Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Hebrew date is 28 Elul 5777
Islamic date is 28 Zul-Hijjah 1438
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 8 B’en
Mayan Long Count is 188.8.131.52.13
Julian Day is 2458016
Today’s Birthdays: William Kirby (1759-1850), Mabel Vernon (1883-1975), Sarah Louise Delany (1889-1999), William Golding (1911-1993), Billy Ward (1921-2002), Adam West (1928-2017), Brian Epstein (1934-1967), Cass Elliot (1941-1974), Jeremy Irons (1948), Nile Rodgers (1952), Mario Batali (1960), Sunita Williams (1965), Victor Williams (1970), Sanaa Lathan (1971), Jimmy Fallon (1974), Tegan and Sara Quin (1980).
“We question free will, doubt it, dismiss it, experience it. We declare our own triviality on a small speck of dirt circling a small star at the rim of one countless galaxies and ignore the heroic insolence of the declaration. We have diminished the world of God and man in a universe ablaze with all the glories that contradict that diminution.”
— William Golding
Moon Phase: Moon is in Balsamic (waning crescent) phase and enters New phase tonight on Sept. 19-20 at 10:30 pm PDT / 1:30 am Sept. 20 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).
Corresponding New Moon in Libra is on Oct. 19 at 12:12 pm PDT / 3:12 pm EDT (19:11:58 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: 27-28 Virgo.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Mercury leaves shadow phase at 9:01 am PDT / 12:01 pm EDT (16:00:45 UTC).
Venus enters Virgo at 6:15 pm PDT / 9:15 pm EDT (01:15:14 Sept. 20 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun opposite Chiron at 12:32 am PDT / 3:32 am EDT (07:32:17 UTC).
— Sun trine Sedna at 4:39 am PDT / 7:39 am EDT (11:39:18 UTC).
— Mars conjunct Orcus at 10:23 am PDT / 1:23 pm EDT (17:23:32 UTC).
— Mars trine Chariklo at noon PDT / 3:00 pm EDT (18:59:59 UTC).
— Sun square Galactic Center at 1:47 pm PDT / 4:47 pm EDT (20:46:40 UTC).
— Haumea opposite Eris at 8:41 pm PDT / 11:41 pm EDT (03:41:38 Sept. 20 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Neptune at 8:49 pm PDT / 11:49 pm EDT (03:49:25 Sept. 20 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Sept. 19
(The Day of Fine Appearance) | Virgo Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
If you want the freedom to begin a new phase of your life, it will help if you tie up the loose ends from prior phases. Fresh starts are based on being unimpeded by the past: done with your commitments, emotional attachments released and, most of all, your mind in the present, looking ahead. You now have the perfect leverage to make all of this real.
Written in the Planets
If you’re one of the people for whom the shadow periods on either side of Mercury’s recent retrograde have been more challenging than the actual retrograde, some relief should come today. Mercury finally leaves the section of the zodiac where it has ambled back and forth, and enters new territory in mid-Virgo. Take a deep breath, and take a new step. In addition, Venus enters Virgo today. You can think of this as a reminder to be intentional about offering warmth and compassion to others. It’s rare that being critical of loved ones serves anything other than the speaker’s need to project their own pain or insecurity onto someone else. If you hear a call to service, heed it with a touch of humility and grace.
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