Today is Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Hebrew date is 10 Cheshvan 5778
Islamic date is 10 Safar 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Ix
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.14
Julian Day is 2458057
Today’s Birthdays: John Adams (1735-1826), Paul Valery (1871-1945), Ezra Pound (1885-1972), Ruth Gordon (1896-1985), Clifford Brown (1930-1956), Grace Slick (1939), Otis Williams (1941), Henry Winkler (1945), Andrea Mitchell (1946), Chris Slade (1946), Timothy B. Schmit (1947), Juliet Stevenson (1956), Larry Wilmore (1961), Snow (1969), Nia Long (1970), Jessica Hynes (1972).
“Poetry is a sort of inspired mathematics, which gives us equations, not for abstract figures, triangles, squares, and the like, but for the human emotions. If one has a mind which inclines to magic rather than science, one will prefer to speak of these equations as spells or incantations; it sounds more arcane, mysterious, recondite.”
— Ezra Pound
Taurus Full Moon: Another Crest of the Wave
We’re approaching another peak in the lunar cycle — the Taurus Full Moon (exact at 1:23 am on Saturday, Nov. 4). For many reasons this is a deeper event than it may seem on its face; it’s not just another lunation. Still, we’re talking about the Full Moon here, which typically comes with the sense of the emotional tide rising, the pressure to make decisions and a touch more than usual of the microwave-induced insomnia of our times.
For months now, every time the sky aligns in an particularly focused way, we see some kind of horrid event manifest in the world. While we cannot (and will not) predict additional crisis based on the Full Moon chart, there is a level of collective fear that when things get intense, something new will go seriously wrong.
That fear is the thing to keep an eye on. It’s collective, not merely individual; yet it’s not easily spoken about. It’s not considered appropriate yet.
If the chart has a message, let’s see if we can pick up some clues to what it is.
The first obvious thing to look at would be the Moon and the Sun themselves. Positioned in Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, there’s a theme of sex — though usually as it manifests in the context of attachment. One of the underlying themes of the seemingly endless sex scandal we’re seeing erupt out of Hollywood, television, politics and the rest of society is that sex is a property right, which is a theme of the Taurus-Scorpio axis.
Look for the places where your sexuality is linked to your personal resources, shared household or couple resources, and any fear you have of not being sustained by life. In what ways have you monetized sex, and are you doing so consciously? How does this influence your experience of your relationships?
The Full Moon can open things up. Culturally, this might point to things such as awareness coming to a new peak around the massive ‘open secret’ of the impact that sexual assault and harassment has on the lives and livelihoods of women — and therefore on all of us, and on all of our sexual relationships.
Moon Phase: Moon is in First Quarter phase and enters Waxing Gibbous phase on Oct. 31 at 12:16 pm PDT / 3:16 pm EDT (19:16:05 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 3-4 at 10:23 pm PDT / 1:23 am EDT (05:22:49 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 Pisces and enters Aries on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at 11:42 pm PDT / 2:42 am EDT (06:42:31 UTC).
Sun Degree: 7-8 Scorpio.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun square Thereus at 11:20 pm Oct. 29 PDT / 2:20 am EDT (06:19:45 UTC, and Okyrhoe at 5:50 am PDT / 8:50 am EDT (12:50:36 UTC).
— Mercury square North Node at 11:49 am PDT / 2:49 pm EDT (18:48:47 UTC).
— Jupiter trine Nessus at 12:32 pm PDT / 3:32 pm EDT (19:32:34 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Oct. 30
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To experience your creative power, you must experience the full spectrum of your emotions. Let anything you feel come to the surface, and commit to using it as fuel for your healing process, and for making the world a better place. Denial no longer works, and is not a tool for growth. Affirmation does work, because it reminds you of who you actually are.
Written in the Planets
Events that involve the lunar Nodes tend to say something about your current life path; sometimes also your aims for the future. As Mercury squares the Nodes today, it might feel like your GPS chiming in to let you know your location. Just remember that even our omnipresent technology doesn’t always have all the information. Jupiter forming a trine to Nessus implies there could also be a deeper piece of the puzzle.