Today is Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Hebrew date is 30 Tishrei 5778
Islamic date is 30 Muharram 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 13 K’an
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.4
Julian Day is 2458047
Today’s Birthdays: John Dewey (1859-1952), Nellie McClung (1873-1951), Margaret Dumont (1882-1965), Bela Lugosi (1882-1956), Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941), Enolia McMillan (1904-2006), Stephane Hessel (1917-2013), Jerry Orbach (1935-2004), Tom Petty (1950-2017), Danny Boyle (1956), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Snoop Dogg (1971), John Krasinski (1979).
“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.”
— Viggo Mortensen
A High-Voltage New Moon, with Options
Dear Friend and Reader:
Today there’s a New Moon in Libra that’s just loaded with energy. Chances are you’ve already been feeling it this week. Despite the fact that a Moon waning to its new phase tends to be lower-energy, this one is plugged into a high-voltage outlet.
That outlet’s name is “Uranus”: the planet of revolution, surprise and invention. Uranus is in late Aries. And at 3:12 pm EDT today (19:12 UTC), the Sun and Moon will make a conjunction to each other (the New Moon) exactly opposite Uranus.
Depending on where Libra is located in your personal chart, you might have already felt some unexpected disruptions in recent days as the Sun has been moving into position. And you may not have felt like you’ve had the energy to deal well with everything that’s coming your way — thanks in part to the Moon winding down its current cycle.
If that’s been the case, consider cutting yourself some slack. Give yourself a hug (real or metaphorical), take a few breaths, and remember that being a conscious, caring human being in our current world takes a lot of energy, awareness and flexibility. Sometimes, due to a confluence of circumstances, our emotional resources run thin; and that makes it incredibly difficult to roll with unexpected disruptions, curveballs and the needs of loved ones.
Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Oct. 23 at 12:01 pm PDT / 3:01 pm EDT (19:00:41 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 2-3 at 2:46 am PDT / 5:46 am EDT (09:46:02 UTC).
Corresponding New Moon in Scorpio is on Nov. 18 at 3:42 am PST / 6:42 am EST (11:42:03 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Oct. 22 at 4:56 am PDT / 7:56 am EDT (11:56:35 UTC).
Sun Degree: 27-28 Libra.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun sextile Galactic Center at 12:21 am PDT / 3:21 am EDT (07:21:34 UTC).
— Venus square Amycus at 11:31 am PDT / 2:31 pm EDT (18:31:03 UTC).
— Mercury opposite 1992 QB1 at 3:13 pm PDT / 6:13 pm EDT (22:13:33 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Oct. 20
(The Day of Vogue) | Libra Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Rare and spectacular astrology on your birthday is here to tell you that the world is your oyster. Whether you’re struggling, riding high on life, or somewhere in between, the planets are offering you the promise of a better life. There is just one note of caution: you must be true to yourself. If you violate your ethics or integrity, these advantages all disappear.
Written in the Planets
Is your material strategy at odds with what feeds your heart? You might translate that into looking at compassion and generosity as investments in your spiritual bank account, even if you’ve been cautious about letting go of any actual financial resources. Or it might be something about taking care of your body’s real needs, as a way of making sure your heart does not run away with the ‘over-mothering’ thing. Today Venus in Libra makes a sextile to Ceres in Leo, which is still in a square aspect to Pallas in Taurus. This suggests the balance might swing more to the feeding/heart side of the equation. Either way, that balance is highly individual, and could look quite different for you compared to someone else.