Winter Solstice 2015

Everything You Need to Know About the Winter Solstice From astronomy to religion, the year's shortest day brings enduring mysteries. The Northern Hemisphere's procession of dwindling days is about to reach its nadir. The winter solstice is the year's shortest day, but the start of winter also launches the sun's steady climb towards the long, warm days of summer. The solstice occurs on Tuesday, December 22 at 4:48 UTC—that's late Monday night across most of North America. It happens … [Read more...]

Full Moon on Tuesday October 27, is 3 degrees Taurus

The Full Moon on Tuesday October 27, 2015 is at 3 degrees Taurus, in Taurus decan 1. The full moon astrology is enhanced by Neptune, adding emotional sensitivity to relationships and spiritual protection. The purity and high ideals of the full moon can be put to good use on the striking feature currently in the sky. A triple conjunction of Venus, Mars and Jupiter promises happiness and success in love and other passionate desires. Full Moon Meaning Like all full moons, the major planetary … [Read more...]

Gemini Mercury Retrograde, Compassion is Key

Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Compassion is really the act of going out of your way to help physical, spiritual, or emotional hurts or pains of another. Compassion is often regarded as having an emotional aspect to it, though when based on cerebral notions such as fairness, justice and interdependence, it may be considered rational in nature and its application understood as an activity based on sound judgment. There is also an … [Read more...]

Mercury Retrograde, May 18 – June 11

How to survive three weeks of communication and technology breakdowns, without having a nervous breakdown. Ever have a week when nobody understands you? Your cell phone erases itself, people argue over nonsense, traffic sucks, and your computer crashes as you’re typing the last sentence of your Great American Novel. Flights are delayed or cancelled, or you forget your passport at home on the way to Mexico. Plans change without warning and your friends stand you up. Even if you’re already a … [Read more...]

Mercury Retrograde’s DO’s and DON’TS, Jan 21 – Feb 11

Three or four times a year, Mercury passes the earth in its orbit. As it rounds the bend, Mercury slows down and appears to stop, or station, and spin backward — otherwise known as retrograde. Of course, it really ISN'T moving backward, but much like two trains or cars passing each other, this creates the optical illusion that Mercury, is in this case, going backward. In astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, and technology — so all of these areas go haywire for about three weeks, … [Read more...]

Full Moon, celebrated on JAN 5 by Earth Sky

Tonight, the moon is full. This full moon falls on January 5, 2015 at 4:53 Universal Time. Although the moon turns full at the same instant worldwide, the clock time – and possibly the date – differs by time zone. For the mainland United States, the moon reaches the crest of its full phase on this Sunday evening on January 4 at 11:53 p.m. EST, 10:53 p.m. CST, 9:53 p.m. MST or 8:53 p.m. PST. The January 2015 full moon is the first full moon after the December 21 solstice. In North America, we … [Read more...]

MERCURY RETROGRADE PERIODS 2015

During this time Mercury, appears to be going backward and indeed it moves through an Astrological sign backward. Since Mercury rules communication, mental activity and traveling we should be more careful to check details and have patience with communication devices going haywire. Often all of our communications and projects seem delayed by circumstance or confusion. Maybe leave extra time to get where you are going as well. Mercury rules the mind, mental processes and all forms of … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars!, Beaver Moon Full, Nov 6

Mark your calendars! Some delightful celestial events providing spectacular views for the sky gazers are in store this month. This November, sky watchers can enjoy an array of astronomical events such as Leonid and Taurids meteor showers. Here is a guide to the sky events lighting up the November sky. Also find out which planets are easily visible during this month. NOVEMBER: For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Super Moon, August 10, 2014

A Supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the 'perigee-syzygy' of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The opposite phenomenon, an apogee-syzygy, has been called a 'micromoon', though this term is not as widespread as 'supermoon'. The term "supermoon" is not astronomical, but originated in modern … [Read more...]

August celebrates ‘Silver pockets full’, once is 823 years, hoax?

"August, this year, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years.The Chinese call it 'Silver pockets full." So: send this message to your friends and in four days money will surprise you. Based on Chinese Feng Shui". There's nothing rare about this phenomenon. It's not unusual at all, let alone something that happens only "once every 823 years," for a given month to have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. It's true of any 31-day month that … [Read more...]

Full Moon in Capricorn, July 12

Capricorn Full Moon Sun in Cancer ~ Moon in Capricorn 20º Saturday, July 12, 5:24 AM Mountain Time (Saturday, July 12, 11:24 AM Greenwich Time) Work, work, work! We want it if we don’t have it, we rail against it if we have too much, we glow with a task well accomplished and we deflate when we fall short. A job well done is a crowning glory. A Capricorn Full Moon will shine its bright light on our outer, career-oriented self, on who we are out in the community, on our inner … [Read more...]

Mercury Retrograde Shadow until July 16, 2014

What is Mercury Retrograde? Three, and sometimes four, times a year, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky for a period of approximately 3 weeks. "Appears" is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don't even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun … [Read more...]

What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury Retrograde This happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down, and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). It's an optical illusion, since there is forward movement, like speeding by a slow-moving train -- as it recedes, it appears to go backward. While delays and misunderstandings do seem to happen, I've noticed a magical trend -- that people and ideas return, for integration, resolution and more. What are the Mercury Retrograde … [Read more...]

Today is: 11 – 12 – 13

Imagine ONE day around the globe where we focus on what we have in common. It doesn't matter what our politics are, our religion, where we come from, what our positions and stances are on a variety of issues. We can all agree we have ONE thing in common, we are members of the HUMAN RACE. As a collective group we focus on random acts of kindness on 11-12-13. We will reach out to people in our communities as well as people on the other side of the world. We can be kind everyday and … [Read more...]

Blue Moon – August 20, 2013

When the moon rises Tuesday night (Aug. 20), it brings us the August full moon and in addition, it will also technically be a "Blue Moon." "But wait a minute," you may ask. "Isn't a Blue Moon defined as the second full moon that occurs during a calendar month? Tuesday’s full moon will be the only full moon of August 2013. So how can we call it a 'Blue' moon?" [Blue Moon Secrets Explained (Infographic)] Yet it still is a Blue Moon, but only if we follow a now somewhat obscure rule of … [Read more...]

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