December 23 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today until 10:30 PM PST. The Moon is in Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Something might happen that creates a difficulty, a quarrel perhaps even a break with an old friend. Perhaps this challenging situation will take place with someone older, in a group or an organization. It might cause you to give up or change some important goals.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a challenging time with parents, bosses and people in authority. Situations that you always thought would be the same might suddenly change. A boss or parent might leave. Or you might feel that you can no longer toe the party line.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Plans regarding future travel or dealing with a foreign country, or plans related to training and further education, or something to do with the law and medicine – whatever they might be – these plans are seriously challenged now. Steady as she goes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might feel pressure to respond to changes that affect shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt or insurance issues. Something that you thought was solid and dependable might suddenly seem shaky? (“Whaaat?”) Or perhaps a sudden change will affect your shared assets?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Something sudden and unexpected might impact a relationship with a spouse, partner or close friend. The degree to which change is taking place will relate to the degree to which you resisted any kind of change. Relationships require flexibility. Relationships are always changing.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You are facing a major change with your job, your health, or possibly a pet. This change will challenge some kind of structure in your life. If it’s with your health, it might literally be a challenge to your bones or your teeth. Hopefully, this will be a change for the better.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A sudden change that relates to your kids, or vacation plans, or sports, might be taking place now. Ideally, this change might create greater freedom for you. If there is difficulty with the change, it could be because you’re resisting what is inevitable. (We all do.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Some aspect of structure related to family, or structure related to your home itself will be challenged now. For some, this could be as minor as a family quarrel. For others, it could be a big shakeup. What is possible is that this could be something liberating for you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This might be a challenging time for you because certain ways of thinking and acting, especially with siblings, relatives and neighbours are challenged for some reason. The status quo is changed or is changing, which in turn, might require a response on your part.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You always take a long-range view of things because you are a practical sign. Right now, some things are changing with respect to cash flow, earnings or possessions that you own. Perhaps a burden will be lightened? Keep your eyes open and remain flexible to accommodate whatever happens.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

It appears that the status quo with how things run and work in your life are changing. If you have been flexible, this change could be minor. If you have resisted this change, it could be major. Ironically, the only thing in life that is certain – is change.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Some deep-rooted ideas are undergoing a change in your mind or even your subconscious at this time. Perhaps it involves the fact that you are giving up things – people, places and possessions because this is the natural thing for you to do now. Just relax. Go with the flow.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Finn Wolfhard (2002) shares your birthday today. You are multitalented and can excel in many fields. Ever the optimist, you have a strong sense of purpose and are not daunted by challenges. You are an excellent communicator. This is been a year of hard work and construction for many of you. Next year you will face exciting changes, which means you have to keep an open mind.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope 

DECEMBER 23 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Capricorn who does things within your own boundaries. The key to having your cake and eating too is in moderation or so you say. It makes sense to someone born on this birthday. You do not believe in extremes.

The December 23 birthday personality is an easy-going person but you are determined to reach the top, However, this cool exterior can get heated when it comes to dealing with people whose light bulb is not working as it should be. You’re as genuine as they come and feel you can spot a phony a mile away.

When it comes to your family, you love the holidays. There’s something about tradition that you hold dear. You have some good memories of your childhood although your parents may have been stern. The future of person who born on 23 December will be stable and rewarding.

This is likely how you will treat your children but you will just have more fun with yours. The December  23  horoscope predicts that you will be an involved parent rather than the absent or the sideline parental figure.

Your friends and lovers say that you are a likable person. You seem to make anyone feel at ease when they are around you. While your advice is asked many times, you don’t feel comfortable asking others for help. The  December 23 love analysis shows that matrimony for you is for a lifetime. So marriage-minded individuals need to approach the union with most seriousness.

At the workplace, the rumors are that you are occasionally demanding, moody and you forget things… important things. However, you stay focused on what you want out of life. The December 23 astrology predicts that you are responsible and you know that you make your own way in this world. Capricorn, you believe that what you put into society is what you will get out. Dreams are what made the Walt Disney World a reality. “Everybody’s gotta have a dream.”

When things don’t go as planned, you take it with a grain of salt and move on. Overall, as the December 23 zodiac sign is Capricorn, you are emotionally stable and mature. You have a great attitude and you make others feel good as well. This makes you a great addition to any family… personal or professional.

Most of you with a Capricorn birthday is perhaps the most serious about a career. You want to provide for your family a comfortable and safe environment. So you work hard to achieve. When you come home, you like to see your rewards for being so diligent. Home decorating is your passion. This is probably because you like it. You still have the capability to learn without much effort.

If today is your birthday, you have sensitive skin and you like the look of a natural tan. Ordinarily, you won’t tan under the sun but with time, you can get a tan the conventional way.

They say drinking plenty of water is good for the skin and it’s a good thing especially if you don’t smoke. Additionally, the December 23 birthday personality is prone to be bothered with their back. You should be extra aware of your positioning when lifting heavy items or exercising.

The December 23 zodiac shows that you enjoy a well-prepared meal. It’s your weakness. You don’t typically think about sodium or sugar content when you pile food on your plate. To maintain your good looks, you have to do preventative maintenance on your body, mind, and soul. For you, relaxation is a foreign word. You should, however, try it sometime. With your mind in overdrive, it could be time for a tune-up.

The December 23rd horoscope shows that you know that your health is important. You take care of yourself. You watch what you eat and you don’t mind going to the fitness center. You are not a fanatic like some but you hold your own. Moderation goes a long way when it comes to consuming certain foods and beverages. However, drinking more water will only help you.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 23

Jacqueline Bracamontes, Mallory Hagan, Harry Judd, Susan Lucci, Holly Madison, Hanley Ramirez, Cody Ross, Austin Santos

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 23

This Day That Year – December 23 In History

1951 – All of Belgium has electricity.
1972 – Plane crash; 16 survived 70 days by eating the flesh of dead victims.
1986 – The first flight around the world without refueling.
2013 – The designer of the AK-47 dies at home; Mikhail Kalashnikov was 94.

December 23  Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 23 Chinese Zodiac OX

December 23 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planets are Saturn that symbolizes rules and regulations imposed on us and Jupiter that symbolizes positivity, happiness, and good luck.

December 23 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Sun Sign
The Sea Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Sun Sign

December 23 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hierophant. This card symbolizes conformity to traditional values and rules made by the society. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Disks and Queen of Pentacles 

December 23 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This is a terrific relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign LeoThis relationship will be short but sweet.

See Also:

December 23 Lucky Numbers

Number 8 – This is a number that speaks of Karmic connections between wealth and spirituality.
Number 5 – This number signifies your need to explore and discover the hidden aspects of life.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 23 Birthday

Purple: This color stands for perception, prosperity, imagination, and spirituality.
Grey: This color symbolizes reservations dignity, neutrality, and obligations.

Lucky Days For December 23 Birthday

Thursday – The day of Jupiter that symbolizes a good day for success and victory in all your ventures.

December 23 Birthstone Garnet

Garnet gemstone is said to improve your balance, passion, strength and encourages business relationships.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 23

A shaving gift set for the man and a white pearl necklace set with garnets for the woman. The December 23 birthday horoscope predicts that you like gifts that are neither cheap nor expensive.

December 23 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 23 has an illumination of 84%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 23 the Moon is 18.67 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 84%
Moon Age: 18.67 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 393,665.54 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,139,505.29 km

Useful Moon Resources

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link

For Your Local Time and Date

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

23 December 2021
04:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Capricorn 02
Moon:21 Leo 29
Mercury:15 Capricorn 35
Venus:26 Capricorn 07 Rx
Mars:07 Sagittarius 12
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 59
Saturn:11 Aquarius 02
Uranus:11 Taurus 06 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 33
Pluto:25 Capricorn 40
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 18 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 58 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 32
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 39 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 30
Juno:14 Capricorn 10
Vesta:20 Sagittarius 02
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

December 23, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Capricorn 20
Moon:25 Leo 06
Mercury:16 Capricorn 03
Venus:26 Capricorn 04 Rx
Mars:07 Sagittarius 24
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 02
Saturn:11 Aquarius 03
Uranus:11 Taurus 06 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 33
Pluto:25 Capricorn 41
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 34
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 37 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 34
Juno:14 Capricorn 17
Vesta:20 Sagittarius 12
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Thursday

From awithintime.weebly.com

Thursday- Ruled by Jupiter. Good luck, wealth, healing, male fertility, legal matters.
Planet – Jupiter

Sign – Sagittarius, Pisces

Angel – Sachiel

Color – Purple, Green, Royal Blue

Plant – Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, coltsfoot, oak

Stone – Sugilite, amethyst, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire

Intention – Business, logic, gambling, social matters, political power, material wealth

Element – Fire, water

More Qualities – expansion, luck, success, higher education, the law, career, finances, wealth, publishing, college education, long distance travel, foreign interests, religion, philosophy, forecasting, broadcasting, publicity, expansion, luck, growth, sports, horses, the law, doctors, guardians, merchants, psychologists, charity, correspondences courses, self-improvement, researching, reading, studying

From FlyingTheHedge.com

Taking its name from the Norse god Thor, this is a great day to work magic regarding growth, expansion, prosperity, business, abundance, and success. See my prosperity candle magic spell.
Color: Royal blue, green, purple
Planet: Jupiter
Deities: Thor, Zeus, Jupiter, Juno
Crystals: Turquoise, amethyst, lapis lazuli
Herbs: Honeysuckle, oak, cinquefoil
Associations: Honor, loyalty, harvest, prosperity, abundance, wealth, healing

From LearnReligions.com

Thursday is a day of royal blues and greens, associated with the planet Jupiter and metals like tin. When it comes to deities, look at leader type gods like Thor, Zeus, and Jupiter. Gemstone correspondences for Thursday include turquoise, amethyst and lapis lazuli, and plant associations can be found in honeysuckle, cinquefoil, and even oak trees.

This is a day for honor, fealty and family loyalty, as well as harvesting, success, and prosperity. Take advantage of Thursday’s different aspects and do spellwork that brings abundance to you, declares your allegiance, and embraces prosperity.

From whats-your-sign.com

It’s starting to become clear that each of the days of the week offer a different flavor.  Each day carries a certain personality. This day is under the influence of Sachiel, who is considered the ruler of all Cherubim. Cherubim are thought to keep constant vigil upon souls in need of strength, faith and renewal. Sachiel represents the purity of heart and innocence.  His name means “covering of God” in Hebrew. Thursday is also governed by the planet Jupiter.  Jupiter is symbolic of generosity, personal growth, expansion, and gaining success in life. These two influences invokes a feeling of renewal, hope and enhancement upon Thursday.

One Opinion on a Practical Spellcasting Guide

I suggest you always cast a spell yourself as you know the intention you have behind wanting it cast. Having someone else cast a spell for you can lead to the intention of the spell being left to their interruption of what you say you want. Through the years I have found the intention is about 90% of how the spell will manifest. Keep your intention upmost in your mind when writing and casting your spells. If using a spell someone has written edit or tweak it, so it becomes your spell with theirs as a baseline for you to build on. – Lady Beltane

Click here to read this rest of this practical Spellcasting Guide from psychicguild.com

BE CAREFUL! We do not recommend casting spells yourself without serious training. But if you are interested in learning about witchcraft basics, then read on!

All witchcraft practices have one thing in common. They require creating a sacred space where you can focus your intention. Wiccans cast a circle using the elements. Other forms of pagan spellcasting or witchcraft spells use the pentagram. Other spells don’t require either, but a gathering of the energies and focusing of your intentions is always necessary for spells to work. Otherwise, there will simply be no effect!

  • Step 1: Define your intention: Refining which effect you intend to create in the physical world is crucial! Make it clear and concise, and be sure to think through the possible consequences and whether you are prepared to take responsibility for them.
  • Step 2: Always follow spellcasting best practices:
  • Get permission from anyone you plan to cast a spell on
  • Clearly state your intention for optimal success
  • Cast a series of spells if your goal is complicated
  • Step 3: Find the right timing for your spell: Remember that privacy is important. Distractions such as other people or pets coming into your space while you are spell casting is a no-no because it will break your energy flow. If you are using the power of the lunar phases, consider casting banishing spells on the new moon. Cast love or abundance spells on the full moon to get them an extra boost, or follow the days of the week that best correspond to the energies:
    • Sunday – for personal achievements
    • Monday – for fertility, pregnancy and feminine moon (moonday) magic
    • Tuesday – for strength and courage
    • Wednesday – for Mercury, the planet of communication
    • Thursday – cast spells for prosperity and abundance. Also for healing
    • Friday – love magick
    • Saturday – cleansing and banishing
  • Step 4: Collect your materials and supplies: Each spell will outline the needed materials and supplies. From candles to crystals or representations of the elements, spells will clearly state what is needed. Be sure to gather them all carefully before you begin your spell! The last thing you want is to be sitting in your circle and realize you are missing something important!
  • Step 5: Raise, direct and release the energy: Once you have set your intention, remember to magnify it by raising the cone of power! You can do this by drumming, dancing, chanting, visualization or even orgasm, as in sex magic. Then, once you have built the energy to a climax, send it to the universe to manifest. Afterward, remember to ground yourself back down. Then you can just await the results!

Tips on casting free magic spells

Stay away from darker magic if you are a beginner. Even white magic spells can have negative consequences if you accidentally cast them wrong, but black magic can be very dangerous. If you’ve already reached out to a professional spellcaster and you are ready to try some white magic basics, then keep these tips in mind:

  • Stick to white magic spells if you are a novice
  • Remember not to affect anyone else’s free will with your spellcasting or you may have negativity come your way
  • Collect all of your materials before you start and make sure you have privacy
  • Keep your intention as precise as you can – confused spells can have unintended consequences.
  • It is a good idea to memorize your spell so you know exactly what to do before you start

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The Law of Threefold Return

As you can see it is very important to know what you are getting into before you go dabbling around with witchcraft and magic spells! But for the sake of learning, I will share a few free spells with you, so that you can begin to understand how spellcasting works. But be sure to get the advice of a professional before trying these out!

How will I know when my free spell has been cast?

Spells take effect immediately, so you should notice the effects of your spellcasting right away. But remember, if your spell was very complicated, it might take some time to manifest fully. Sometimes spells require several steps and take effect gradually over time. Especially if your spell is controlling the actions of others by sending them away, for example. It will probably take some time for them to pack up their belongings and move away.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Pros of Free Spells

  • Many great resources for free spells
  • First three minutes free with a professional on Kasamba
  • You can even write your own spells!

Cons of Free Spells

  • Spellcasting can be risky business
  • Unanticipated consequences can come back threefold!
  • May not work at all

Ready to cast your Free spell? Click below and get what you have been wishing for!…

The Witch Said What?!

December 23 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

962 Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist

1688 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange

1783 US General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress

1888 Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear with a razor, after argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and sends to a prostitute for safe keeping

1920 Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland

1954 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts

Today’s Historical Events

619 Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope

962 Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist

1482 The Peace of Atrecht (now Arras) concluded between Louis XI of France and Maximilian of Austria, ending the War of the Burgundian Succession

1493 Georg Alt’s German translation of Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle is published.

1588 “The Day of the Dagger” Henry, Duke of Guise, leader of the Catholic League is assassinated by the bodyguards of King Henry III at the Château de Blois

1620 French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII

1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn

1688 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1911 Frank Wedekind‘s play “Oaha, die Satire der Satire” premieres in Munich

1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network

1930 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

1938 Margaret Hamilton‘s costume catches fire while filming “The Wizard of Oz

1951 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game

1961 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

1966 Britain’s rock TV show “Ready Steady Go” last program

1990 Comedy “Lettice & Lovage” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances

Today’s Historical Music Events

1893 Opera “Hansel und Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss

1911 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s opera “I Gioielli Della Madonna” premieres at at the Kurfürstenoper in Berlin, Germany, sung in German as “Der Schmuck der Madonna”

1915 Jerome Kern and Schuyler Greene’s musical farce “Very Good Eddie” premieres at the Princess Theatre, NYC; runs for 341 performances

1943 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY

1948 “Cinderella” the first full-length ballet by Frederick Ashton with music by Sergei Prokofiev is first presented by Sadler’s Wells Ballet at Covent Garden, London

1958 Musical revue “Party with Comden & Green” opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances

1974 Revival of RAy Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, and Lew Brown’s musical “Good News” opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances

1974 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich‘ Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti song cycle in Leningrad

 

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1866 First yacht race across the Atlantic won by the schooner Henrietta owned by Gordon Bennett of New York, first to reach Bishop Rock in the Scilly Isles after racing from NY

1923 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000

1933 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

1951 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game

1953 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year

1957 Test cricket debut for all-time great Australian wicketkeeper Wally Grout and future captain and coach Bobby Simpson, 1st Test v South Africa in Johannesburg

1969 Ballon d’Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller

1972 New York Islanders end 15 games winless streak

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.

2021 December 23

Three Planets and a Comet

Image Credit & Copyright: Tunc Tezel (TWAN)

Explanation: Are you still looking for that perfect holiday gift for an astronomer? If your night sky is dark and horizon clear enough, the Solar System may have done your shopping for you. Send them outside after sunset to see three planets and a comet. In this snapshot of the December solstice evening sky from the village of Kirazli, Turkey the brightest celestial beacon is Venus, close to the southwestern horizon at the right. Look left and up to find Saturn shining between clouds. Follow that line farther left and up to bright Jupiter, the Solar System’s ruling gas giant. This year’s surprise visitor to the inner Solar System, Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1), is near the horizon too. The comet is fainter but forms a nearly equilateral triangle with planets Venus and Saturn in this view. After a dramatic brightening in recent days the comet is just visible to the unaided eye, though a nice pair of binoculars is always a good idea.

23 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 23 has an illumination of 84%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 23 the Moon is 18.67 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 84%
Moon Age: 18.67 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 393,665.54 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,139,505.29 km

Useful Moon Resources

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link

For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

23 December 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Capricorn 37
Moon:16 Leo 20
Mercury:14 Capricorn 56
Venus:26 Capricorn 11 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 54
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 54
Saturn:10 Aquarius 59
Uranus:11 Taurus 07 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 32
Pluto:25 Capricorn 40
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 20 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 00 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 29
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 43 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 25
Juno:14 Capricorn 01
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 49
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

23 December 2021
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Capricorn 12
Moon:23 Leo 33
Mercury:15 Capricorn 51
Venus:26 Capricorn 05 Rx
Mars:07 Sagittarius 19
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 00
Saturn:11 Aquarius 03
Uranus:11 Taurus 06 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 33
Pluto:25 Capricorn 41
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 58 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 33
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 38 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 32
Juno:14 Capricorn 14
Vesta:20 Sagittarius 08
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6