Today is Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Hebrew date is 27 Elul 5777
Islamic date is 27 Zul-Hijjah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 7 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.12
Julian Day is 2458015
Today’s Birthdays: Leon Foucault (1819-1868), Anton Mauve (1838-1888), Toni Wolff (1888-1953), Doris Blackburn (1889-1970), Walter Koch (1895-1970), Greta Garbo (1905-1990), June Foray (1917-2017), Grayson Hall (1922-1985), Dee Dee Ramone (1951-2002), James Gandolfini (1961-2013), Tara Fitzgerald (1967), Aisha Tyler (1970), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Jason Sudeikis (1975), Ronaldo (1976).
“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.”
— Greta Garbo
An Unusual Virgo New Moon
At the core of this week’s astrology is the Virgo New Moon, exact at 1:29 am EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Can you believe it’s been a month since the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse? And quite a month it’s been, as superstorms have wiped the infrastructure off of whole islands, and have rearranged much of Florida and Texas.
The Virgo New Moon is a high-impact event, if you measure by the many aspects it makes to slow-moving planets and deep-space points, particularly the Galactic Core.
The Moon and Sun form their conjunction in an opposition to Chiron. The is the last of seven Sun-Chiron oppositions during Chiron’s run through Pisces, which began in 2010. So it’s the first of several send-offs to this phase of history, as Chiron gets ready to enter Aries.
The message here seems to be about understanding the purpose and the impact of our relationships. The purpose must, on some level, involve healing. The impact could be anything, though it’s essential to remember that it exists. Our relationships are the primary way that we teach one another, and define our reality. For its part, Chiron in Pisces has offered a thread of reality though a decade of ever-increasing human indulgence in fantasy.
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 Virgo and enters Libra on Sept. 20 at 3:06 am PDT / 6:06 am EDT (10:05:54 UTC).
Sun Degree: 26-27 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Virgo at 9:52 pm Sept. 17 PDT / 12:52 am EDT (04:52:13 UTC).
Vesta enters Libra at 12:47 am PDT / 3:47 am EDT (07:47:29 UTC).
Asbolus stations retrograde at 2:22 pm PDT / 5:22 pm EDT (21:22:36 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Venus trine Uranus at 9:26 pm Sept. 17 PDT / 12:26 am EDT (04:26:35 UTC).
— Sun square Pholus at 3:46 pm PDT / 6:46 pm EDT (22:46:15 UTC).
— Sun trine Bienor at 8:55 pm PDT / 11:55 pm EDT (03:55:12 Sept. 19 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Sept. 18
(The Day of Internal Mystery) | Virgo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You may have learned to make healing the top item on your personal agenda. It’s the one thing that makes every other thing possible. This is particularly true where your relationships are concerned. It’s essential to allow others to have an impact on you, which means learning how to feel safe being vulnerable. That’s the golden ticket to a satisfying life.
Written in the Planets
The movements of Vesta and the Sun today suggest the importance of channeling your energies using compassion and empathy. Devotion is a powerful force; it’s important to make sure this kind of strength is applied to a cause that heals rather than harms. At an everyday level, remember that the outcome of even the smallest ethical dilemma can have a ripple effect, both outward and inward. That is to say: every decision you face is really an opportunity to offer service or aid in your unique capacity.
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