A Thought for Today

What Does My Spirituality Mean to Me?

Walking a Pagan spiritual path and doing some soul searching, I find it has helped me like myself and become a better person to all I meet. Part of my almost daily prayer is “Please help me be kind, consider, and thoughtful to anyone I come in contact with no matter how they may treat me, talk to or about me. Let my smile bring a little joy into their life today.” One morning I was praying while walking my dogs and a woman I had many run-ins with over the last couple of years start yelling something at me from inside her truck. I was just getting ready to yell back something equally offence when the Goddess or God or a Spirit Guide put those words in my head. So instead of what I was going to say I replied with, “Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Hope you have a good one.” Needless to say she just sat there with her mouth hanging open, I waved and we continued our walk. The next time this woman’s and my paths crossed all she said was, “Good Morning.”  This all happened almost 5 and a half years ago and to this day she is not a friend but at least nice when we happen to meet. We use to at opposite ends of the block until I moved so it happens about once a week while still living at my old address. I know it was meant as a growing thing for me to tolerate nasty people more but I wonder if she grew a little too?

My fiancée’ is a non-practicing Christian and is ok with me doing spellwork, rituals, blessing our home, etc. the time. When at all possible I do my full blown rituals (Big altar set up, pre-ritual bath, etc.) are done when he is gone or I do them out in our side yard. Sometimes though out of the clear blue he will ask me to do something for him, for example, getting his ex-wife to quit spreading very negative rumors about him. Which I more than willing did a spell to bind her from talking or writing or texting or typing anything about him.

I have five children, three boys and two girls. My oldest son is Buddhist, my middle son a sort of Christian (believes in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit but does not attend any church), my youngest son claims to be an Atheist but I have some doubts about that. My older daughter follows Lakota Native American traditions as well as some Christian and Pagan ones, my younger daughter is very Christian to the point that we have agreed not to talk to each other about our spiritual beliefs (Although I was raised in the same Christian church she attends with her family.) All my children are grown and live in their own homes which makes it easier to keep a small altar set up in mine all the time.

I also have three granddaughters and six grandsons, some are old enough to decide on their own what spiritual path they want to follow while other are not old enough in their parents eyes. Most of my grandchildren have inherited some type of special gift that can be nurtured properly with incorporating certain teachings into their spiritual lives. I am allowed to help five of the nine grandchildren with this openly. There is one I have to take small baby steps with because her mother is my youngest daughter but she wants to learn witchcraft. While this is not an ideal situation my daughter has begun to see the benefits of me helping her and is allowing me to do more with her. I do not want to force my spiritual path on any of my children or grandchildren but I expect them to respect my path as I respect theirs.

You may be asking yourself, “What does all of this have to do with the question I have in the title?” The answer is this what my spirituality means I have learned to have greater tolerance for people with  beliefs different than my own. I have learned that it is ok to walk with the Goddesses and Gods and be comfortable doing so and being out of the “broom closet” all most all of the time. I have learned not to be afraid to answer the question, “What faith are you?” when in the hospital or other times and to answer without shame, “I am Pagan.” My spirituality is not something that I cling to in times of need or make a show of on Sabbats, my spirituality is something I walk with in every part of my life and do so proudly.

I hope and wish for those who are new or even older to The Craft can feel the same way. I hope that someday all Pagans can be out of the broom closet and accepted in mainstream society and our spirituality is accept too. This is not going to happen overnight or by us hiding who and what we are. Be proud of the path you choose to bring you closer to yourself and any deities you may wish to interact with.

Lady Beltane.2021

December 29 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. The Moon is in Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a good day to make your pitch to the boss. For starters, they see that you’re willing to be patient and work carefully for what you want to achieve. And with Mercury lined up with Venus at the top of your chart, they’ll probably say yes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a marvellous day to make travel plans or plans for further education because you will pay attention to detail, plus you have the energy to deal with piles of paperwork and forms. You might also use this energy for working with financial papers.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Discussions with partners and close friends will be productive today because you’re in a careful frame of mind. You’ll make practical plans that are doable. You won’t be unrealistic. Meanwhile, financial discussions will favour you – oh yeah. Keep your pockets open.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will accomplish a lot today because you’re work oriented and focused. Whatever you do, you will do with patience and diligence. You’ll be like the wise carpenter, “Measure twice, cut once.” (Being on your game gives you a warm feeling in your tummy.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Artists, creative people, teachers and people in sports will be pleased with their accomplishments today. The reason you’ll be so productive is you are focused and patient. You will take the time to explain to others what you want. Reality and practicality are your top goals today.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You will get a lot done at home or dealing with family matters today because you are focused, patient and in a practical frame of mind. Plus, you’re willing to get along with less. You see the value of careful planning and you’re willing to work for tomorrow’s rewards, not today’s pleasure. (I’m impressed.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you’re focused on earnings and cash flow, which is a good thing because whatever you do, you will do with care and patience. Family discussions will go well, especially discussions about how to redecorate or tackle repairs. This is a nice, groovy day.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have the edge over all the other signs today because the Moon is in your sign. Why not ask the universe for a favour? See what happens? Meanwhile, this is an excellent day for financial negotiations. Ask for a raise. Run it up the flag pole to see if anyone salutes.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a productive day because Mars is in your sign dancing with Saturn which gives you diligence and patience. You won’t move mountains, but whatever you do, you’ll have sustained effort and perseverance. You might enjoy working with hard materials like metal or stone.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your ability to research today will be amazing. You’ll be like a dog with a bone. You won’t stop until you find what you’re looking for because you find it easy to be diligent and persevering today. Admirable qualities! Bravo!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Despite your inclination to take a backseat to events and keep a low profile; nevertheless, today you will exert some effort when dealing with groups to achieve the result that you want. Perhaps this is why people seem to know personal details about your private life?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

People admire you now because your ambition is not only apparent, it is admirable. Oh yes. You might be a dreamy, imaginative Pisces, but when the going gets tough – the tough turn on those laser lights on the ceiling of their bedroom.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Director Lilly Wachowski (1967) shares your birthday today. You are cooperative, easy-going and fair-minded, which makes you an excellent coworker. You can be a perfectionist: you set high standards for yourself and others. You are likable and often not traditional. This year has been a time of new beginnings for you. It is taken courage to open new doors. Next year will be quieter with a focus on relationships.

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DECEMBER 29 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Capricorn who is not only smart but intuitive as well. You are liked by most and are an interesting person. You find out what makes a person strong instead of weak and use it. You like to make others happy.

The December 29 birthday personality generally likes being partnered with someone who is like them. But mostly you find that your relationships are mismatched. These might not be so easily maintained but then you are non-judgmental and have an open mind. In other words, you don’t judge a book by its cover.

If today is your birthday, you can be idealistic but have spiritual ties. Charity or giving back to your community is something you believe everyone should do. We all have something to give even if it is sharing your knowledge. You find satisfaction in being an inspiration for the youth or for a people who think like you. You feel special having those who care about you around.

The December 29 astrology predictions show that you could be interested in astrology or the dark side. Although you meditate, you dream as well. You realize that dreams are keys that can give us answers to problems or situations in life. As a Capricorn birthday, you dislike lies and deceitful behavior. Additionally, you frown on irrational or childish behavior.

The December 29 birthday analysis shows that you have a lot of energy. Underneath this enthusiastic person is someone who remains calm in crises. You’re a practical person but can be suspicious of others.

Normally, you won’t take risks, especially when dealing with your money. However, you shouldn’t be so trusting with people; not everyone who says they are your friend actually has your best interest at heart. The future of person who born on 29 December depends on the friends that they make today.

The December 29 horoscope predicts that you make passionate lovers. Nonetheless, you can become a green-eyed monster with or without reason. You give all of yourself to the person that you love; sometimes losing yourself in your partner.

You have a tendency to be unpredictable and complicated. It doesn’t change the fact that those born on a December 29th zodiac birthday are devoted to their loved ones. You are willing to make the compromise to keep your relationships running smoothly.

Let’s talk about your health, Capricorn. Many of you are affected by your emotional state. Things like depression and stress have a way of appearing to be illnesses on the surface. Normally, you are a happy person so you feel good too. Those born on December 29 would benefit from learning low calorie recipes and working out routinely. It’s good mentally and physically.

As the December 29th zodiac sign is Capricorn, you are serious-minded. You have a work ethic that’s hard to beat. You’re determined to make it to the top but sometimes you make bad decisions. This could be due to a lack of having ample funds but you come back quickly from setbacks. At work, you see to it that you have a strong and harmonious atmosphere. You tend to dislike gossip or anything that would upset the mood of your employees or coworkers.

The December 29 birthday horoscope shows that you make an interesting friend and business associate. You are serious about life in general but have a special interest in giving back to your community. You like having your family around you. It gives you a secure feeling and that’s something you need to have.

As a lover, you can be jealous. This does not look good for you, Capricorn. Health conditions are likely good but you tend to let stress get the best of you. Try working out on a regular basis but especially before you go to bed. Music also soothes the savage beast in the December 29 birthday personality!

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 29

Dallas Austin, Eric Berry, Katie Blair, Left Brain, Ted Danson, Ross Lynch, Nick Merico, Mary Tyler Moore, Mekhi Phifer

 

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 29

This Day That Year – December 29 In History

1997 – In efforts to prevent the bird flu from infecting people, Hong Kong slaughters its chickens.
1993 – Actor Todd Bridges is detained by police for transporting methamphetamine.
1982 – You can now purchase a postage stamp of Bob Marley.
1968 – Baltimore victorious in NFL championship game against Cleveland.

December 29  Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 29 Chinese Zodiac OX

December 29 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Saturn that symbolizes the God of Karma. It stands for reality, limitations, patience, and grounding in life.

December 29 Birthday Symbols

The Sea Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Sun Sign

December 29 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The High Priestess. This card symbolizes clairvoyance, wisdom, feminine influence and reflection of ideas. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Disks and Queen of Pentacles

December 29 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This love match will be blissful and down-to-earth.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign AquariusThis love relationship might not be a good match.

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December 29 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number signifies cooperation, diplomacy, modesty, sincerity, and spirituality.
Number 5 – This number signifies new experiences, expansiveness, and freedom.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 29 Birthday

Indigo: This color stands for spiritual perception, mystical qualities, and royalty.
White: This is a color known for its wholeness, openness, independence, and purity.

Lucky Days For December 29 Birthday

Saturday – This is the day of planet Saturn and is a day of assessing the work you have done and remain grounded with your success.
Monday – This is the day of the Moon that represents caring, nurturing, emotional healing.

December 29 Birthstone Garnet

Garnet gemstone improves sexuality, passion, and feelings of love in relationships.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 29

A wind-resistant cycling helmet for the man and silk scarf for the woman. December 29 birthday horoscope predicts that you are open to people and their gifts.

December 29 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.

FromMoongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on December 29 has an illumination of 24%. 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 29 the Moon is 24.66 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 Crescent
Illumination: 24%
Moon Age: 24.66 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,507.86 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,105,224.66 km

Useful Moon Resources

 

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Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:08 Capricorn 09
Moon:11 Scorpio 05
Mercury:24 Capricorn 47
Venus:24 Capricorn 21 Rx
Mars:11 Sagittarius 27
Jupiter:00 Pisces 06
Saturn:11 Aquarius 39
Uranus:10 Taurus 59 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 38
Pluto:25 Capricorn 52
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 39 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 12

Chiron:08 Aries 29
Ceres:28 Taurus 52 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 53
Juno:16 Capricorn 29
Vesta:23 Sagittarius 16
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

December 29, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Capricorn 27
Moon:15 Scorpio 17
Mercury:25 Capricorn 13
Venus:24 Capricorn 13 Rx
Mars:11 Sagittarius 39
Jupiter:00 Pisces 09
Saturn:11 Aquarius 41
Uranus:10 Taurus 59 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 38
Pluto:25 Capricorn 52
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 13
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 38 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 14

Chiron:08 Aries 29
Ceres:28 Taurus 51 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 57
Juno:16 Capricorn 35
Vesta:23 Sagittarius 26
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

December 29 Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card

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Queen of Pentacles – A Court Card

Queen of Pentacles Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
generous, caring, nurturing, homebody, good business sense, practical, comforting, welcoming, sensible, luxurious selfish, unkempt, jealous, insecure, greedy, materialistic, gold digger, intolerant, self-absorbed, envious
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Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

The Queen of Pentacles card depicts a beautiful woman sitting on a decorated throne holding a golden coin. Surrounding her are beautiful blossoming trees and green floral gardens. Her throne is decorated with various beasts of the earth, tying her closely with nature and abundance. At the bottom of the card, on the right-hand side, a rabbit is pouncing into the frame, which symbolizes her high energy and fertility. The Queen of Pentacles, therefore, depicts a certain level of success and prosperity. But the rabbit at the bottom cautions us that we should be careful of where we leap when we are chasing that success.

Upright Queen of Pentacles Meaning…

Rune

From The Rune Site – Elder Futhark

Fehu

Sound: “f”
Stands for: Cattle
Color: Green (Brown)
Casting meaning: Fehu is a rune of power and control. It represents new beginnings and “movable” wealth such as money and credit. It is a rune that gives us the power we need to obtain wealth as well as the power we need to hold on to it.

Witch’s Rune

From psychic-revelation.com

 Black Rune

Keywords: Difficulty, pain.

Meanings: This is a rune of difficultyand negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.

 

Ogham

From LearnReligions.com

Eabhadh

The Eabhadh symbol, which represents the sound Ea, is connected to trees which are found in groves–Aspen, Birch, etc.–the sacred places where Druids once gathered. When Eabhadh appears, it’s often a clue that there is some sort of conflict resolution, justice, or counsel about to occur. In some traditions, this symbol is associated with attracting the harmonies of life through spiritual growth.

The very concept of a grove brings to mind a spiritual place. Many members of modern-day Druidic traditions refer to their group as a grove rather than a coven or other word. It brings to mind a place where people can gather to work out their differences, if everyone involved is so willing.

Eabhadh Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Treaties can be made, misunderstandings cleared up, and differences resolved… as long as all affected parties are willing to both listen AND speak. If this symbol appears, understand that at its core lies communication. No war can end without discussion, no compromise reached without listening to the needs of others.

Magical Aspects: Learn to lead by your examples and actions–in other words, practice that which you preach! Try not to be judgmental, unless you are asked for guidance or to give counsel. If that does happen, be sure you use fairness and wisdom, rather than emotions, to resolve the situation. Be just and ethical, rather than trying to be popular.

I Ching

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Hexagram Thirteen 13

T’ung Jên / Social Mechanism

Heaven reflects the Flame of clarity:
The Superior Person analyzes the various levels and working parts of the social structure, and uses them to advantage.

Success if you keep to your course.
You may cross to the far shore.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

This is a matter of Positioning — not only yourself, but others as well.
There are niches to be filled, potentials to be realized, right livelihoods to be found.
You are not building a new organization, but shoring up an existing infrastructure.
It’s worth the effort, because it will provide union, community, and an ironclad alliance.

Numerology

From worldnumerology.com

Thirteen

See “The Karmic Debt numbers.” Hard work and slow progress, this Karmic Debt number is difficult but rewarding when enough effort is applied. Grounded and down-to-earth. Reliable, trustworthy, but sometimes rigid and, while lacking a sense of humor, actually better at expressing ideas and feelings than most 4s.

Angel Number

From Angel-Numbers.com

Thirteen

Higher powers ask you to keep positive stance and to let go of all your fears and doubts. They will solve them and change them for the better. Some uncomfortable things may happen but remember that it’s all for good. It will eventually bring new possibilities for you. Just keep positive thinking and watch things happening. Number thirteen also means sacred femininity and intuitive point of view. Year has thirteen lunar cycles.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Animal Spirit Helper

Click to read more about the Cardinal from uniguide.com

Cardnial

Cardinal meanings and symbolism include friendship, flair, home, love and devotion, good luck, music, and messages from angels. There are three species of cardinals and their native range spans from North America to the northern part of South America. So, these distinctive birds are favorites among people of diverse cultures, many of whom wonder what they symbolize. In this post, you’ll learn about cardinal meanings and symbolism, cardinal mythology and folklore, the cardinal spirit animal, and more.

Table of Contents

What does it mean when you see a cardinal?

Detailed Cardinal Symbols and Meanings

Cardinal Angel Messages

Blue Cardinal Meaning

Cardinal Mythology and Folklore

Native American Cardinal Meaning and the Number 12

Choctaw Red Bird Legend

Cherokee Cardinal Legend

Cardinal Spirit Animal

Cardinal Power Animal

Cardinal Totem

Cardinal Dream Meaning

Cardinal Tattoo

How You Can Help Cardinals

Crack the Cookie

Wisdom of Buddha

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Wednesday

You may think because this chant appeared in an episode of the TV series “Charmed” that it will not work. I have used this chant to call my sister witches to read a group message on Facebook messenger more than once and it worked!

Click here for more Wednesday’s correspondences from Spells8.com

Magick Candle

Light a purple candle to promote spiritual development and an enhanced consciousness. Meditating with a purple candle stimulates instrospection, change and manifestations.

Ruling Deities

Wiccan Goddess Athena Wiccan God Hermes Wiccan God Mercury Wiccan Goddess MinervaAthena, Hermes, Mercury and Minerva are rulers of Wednesdays.

Crystals

Agate, Amber, Aventurine, Clear Quartz, Emerald, Moldavite.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

Potion

Drink a cup of Lavender Tea today and harness the calming effects of its soothing aroma. This herbal potion can bring total relaxation of the mind and body, neutralizing any bad moods. Lavender helps reduce stress levels and sleep disorders, granting an undisturbed night of sleep and a refreshed feeling in the morning¹*.

*Click her to read about Lavender Tea: Benefits, Recipe & Side Effects from organicfacts.net

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom, and study.
Day – Wednesday

Planet – Mercury, Chiron

Sign – Virgo, Gemini

Angel – Raphael

Color – Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Purple

Plants – Fern, lavender, hazel, cherry, periwinkle

Stones – Aventurine, bloodstone, hematite, moss agate, sodalite

Intention – Wisdom, healing, communication, intelligence, memory, education

Element – Earth

More Qualities – Messages, the mind, the intellect, siblings, the arts, partnership, correspondences, phone calls, computers, messages, students, merchants, editing, writing, advertising, signing contracts, neighbors, kin, accounting, clerks, critics, music, editors, journalist, visual arts, hiring employees, learning languages, placing ads, telephone calls, visiting friends, legal appointments, astrology

From PlentifulEarth.com

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Gender: Masculine

Deities: Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin, Woden

Colors: Yellow, Silver, Gray, Purple, Orange, Mixed Colors

Crystals: Agates, Amber, Aventurine, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, Mercury/Quicksilver, Pumice, Sodalite, Zinc

Herbs & Plants: Aspen Trees, Ferns, Lavender, Lilies, Periwinkle

Incenses: Eucalyptus, Mercury Oil, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweetpea

Energies & Associations: Answers, Arts, Business Transaction, Chance, Charisma, Communication, Creativity, Debt, Divination, Education, Fear, Flexibility, Fortune, Gambling, Luck, Mental Health, Psychic Work, Quickness, Study, Summoning Spirits, Swiftness, Teaching, Travel, Work, Writing

From Numerologist.com

The Guardian of Wednesday – Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael is the resonant Angel of Wednesdays

Known as the angel of healing and miracles, he is a powerful transmutor of anything which is out of alignment in your life.  Here to help you restore your physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual well-being so if you are lacking in any area of your life, he is your go-to Angel.

He is the bringer of knowledge and wisdom.

One of his chief functions is to give you the right tools and show you the right way to self-improvement, so through practising radical self-love and compassion the planet will be healed one precious human at a time.

Archangel Raphael is often depicted carrying a staff or with the caduceus, both symbols of medicine.  He uses his gifts to bring you closer to God and your own divine nature, to enable personal healing to take place.

Invoke his presence and he will show you the path you need to take in real, practical steps.  Archangel Raphael is intimately connected with nature and animals and the wisdom and medicine inherent in the natural world.  He can assist you in finding and healing lost or wounded pets.

Archangel Raphael resonates with the color green, with the planet Mercury and with the number 7.

Calm Communication Candle Spell

December 29 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1835 Treaty of New Echota is signed between the US government and representatives of a minority Cherokee political faction to cede all lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States

1845 Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union

1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari

1911 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of the Republic of China

1997 Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu

Today’s Historical Events

1170 English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights

1503 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba defeats French forces in Italy, giving Spain control of the Kingdom of Naples

1539 St Jacob’s Church burns after being hit by lightning

1541 Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu

1558 Charles V, King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, buried in El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

1653 Dutch painter Jan Vermeer becomes a member of the Guild of Saint Luke for painters in Delft

1705 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon’s play “Idoménée” premieres in Paris

1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1806 Thomas Dibdin’s pantomime “Harlequin and Mother Goose” starring Joseph Grimaldi, in his most famous clown performance, opens at the Covent Garden Theatre, London

1913 1st movie serial “Adventures of Kathlyn” premieres in Chicago

1932 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers‘ 1st joint movie “Flying Down to Rio,” directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC

1933 “Sons of the Desert” film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released

1937 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win NWA World heavyweight title – youngest ever

1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis Bridgeport, Connecticut

1955 Barbra Streisand‘s 1st recording “You’ll Never Know” at age 13

1965 “Thunderball”, 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo, Japan

Today’s Historical Music Events

1857 Franz Liszt‘s symphonic poem “Die Hunnenschlacht” premieres in Weimar

1902 “The Entertainer” is one of several piano rag compositions copyrighted for Scott Joplin by the US Copyright Office

1911 San Francisco Symphony forms

1948 “Rape of Lucretia” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances

1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period

1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

1996 “Dreams & Nightmares” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1906 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS), 7-2 for 17-5 aggregate challenge series victory

1933 New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert refuses to release future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

1934 First collegiate basketball doubleheader is played at Madison Square Garden, NYC; New York University beats Notre Dame, 25-18; Westminster edges St. John’s, 37-33

1937 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win NWA World heavyweight title – youngest ever

1940 3rd NFL All Star Game: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars, 28-14

1945 Montreal right wing Maurice Richard scores twice in Canadiens’ 5-4 loss to Chicago Black Hawks to record his 100th NHL career goal; reaches mark in 145 games, then fastest in history; since broken by Mike Bossy, 100 goals in 129 games

1955 NHL officials wear new vertically striped black-and-white sweaters for the first time in Montreal Canadiens’ 5-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs

1957 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 50-14; Lions score 2 touchdowns in each quarter

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 29

Giant Storms and High Clouds on Jupiter

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS; Processing & LicenseKevin M. Gill

Explanation: What and where are these large ovals? They are rotating storm clouds on Jupiter imaged last month by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. In general, higher clouds are lighter in color, and the lightest clouds visible are the relatively small clouds that dot the lower oval. At 50 kilometers across, however, even these light clouds are not small. They are so high up that they cast shadows on the swirling oval below. The featured image has been processed to enhance color and contrast. Large ovals are usually regions of high pressure that span over 1000 kilometers and can last for years. The largest oval on Jupiter is the Great Red Spot (not pictured), which has lasted for at least hundreds of years. Studying cloud dynamics on Jupiter with Juno images enables a better understanding of dangerous typhoons and hurricanes on Earth.

 

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29 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 Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on December 28 has an illumination of 35%. 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 28 the Moon is 23.59 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 Crescent
Illumination: 35%
Moon Age: 23.59 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 370,965.10 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,109,039.38 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 this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Sun:07 Capricorn 44
Moon:05 Scorpio 08
Mercury:24 Capricorn 10
Venus:24 Capricorn 31 Rx
Mars:11 Sagittarius 09
Jupiter:00 Pisces 01
Saturn:11 Aquarius 36
Uranus:11 Taurus 00 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 37
Pluto:25 Capricorn 51

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12

Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 41 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 09
Chiron:08 Aries 29
Ceres:28 Taurus 55 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 47
Juno:16 Capricorn 19
Vesta:23 Sagittarius 03

Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7
 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:08 Capricorn 19
Moon:13 Scorpio 29
Mercury:25 Capricorn 02
Venus:24 Capricorn 16 Rx
Mars:11 Sagittarius 34
Jupiter:00 Pisces 08
Saturn:11 Aquarius 40
Uranus:10 Taurus 59 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 38
Pluto:25 Capricorn 52

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 13
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 39 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 13
Chiron:08 Aries 29
Ceres:28 Taurus 51 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 56
Juno:16 Capricorn 33
Vesta:23 Sagittarius 22
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7