Celebrating Winter Solstice 2014

Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon occurring in December every year when Sun's elevation with respect to Earth reaches its lowest value (-25.5 degrees). It is accompanied by the longest day on South Pole and the longest night on North Pole of Earth. In 2013, it occurs at 17:11 UTC on December 21. For the Northern Hemisphere, at the moment of winter solstice, the sun is at its greatest height as observed from the South Pole. Similarly, for the Southern Hemisphere, at the moment of … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Hope on an Autumn Day

    " Although it may be desirable, you can’t win every race or beat your competitor every time. But never lose hope that the next success may be yours. " — Crystal Tate     There is a bittersweet quality that permeates the air in September. In the northern hemisphere, we say our reluctant goodbyes to summer. When September rolls around there is something in our early programming that kicks in. We gear up for all of the activities associated with fall. Kids return to school and we … [Read more...]

Celebrating the HARVEST MOON – September 30, 2012

A full moon always ascends over your eastern horizon at sunset and stays in the sky all night. But each month there is a time of fullest full moon. That crest of the moon’s full phase happens this month on September 30 at 3:19 UTC. That’s 10:19 CDT in the U.S. Translate UTC to your time zone. So, depending upon your time zone, your calendar might list the September 2012 full moon on September 29 or 30. But the moon will appear round and full on all the nights around this full … [Read more...]

Summer Solstice – June 21, 2011

- Summer Soltice - June 21, 2011   STONEHENGE SPECIAL ACCESS TOUR Each year on the 21 June visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge overnight to mark the summer solstice and to see the sunrise above the stones. At dawn the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter stone, Heel stone and the rising sun to the northeast. The Summer Solstice is the most important day of the year at Stonehenge and a truly magical time to be there. It's an ad hoc … [Read more...]

Debbie Keil-Leavitt:'Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?' or Jen Tartaglione:'Is is the 13th Sign?'

Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?   A funny thing happened on the way to the modern age. Astronomers separated Scorpio’s claws from its constellation, making them the scales of Libra. The great constellation of Ophiuchus, which was known as the wise serpent bearer, was split into three constellations, separating out the serpent. Ophiuchus now has more stars along the path of the sun than Scorpio does. This, along with the Precession of the Equinoxes, was the basis for the recent media frenzy … [Read more...]

Debbie Keil-Leavitt:’Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?’ or Jen Tartaglione:’Is is the 13th Sign?’

Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?   A funny thing happened on the way to the modern age. Astronomers separated Scorpio’s claws from its constellation, making them the scales of Libra. The great constellation of Ophiuchus, which was known as the wise serpent bearer, was split into three constellations, separating out the serpent. Ophiuchus now has more stars along the path of the sun than Scorpio does. This, along with the Precession of the Equinoxes, was the basis for the recent media frenzy … [Read more...]

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