Earth Science Pic for November 8th

Vermillion Cliffs

November 08, 2011


Photographer: Dale Chadwick; Dale’s Web site
Summary Author
: Dale Chadwick

The photo above features the Vermillion Cliffs of northern Arizona. This view is from near Lee’s Ferry, Arizona on a crystal clear early fall day. The lighter colored rocks in the foreground are the Kaibab Formation, a Permian marine limestone. The Colorado River has cut Marble Canyon through this formation — behind the camera. The red cliffs in the background are terrestrial deposits of Triassic and Jurassic age. Below the darkest red layer, the multi-colored Chinle Formation may be detected. Further to the south, this formation is better exposed in the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest National Park. Photo taken on September 24, 2011.

Astronomy Picture of the Day for November 8th

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2011 November 8

Jumping Sundogs Over Thunderclouds
Image Credit: abrigatti, YouTube 


Explanation: What’s happening above those clouds? In the past few years, videos have appeared on the web detailing an unusual but little known phenomenon: rapid light changes over clouds. Upon inspection and contemplation, a leading hypothesis for its cause has now emerged. In sum, this hypothesis holds that a lightning discharge in a thundercloud can temporarily change the electric field above the cloud where charged ice crystals were reflecting sunlight. The new electric field quickly re-orients the geometric crystals to a new orientation that reflects sunlight differently. In other words, a lightning discharge can cause a sundog to jump. Soon, the old electric field may be restored, causing the ice crystals to return to their original orientation. To help this curious phenomenon become better studied, sky enthusiasts with similar jumping or dancing sundog videos are encouraged to share them.

Feng Shui Tip of the Day for November 8th

I recently released a report called ‘Shape Shifting; Shifting your Thoughts, Changing your Shape.’ I researched this report for well over two years, trying to find both cutting edge medical information as well as ancient medicinal knowledge that will allow people to ‘age backward’ and find a renewed sense of health, happiness and longevity simply by making some lifestyle shifts. One of those involves using different medicinal spices to achieve better health and long life. On ‘Cook Something Bold Day’ I’d like to offer a recipe for ageless living that involves a spice called tumeric. Ayurvedic practitioners have long held that tumeric takes away old age, and if a very little bit is rubbed on the skin, it can take away wrinkles. More philosophical theorists and herbal practitioners once called tumeric ‘the spice of love and luck.’ Hawaiians use tumeric in purification ceremonies, and in India this spice is burned for protection, as it’s believed that demons and other malevolent creatures detest its smell. Today, try to be bold and ageless and cook something tasty by adding no more than an eighth of a teaspoon of tumeric to any traditional savory recipe. Now you won’t be growing old, you’ll be growing bold!

By Ellen Whitehurst for

Your Daily Number for November 8th: 6

Your responsibilities increase today, and so does your potential for financial opportunity. Domestic affairs figure prominently, and the possibility for romance is strong. Make yourself available for friends and family members who may need your advice.

Fast Facts

About the Number 6

Theme: Family and Social Responsibility, Service, Healing
Astro Association: Gemini
Tarot Association: Lovers

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for November 8th is 17: Following

17: Following

Hexagram 17

General Meaning: Following brings supreme success. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but by frequently adjusting your sails, you can arrive at your destination.

Those who would acquire a following must speak the language of their followers. Those who would be loved must become the envisioned lover of their beloved. Those who would prosper must bend with natural forces and the pressures of society. In matters of principle, stand firm; in matters of style and taste, swim with the current.

In all human affairs, change is constant. In order to stay fresh, old ideas and patterns must continually be discarded in favor of new ones. Only by being adaptable to the demands of the time can the highest good emerge. Only by adjusting to changing circumstances can you prosper. Remain flexible, and you will gain the confidence of those around you. Bend and you shall not break.

Today’s Runes for November 8th is Uruz

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Uruz symbolizes the Auroch, a member of the ox family that became extinct long ago. This rune represents the strength, bravery, and endurance of this animal of old. Uruz portends the ability to meet problems head on and to overcome them. When the world was new, warriors used to test their strength against the Auroch. Hence, this rune has come to represent the masculine principle and the capacity to meet a challenge.

Today’s Tarot Card for November 8th is Justice


This Tarot Deck: Crow’s Magick

General Meaning: Traditionally, what has been known as the Justice card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings.

Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It’s a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here — what goes around comes around.

Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 8th

Today’s enthusiastic Aries Moon pushes us through uncomfortable territory as she forms anxious aspects with Mercury, Venus and Saturn. The road becomes even bumpier when taskmaster Saturn’s stressful semisquares to Venus and Mercury show us what’s wrong with our work, rather than praising us for what we did right. Meanwhile, a destabilizing Sun-Uranus aspect can expose a well-kept secret, clearing the way for honest discussions about real issues.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you may be more impatient today than usual, moving too quickly isn’t a smart thing to do. You might not feel supported by your closest friends and workmates, especially if you are concerned with fulfilling your own needs. Ultimately, you’ll do better if you follow your dreams, even if they conflict with the wishes of others. Proceed slowly and deliberately; acting overly assertive will only add to your problems.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re motivated to put your dreams into words today, even if you reveal a new facet of your personality in the process. However, your seemingly harmless disclosure can initiate a serious disagreement, and once you start to argue, it may be difficult to find your way back to a more peaceful place. Think twice before sharing your personal secrets on the job, for once they’re out in the open you won’t be able to take them back.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You would like to set aside your responsibilities today so you can spend time with your friends. Although you’re ready to change your plans at the last minute to make something enjoyable happen, it’s not a smart idea to leave someone hanging without advanced warning. Consider the negative impact of your actions prior to doing something you might soon regret. Thankfully, being more understanding of others now can deepen your relationships in ways that can’t be easily measured.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You are inclined to pull away from someone close to you or ignore a time-honored tradition in your life. You could even feel resentful of anything that restricts your self-expression now. Nevertheless, you don’t want to cut your family ties, and you know that you can’t just disappear and pretend like no one else exists. Instead of upsetting your personal life, demonstrate your independence by attempting something completely new and different today.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re excited about the prospects of your future, yet obvious obstacles still need to be handled before you can consider yourself successful. You could even feel waves of discouragement today if you focus on how much work there is still left to finish. It’s helpful to take a few moments and think about your recent changes, carefully observing where your horizons have grown. However, don’t waste precious energy looking back, for time marches on and you must live in the present.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might be feeling agitated today, yet you’re unable to put your finger on the source of your anxiety. You need to tell someone what you are thinking, but blurting out the truth may not be the smartest way to settle your nerves. Instead, try a more diplomatic approach by finding shared beliefs and values, and establishing common ground from there. Remember, confrontation is rarely as productive as cooperation.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Someone may be insisting that you make up your mind today, but you don’t want to decide because you’re able to see both sides of the issue. It’s not that you don’t care about the outcome; it’s just that you can imagine a multitude of possibilities from whatever position you choose. It may require a great deal of determination to remain neutral now, but that’s your best strategy until you get a clear answer from within.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re inspired to try new approaches to routine jobs today because you’re bored of doing repetitive tasks. But acting impulsively with a radical approach to your chores may not be the smartest tactic, even if you want to stir things up. You might feel a lot better in the short run, but your productivity could suffer. The more familiar route makes a lot of sense now as long as you commit to finding an outlet for your restlessness later.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The workweek ahead seems longer than usual because the Moon in your 5th House of Fun and Games is enticing you to escape. You’re ready to party, but you just can’t make plans with so much to do at work. Thankfully, you’re able to recognize that this isn’t the best time to take off. Just don’t project your frustration onto your workmates. Giving yourself a bit of breathing room will allow you to appreciate others more.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You naturally prefer staying cool, but today your emotions provoke you to jump in and take direct action immediately. Impulsive behavior may be unavoidable now if you project your fear of change onto the current situation. Fortunately, saying what’s on your mind can release you from your worries. Embrace the future with an open mind, instead of holding on tightly to the past.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your social calendar may be busy enough that you’re anticipating a number of exciting activities. Or, perhaps, you’re looking forward to doing a project that you’ve been putting off. Keep in mind that your current optimism may not be enough to keep your plans on schedule. Although a surprise might turn things upside down, your flexible attitude can transform an upset into an adventure.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You could shock your co-workers or friends with your radical behavior today. They may have believed that they knew you well, but now you’re full of surprises. Nevertheless, don’t spend too much time worrying about how others view your apparent change of values. You don’t have to justify your actions to anyone else; just be true to yourself and explain your motives at another time if you wish

Cosmic Calendar for November 8th

As mentioned at the end of yesterday’s calendar entry, this day starts off with some extra oomph in the right direction as the Moon parallels Jupiter (1:39AM PST). Even though this lunar aspect won’t last a long time, it reinforces optimism as the day begins. Since the Moon in Aries opposes Saturn in Libra (10:11AM PST), the earlier lunar contact with buoyant Jupiter can help to keep you out of the doldrums. In addition, excitement builds around the time when the Sun makes a frictional, 135-degree link to Uranus (11:40AM PST). Uranus strong can equate with a rising tide of surprises and shock waves, but you may also make advances on the cutting edge of science and metaphysics. A Moon-Mars parallel (2:34PM PST) suggests a slow-down around that time-period in order that you avoid making rash acts that will boomerang against you. Another reason to slow your tempo today is that Venus and Mercury form abrasive, 45-degree ties to Saturn at 5:42PM PST and 7:11PM PST, respectively. Be more productive in arts, crafts and hobbies as the Sun in Scorpio forms a flowing trine to Ceres in Pisces (8:40PM PST). This aspect doubles as a catalyst to help you make sensible dietary and nutritional changes. Physical and emotional vitality is on the rise – courtesy of the Moon in Aries trine to Mars in Leo (9:47PM PST). However, this alignment also starts a void lunar cycle that lasts until 11:46PM PST when the Moon enters earthy Taurus. Gear up for tomorrow’s Neptune shift from reverse to direct in Aquarius as well as the upcoming Full Moon and Chiron shift from reverse to direct in Pisces on Thursday.

the daily humorscopes for tuesday, november 8th

the daily humorscope


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Everyone around you will develop a strange fascination with Vlad The Impaler. This could be bad news.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
A man with a mystical yet somehow tortured expression will stop you on the street, today, and ask you for a name brand of prepared mustard. If you carry a jar with you, and surprise him, you will make his life seem worthwhile.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The bad news is, you’re competing for that new job with a Hindu goddess. The good news is, if you think YOU have trouble figuring out what to do with your hands during an interview…
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Good day to get lots of water in plastic bottles, and shore up your other earthquake preparations. Nothing to worry about, I’m sure. Well, actually, maybe just a little to worry about.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Today you’ll suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and believe me, that’ll hurt.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
In a stroke of pure marketing genius, you will start a company to sell fresh-roasted peanut butter door-to-door. Your sales people may find the peanut costumes a bit uncomfortable, at first, however.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Between now and the vernal equinox, trust anyone with freckles. After that, trust no one.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will be hired as a cook/housekeeper for 7 extremely short gentlemen, who all live together. Stay away from apples, for a while.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Today you will find that you can make an incredibly silly sound, and will spend the entire day making it, and then laughing.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Beware! Someone is about to come give you a hug.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
So, you’ve decided to have children. Congratulations! You, er, do know that giving birth has been somewhat unfavorably compared to pushing a flaming log through your nostril? Just thought I’d mention that.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
A lot of people still do “spring cleaning”, but only a few families have preserved the tradition of “fall dirtying”. Fortunately for you, your father always insists the old ways are better, and you’ll get to have some fun.

Have a Magickal Tuesday, dearies!

Days Of The Week Comments
 Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars

 Archangel:  Samael 

Candle color:  Red 

Incense:  Dragon’s blood or cinnamon 

Crystals:  Jasper or garnet 

Use Tuesdays for spells for courage, change, independence in home or business life, for overcoming seemingly impossible odds and for passion. 

Where possible, work near a fire or bonfire or with a huge red beeswax candle as a focus; alternatively work next to  flowerbed or large vase of red, orange and/or yellow flowers.


Spell for Tuesday

Enhancing Confidence

In the old days many people thought that noise was a way of getting rid of demons so it was customary to shout when banishing such nasty things. Today we also recognize that psychologically we can be encouraged by passion, so this is a way of self-encouragement, and an appeal to our own ‘inner demons’.

Items You Will Need:

  • A bell or rattle
  • Rousing music
  • Your voice

The Spell:

  • Preferably choose a time when you will not disturb others and when you will not bedisturbed. Choose a short affirmation that expresses your best hopes for yourself.
  • This might be: I will survive or I can overcome any problem or I have the confidence to do anything or I am my own best friend
  • Play your music until you feel uplifted by its -mood.
  • Take up your bell or rattle and dance around -the room.
  • Proclaim your affirmation at the top of your -voice at least three times and preferably nine.
  • When the music finishes resolve to do three -different things in the next week which -demonstrate your new-found confidence
  • Each week reaffirm your confidence in the -same way, changing the words as necessary

This spell does seem to have an almost immediate effect. Even if you feel silly at first, having confidence is often about losing your inhibitions,and this is one way which can help. As a support for this, have fun drawing your own particular demoneven if it is only as a stick figure.

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