and up to mid-January, a look at the USA Sibly chart, a conversation on how advertising impacts culture and how it’s used politically, and more.
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on Nov. 11 at 1:04 am PST / 4:04 am EST (09:03:58 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 14 at 5:52 am PST / 8:52 am EST (13:51:59 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Sagittarius on Nov. 29 at 4:18 am PST / 7:18 am EST (12:18:09 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces today at 1:45 pm PST / 4:45 pm EST (21:45:05 UTC).
Sun Degree: 17-18 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Pisces at 1:45 pm PST / 4:45 pm EST (21:45:05 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars opposite Thereus at 1:51 am PST / 4:51 am EST (09:51:39 UTC).
— Venus conjunct Pholus at 2:32 am PST / 5:32 am EST (10:32:01 UTC), and Orius at 2:56 pm PST / 5:56 pm EST (22:56:14 UTC).
— Sun conjunct Deucalion at 9:12 am PST / 12:12 pm EST (17:11:53 UTC).
— Asbolus opposite Great Attractor at 11:31 am PST / 2:31 pm EST (19:31:25 UTC).
— Mars conjunct Crantor at 3:56 pm PST / 6:56 pm EST (23:56:02 UTC).
— Vesta square 1992 QB1 at 5:48 pm PST / 8:48 pm EST (01:47:44 11/9 UTC).
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How much do you think about social responsibility? That is, if you are in any position of power and share that power with others, are you aware of your responsibility to discuss maturely the options before making crucial decisions? Just in case you’re convinced you’re powerless, you could start by extending this thought exercise to something like figuring out where to go for lunch as a group, then see if a higher-stakes situation comes to mind. However you apply it, remember this: taking responsibility for your choices means understanding the potential outcomes, acting on that awareness in good faith, and then standing with or working to rectify what ensues, as needed.
Written in the Planets
The centaur planet Pholus is usually regarded as a caution against things spiraling out of control in a negative way. Yet its main key phrase, ‘small cause, big effect’, can have positive applications, too. For example, when you take even modest action in alignment with your values, it can have a positive ripple effect: on your self-esteem, in your community, and beyond. Seemingly minor gestures of love toward another person (or receiving such) — sharing a smile or a kind word, lending a helping hand, listening attentively and compassionately — have the power to make their day. Such things have even been known save a life. Today Venus in Sagittarius conjoins Pholus and a point called Cupido (named after Cupid); then Venus conjoins asteroid Iris (messenger of the gods) and centaur Orius — all with the core of our Galaxy just a degree or so away. Chances are you’re tuned in to the acute collective need for love right now. Aligning with the highest good and acting somehow to support or allow it could go a long way toward much-needed healing.
Lovely! Thank you. Love was certainly in the air today – had one of the most enjoyable lessons ever with my Somali students this evening.