For Your Viewing Pleasure – Appalachia Mountain Roots Plants and Herbs

This is an interesting series by Donnie Law about the Appalachian Mountain people in the eastern USA. Included in this area is where Lady Abyss was from in Kentucky, USA. So, I always think of her when I am watching one of these videos.

Appalachia Mountain Roots Plants and Herbs

Appalachia – From Wikipedia

This article is about the region in the United States. For other uses, see Appalachia (disambiguation).

Appalachia (/ˌæpəˈlæə, lə, lʃə/) is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York State to northern Alabama and Georgia.[1] While the Appalachian Mountains stretch from Belle Isle in Canada to Cheaha Mountain in Alabama, Appalachia typically refers only to the cultural region of the central and southern portions of the range, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia southwest to the Great Smoky Mountains. As of the 2010 United States Census, the region was home to approximately 25 million people.[2]

Since its recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths and distortions regarding the isolation, temperament, and behavior of its inhabitants. Early 20th century writers often engaged in yellow journalism focused on sensationalistic aspects of the region’s culture, such as moonshining and clan feuding, and often portrayed the region’s inhabitants as uneducated and prone to impulsive acts of violence. Sociological studies in the 1960s and 1970s helped to re-examine and dispel these stereotypes.[3]

While endowed with abundant natural resources, Appalachia has long struggled economically and been associated with poverty. In the early 20th century, large-scale logging and coal mining firms brought wage-paying jobs and modern amenities to Appalachia, but by the 1960s the region had failed to capitalize on any long-term benefits[4] from these two industries. Beginning in the 1930s, the federal government sought to alleviate poverty in the Appalachian region with a series of New Deal initiatives, such as the construction of dams to provide cheap electricity and the implementation of better farming practices. On March 9, 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission[5] was created to further alleviate poverty in the region, mainly by diversifying the region’s economy and helping to provide better health care and educational opportunities to the region’s inhabitants. By 1990, Appalachia had largely joined the economic mainstream but still lagged behind the rest of the nation in most economic indicators.[3]

The Witch Said What?!

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, January 9 to Saturday, January 15, 2022

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes 

All Signs

This week vague reasons allegedly for the common good will be used to justify acts of insurrection; while the real motive is greed and power. (Ah ha!) Neptune at odds with Mars indicates manipulation by others. Hey, when issues are fuzzy, or you suspect you’re being played, remember: you are responsible for your own decisions. You are responsible for your own actions. You are your own person. As long as you come from a place of kindness, honesty and a genuine desire to benefit – that’s all you can do. In fact, if you can do that, bravo! Personally, I’m lucky. Where I live, it’s so laid back, if someone waves a knife, it has butter on it. Hot tip: You can click http://www.againstmalaria.com and buy a mosquito net for $2 and save the life of a child in Africa. Hello? Two bucks? The life of a toddler? No brainer. Start this year with the highest good.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that with the Sun and Venus at the top of your chart, you are admired and respected. People see you as talented, capable and on top of your game. (Regardless of what’s really happening.) In fact, a romance with a boss could blossom. (Old bosses, parents and people in authority from your past are emerging out of the ether.) The bad news is you might become a victim of propaganda and fast talk by persuasive people who want your support. Don’t believe everything you hear. Think for yourself. Someone might try to talk you into agreeing with them. If you think something fishy is going on – it is!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Keep your wits about you this week. You might make travel plans for the future, especially plans to recoup a cancelled trip. Why? Mercury goes retrograde this week and it loves to replay the past. Don’t be unwittingly seduced by propaganda that is not true. It might appear to be for a good cause, which seduces you to support it. But is this the real truth? It’s important to know. “You take the blue pill… You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill …and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” Go forward with plans for travel, further education and exploring opportunities in medicine and the law. Think carefully about everything else.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This week is full of positive energy; and yet, it’s prone to possible deception, dupery and dissimulation. To say nothing of the hyperbole of alliteration. (Ah, never miss a chance to feed the soul of a wordsmith.) To get right down to it, on the one hand, gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way. You might get a loan or a mortgage. However, on the other hand (yes, you have different rings) you could be the victim of some double-dealing. Someone might cloud an issue or veil the truth. They might trick you to get something from you or your share of something. (Wow, keep your eyes open!)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Relations with partners, close friends and members of the general public are blowing hot and cold. One complication could be that old friends and ex-partners are back on the scene. (Could be a sticky wicket.) Relations with others are warm and bonding; however, there is a chance of confusion, veiled facts and misperceptions. “Natasha?” “Heathcliff?” “No, it’s Boris!” Be certain of your facts before you agree to anything important, especially when discussing matters with those who are closest to you. Remember, often when we are fooled, we are really fooling ourselves.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re ready to work hard and party hard. A great balance if you can swing it. You want to be productive and accomplish a lot. You want your efforts to count, which is why you want to be efficient. (You’re making lists.) Meanwhile, some of your ego is tied up in creative projects, socializing with others and dealing with kids. But somewhere along the line, an element of confusion might make you question yourself. You might even question your good impulses? Don’t let others make you lose faith in yourself. You are Leo the Lion – King of the Jungle. (And it’s a jungle out there.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This week you seek a balance between social occasions, sports, fun times with kids and dealing with old flames who are back in your life – versus – dealing with increased chaos at home and within your family. Oy! Conflict at home might drive you to seek fun escape with others. Your challenge will be to make sure that in both areas (home and family as well as your social world) that people are being straight with you. The truth is someone might be dealing from the bottom of the deck. You are perceptive! You’re the most observant sign in the zodiac! Keep your eyes open and trust your intuition.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your focus on home and family continues. Some are entertaining, or redecorating and tweaking your digs. (You love to do this and you’re good at it.) You will socialize with your safe cabal of friends and family. Mercury will go retrograde this week and attract relatives and family back into your world, especially people you haven’t seen for a while. Be aware that the confidence with which you will assert yourself this week (and you will be confident in conversations with others) might be unsettled for some reason. You might wonder if you’re losing your touch. Relax. This shaky feeling will be gone before you can say creme brulee.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re busy! Fortunately, you find it easy to be charming, which is why people want to see you. This week is peppered by disruptions, delays, transportation problems, missed buses, confused communications and missed appointments. They are minor aggravations, but frustrating! Don’t worry, you’re not losing it. What’s happening is Mercury is going retrograde in the part of your chart that deals with ground transportation, daily communications, and your daily habits. On top of this, confusion and possible deception about money, cash flow, earnings and possessions might cloud things. It’s all a bit maddening but this is nothing you can’t handle. Entertain loved ones.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You have strong energy this week because fiery Mars is in your sign. Naturally, this indicates a time of great activity in your life, when you will work hard to further your own interests. This is why you won’t hesitate to assert yourself among others. Because you will be more proactive and much more of a fighter for your own rights than usual, relations with those who are closest to you might be sensitive. Meanwhile, personally you are focused on money, cash flow and your possessions. No question. How is it then that something will happen or someone will say something that makes you question your right to do what you want to do? This is unnerving. Fortunately, it’s a passing thing.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You feel cocky and confident with the Sun, Mercury and Venus in your sign. The Sun boosts your confidence and attracts good things to you. Venus makes you charming and sociable. Admittedly, Mercury goes retrograde this week, which will create silly errors, mixed-up communications, misplaced items, traffic problems, transportation glitches as well as machinery breakdowns – including computers. No! Unfortunately, yes. But the challenges of Mercury retrograde are never big. They’re just irritating. Your greatest challenge week will be self-doubt and a shaky confidence. Something going on behind the scenes makes you nervous. The truth is it has no basis and will be quickly gone.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Friendship is important to you, and indeed, you are a good friend to others. However, this week it seems like so much is going on behind the scenes. Financial matters look strong. Likewise, you are confident as you have set off on a new path in the last year. But privately, something requires your attention. For some of you, it’s a secret love affair. Others might feel challenged or downcast or disappointed by dealing with a friend or a group. You might feel that people question your integrity. (This would be a blow.) More likely, someone is feeding your insecurities. The thing to know is that this dark cloud on your horizon is gone in a week. Courage!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Many people are making demands on your time right now. They want to see your face. They want to connect with you. They want your advice and they want your company. On top of that, suddenly, old friends from the past and people from organizations from the past are coming out of the woodwork. You’re more involved with creative, artistic people, as well. While this is going on, privately, your ambition is aroused and you want to make a name for yourself. Natch! It’s the beginning of the year and you intend to sparkle! (And of course, you will because Jupiter is in your sign for the first time since 2010.) Don’t let anyone rain on your parade. Things might happen that make you question your success. You might be afraid you’ll be “found out.” (I’m navel lint!) These insecure feelings will be gone in a week

January 9, 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today until 11:15 PM PST. The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Don’t get your belly in a rash today. Guard against knee-jerk reactions. I say this because you are energized with the Moon in your sign dancing with your ruler Mars, which means you feel lots of emotion! Avoid doing anything you will regret later, especially arguments with old friends and groups.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your ability to talk to bosses and people in authority is particularly strong today. You’ll be convincing in discussions about how to deal with shared property or shared responsibilities. Nevertheless, you will probably choose to work from behind the scenes. (Old bosses are back on the scene.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re eager to interact with others today, especially friends and groups. This could be because you have something to say or you want to lead the charge. Incidentally, a lively discussion might make you change your future goals? Whatever the case, you’re involved!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today, you are high viz., which means people notice you more than usual, especially bosses, parents and the police. (Good to know in case you have to do some damage control.) You might have a feisty exchange with someone today. Easy does it. You might have to deal money and property issues from the past.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You have a strong desire to escape and seek adventure today. You want to do something different to broaden your horizons and get more out of life. You might be involved with someone from another culture or a different country. (You have strong opinions about controversial matters!)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Expect to be in a lively discussion about shared property or shared responsibilities or perhaps an inheritance today. You feel you have something invested in this situation and you’re ready to speak up. Hopefully, others are ready to listen.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you might meet someone who is confident and cocky. They might want your help or your cooperation. Actually, this is a good time to start a project where you have to work with others because people’s energy levels are high today. Go, go, go!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You will accomplish a lot at work, or with any task that you undertake today because you’re gung-ho! In particular, you’re happy to do something that involves physical labour because you have energy to burn! You are also proactive about your health. (Always a good thing.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is the perfect day for a workout in a gym or any kind of physical exercise because you’re pumped with energy! You will enjoy playful activities with kids. You will also enjoy channeling some of this energy into fun, social outings. Time to play!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Family discussions will be energetic and lively today because you have plans. In particular, you want to introduce home improvements or make things better. You might also want to make the peace within a family dispute. You will certainly do what you can.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today you’re keen to talk to others. You want to enlighten someone about something. Because you will put a lot of yourself into your words, you’ll be convincing. (“Where do I sign?”) BTW, don’t be down on yourself for misplacing or forgetting things. Mercury is about to go retrograde in your sign.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today you have strong ideas about money and shopping. Because of your heightened emotions and desires, you will stop at nothing to get what you want. This determination applies to shopping but also to negotiating finances or dealing with anything that you own.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Catherine (Kate), Duchess of Cambridge (1981) shares your birthday today. You are practical, reliable, confident and very caring about your loved ones. You take an organized approach to life. You are observant and committed to your goals. This year you might renew or examine your religious and spiritual beliefs. Enjoy your time alone. This year gets more exciting as it goes along.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

The January 9 birthday horoscope predicts you are always ready to move! You are especially impatient when things do not go your way. You really must grow out of this as life has its way of doing things. The January 9 astrology sign is Capricorn. But some things, are beyond even your control.

Your career and home are in accord finally, with the Sun and Moon in your birthday horoscope. This can be very effective and rewarding about financial matters and personal affairs. You know how to make money. The future of person who born on 9 January will be secure and stable.

If today January 9 is your birthday, then your ability to see the bigger picture, speaks mounds to other people. Certain connections and self-assurance make for a winning combination when you must present your ideas to key people. This will come easily to you, as you possess the communication skills most do not have. Your biggest downfall is that you are impulsive. Sometimes you have to wait. Your emergency does not necessitate everyone else having the same emergency.

According to your January 9 horoscope, you have what it takes to achieve the status of money, fame, and power. You are hard at work when others sleep. The typical 9-5 job does not excite you in any way. You are willing to make that sacrifice so you and others around you can have those material possessions you did not come as a child. Things that troubled you as a child still bother you today. Despite your upbringing, you have learned to establish your own identity and have your own set of values.

Who is born on January 9th, are complicated Capricorns. You are gifted philosophers who strive for precision. You have the moral fiber to stand next to anyone. Your sometimes-shy attitude prevents you from achieving that closeness you desire.

It takes some time after you meet someone to develop any intimacy predicts your love compatibility analysis by birthday. When you meet that special person, open up. You want to settle down so, stop being the enemy. In case you did not know it, you can be the very reason for things not always turning out as you had hoped.

Once people with a Capricorn birthday decide to commit to anyone, they will remain faithful and steadfast to that person as Venus links to your personal and love life. Going through the motions, however, is intensely painful. Through socialization, you will be reconnecting with people from your past.

I would not recommend getting yourself involved with someone to keep busy. This year’s focus is all about you and finding your niche. If you work to resolve any issues that arise, you will see that many associations will bind themselves in given time.

Working with a clear head will give you the advantage you need foretells the January 9th horoscope. Your energy is good but be careful not to go over the top. I suggest that you seek the support of an older, more experienced person and those who are in positions of influence. Your respect for authority serves as a disciplinary tool.

Although you respect your elders, you expect a certain amount of discipline from your juniors as well. Under your guidance, they achieve amazing abilities that allow them to organize and communicate. You are directly responsible for these qualities.

Capricorn, you may either need to watch your spending or money may come to you by leaps and bounds. Either way, you need to check how you spend your hard-earned money. Focus on why you need to splurge. You can still reward yourself, but keep track of the budget. With your exceptional math credentials, you can surely manage your wallet.

In conclusion, Capricorn, you have what it takes to make a success of yourself. Your work ethics are impeccable. Your reputation as a highly regarded personality supersedes you. People want to be like you. They mostly look up to you because of your giving nature. You are no quitter, either. The ability of  January 9 birthday personality to discipline one’s self and others sets them apart from the rest.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On January 9

Bob DenverCrystal Gayle, Chad Johnson, Dave MatthewsKate Middleton, Richard M Nixon, Freddie Starr

See: Famous Celebrities Born On January 9

This Day That Year – January 9 In History

1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard is the first to fly in a gas balloon.
1942 – The post of US Joint Chiefs of Staff is brought into being.
1973 – Mission to the moon Luna 21 is launched.
1984 – After John Lennon’s death, his single “Nobody Told Me” is released.

January 9 Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

January 9 Chinese Zodiac Ox

January 9 Birthday Planet

Your Ruling planet is Saturn also called the Karma planet that sows seeds of discipline and learning in you.

January 9 Birthday Symbols

The Horned Sea Goat Is The Symbol Of The Capricorn Astrology Sign

January 9 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hermit. This card warns you to take time to make decisions and not believe others blindly. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Pentacles and Queen of Pentacles.

January 9 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Virgo: This makes a perfect match between two down to earth signs.
You are not compatible with people born under Libra: This match between two opposite personalities is challenging to balance.

See Also:

January 9 Birthday Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This universal number stands for creation, force, power, and determination.
Number 9 – A magical number that is filled with compassion for others.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For January 9 Birthday

Red: This color signifies primal life forces, strength, energy, and ability to overcome obstacles.
Black: Symbolizes willpower, endurance, and self-control.

Lucky Days For January 9 Birthday

Saturday– The day of Planet Saturn stands for hard work, effort, silence, and stability.
Tuesday– The day of Planet Mars stands for action, strength, emotions, and adventures.

January 9 Birthstone Garnet

Garnet helps achieve your goals and acts as a magnet in attracting people to you.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gift For People Born On January 9

Stocks or gold bonds for men and something homemade or has sentimental value for the women. The January 9 birthday personality can be materialistic.

January 9, 2022 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

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one-day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

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

Today’s First Quarter Phase

The First Quarter on January 9 has an illumination of 47%. 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 9 the Moon is 7.12 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: First Quarter
Illumination: 47%
Moon Age: 7.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 392,887.23 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,113,714.56 km

Useful Moon Resources

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Sunday

From WitchSwap.com

Sunday is associated with the Sun and zodiac sign of Leo. I add Cancer and Aries to this because they are also associated with the Sun.

The elemental correspondence is Fire, (shocking, I know). In my opinion Sunday is the most diverse day in terms of its spell correspondences. Spells for success, money/prosperity, healing, protection, insight, fame/power, attraction and empowerment are just a few of the spells that can be amplified if performed on a Sunday.

Gods/Goddesses: Helios, Brigid. Brigid is the Goddess of Fire and the Hearth and is celebrated on Imbolc, which is known as the “Festival of Lights”. By invoking her on Sundays you can tap into her powers of illumination and maternal energy.

Angel: Michael. Archangel Michael is the ultimate warrior. He can be petitioned to help aid your cause or to destroy an enemy. If this is an angel you work with often, Sunday would be an auspicious day for honoring him and offering him gifts of thanks.

From AngelFire.com

Sunday/Sun: health, success, career, goals, ambition, personal finances, advancement,drama, fun, authority figures, law, fairs, crops, totem animals, volunteerand civic services, promotion, the God, men’s mysteries, children, buying selling, speculating

SUNDAY: The Sun naturaly rules the first day of the week.

Any type of God or solar-related magick is especially potent this day.

Spells for logic, thought and leadership will have strong results.

Sun Rituals: money, health, friendship related.

Colour: Yellow

Element: Fire.

Number: 6

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by the Sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil annd excorcism, Success, healing, and happiness


Day – Sunday

Planet – Sun

Sign – Leo

Angel – Michael

Color – Gold, Yellow, and Orange

Plant – Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, and Oak

Stone – Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger Eye, amber, Quartz Crystal, Red Agate

Intentions – Health, Success, Career, Ambition, Goals, Personal finances.

Element – Fire

More Qualities – Family, Sibling Relationships, Advancement, Drama, fun, authority, figures, law, fairs, crops, totem animals, volunteer services, civic services, promotion, the god, men’s mysteries, children, Buying, selling, speculating.

From Numerologist.com

Archangel Michael is the resonant Angel of Sundays.

Often called St. Michael the Archangel, he’s the leader of all archangels and is known by many as the guardian of lightworkers.

He’s all-powerful, so regardless of what you need, he is your go-to Angel.

He is strong, courageous, inspiring and motivating and his chief function is to rid the earth and its inhabitants of fear and negative energy.

Archangel Michael is often depicted carrying a sword which he uses to cut away emotional entanglements, freeing those who request his assistance from fear, negativity and unwanted attachments. He is here to guide you toward your true life purpose while empowering you with the courage and confidence you need to be a shining light in the world.

Invoke his presence and he will guard and protect you from the kinds of negativity coming from other people, situations and hostile environments by surrounding you with a shield of love.

Archangel Michael resonates with the color blue, with the Sun – the source of all light on Earth – and with the number 6.

Printable Good Week Spell

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.

2022 January 9

Hubble’s Jupiter and the Shrinking Great Red Spot

Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleOPAL Program, STScIProcessing: Karol Masztalerz

Explanation: What will become of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot? Gas giant Jupiter is the solar system’s largest world with about 320 times the mass of planet Earth. Jupiter is home to one of the largest and longest lasting storm systems known, the Great Red Spot (GRS), visible to the left. The GRS is so large it could swallow Earth, although it has been shrinking. Comparison with historical notes indicate that the storm spans only about one third of the exposed surface area it had 150 years ago. NASA’s Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program has been monitoring the storm more recently using the Hubble Space Telescope. The featured Hubble OPAL image shows Jupiter as it appeared in 2016, processed in a way that makes red hues appear quite vibrant. Modern GRS data indicate that the storm continues to constrict its surface area, but is also becoming slightly taller, vertically. No one knows the future of the GRS, including the possibility that if the shrinking trend continues, the GRS might one day even do what smaller spots on Jupiter have done — disappear completely.

 

Tuesday over Zoom: APOD editor to present the Best APOD Space Images of 2021

January 9 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government

1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat

1839 Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23′ south)

1941 6,000 Jews murdered in a pogrom in Bucharest, Romania

2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

Today’s Historical Events

475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King

1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned King of France

1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses

1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government

1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands

1493 1st sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus

1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1894 William K.L. Dickson’s motion picture “Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze” aka “Fred Ott’s Sneeze” receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

1936 Noël Coward‘s stage drama “Astonished Heart” premieres in London

1956 Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of “Producers’ Showcase” series

1959 “Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin‘s “Let’s Get Small” for being in “bad taste”

1984 “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes” premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)

1989 “Pat Sajak Show” premieres on CBS

1996 First episode of “Third Rock from the Sun” screened on NBC

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich‘ Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown’s musical “Follow Thru” premieres in NYC

1946 “Would-Be Gentleman” opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances

1947 “Street Scene” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances

1947 Roger Sessions’ 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco with Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony,

1948 Walter Piston‘s 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky; wins 1947 Pulitzer Prize

1965 Beatles ’65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

1967 “More of The Monkees” second album by The Monkees is released

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1811 1st Women’s Golf Tournament held

1903 Baseball’s National & American Leagues make peace

1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League’s Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)

1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

1942 In his 20th title defence, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden

1947 Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium

1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds

1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

9 January 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one-day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

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

Today’s First Quarter Phase

The First Quarter on January 9 has an illumination of 47%. 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 9 the Moon is 7.12 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: First Quarter
Illumination: 47%
Moon Age: 7.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 392,887.23 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,113,714.56 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

9 January 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Capricorn 32
Moon:20 Aries 24
Mercury:08 Aquarius 27
Venus:18 Capricorn 14 Rx
Mars:19 Sagittarius 24
Jupiter:02 Pisces 20
Saturn:12 Aquarius 53
Uranus:10 Taurus 51 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 50
Pluto:26 Capricorn 13
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 32
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 04 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 26
Chiron:08 Aries 38
Ceres:28 Taurus 03 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 47
Juno:20 Capricorn 50
Vesta:29 Sagittarius 16
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:7
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

9 January 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Capricorn 19
Moon:17 Aries 48
Mercury:08 Aquarius 18
Venus:18 Capricorn 21 Rx
Mars:19 Sagittarius 15
Jupiter:02 Pisces 17
Saturn:12 Aquarius 52
Uranus:10 Taurus 51 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 50
Pluto:26 Capricorn 13
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 04 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 25
Chiron:08 Aries 38
Ceres:28 Taurus 04 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 43
Juno:20 Capricorn 45
Vesta:29 Sagittarius 09
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

9 January 2022
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Capricorn 56
Moon:13 Aries 07
Mercury:07 Aquarius 59
Venus:18 Capricorn 35 Rx
Mars:18 Sagittarius 59
Jupiter:02 Pisces 13
Saturn:12 Aquarius 49
Uranus:10 Taurus 51 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 50
Pluto:26 Capricorn 12
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 06 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 23
Chiron:08 Aries 38
Ceres:28 Taurus 04 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 37
Juno:20 Capricorn 36
Vesta:28 Sagittarius 57
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7