Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Hebrew date is 26 Elul 5777
Islamic date is 26 Zul-Hijjah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 6 Chuwen
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.11
Julian Day is 2458014
Today’s Birthdays: Marquis de Condorcet (1743-1794), Edgar Wayburn (1906-2010), Hank Williams (1923-1953), Dorothy Loudon (1925-2003), Anne Bancroft (1931-2005), Ken Kesey (1935-2001), Gail Carson Levine (1947), John Ritter (1948-2003), Kyle Chandler (1965), Doug E. Fresh (1966), Cheryl Strayed (1968), Bobby Lee (1971), Mirah (1974), Flo Rida (1979), Danielle Brooks (1989), Ella Purnell (1996).
“I’m for mystery, not interpretive answers… The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”
— Ken Kesey
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase on Sept. 19-20 at 10:30 pm PDT / 1:30 am EDT (05:29:47 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Virgo on Sept. 19-20 at 10:30 pm PDT / 1:30 am EDT (05:29:47 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Aries on Oct. 5 at 11:40 am PDT / 2:40 pm EDT (18:40:02 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Leo and enters Virgo tonight at 9:52 pm PDT / 12:52 am Sept. 18 EDT (04:52:13 UTC).
Sun Degree: 25-26 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Chariklo stations direct at 2:53 am PDT / 5:53 am EDT (09:53:22 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus square Sedna at 1:57 am PDT / 4:57 am EDT (08:56:53 UTC).
— Vesta square Orius at 3:34 am PDT / 6:34 am EDT (10:34:24 UTC).
— Juno square Elatus at 12:52 pm PDT / 3:52 pm EDT (19:52:34 UTC).
— Ceres square Uranus at 3:24 pm PDT / 6:24 pm EDT (22:24:13 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Orcus at 5:36 pm PDT / 8:36 pm EDT (00:36:05 Sept. 18 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Sept. 17
(The Day of Perseverance) | Virgo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
It’s been an interesting few years, with barely a dull moment. Yet your real process of transformation is just getting going. You are being challenged by the universe to be yourself and only yourself at all times. Ultimately this is your only option, though it will come as a relief when you throw out anything but your actual being and reality.
Written in the Planets
As Amanda Painter discussed in her Thursday article, Ceres squaring Uranus today might serve as a reminder to consider (or reconsider) your habits around eating, nutrition and health. It might also draw attention to how the disembodying effect of the internet has influenced our relationship to food and to the planet itself. Cooking a good meal from scratch, getting out among lots of growing green entities or simply doing something kind are all useful ways of grounding, should you need it.
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