Best and Worst Drivers of the Zodiac

Best and Worst Drivers of the Zodiac

Reveal what happens behind the wheel


Have you ever wondered if your horoscope sign has anything to do with your driving skills? We got the scoop on the best and worst drivers by zodiac sign, as detailed in this article by San Diego astrologer Nancy R. Fenn. Fenn details a study done by Suncorp Metway, Ltd., a financial service based in Australia, which ranked car accident claimants by their horoscope sign in a study of 160,000 accident claims over a three-year period.

Here are the best and worst drivers according to the Suncorp study…

 

Gemini

Due to their general restlessness and tendency to become easily bored in slow-paced environments, the number one worst drivers were Geminis, who were involved in more car accidents than any other.

 

Taurus and Pisces

Second and third place holders for this questionable honor are Taurus and Pisces. Taureans nab the second-place slot due to their tendency to think only about their own immediate needs. When it comes to the fast-paced flow of traffic, Taureans often cannot look far enough past themselves to adapt smoothly and safely to the ever-changing environment around them. And with Pisceans lost in the recesses of their minds, detached from the surrounding world, their reactions to quick and dangerous situations can be slow and irrational.

 

Capricorn

Capricorns, on the other hand, rank as the best drivers of the zodiac. Patient, responsible and sensible is the Mountain Goat’s way — never known as one to take risks, Capricorns stick to the rules of safety and consideration on their mission from point A to point B.

And so we come to the vast middle ground of this survey. With Gemini ranking as the worst driver on the list, Taurus at 2, Pisces at 3 and Capricorn reigning over all others as the best driver of the zodiac, the remaining Sun signs fall in this order: 4) Virgo 5) Cancer 6) Aquarius 7) Aries 8) Leo 9) Libra 10) Sagittarius 11) Scorpio.

Sagittarius

Sagittarians may play it safe behind the wheel thanks to their superbly developed minds, or, intuition. A highly developed sense of flow and timing allows Sagittarius to smoothly deal with traffic patterns and spatial relations. And Scorpios — intimately involved with the inner lives of others and highly sensitive to changing energies — in many ways can see right through the rest of us. This sense of foresight and instinct is exactly what is needed to let a drunk driver simply pass on by, or to steer clear of that soccer mom wrangling a brood of children in the back seat while balancing four coffees in her lap and maintaining a phone conversation with her best friend, all at once.

No matter your Sun sign (even the most responsible Capricorns), we’d all be wise to become more aware of our driving patterns and realize that we’re not alone out there. While this survey offers entertaining answers to the age-old question of who makes the best driver, the root of the discussion is quite a serious matter: when we are responsible for the lives and the safety of ourselves, our passengers and the lives and families of every other individual on the road, it’s time to put down the phone, wake up and focus on our responsibilities behind the wheel!

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 7

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 7

by Jennifer Angel – What will 2019 bring for you? Book a year ahead psychic astrology reading with Jennifer

Mercury out of retrograde – a chance to see things more clearly. 

 

AriesMARCH 21-APRIL 19
At times, it can be difficult to keep everything in your life in control and, sometimes, you just have to let go of some things, people and situations in order to focus on what is really important. If you need to discuss a monetary matter with someone, make sure you have their full attention.

TaurusAPRIL 20-MAY 20
With Mercury coming out of retrograde, the energy can help you get involved in situations that allow you to help others. When you openly reach out to those who are less fortunate it not only helps them but also gives you a sense of purpose.

GeminiMAY 21-JUNE 20
To gain success, solo time is crucial to formulate a concept, but teamwork will bring it together. Plan and research first and then share with like-minded people. With new Moon energy opposite your sign, realizing your work and love goals, could be closer than you think.

CancerJUNE 21-JULY 22
New Moon energy can send a lucky break for work your way, but don’t expect someone to just offer it to you gift-wrapped. When there is an opportunity that has your name on it, it’s up to you to step up and take charge; otherwise, it can quickly pass you by.

LeoJULY 23-AUG. 22
Everyone has competitors; it’s what keeps you on your toes. You are good at what you do, Leo, but with the energy of the new Moon, teamwork is better than working alone. And Venus focuses your attention on family, so as usual life is about balance.

VirgoAUG. 23-SEPT. 22
With action planet Mars in your opposite sign, you are likely to be more hectic than usual, but it is important that you follow through on opportunities, especially those that can provide a good income. You may be inspired to put in extra hours, but try not to neglect loved ones.

LibraSEPT. 23-OCT. 22
Sometimes, you can expect way too much of yourself and believe you can accomplish the impossible in the given time frame. As much as you’d like to think you’re a super hero with unworldly powers, you can only squeeze a certain number of tasks into every day.

ScorpioOCT. 23-NOV. 21
You are not afraid of a challenge in life, Scorpio, and if you want something badly enough, you will go after it. Venus in your sign and new Moon close, the energy focuses your attention on money-making ideas.

SagittariusNOV. 22-DEC. 21
New Moon energy in your sign makes this a perfect time to get your goals in order. Once you sift through and consider the different options life invariable has to offer, you can get some firm plans in place. But in the meantime, be sure to put some of your attention on family affairs.

CapricornDEC. 22-JAN. 19
When you are dealing with business, don’t even think about agreeing to an arrangement that does not look after all parties, especially with money. Your contacts and friends of friends can come through for you now, on a business level particularly, so keep the communication channels open.

AquariusJAN. 20-FEB. 18
Associates come and go throughout life, but good friends can stay forever. It’s the true friends you have who can make all the difference to your very existence. And with the energy of the new Moon in the friends and social area of your star-chart, you could increase your circle of nearest and dearest.

PiscesFEB. 19-MARCH 20
This is a perfect time to get your thoughts in order so as to figure out what you want to achieve over the next year. With the combined influence of the new Moon and Mercury coming out of retrograde, you can rewrite your script for life. You are the director of your own life and can walk any path your heart desires.

Your Love Horoscopes for Dec. 7 – Dec. 8

Pisces Daily Love Horoscope

Friday 7th of December 2018

A loved one or someone close might not be getting the memo or taking your hint in some way. This could cause you to wonder what else you should do to make yourself clear. Your best bet at this time involves refraining from pushing for anything new to be tried or explored and choose instead to see what healing or small improvements a bit of time can bring. You and someone close could still be reeling from a tense or unpleasant development. Be there for each other.

Pisces tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Romantic distractions might be rife, but you’re right to believe something exciting is on offer if you follow one or two to see where they lead you. This is a time to indulge your passionate reverie and move away from strict or tired routines. You have a chance to bring a bit more romance to your world, as long as you remember that your emotional world shouldn’t be given attention when you can fit it into your schedule.

 

Capricorn today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

You might feel you couldn’t be more consistent or straightforward with how you’re projecting or conveying yourself to someone close, but they could draw your attention to mixed or confusing signals you’re sending. To be fair, your moods and attention levels could fluctuate at this time, and you might not feel it’s necessary to keep a loved one in the loop every minute of the day about what you think, feel or are doing. If you’re told you’re a bit erratic, then don’t take it to heart.

Capricorn tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

If you’re single and curious about someone’s romantic potential or if a real, long-term love connection might be possible, then this could be a time when you take overdue action. One small but confident step could open the door to a wonderful adventure. Be guided by your curiosity. It’s by wondering what might be possible in your emotional world and taking calculated action that you’re about to find out!

Sagittarius today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Feeling a noticeable sense of ease and comfort in your emotional world or within a love relationship can help bring your focus back to enhancing and strengthening a special bond instead of keeping on top of any tension or uncertainty. If you’re attached, then others could see you and someone close as an inseparable team, so be willing to seize social opportunities coming your way together.

Sagittarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Romance could take on a much more lighthearted and playful vibe at this time. Being upfront about your frivolous intentions will help a loved one or potential partner respond to your emotionally vivacious energy positively instead of being overwhelmed by it. Your emotional world or one special connection will undoubtedly benefit from your unique brand of frivolity now.

Scorpio today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Your ability to apply your innate intuition is legendary, and you can connect with those you’re closest to or anticipate their thoughts or actions with remarkable ease now. Try to apply your intuitive talents to sweeten someone’s world. You could offer a solution to a loved one’s problem or dilemma by putting yourself in their shoes briefly and seeing what they see or feel what they feel. You could also be surprised at what you discover by doing so, too.

Scorpio tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Rules and promises were made to be broken and so too are strict schedules and agendas. Be willing to alter your tightly structured day if necessary because the potential for enjoyable romantic reverie with someone special could be on offer. Don’t nurture feelings of guilt for indulging in spontaneous sexiness. If it has been some time since your spontaneous side guided you, then now’s a perfect time to let it loose.

Libra today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

There appears to be plenty of comradery and cooperation on offer to you and teaming up with a loved one or potential partner could provide a perfect chance for a bond to strengthen or deepen. You and a special person will enjoy being part of a collaborative effort or feeling as if you have important roles to play and contributions to make. It might not be only your lives than the two of you can make a significant difference to.

Libra tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

You can take comfort from the fact that romantic or relationship progress is clearly visible, even if you’re dealing with a challenging love life situation currently. Your innate ability to remain positive and patient will pay off, especially if both help you to understand your feelings and certain thoughts now. A new wave of confidence will permeate your romantic world once you connect with what you know you want and need. You’re evolving and are right to expect your emotional world to do similarly.

Virgo today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

What might seem a straightforward, humdrum way of doing something to you could make you very appealing in a certain person’s eyes. The way you make something appear easy or your knowledge of a particular topic could bring you closer. Although they might be genuinely keen for you to share your knowledge or expertise, it’s probably you they’re more interested in. A meeting of hearts starts with a meeting of minds.

Virgo tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Allow your imagination to help you ponder matters of love and romance. It could reveal that certain romantic aspirations aren’t as important as they were in the past. However, you can continue to lay the foundations for how you want your emotional world or one special connection to be, even in the light of changing current circumstances. Remaining stuck where you are is an option, but you’ll do yourself a disservice if you don’t accept the changes manifesting in your love life now.

Leo today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Come on, Leo! Do you know of anyone able to bring more imagination and creativity to their love life than you? This is a time to connect with your deeply romantic side. A loved one or potential partner could be surprised at and delighted by your ability to express romantic ideas, thoughts or plans in ways that truly touch their heart. It’s the way you make someone close smile or, better still, laugh by applying your unique brand of imagination that can make you appear even sexier in their eyes.

Leo tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Romantic circumstances are unfolding as they intend to, and there might not be much you can do to steer them in ways you’d like to. Seeking advice from close friends could be helpful to a point with shedding light on one confusing issue. Have faith in the fact that you’ll get through the other side of any confusion or uncertainty even if your heart feels heavy now. There’s plenty of light in your life to keep you warm if you need it.

Cancer today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

You want to remove tediousness from your emotional world, and the cosmos appears to have listened. One unexpected development or surprise activity pushes you to embrace the thrill of spontaneity. If you’re attached, then a loved one could reveal a plan made in secret that could thrill you. If you’re single, then an out of the blue message from a certain person could give you plenty to consider.

Cancer tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

You could feel extra keen to transform your love life from its current state to what’s inside your heart. You want more reassurance that your vision of the future is possible and if you’re in a long-term partnership, then you could be focused on the financial position of the relationship. You might see a connection between emotional stability and financial stability, but money or more of it can play only a small part in making you feel more fulfilled romantically. Perhaps, you and a loved one need to come up with other goals that fire both of you up?

Gemini today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

There’s likely much going on in the background of your emotional world or a love partnership. What gets agreed between you and someone close could take longer than you anticipated to come to fruition so don’t get antsy if progress feels slow. However, the need to take something slowly helps to create a new level of level of trust. If you’ve wanted to reveal thoughts, feelings or plans in new or more exciting ways, then you could have your chance to do so.

Gemini tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Rather than instigate any heavy discussions with a loved one or love interest, try to keep things lighthearted. Your mind whirs like a computer at the best of times and your desire to offload one thought after another could take conversations into territory that is so deep it could be uncomfortable. If a loved one or potential partner appears bored or uninterested in matching your intellectual efforts, then take that as a cue that you’re coming on too strong.

Taurus today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

You could be busy making plans in every area of your world or have your eye fixed on what you want to make happen career-wise. However, don’t let your emotional world or love life suffer from lack of attention. You don’t have to create a lengthy and ambitious list of things to throw similar energy into, love-wise. Slow but heartfelt changes in your romantic world could transform it. You might need to adjust your priorities accordingly.

Taurus tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

This is a time to review your priorities because if affairs of the heart have been shunted down your list recently for any reason, then that needs to change, pronto! Where you might have seen only challenges recently, you can start to see solutions or at least steps you can take to bring more love, romance, and intimacy into your world. Make the slow and meaningful changes where they’re needed. Above all, trust that you deserve them.

Aries today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Romantic energy could intensify, and you might be unsure how to handle or focus this delightful bodily buzz! Therefore, you might need to dial back your signature impulsiveness otherwise your fervent passion could be more than one person could handle. You’re not obliged to bottle anything up, just release what you feel slowly and measuredly. Making a concerted effort not to rush something between you and one special person can build anticipation wonderfully.

Aries tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

You might not feel like summoning diplomatic skills to improve a love life situation, but you’ll probably need to try. By listening with an open mind and an equally open heart, you can apply more kindness and compassion where both are needed. Be the bringer of peace in a love relationship that you can be. Trust your ability to take on this role. Nobody does it better!

Aquarius today’s love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Whether or not you and someone close have given each other the ‘silent treatment’ recently, tension could be easing, and lines of communication could be improving. This can be helpful with getting plans underway that have been delayed due to uncertainty – or lethargy. Finding new places to explore can strengthen a bond, and the more unfamiliar, the better.

Aquarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Saturday 8th of December 2018

As keen as you might be to instigate conversations or deep discussions, you’d be better off listening to what a love interest has to say and keeping your opinions to yourself. Your keenness to encourage constant, open conversation could be too much for someone else. Being extra attentive to a loved one will keep things balanced nicely.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Friday, December 7

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Friday, December 7

Following any new moon, there should be a burst of dynamic energy in a forward direction. However, it’s an illusion to think that because Mercury is no longer retrograde that it is actually moving ahead with great speed. In fact, Mercury has barely any motion for the next day or two. Therefore, rushing ahead with a lot of plans doesn’t make sense — particularly as Mars pummels humankind with a trio of celestial hassles led by a parallel and conjunction with Neptune at 14 degrees of Pisces (3:20am and 6:12am, respectively) and an abrasive, 45-degree tie to frequently rebellious-cantankerous Uranus (2:53pm). Adding to the potential misery index is a solar parallel to sometimes frustration-building Saturn (7:59am). The main cosmic support comes from a lunar parallel to providential Jupiter (9:52pm). Get set for Chiron’s change from reverse to direct tomorrow.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy’ December 7, 1941

‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy’

 

Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, that was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. Just before 8 a.m. on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base, where they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.

Japan and the Path to War

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise, but Japan and the United States had been edging toward war for decades.

The United States was particularly unhappy with Japan’s increasingly belligerent attitude toward China. The Japanese government believed that the only way to solve its economic and demographic problems was to expand into its neighbor’s territory and take over its import market.

To this end, Japan declared war on China in 1937, resulting in the Nanking Massacre and other atrocities.

American officials responded to this aggression with a battery of economic sanctions and trade embargoes. They reasoned that without access to money and goods, and especially essential supplies like oil, Japan would have to rein in its expansionism.

Instead, the sanctions made the Japanese more determined to stand their ground. During months of negotiations between Tokyo and Washington, D.C., neither side would budge. It seemed that war was all but inevitable.

Where Is Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is located near the center of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland and about 4,000 miles from Japan.

Therefore, no one believed that the Japanese would start a war with an attack on the distant islands of Hawaii.

Additionally, American intelligence officials were confident that any Japanese attack would take place in one of the (relatively) nearby European colonies in the South Pacific: the Dutch East Indies, Singapore or Indochina.

Because American military leaders were not expecting an attack so close to home, the naval facilities at Pearl Harbor were relatively undefended. Almost the entire Pacific Fleet was moored around Ford Island in the harbor, and hundreds of airplanes were squeezed onto adjacent airfields.

To the Japanese, Pearl Harbor was an irresistibly easy target.

USS Arizona

The Japanese plan was simple: Destroy the Pacific Fleet. That way, the Americans would not be able to fight back as Japan’s armed forces spread across the South Pacific. On December 7, after months of planning and practice, the Japanese launched their attack.

Next, torpedoes pierced the shell of the battleship USS Oklahoma. With 400 sailors aboard, the Oklahoma lost her balance, rolled onto her side and slipped underwater.

Less than two hours later, the surprise attack was over, and every battleship in Pearl Harbor—USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, USS Tennessee and USS Nevada—had sustained significant damage. (All but USS Arizona and USS Utah were eventually salvaged and repaired.)

Impact of the Pearl Harbor Attack

In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed nearly 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes. Dry docks and airfields were likewise destroyed. Most important, 2,403 sailors, soldiers and civilians were killed and about 1,000 people were wounded.

But the Japanese had failed to cripple the Pacific Fleet. By the 1940s, battleships were no longer the most important naval vessel: Aircraft carriers were, and as it happened, all of the Pacific Fleet’s carriers were away from the base on December 7. (Some had returned to the mainland and others were delivering planes to troops on Midway and Wake Islands.)

Moreover, the Pearl Harbor assault had left the base’s most vital onshore facilities—oil storage depots, repair shops, shipyards and submarine docks—intact. As a result, the U.S. Navy was able to rebound relatively quickly from the attack.

‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on December 8, the day after the crushing attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

He went on to say, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.”

America Enters World War II

After the Pearl Harbor attack, and for the first time during years of discussion and debate, the American people were united in their determination to go to war.

The Japanese had wanted to goad the United States into an agreement to lift the economic sanctions against them; instead, they had pushed their adversary into a global conflict that ultimately resulted in Japan’s first occupation by a foreign power.

On December 8, Congress approved Roosevelt’s declaration of war on Japan. Three days later, Japan’s allies Germany and Italy declared war against the United States.

For the second time, Congress reciprocated, declaring war on the European powers. More than two years after the start of World War II, the United States had entered the conflict.

Sun & Moon Almanac for December 7 (Plus Moon Calendar & A Little Moon Lore)

The Solar Almanac for Friday, December 7

Sun Direction: 164.98° SSE↑
Sun Altitude: 28.80°
Sun Distance: 91.577 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:54 am↑ 118° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:37 pm↑ 242° Southwest

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The Lunar Almanac for Friday, December 7

Moon Direction: 159.28° SSE↑
Moon Altitude: 29.45°
Moon Distance: 245698 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am
Next New Moon: Jan 5, 20197:28 pm
Next Moonset: Today5:13 pm
Current Moon Phase: Near New Moon (Waxing Crescent)
Illumination: 0.2%

–timeandate.com

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7 Unusual Myths and Theories About the Moon

Explore some of the theories earthlings have entertained about the moon throughout history.

1. Full moons make you crazy.

Since ancient times, full moons have been associated with odd or insane behavior, including sleepwalking, suicide, illegal activity, fits of violence and, of course, transforming into werewolves. Indeed, the words “lunacy” and “lunatic” come from the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna, who was said to ride her silver chariot across the dark sky each night. For thousands of years, doctors and mental health professionals believed in a strong connection between mania and the moon. Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, wrote in the fifth century B.C. that “one who is seized with terror, fright and madness during the night is being visited by the goddess of the moon.” In 18th-century England, people on trial for murder could campaign for a lighter sentence on grounds of lunacy if the crime occurred under a full moon; meanwhile, psychiatric patients at London’s Bethlehem Hospital were shackled and flogged as a preventive measure during certain lunar phases. Even today, despite studies discrediting the hypothesis, some people think full moons make everyone a little loony.

2. Aliens inhabit the moon.

In the 1820s, the Bavarian astronomer Franz von Paula Gruithuisen claimed to have glimpsed entire cities on the moon with his telescope. He wrote that the “lunarians” who lived there had built sophisticated buildings, roads and forts. Most of his colleagues scoffed at his assertion, but he eventually got a small lunar crater named after him. Sir William Herschel, a prominent British astronomer and composer, also thought aliens lived on the moon and made regular observations about the progress of their construction projects. In 1835, when the New York Sun published a series of fraudulent articles about the supposed existence of life on the moon (pulling off the so-called “Great Moon Hoax”), it falsely credited Herschel’s son John, a famous astronomer in his own right, with the shocking discovery.

3. The moon controls fertility.

Perhaps because the menstrual and lunar cycles are similar in length, many early civilizations believed that the moon determined when women could become pregnant. This could explain why female moon deities—from the Chinese goddess Chang’e to Mama Quilla of the Incas—figure so prominently in mythologies from around the world. In the 1950s, the Czech doctor Eugene Jonas stumbled across an ancient Assyrian astrological text stating that women are fertile during certain phases of the moon. He based an entire family planning method on this hypothesis, telling his patients they ovulated when the moon was in the same position as when they were born. According to another theory that persists to this day, full moons cause an uptick in births, flooding maternity wards with mothers-to-be in labor. Recent studies have turned up little statistical evidence for moon-induced baby booms, however, and most experts think any lunar effect on procreation is imagined.

4. The moon is a hollow spacecraft.

Several science fiction books of the early 20th century, including H.G. Wells’ “The First Men in the Moon,” take place within a hollow moon inhabited by aliens. In 1970 two Soviet scientists took this seemingly whimsical premise a step further, proposing that the moon is actually a shell-like alien spacecraft built by extraterrestrials with superior technology and intelligence. According to astronomers, the moon—though admittedly enigmatic as far as celestial bodies go—couldn’t maintain its mass and gravitational field if it lacked a dense core.

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some people believe that the Apollo moon landings were faked by NASA, which used doctored photos, staged videos and other ploys to dupe the public. Proponents of these hoax claims argue that technology was not advanced enough for astronauts to reach the moon and return home safely; they also point to ostensible signs of studio trickery, including the fact that the American flag planted by the Apollo 11 crew in the lunar surface appeared to flutter in the vacuum of space. In 2002, retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who became the second person to walk on the moon in 1969, grew so exasperated with one conspiracy theorist’s accusations that he punched him in the face. The septuagenarian space pioneer was not prosecuted.

6. The Nazis had a base on the moon.

After World War II, rumors circulated that German astronauts had traveled to the moon and established a top-secret facility there. Some even speculated that Adolf Hitler faked his own death, fled the planet and lived out the rest of his days in an underground lunar hideout. Connections were also drawn between flying saucer sightings—including the famous incident near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947—with the Nazis’ alleged UFO development program. These theories form the basis of the science fiction novel “Rocket Ship Galileo,” published by Robert A. Heinlein in 1947.

7. A rabbit dwells on the moon.

Intriguingly, legends from various traditions around the world, including Buddhism and Native American folklore, recount the tale of a rabbit that lives on the moon. This shared myth may reflect common interpretations of markings on the lunar surface—an alternate take on the fabled “man in the moon.” Shortly before Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, mission control in Houston jokingly referred to the Chinese version of the story, telling the spaceship’s crew, “Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning, there’s one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit.” Command module pilot Michael Collins replied, “Okay. We’ll keep a close eye out for the bunny girl.”

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The Sky This Week from December 7 to December 9

Venus dazzles in the predawn sky, and gets a little help from the Moon December 3. Meanwhile, Mars and Neptune appear closer to each other under a dark sky than they will until the 23rd century.

By Richard Talcott

Friday, December 7
Although people in the Northern Hemisphere won’t experience the shortest day of the year for another two weeks (at the winter solstice December 21), those at 40° north latitude will see the Sun set earlier today than at any other time this year. Tomorrow’s sunset will arrive about one second later than today’s. The date of earliest sunset depends on latitude — the farther north you live, the closer it occurs to the solstice.
New Moon occurs at 2:20 a.m. EST. At its new phase, the Moon crosses the sky with the Sun and so remains hidden in our star’s glare.

Saturday, December 8
The days of viewing Saturn in the evening sky are just about over. In fact, tonight might be your last, best chance to see it this year. Although the magnitude 0.5 ringed world stands only 7° high in the southwest 45 minutes after sunset, a slender, two-day-old Moon serves as a guide. The two objects lie 3° apart and look beautiful through binoculars.

Sunday, December 9
Head outside in early evening this week and you can see the Big Dipper scraping the northern horizon. For latitudes north of about 40°, this conspicuous asterism never sets (“circumpolar” in astronomical parlance), though December evenings find it at its lowest ebb. This means that the constellation on the opposite side of the North Celestial Pole, the familiar W-shaped Cassiopeia, currently rides highest in the sky.

The Astronomy Magazine

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New Moon in Sagittarius

Friday – 7th December 2018

Current Moon Phase; NEW MOON

Moon Currently in Sagittarius

New Moon in Sagittarius:
The greatest need is to always search for something. In order to feel safe you might find that you need to have a goal, mission or philosophy that gives your life meaning. With Moon in Sagittarius you have an optimistic approach to life and you believe that things will get better even if you get into trouble.

Organs influenced by Sagittarius Moon Sign:
Organs: Liver, sacrum, thigh bone, tail bone, hip muscles, hip joint, lumbar vertebra, lumbar muscle.

These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:
Surgical operations are not recommended during the New Moon.

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

Current Planetary Information for December 7

Current Planetary Positions

December 07, 2018
Tropical Zodiac

Sun: 15 Sagittarius 31
Moon: 19 Sagittarius 58
Mercury: 27 Scorpio 20
Venus: 03 Scorpio 00
Mars: 13 Pisces 48
Jupiter: 06 Sagittarius 29
Saturn: 08 Capricorn 33
Uranus: 28 Aries 59 Rx
Neptune: 13 Pisces 44
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 50

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Planetary Aspects for the month of December

The planetary aspects listed below are for New York time.

December 07, 02:20 am – New Moon at 15 07
December 07, 09:11 am – Mars conjunct Neptune 13 44
December 15, 06:49 am – 1st Quarter Moon 23 26
December 16, 09:26 am – Venus sextile Saturn
December 17, 01:57 am – Mars sextile Pluto
December 20, 11:21 am – Sun trine Uranus
December 21, 12:11 pm – Venus trine Neptune
December 21, 12:36 pm – Mercury conjunct Jupiter 09 34
December 22, 12:48 pm – Full Moon at 00 49
December 24, 07:31 pm – Mercury square Neptune
December 28, 04:30 pm – Venus sextile Pluto
December 29, 04:34 am – 3rd Quarter Moon 07 36

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Your Daily Astronomy for Friday, December 7

Mars and Neptune come together for the first half of the December horoscope. This can be a pleasant conjunction but not so when square the Sun. The December 7 full moon amplifies this challenging configuration and is easily the most significant influence this monthly horoscope.

Friday December 7

The New Moon at 15° Sagittarius is square the Mars Neptune conjunction at 13° Pisces. So the new moon has a sinister influence. Major themes of the December 7 new moon include anger, fear, deception, confusion, immorality and perversion. At 16° Sagittarius, a fixed star in Hercules Constellation will cause irritation from women and a ruthless drive to gain power. You may experience tests of character from your competitors or enemies. Events or other people may cause confusion and disappointment, which may force you to battle against the odds. This may have a weakening effect on your vitality, making you feel paranoid and delusional.

A tendency to over idealize others can leave you open to deception and scandal. Seeing only the best in people increased the likelihood of coming disillusioned. Your good intentions to help others can easily be taken advantage of. If you are very sensitive and scare easily then you need to take precautions. Keep yourself grounded in the real world as much as possible. Stay above-board in all of your dealings. Avoid negative environments where violence, crime and drugs are prevalent. Take a defensive approach. It might be safer to submit to authority, seek a compromise or retreat. The keys to avoiding loss and disappointment from the December 2018 horoscope are honesty and integrity.

–Astro King

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

Silent Night, Solstice Night

ich wünsche dir einen schönen Wintertag

SILENT NIGHT

 

Silent Night, Solstice Night

All is calm, all is bright

Nature slumbers in forest and glen

Till in Springtime She wakens again

Sleeping spirits grow strong!

Sleeping spirits grow strong!

Silent Night, Solstice Night

Silver moon, shining bright

Snowfall blankets the slumbering Earth

Yule fires welcome the Sun’s rebirth

Hark, the Light is reborn!

Hark, the Light is reborn!

Silent Night, Solstice Night

Quiet rest till the Light

Turning ever the rolling Wheel

Brings the Winter to comfort and heal

Rest your spirit in peace!

Rest your spirit in peace!

–Author Unknown