May You Have a Healthy, Happy and Blessed 2022

I will be posting all the regular monthly information tomorrow so as not to overwhelm you with posts today.

January 1 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Caution! Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 3 AM to 6:30 PM EST today (00:05 AM to 3:30 PM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You might demand more freedom, especially if you feel oppressed by anyone in a position of authority because today you want to be independent! You feel like Peter Finch in Network, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A sudden opportunity to travel might fall in your lap today. Or something might occur that increases your knowledge and experience of the world, perhaps an educational opportunity? You might meet someone unusual from another culture. Today is full of exciting possibilities!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Keep an eye on your bank account and financial matters because something unexpected might affect shared property or something to do with your relationship to the wealth of others. You might receive an inheritance. You might want to know more information about shared finances.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today a friend or partner might introduce you to someone who is different or unusual. Or perhaps, someone close to you will surprise you? This is because you will attract unusual people to you today and possibly, unusual events. Stay on your toes!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Pay attention to health concerns you might have today, or something to do with your pet because something unexpected might need your attention. Or it might be about your job. These areas are potential areas for something unexpected or surprising to take place. The result might give you greater freedom or liberate you in some way.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

An unexpected invitation might come your way today. Alternatively, social plans or sports events might be cancelled. Meanwhile, this is a potentially accident-prone day for your kids (including sports), so be vigilant. However, this is a creative day for artists or work in the entertainment and hospitality industry.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Something unexpected might impact your home or family today. A small appliance might break down or a minor breakage could occur. A family member might have unexpected news. Someone unexpected might turn up at your door. A domestic quarrel might break out. “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Pay attention to everything you say and do today because this is a potentially accident-prone day. However, on the upside, surprising news, a fresh introduction, a brilliant new idea might be wonderful perks. Be alert. (The world needs more lerts.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You’re full of innovative, moneymaking ideas today! Perhaps something unexpected might affect your wealth and assets. For example. you might find money; you might lose money. Be smart and protect what you own against loss, theft or damage. A gift or a loss today – could be either way.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is the perfect day for new activities or making new discoveries about yourself or the world around you because you’re energetic, restless and eager to learn something new. Your curiosity and lively energy will attract others to you. An interesting day!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a restless day for you. You have that feeling that you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. Perhaps you know that something exciting is going to occur? Or perhaps you are bored and you want something exciting to occur? (It’s that kinda day.) Stay tuned.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You might meet a real character today who is unusual or avant-garde. Perhaps, someone you already know will do something that surprises you? Don’t hesitate to engage in lively conversations with others because spontaneous, original ideas will occur.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Frank Langella (1938) shares your birthday today. You appear calm and composed and you approach life with caution. However, you are creative and determined. You are flexible; but personally, you have a strong moral code. Good news! This is a powerful year for you! Expect recognition and possibly a promotion or an award because your hard efforts will be noticed and acknowledged by others, especially people in power.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

January 1 birthday horoscope says these people could fill in any shoes. With all the qualities the Capricorn naturally possess, it is quite possible to achieve what is unsurpassed by even in your wildest dreams. You can be the best. You can be a leader in whatever you put your mind to.

IF YOU ARE BORN ON JANUARY 1, you are very special. You have an exceptional year ahead so be ready for what comes your way! The January 1 zodiac sign is Capricorn. This is a positive sign of a leader. The core leadership qualities are pride and determination. Add to that, charm and sex appeal, and this is a powerful combination. Read on to see what your January 1 horoscope has to say along with birthday meanings!

People are drawn to you and your every word. You could easily intimidate someone with these credentials. But at the same time, remember not everyone who smiles in your face, is your friend.

While imitation is the greatest form of flattery, it holds a great responsibility. So, be careful of the decisions and words you choose. When it comes to communicating, opening up a little would be priceless. Reach out more while Uranus is active.

Make no mistake about it. January 1 astrology analysis predicts that you are individuals that have his/her unique style of doing things. Look at you! You keep redesigning yourself, and it is awesome. The beauty you own comes from within. However, you tend to see things through rose-colored glasses mainly due to your independent nature and exceptional autonomy. The future of person who born on 1 January will be awesome provided they keep at it.

There is good news for people with their birthday today on January 1st. Pluto is in motion as well. This says your struggles will not have been in vain. Yes, finally a reward comes in a major way. You could fill any shoes with all the qualities the Capricorn naturally possesses. It is quite possible to achieve a role in life that is unsurpassed by even your wildest dreams.

Do you think about love? Well, if today is your birthday, then it is in the air for you. You have to be high enough to catch it. Release some of that stress and allow yourself to fly free. It is what you want anyway. Your excitable mind-set will seal the deal on some relationship questions. You will feel like a kid again complete with stomach butterflies and goo-goo eyes.

With all these good qualities, I do not want to come across as saying that the January 1 Capricorn are perfect because they are not. The flaws are apparent fears of loss or failure. Now is the time to take some risks but avoid aiming so high that you set yourself up for disenchantment. Start with small aspirations so you can work your way up. Do not forget your dreams and goals on the way.

Yes, life has a few bumps in it for people born on a Capricorn birthday, but you have to get over it when things do not measure up to your ideals. Be careful not to become angry or impulsive because the outcome is that you become reclusive. Use your disciplinary skills, and you should come out on top this year.

Overall, Capricorn, you are a great source for the family unit with your leadership and organizational skills although a little insecure. January 1 birthday personality are resourceful and admired for their commanding ability. This is called power, and you have it. It is a common household saying but it is true in your case as predicted by today’s horoscope for January 1st: “The World is Yours.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On January 1

Colin MorganJ. D. SalingerJ. Edgar Hoover, Glen Davis, Betsy RossGrandmaster FlashMorris Chestnut, Eddie Lacy, Tank, Kelly Thiebaud, Jack Wilshere

See: Famous Celebrities Born On January 1

This Day That Year – January 1 In History

1 – This signifies the origin of Christian Era or Common Era or CE also known as Anno Domini (AD).
1800 – On this date, the Dutch East India Company was shut down.
1811 – The University of Oxford expels Percy B Shelley for authoring a publication named, “The Necessity of Atheism.”
1845 – Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill Tunnel is completed.
1925 – The capital of Norway Christiania was renamed to Oslo.
2014 – New York’s first Democratic Mayor (Bill de Blasio) since 1993 was sworn in by former President, Bill Clinton.

January 1 Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
January 1 Chinese Zodiac OX

January 1 Birthday Planet

Your Ruling planet is Saturn that signifies extremes of responsible behavior or indifference.

January 1 Birthday Symbols

The Horned Sea Goat Is The Symbol Of The Capricornians

January 1 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Devil. This card announces some terrible influence on your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Pentacles and Queen of Pentacles.

January 1 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This match forms the basis of a healthy and stable relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This relationship is complicated and calls for a tremendous amount of compromise.

See Also:

January 1 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for leadership qualities, creation, and aggressive personality.
Number 2 – This number signifies a gentle person with a lot of creativity and innovation.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For January 1 Birthday

Orange: Happy going and a food lover
Blue: Signifies that you are innovative and inspiring

Lucky Days For January 1 Birthday

Saturday – This is the day of the Saturn symbolized by ambition, perseverance, and hard work.
Sunday – This day is ruled by the sun and signifies creation, confidence, and willpower.

January 1 Birthstone Garnet

Garnet keeps your temper in control.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gift For People Born On January 1

The best gift would be jewelry for women and office accessories for the men. January 1 birthday people enjoy quality stuff.

Top 2022 astronomy events: When to see 2 total lunar eclipses, 6 planets align | Full moon schedule

This is based on Central Time Northern Hemisphere dates and times.

From abc7chicago.com

Scroll to the bottom for the 2022 full moon schedule.

The night sky has several treats in store for 2022: Expect lunar eclipses, a planetary alignment and meteor showers!

The new year brings not one, but two total lunar eclipses — the first on the night of May 15-16 and the last on Nov. 8, according to AccuWeather.

The new year brings not one, but two total lunar eclipses — the first on the night of May 15-16 and the last on Nov. 8, according to AccuWeather.

The May total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout the entire contiguous U.S., weather permitting of course. Unfortunately for West Coasters, the eclipse will only be visible briefly.

The Western U.S., however, has an advantage for the November lunar eclipse, as the moon will set just before the height of the eclipse on the East Coast.

Lunar eclipses happen when a full moon enters the Earth’s shadow, said Andrew Fazekas, the “Night Sky Guy” and science columnist with National Geographic. This makes the moon appear orange or red.

“This is when [the moon] turns that eerie orangey-red color. All the sunsets and sunrises around the Earth are being imparted at the same time as the thin veneer of our atmosphere funnels that light [the sun behind us] onto the surface of the moon,” he said.

North Americans may not have the chance to view a total lunar eclipse from home until 2025, according to AccuWeather.

On the morning of June 24, six planets will appear to form a rare alignment with the moon.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all bright enough to be seen with the naked eye and will align in order across the eastern sky.

The crescent moon will line up between Venus and Mars.
Two spectacular meteor showers make their annual return in 2022. First the Perseid meteor shower peaks on the night of Aug. 12-13.

The Perseids normally produce 50 to 100 shooting stars per hour, but this year, the shower competes with a bright supermoon that will shine a few nights prior.

Finally, the Geminid meteor shower wraps up the year with a holiday show. The shower normally offers more than 100 meteors per hour, but like the Perseids, it’s competing with a bright nearly full moon.

AccuWeather recommends viewing the 2022 Geminids before the moon rises, between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time.

2022 full moon schedule, according to NASA

Wolf Moon: Monday, Jan. 17

Snow Moon: Wednesday, Feb. 16

Worm Moon: Friday, March 18

Pink Moon: Saturday, April 16

Flower Moon: Monday, May 16 (total lunar eclipse)

Strawberry Moon: Tuesday, June 14

Buck Moon: Wednesday, July 13

Sturgeon Moon: Thursday, Aug. 11

Harvest Moon: Saturday, Sept. 10

Hunter’s Moon: Sunday, Oct. 9

Beaver Moon: Tuesday, Nov. 8 (total lunar eclipse)

Cold Moon: Wednesday, Dec. 7

January 1 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 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 January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on January 1 has an illumination of 2%. 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 January 1 the Moon is 28.06 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: 2%
Moon Age: 28.06 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,367.26 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,098,362.05 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 this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

January 01, 2022
03:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 10
Moon:24 Sagittarius 56
Mercury:29 Capricorn 04
Venus:22 Capricorn 59 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 33
Jupiter:00 Pisces 40
Saturn:11 Aquarius 58
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 57
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 30 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 32
Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 34 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 37
Juno:17 Capricorn 38
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 52
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8
Obliquity of the Nine Planets

Northern Hemisphere

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

January 01, 2022
10:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 28
Moon:29 Sagittarius 21
Mercury:29 Capricorn 28
Venus:22 Capricorn 50 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 45
Jupiter:00 Pisces 44
Saturn:12 Aquarius 00
Uranus:10 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 58
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 29 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 34

Chiron:08 Aries 31

Ceres:28 Taurus 33 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 41
Juno:17 Capricorn 44
Vesta:25 Sagittarius 01
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8
Obliquity of the Nine Planets

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

January 01, 2022
12:00 am GMT 4:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Capricorn 32
Moon:15 Sagittarius 29
Mercury:28 Capricorn 11
Venus:23 Capricorn 18 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 06
Jupiter:00 Pisces 33
Saturn:11 Aquarius 54
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 40
Pluto:25 Capricorn 56
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 13 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 32 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 28
Chiron:08 Aries 30
Ceres:28 Taurus 38 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 28
Juno:17 Capricorn 23
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 32
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8

2 January 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

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is too close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.

Visit the January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s New Moon Phase

The New Moon on January 2 has an illumination of 0%. 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 January 2 the Moon is 29.22 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: New Moon
Illumination: 0%
Moon Age: 29.22 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,397.84 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,097,604.20 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

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

2 January 2022
05:00 am GMT 4:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 46
Moon:03 Capricorn 46
Mercury:29 Capricorn 53
Venus:22 Capricorn 41 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 58
Jupiter:00 Pisces 47
Saturn:12 Aquarius 02
Uranus:10 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 58
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 09 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 28 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 36
Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 31 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 46
Juno:17 Capricorn 51
Vesta:25 Sagittarius 11
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:9
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:4
Mutable:7

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

2 January 2022
07:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Capricorn 21
Moon:12 Capricorn 37
Mercury:00 Aquarius 40
Venus:22 Capricorn 23 Rx
Mars:14 Sagittarius 22
Jupiter:00 Pisces 54
Saturn:12 Aquarius 06
Uranus:10 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 42
Pluto:26 Capricorn 00
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 06 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 26 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 40
Chiron:08 Aries 32
Ceres:28 Taurus 28 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 55
Juno:18 Capricorn 05
Vesta:25 Sagittarius 29
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

2 January 2022
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Capricorn 09
Moon:09 Capricorn 28
Mercury:00 Aquarius 23
Venus:22 Capricorn 29 Rx
Mars:14 Sagittarius 14
Jupiter:00 Pisces 51
Saturn:12 Aquarius 05
Uranus:10 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 42
Pluto:25 Capricorn 59
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 07 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 27 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 38

Chiron:08 Aries 32
Ceres:28 Taurus 29 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 51
Juno:18 Capricorn 00
Vesta:25 Sagittarius 23
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

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

January 1st Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

45 BC The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time

630 Prophet Muhammad sets out with an army 10,000 strong to conquer Mecca

1758 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the “starting point” for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states

1892 Ellis Island opens as a US immigration inspection station – it would go on to be the gateway to the US for more than 12 million people

1896 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

1958 European Economic Community, better known as the European Common Market starts operation

Today’s Historical Events

153 BC Roman consuls begin their year in office

45 BC The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time

1 Origin of the Christian Era

69 Roman garrison of Mainz uprising

89 Governor Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome

104 Triumphal procession for the Roman General Gaius Marius with the defeated Numidian King Jugurtha led in chains though Rome

177 Commodus, son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius becomes consul for the first time – at 15 then youngest ever in Roman history

313 Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1944 1st feature-length foreign movie “African Journey”, shown on TV, NYC

1947 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting

1949 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting

1953 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK

1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1770 Date of action in the opera “Madeleine”

1863 Franz Schubert‘s “Missa Solemnis,” premieres in Leipzig

1879 Johannes Brahms‘ Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

1952 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 5th string quartet

1957 Benjamin Britten‘s ballet “Prince & the Pauper,” premieres in London

1960 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars at San Quentin Prison, California; Merle Haggard among the inmate audience

1962 Beatles’ Decca Records audition is unsuccessful – they are told “guitar groups are on the way out…”

1964 Top of the Pops, British pop music television program premieres; acts performing include Dusty Springfield; The Rolling Stones; Dave Clark Five: The Hollies; Swinging Blue; and The Beatles

 

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1838 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide

1902 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB

1907 Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada

1908 Jack Hobbs makes his international debut in England’s 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG, scoring 83 and 28 in his two innings. Goes onto become the leading run scorer and century maker in 1st-class cricket history.

1909 American Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4) at Yonkers, NY

1910 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs

1913 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Hastings, NZ: Irishman James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish of England 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5

1916 2nd Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Washington State beats Brown, 14-0; MVP: Carl Dietz, Washington State

Astronomy Picture of the Day

(I did not post the wrong picture for today, January 1, 2022)

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.

2022 January 1

The Full Moon of 2021

Image Credit & Copyright: Soumyadeep Mukherjee

Explanation: Every Full Moon of 2021 shines in this year-spanning astrophoto project, a composite portrait of the familiar lunar nearside at each brightest lunar phase. Arranged by moonth, the year progresses in stripes beginning at the top. Taken with the same camera and lens the stripes are from Full Moon images all combined at the same pixel scale. The stripes still looked mismatched, but they show that the Full Moon’s angular size changes throughout the year depending on its distance from Kolkata, India, planet Earth. The calendar month, a full moon name, distance in kilometers, and angular size is indicated for each stripe. Angular size is given in minutes of arc corresponding to 1/60th of a degree. The largest Full Moon is near a perigee or closest approach in May. The smallest is near an apogee, the most distant Full Moon in December. Of course the full moons of May and November also slid into Earth’s shadow during 2021’s two lunar eclipses.

Protecting Yourself and Your Home: A Basic Warding Ritual

Protecting Yourself and Your Home: A Basic Warding Ritual

Author: Blondechilde

Have you ever moved into a new home and thought to yourself, “Gosh this place feels so empty and sterile! I wonder how to make it feel more like home quickly?” Worse yet, have you ever thought to yourself, “Eww, this place feels chaotic! It makes me feel like a nervous wreck! How can I cleanse it and make it feel calm again?” Conversely, have you ever walked into someone else’s home and thought, “Wow, their home feels so safe, protected, and relaxing. I wonder how I can make my home feel that way?”

All three questions can be answered with one word: Warding. Mirriam-Webster identifies the etymology of the transitive verb “ward” as Middle English. It means to guard or watch over, or to turn aside (as in the phrase “trying to ward off a cold”) . A warding ritual puts up a kind of permanent circle that protects you and your home from unwanted outside influences. It can also help your home feel safe, inviting, and relaxing.

The following warding ritual is based on one my high priest teaches our coven. I have used it for several years with excellent results.

Determine the extent of your wards

This particular ritual requires walking the perimeter of the space to be warded. If you are a homeowner and you’d like to ward your entire lot, you will need to walk the borders of your property line outside your home. If you are warding an entire house, you may choose to walk the exterior perimeter as opposed to the interior. If you live in a condominium or an apartment like myself, the interior perimeter of your home probably works best.

Walking the interior perimeter of a dwelling can be tricky when dealing with interior walls. You may choose to ward them as well or work around them. I prefer to work around them; I usually walk the perimeter as far as I can, then pause my chanting a bit while I walk around to the other side of the interior wall and find the next available space on the perimeter, then I recommence my casting and continue onward.

In addition to warding your entire home, you may wish to place additional wards on specific rooms within your home. Doing so strengthens the protection. I prefer to ward my home first, and then ward my bedroom as well.

Before performing this ritual, please read the important discussion of ethics on warding shared spaces and rental property that follows later in this article.

Gather your materials

I use salt water to represent earth and water together, and burning incense to represent air and fire together. You may combine elements like this or represent them singly using different materials. I have occasionally represented earth with sand, air with a large feather, fire with a candle, and water with ice. Decide if you want to represent the four elements in pairs or singly, and then choose elemental representations that work best for you.

Clear your space

Much the same way you clear a space before casting a circle, you will want to clear your home of negative and chaotic energies before you put up a protective ward. I prefer to walk every room in my home while ringing a bell loudly. Other sound-based cleansings include the usage of singing bowls and clapping hands.

Cleansing may be also done with smoke or scent, as in smudging with sage smoke or heating essential oils like sandalwood or peppermint. Even something as simple as opening windows to allow in sunshine and fresh air can accomplish the goal of cleansing. The idea is to chase away any negative or disruptive energy so that your home is fresh, clean, and calm before the ritual. Remember, you want your wards to keep the good stuff inside and the bad stuff outside!

Perform your ritual

Choose which elemental representation to use first, and carry it with you while you walk the entire perimeter of the space to be warded in a deosil (clockwise) direction. As you walk, visualize the element (s) forming a great barrier going up all around the space. I visualize the four elemental barriers as mountains, waterfalls, leaping flames, and gusty winds full of leaves and sand. Pass the elements over all portals (windows, doors, fireplaces, gates, etc) twice, for extra strength and protection.

As you pass each of the elements over your home in turn, repeat this chant while you walk:

By (element) , I ward thee:
Guard this space from all ill will
and all those who wish me/us harm.

If you are representing the four elements singly, you will circumambulate your space four times, each time chanting the above incantation for the specific element you carry. If you are representing the elements combined in pairs, you will circumambulate your space twice, alternating your chant back and forth between the two elements you carry.

Maintain your wards

With this ritual, you will create living wards that need regular maintenance to stay strong and effective. In a sense, you will need to feed and care for your ward as you would a pet. When I am healthy and my energy levels are up, I strengthen and repair my wards with my own energy.

I will sit in the center of my home with my eyes closed and my palms up, and I visualize pouring my own energy from my palms into the wards around me. A friend of mine touches the front door to her apartment briefly and pours a little energy into her wards that way every time she leaves the house.

Another way to strengthen your wards without depleting yourself is to draw energy from an outside source and channel it into your wards. I have accomplished this by channeling energy drawn from a candle into my wards, and also from warm sunbeams streaming through my windows. How you choose to maintain your wards is up to you, but you must understand that regular maintenance is important to keep your wards strong and effective.

Ethical considerations

What if you share your home with a roommate? What if you rent your home and you’ll be moving out in another eight months? What about common walls shared with other dwellings? As practitioners, we must remain sensitive to the ethical implications of using magic to protect ourselves.

If your home is a shared space with family, significant others, roommates or other housemates, it is important to discuss your intentions with them before performing a warding ritual. It is entirely possible that housemates may feel uncomfortable with the idea of having the home warded. If this is your situation, it is important to respect their point of view. You may present your reasons why you believe warding the space would be beneficial, but I urge you against coercion or secretly warding the home anyway.

If you are unable to reach compromise with your housemates on warding the entire home, you may wish to ward your private space. I once warded my private bedroom in a college dormitory. If your bedroom is shared, you can also simply ward your own bed. This ritual can be made as large or as small as the practitioner requires.

If your home is rented and you plan to move out in the future, it is important to dispel and dismiss all wards and energies before you leave. The same is true if you are selling your house to new homeowners. Just as you wouldn’t ward a shared space without informed consent from other housemates, you also don’t want to leave behind any magical residue to pollute the environment for unsuspecting new residents. Information on how to dispel your wards follows in the next section.

Regardless of how you choose to bring your wards down, it is ethically imperative that you ground or dismiss any remaining energy residue so as to leave the space clean and fresh for the next residents. To help you accomplish this goal, you may wish to follow dismissal with a cleansing of the space like those mentioned previously in this article.

Common walls with other dwellings frequently occur in rental housing (apartments, duplexes, etc.) as well as in condominiums. It is mainly for this reason that I suggest walking the interior perimeter of apartments and condominiums. Unless you have your neighbors’ permission to perform rituals on their space, it is important that any ritual energies you work with remain contained inside your own dwelling.

In this case, it is important that your ward barriers stop where your walls do. Please take care that your ward barriers do not extrude into the living room or bedroom of your neighbors on the other side of your dining room wall. Similarly, be cautious that your wards do not spill outside your exterior walls into walkways or common areas around your dwelling.

Dismissing your wards

Whether you are leaving a rented dwelling, selling your house, or if you just need a fresh start, there are almost as many ways to tear down and dismiss your wards as there are ways to bring down a ritual circle. You may choose to circumambulate the space in a widdershins (counterclockwise) direction and dismiss the energies as you go. You can also sit stationary in the space and draw all the energies through you and ground them into the earth, leaving nothing behind.

A friend of mine dismisses his wards by element, much as many dismiss quarters after a ritual. Working in a widdershins fashion, he faces each of the cardinal directions in turn. He humbly thanks each element for its protection and dismisses it gratefully.

I prefer to stand somewhere in the center of the warded space and picture the energy barriers around me. I hold my arms straight up and reach with my hands as though I could touch the ceiling of the ward. I visualize ripping a small hole in the ward, and then gripping the edges of the hole, I bring my arms down to my sides, tearing the ward down around me and grounding the energies at my feet. You may also wish to follow dismissal with any of the cleansing rituals mentioned previously.

Make your wards your own

This ritual is fairly simple and straightforward. Try using it as a base upon which to build and create your own personal warding ritual. Remember to determine the extent of your ward ahead of time, and always consider the ethics of your particular situation. When gathering your materials, do not be afraid to use your favorite elemental representations, even if they are different from examples listed here.

Clearing your space can be as simple as smudging with sage, or as complex as performing the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, it’s up to you to decide which cleansing works best for you.

The incantation must serve its intended purpose, but it need not be as bare and simple as the one suggested here. Try expounding upon it, adding to it, making it rhyme, singing it, and even dancing if you wish.

Finally, it is imperative that your wards receive proper maintenance. I’ve offered examples of different ways to make certain your wards have adequate energy to perform their intended task. You may expound upon these examples in any manner that you find works well. The most important points of warding are covered here. How exactly you choose to carry them out and make them your own are entirely up to you.


Footnotes:
I am a member of the coven Goethe’s Garden, which has a listing here at WitchVox. My High Priest has used this ritual for many years, and he passed it on to me during my year-and-a-day dedication. I share it with you with his permission.

December 31 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 Sagittarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You might encounter someone older from another culture today; or perhaps a teacher or a religious figure. This is good day to study or make travel plans. Be patient today because it’s easy to be annoyed with someone. Don’t blow your cool.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Something will prompt you to take a careful look at your resources and assets today. You want to know how much you own and how much you owe. How bad is your holiday debt? Focus on what is at hand and avoid disputes about shared property.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is an excellent day to talk to someone who is older or more experienced because they might have valuable advice or give you some assistance. Meanwhile, both Mars and the Moon are lined up opposite your sign, which makes you touchy. Easy does it.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Be cooperative with others today because the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto are all opposite your sign. (Gulp.) It’s is what it is. Fortunately, you’re in a practical and patient frame of mind; and ready to pay attention to detail. Efforts to be patient with others today will pay off.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today you might have to assume responsibility for taking care of kids or someone younger. You might also have to do some leg work or planning for something related to sports or a social outing. If so, you can do this because you’re focused. (Be patient with kids.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Be patient with family members. Admittedly, increased activity and chaos on the home front are frustrating, which is why you might be annoyed with someone today. Nevertheless, you can get reorganized at home, especially with help from someone older.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You have lots of mental energy today; however, you might also feel impatient. This means you have to practice patience when dealing with others. Having said that, your mind is orderly and focus today, which means you can accomplish a lot. Yay!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a good day to count your money and check your assets to figure out what the lay of the land is. You will feel prudent and cautious about financial matters today. It’s the end of the year and you need to know what’s up. When it comes to money, information is power.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the Moon is in your sign lined up with Mars and dancing with Saturn. Mars will make you impatient with others. However, Saturn will encourage careful and thoughtful measures in whatever you do. It might prompt you to rethink something or redo it in a better way.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Research behind the scenes will yield you some positive information today. You can expect to come up with something useful, especially because you have the patience to dig for what you’re looking for. Try not to give into impatient feelings that make you want. Keep going.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Someone older or more experienced might have good advice for you today, which is why it never hurts to listen, especially because this advice might be practical and useful. Feelings of competitiveness with someone could irritate you or “get your goat.” Stay chill.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’re keen to do something today because you feel ambitious and determined. If someone gets in your way, you won’t like it. Fortunately, you will take a steady-Eddie approach to getting things done. One step at a time. Slow but sure. Like the tortoise.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Val Kilmer (1959) shares your birthday today. You have a strong need for order and organization. You have a home for everything. You’re very loyal and caring about your loved ones. You are financially careful and responsible. People love your quirky sense of humour. Next year will be a time of construction and building. You might literally build an external structure as well as internal structures within your world.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

DECEMBER 31 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a funny person. You have a playful attitude, but you are most serious about people you care about. You are a responsible person who is protective of your loved ones. These Capricorn birthday individuals are surprisingly jovial people. You love to have a good laugh.

Protective of your loved ones, you are sometimes out of line. You make decisions for them without even giving a second thought to their feelings. Nonetheless, those born today love them and have only good intentions.

Typically, the December 31 birthday personality is organized people who are capable of keeping their financial records current and accurate. You need to keep your life in order and planning helps you to do this.

Sometimes you take on too much responsibility, however. This makes it hard for you to be on time or make it to an event or appointment. You hate this, but sometimes you need to be social. The future of person who born on 31 December depends on the current connections they make.

The December 31st birthday horoscope suggests that you are practical and sensible individuals who make great leaders. You don’t work to be recognized, but the achievement awards look nice on your wall of fame and give you a sense of pride. As the December 31 zodiac sign is Capricorn, you dislike childish behavior or foolishness on the job. Everything has its place, or so you believe.

The Capricorn horoscope predicts that you like to travel. It provides you with a new vision and perhaps, a new goal. You are inventive. You have great instinct and know when it’s best to keep quiet or to voice your opinion. With your new attitude, you should learn to relax and enjoy life more. Do things on the spur of the moment instead of planning everything you do.

The December 31 birthday characteristics say that you are determined and enthusiastic about life in general. People love your approach to love and in business. You are on the most wanted list of party-goers as you brighten up any event. You have a sense of humor that all appreciate. There is no better reason to have company than to see your friends smile or laugh out loud.

The December 31 astrology predicts that you are probably a traditional lover. You like dating and getting to know people rather than rushing into a love affair. After you get to know a person, you may let down your guard. It’s likely that you are a loyal friend and lover. You may have fallen in love early on but appreciate having a diverse group of friends. Having respect for others and their feelings, you find yourself in the best of relationships. Your friends are dependable and loving.

When it comes to your health, you could do better, my friend. You don’t particularly pay attention to the early warning signs of a problem but only take care of health issues when necessary.

Naturally, you are at a good weight so exercise is not something you must do daily, but you stay active enough to get some benefit from it. However, there is nothing like the real thing, proper exercise and diet will aid in warding off illnesses. Alternatively, the December 31 birthday personality might have difficulty sleeping when stressed.

The December 31st horoscope predicts that you might find it hard to make career-related decisions. You may change your mind a few times before settling on the one that’s meant for your personality and skills. You have a good business head on your shoulders. You can make money off anything. This quality makes you a great sales magnet.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 31

Jordan Banjo, Patrick Chan, Corey Crawford, John DenverGabby DouglasVal KilmerDonna Summer

See: Famous Birthdays For This Day

This Day That Year – December 31 In History

2011 – Hollywood is in flames with 35 fires; estimated 350,000 in damages.
1999 – The world’s largest Ferris wheel, the London Eye, is operational.
1994 – The first time it didn’t snow in December in Baltimore.
1984 – Following his mother, Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India’s Prime Minister.

December 31  Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 31 Chinese Zodiac Ox

December 31 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Saturn that symbolizes endless energy that might take time to give you profitable results.

December 31 Birthday Symbols

The Sea Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Zodiac Sign

December 31 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Emperor. This card symbolizes that you are under the control of someone who will help you solve your problems. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Disks and Queen of Pentacles

December 31 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This will be matched between similar people.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign PiscesThis relationship can be erratic.

See Also:

December 31 Lucky Numbers

Number 7 – This number stands for a technical and analytical mind, scientific research and sound judgment.
Number 4 – This number symbolizes practicality, solid foundations and excellent management skills.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 31 Birthday

Yellow: This is a color that symbolizes logic, originality, curiosity, and affirmation.
Green: This color signifies generosity, practicality, kindness, and sympathy.

Lucky Days For December 31 Birthday

Saturday– This day is ruled by Saturn and represents restrictions, problems, patience, and discipline.
Sunday – This day is ruled by the Sun and is symbolic of the universe, happiness, leadership, and inventions.

December 31 Birthstone Garnet

Garnet gemstone signifies balance in relationships, stimulation of positive thoughts and increases in self-esteem.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 31

An Italian silk tie for the man and an ornate wooden photo frame for the woman. The December 31 birthday horoscope predicts that you like gifts that make your life easier.

1 January 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 January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on January 1 has an illumination of 2%. 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 January 1 the Moon is 28.06 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: 2%
Moon Age: 28.06 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,367.26 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,098,362.05 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

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

1 January 2022
05:00 am GMT 4:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Capricorn 44
Moon:18 Sagittarius 37
Mercury:28 Capricorn 29
Venus:23 Capricorn 12 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 15
Jupiter:00 Pisces 35
Saturn:11 Aquarius 56
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 40
Pluto:25 Capricorn 56
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 29
Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 37 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 31
Juno:17 Capricorn 28
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 38
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

1 January 2022
07:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 20
Moon:27 Sagittarius 27
Mercury:29 Capricorn 18
Venus:22 Capricorn 54 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 40
Jupiter:00 Pisces 42
Saturn:11 Aquarius 59
Uranus:10 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 58
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 33

Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 34 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 39
Juno:17 Capricorn 41
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 57
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

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

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

1 January 2022
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 07
Moon:24 Sagittarius 18
Mercury:29 Capricorn 00
Venus:23 Capricorn 00 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 31
Jupiter:00 Pisces 40
Saturn:11 Aquarius 58
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 57
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 30 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 32
Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 35 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 36
Juno:17 Capricorn 37
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 50
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8