GUIDELINES FOR ALL GATHERINGS AND OPEN CHATS 

GUIDELINES FOR ALL GATHERINGS AND OPEN CHATS 

No matter what spiritual path you follow or the type of witchcraft you practice, except dark practitioners, you are welcome to join us for our open chats and Esbat and Sabbat gatherings. The Sabbat gatherings celebrate both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres’ Sabbat. Look at the banner on the right side of the page for information on upcoming Heart’s Spirit Online Coven events. They are all held via Skype. You can join us by typing in your message or response. 

The main guideline for when we are gathered on Skype or anywhere else for any reason is the Wicce Rede: “An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.” 

No one will be allowed to use foul, rude, racist, hurtful, hateful, or gender-bashing language at any time during any type of gathering. Anyone not following this guideline will be kicked out of the gatherings immediately and blocked forever. 

This is not a dating site! If you attempt to hook up with someone or use sexually suggestive language toward anyone else at the gathering, you will be kicked out and blocked forever. 

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings, all conversations will cease 1 minute before the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle has been closed. 

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings, no one may leave the circle without permission from the person leading it. If you leave the sacred circle for any reason, except if the electronic device you are using to attend disconnects you, we ask that you do not re-enter the sacred circle. 

When attending a Sabbat gathering, we ask that you stay for both hemispheres’ rituals. * 

* SABBAT GATHERINGS 

Once the circle starts, all socializing and/or comments about the rituals must stop unless you see the word “EVERYONE” in the ritual.  You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you break it a second time, you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline as it is rude to the person or persons leading the ritual (s). If you do not leave you will be taken out of the gathering by Lady Beltane. If this happens again at another gathering, you will be permanently banned from attending any Heart’s Spirit Online Coven gatherings. There are no exceptions to this.  

No one should enter or leave the chat room from the time the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle is closed. To enter or leave the chat room (the computer knocking you out of the chat room during this time is the only exception for re-entering the circle) during this time breaks the circle, and whoever is leading the circle needs to take their time and energy to close it up again. 

All electronics in the room you are in during the gathering should be shut off except for the device you are using to access the gathering as the energy raised during the circle can possibly do minor or major damage to other devices. 

Everyone attending an Esbat and/or Sabbat gathering is welcome to stay after the circle is done to visit with the others and/or offer other ideas for the ritual performed at that gathering. 

These are simple guidelines and show courtesy to all people attending the gatherings and those leading them. Not obeying all the guidelines could get you banned from all Heart’s Spirit Online Coven gatherings and open chats for life. 

Any questions about the guidelines and/or anything to do with Heart’s Spirit Online Coven, the open chats, WOTC’s School of Witchcraft, and Esbat and/or Sabbat gatherings can be emailed to Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com. All emails will be answered as soon as possible after receiving it.  

If you want to attend any type of gathering, please read this guide. When you email Lady Beltane for the information to join the gathering, please include this phrase “In perfect love and perfect trust.” in the email so I know you have read the entire handbook. 

All lessons are copyright 1980-2025© by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without author’s expressed written permission. 

We do not write spells or do spells, hexes, curses, rituals, or any other type of magick for anyone, so please do not email us asking us to do any of these. If you do, your email will wind up in spam and then deleted. 

 

A Thought for Today

Until tomorrow I send you magickal blessings of love and light dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests.

April 8, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes 

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Lively discussions might bring about changes at home. Alternatively, changes at home might bring about lively discussions! Whatever happens, you want to rouse the troops and encourage friends or members of a group or organization to follow your lead.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You can expect today to be full of interruptions, as well as opportunities to meet new faces and see new places. (Not a boring day.) Nevertheless, there is a mildly accident-prone quality present, so pay attention to everything you say and do. (Best to make your plans behind the scenes.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Keep an eye on your money and your possessions today. For example. you might find money; you might lose money. Protect what you own. Meanwhile, when talking to friends and groups, you’ll be convincing! Use this power wisely. “Let’s streak the ballfield!”

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today you want to have a little excitement, which is why you might provoke others just to see their reaction. Possibly, you will meet a new and exciting friend? You will certainly be capable of powerful, decisive conversations with authority figures – bosses, parents and the police. Oh yeah.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is great day to study and learn something. It’s also a wonderful day to make travel plans. Your interest in philosophy, other cultures, religion and metaphysics is strong today. You want to read and discover new ideas to expand your experience of the world.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might meet someone new and interesting today; or alternatively, a friend might surprise you. This could be related to the fact that you are proactive and decisive about settling issues related to taxes, debt and shared property. You want results and you will go after what you want!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

People might be surprised to learn something unusual about you today or something that was previously private or unknown. Perhaps this is why you will have a vigourous conversation with a partner or close friend? You might also attract someone to you today who is very chatty.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Travel plans might change today. Or perhaps, you will nurture ideas for an exciting trip? Meanwhile, you will accomplish a lot at work because you feel mentally vigourous. However, you are also very independent today! Ideally, you will work on your own.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Because you are such high energy today, you might be too aggressive with your kids. Be aware that some part of you is secretly spoiling for a fight. Be aware of this and be patient. Take the high road. After all, Sagittarians like to be positive and happy! Do what you can to maintain this.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be patient with family members today, especially during discussions or doing repairs at home. You might be inclined to want things your way. Frankly, you also want to be in control. Nevertheless, someone might throw you a curveball that catches you off guard.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’ll be assertive and direct in all your discussions with others today. Be careful that you don’t arouse opposition by coming on too strong. This might relate to a surprise when dealing with a pet, your health or your work. Don’t let anything trigger you. Easy does it.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will be effective in discussions about finances, cash flow and money negotiations. In fact, when it comes to your possessions, you might be a tad aggressive! Meanwhile, parents should be aware that this is a mildly accident-prone day for their kids. Social plans might change. A surprise invitation might delight.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Katie Sackoff (1980) shares your birthday today. You have a pioneering spirit. You’re quick minded, thorough, and independent. You are also well organized, which makes you an excellent manager. This year is the final year of a nine-year cycle for you, which means you are letting go of things to create space for new beginnings next year. Time to finish things.

April 8, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

May the next year of your life be better than the past year!

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON APRIL 8, you have a nose for business. Your exceptional ability to be quick and sharp makes you a wanted Arian. You are first to show compassion for others and lend a helping hand.

The 8th April birthday personality are humble Arians although very independent. Sometimes, your strong and aggressive nature can intimidate people.

If today April 8th is your birthdate, you like to do things on your own time and at your own pace. You have no empathy for lazy individuals. You know the value of constructive energy and those born on today know how to use it.

The 8 April birth day characteristics show that you enjoy a good prank and you like to laugh so hard until it hurts. This is better than being upset or arguing about little things. Nothing can be accomplished like that.

You know the best way to solve anything is to communicate. You like to be optimistic about life and it shows in your confident way of walking and talking.

As an April 8 zodiac birthday person, you are self-assured as you are your own person. You are full of idealistic dreams but capable of making them a part of reality. That is what you do, Aries. You make dreams come true!

People born on this Aries birthdate people make loyal friends. You are dependable but sometimes, impatient. At times, you can be selfish but bounce back with acceptance of your lack of direction.

You do so much for others but are not able to accept help from people who care about you. This is not practical, Aries. Do not be so critical that you cannot accept a helping hand or a listening ear.

The 8th April birthday horoscope predicts that you want someone to share your lives with. You have definite ideas as to how you approach your love interest. Aries individuals with today as their birth day, want a secure relationship that is fun, romantic and reserved just for them. You picture your lover as being strong and assertive.

Sometimes knowing when to shut it down at the work place will be a determining factor in your relationship. Your partner will be supportive of you coming home early occasionally. Adventure lurks at home as well, Aries.

What your birthday says about you, Aries, is you were born with a drive to survive. In fact, you want more than just to live to tell the tale. You have the perseverance of a Ram and will accomplish mostly of what you set out to do.

The 8 April birthdate meaning shows that you are no quitter. You do not even complain. You just do your job with a smile on your face. Your glory is having done something that supports your moral convictions.

Those born on April 8 value your health. You understand the importance of looking good and feeling even better. As we get older, the body starts to change. You like to take care of any situation that could do harm to your inner workings.

The April 8 birthday personality has great will power, Aries. You have a strong mind but watch out for those bones. They are not so strong. Perhaps taking a calcium supplement could ensure adequate consumption for the daily requirements.

You enjoy helping others. Those born on this day are groomed for success. You would prefer a job that gave you great satisfaction at the end of the day.

The April 8 birthdate astrology predicts that you love to laugh and believe it is a cure for depression. You are smart and have the will power to stay focused.

Aries, you like a strong but practical partner. You do not know how to give up but need to take a break now and again. Watch out for your aging bones and drink your milk. It really does the body good.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 8

Kofi Annan, Betty Ford, Felix Hernandez, Taylor Kitsch, Julian Lennon, Biz Markie, Brenda Russell, Shelby Young

See: Famous Celebrities Born On April 8

This Day That Year – April 8 In History

1766 – A wicker basket on a chain and pulley acts as the first fire escape

1862 – The first aerosol dispenser patent; inventor John D Lynde

1879 – For the first time, milk was sold in glass containers

1956 – During a Marine exercise, six drown at Paradise Is in South Carolina

April 8  Mesha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 8  Chinese Zodiac DRAGON

April 8 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that stands for male strength, passion, anger, and strong will power.

April 8 Birthday Symbols

The Ram Is The Symbol For The Aries Zodiac Sign

April 8 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is Strength. This card symbolizes endurance, optimism, honor and self-esteem.

April 8 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Sun Sign Leo: This will be relationship full of action, passion, and enthusiasm.

You are not compatible with people born under Sun Sign PiscesThis relationship will be difficult and uncompromising.

See Also:

April 8 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for imagination, kindness, talent, and communication.

Number 8 – This number symbolizes your Karmic relations between money, power, ambition, and spirituality.

Lucky Colors For April 8 Birthday

Red: This is a strong color that has a great effect on your leadership and ambition, desires and motivation.

Blue: This color signifies introspection, knowledge, freedom, and openness.

Lucky Days For April 8 Birthday

Tuesday – This day is ruled by Mars and symbolizes a good day to tide over problems and keep away from fights.
Saturday – This day ruled by Saturn signifies problems that can bring you down to earth from your high flying successes.

April 8 Birthstone Diamond

Diamond is a gemstone that helps make relationships stronger and better.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 8th Of April:

A scientific calculator for the Aries man and a hairstyle makeover for the woman.

April 8, 2022 Current Moon Phase Digest

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 was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on April 8 has an illumination of 43%. 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 April 8 the Moon is 6.69 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 43%
Moon Age: 6.69 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,133.68 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,820,528.32 km

Useful Moon Resources

April 8, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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

For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

April 08, 2022
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aries 05
Moon:15 Cancer 33
Mercury:25 Aries 36
Venus:03 Pisces 35
Mars:25 Aquarius 20
Jupiter:23 Pisces 09
Saturn:22 Aquarius 44
Uranus:13 Taurus 18
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 30

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 01
Mean Lunar Node:24 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Gemini 20

Chiron:12 Aries 45
Ceres:16 Gemini 01
Pallas:20 Aries 52
Juno:25 Aquarius 45
Vesta:13 Aquarius 23

Eris:24 Aries 17

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

 

Northern Hemisphere

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

April 08, 2022
09:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aries 00
Moon:14 Cancer 33
Mercury:25 Aries 25
Venus:03 Pisces 29
Mars:25 Aquarius 16
Jupiter:23 Pisces 08
Saturn:22 Aquarius 44
Uranus:13 Taurus 18
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 30

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 01
Mean Lunar Node:24 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Gemini 20

Chiron:12 Aries 45
Ceres:15 Gemini 59
Pallas:20 Aries 50
Juno:25 Aquarius 43
Vesta:13 Aquarius 20

Eris:24 Aries 17

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

April 08, 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Aries 46
Moon:11 Cancer 35
Mercury:24 Aries 54
Venus:03 Pisces 13
Mars:25 Aquarius 05
Jupiter:23 Pisces 04
Saturn:22 Aquarius 42
Uranus:13 Taurus 17
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 01
Mean Lunar Node:24 Taurus 22 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Gemini 18

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:15 Gemini 54
Pallas:20 Aries 44
Juno:25 Aquarius 38
Vesta:13 Aquarius 14

Eris:24 Aries 16

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

April 8 Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net lick here for more information about The Hanged Man from the Thoth – Crowley Tarot | Thoth Tarot Deck

The Hanged Man – Major Arcana

 

 Anglo-Saxon and Frisian Rune

From The Rune Site – Anglo-Saxon and Frisian Runes

Ior

Sound: “io” as in “helios”
Stands for: The World Serpent
Casting meaning: Ior symbolizes dual natures, evident in the amphibious habits of many water beasts (like the World Serpent). It also signifies the unavoidable hardships in life that we can do nothing about, but should still not worry about

Witch’s Rune

From psychic-revelation.com

The Ear Of Corn

Keywords: Good luck, success.

Meanings: This rune represents abundance, success and happiness. This is considered a lucky rune and if leading it is very positive about your query, whether the query is about finance, business, friendship, partnership or spirituality. In conjunction with the Rings it indicates a happy and prosperous marriage. With the Sun it means success in your career, and with Waves, success abroad.

Druid Ogham

From Druid Ogham- For more information about Straif

Straif

Resilience through hardship, hardening off, discipline, sacrifice

Tree: Blackthorn/Sloe (Prunus spp.)

Letter: Z

When you get mad or hate something because it goes against your grain, you have choices. You can wallow in your anger and lash out foolishly, which effectively makes you act in sympathy with that which you despise. You can do nothing/go the pacifist route and try to repress your anger, which will cause it to build up and eat at you from the inside in the form of depression. Thirdly, you can use your anger as a starting point or what is called a thrust block from which to make yourself so completely different from what is causing you anger that you end up rising above it and beating it at its game. Strife can either drag you down or raise you up by making you more resilient, but it is all in how you choose to handle it.

When you draw Straif, there is an experience being put in your way that isn’t pleasant. This experience can be transformed into a learning tool if you can work it out. Straif is a battle you must fight and often a disruption in routine. Just as a sword must be subjected to multiple processes to become sharp, sparks are going to have to fly before you can forge your destiny. You may need to sacrifice in order to become a stronger, better human being.

By admitting (not repressing), analyzing, and dealing with your dark emotions instead of allowing them to call the shots, drawing Straif well-dignified points to the real possibility you’ve dodged a nasty bit of strife because you’ve already learned not to be fear’s or anger’s puppet.

Questions when you draw Straif: …

April 8 Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here for more information about Hexagram 44

Hexagram Forty – Four/ 44

Kou / Compulsion

A playful Zephyr dances and delights beneath indulgent Heaven:
A Prince who shouts orders but will not walk among his people may as well try to command the four winds.

A strong, addictive temptation, much more dangerous than it seems.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are ignoring a clear and present danger to your well-being.
If this threat emanated from a heavy-handed oppressor, you would see it coming.
But this danger comes to you in the form of a seduction, an amusement, a diversion, an indulgence that is eating away at the fiber of your secure little world.
You are too cocksure.
You underestimate the tribute this dalliance will demand.

Numerology

From worldnumerology.com

It is an excellent number for business and is also good for a military career. It is a visionary and a doer. It has great potential. It is considered a Power number.

Angel Number

Click here from more information about Angel number 44 from informationseries.com

Forty – Four

Meaning of angel number 44

An angel number is a message from an angel to you.

Angel number 44 means that the angel gives you strength for your comfort. Let’s take a closer look.

[44] When efforts are rewarded

An angel number of 44 indicates that your efforts will be rewarded. You may think that you’re wasting your time, making unpaid efforts, but that’s not the case.

Right now, your efforts are about to be united. Many angels are helping you by your side. It can be said that the efforts that have been accumulated for a long time now bear fruit. The day of great joy finally comes.

[4] It is in a stable state

An angel number of 4 means that you are in a stable state. Work is going well, and …

 

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Tiger from UniGuide.com

Tiger

Tiger symbolism and meanings include strength, cunning, majesty, independence, and immortality. As they are native to Asia and Siberia, Russia, tigers appear in the mythology and folklore of many cultures throughout these regions. In addition, the tiger spirit animal is an important figure in the spiritual beliefs of locals from these areas and other people around the world.

Table of Contents

What does a tiger symbolize?

White Tiger Symbolism

The Tiger in Cultural Mythology and Folklore

Tiger Symbolism in India and Hindu Mythology

Tiger Symbolism in China

Tiger Meaning in Russia

Tiger Spirit Animal

Tiger Totem

Tiger Power Animal

Tiger Dream Meanings

Tiger Tattoo Meaning

Organizations that Protect Tigers

Printable Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Friday

Spell to Empower Object for Protection

This spell is best done during the Moon’s waxing phase or on the full Moon to get the most Universal energy to help empower it.

This spell can be used on a black stone, a necklace or other jewelry you were all the time.

First cleanse the object of all energy besides your own and the objects internal energy.

Hold object in your power hand or if you are doing it while in a circle place it in the middle of your altar. Use your wand or atheme to direct the power you raise into the object. Repeat spell three or five times. Fill in the blankets with the object you are empowering.

This _____ is now mine,

I will wear (carry) it through out time.

To protect me from things I can see.

To protect me even more from things I can not see.

_____ call to me if I forget to take thee.

So Mote It Be.

Copyright Lady Beltane Sage 2008

April 8 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 April 8

Hale-Bopp: The Great Comet of 1997

Image Credit & Copyright: Stefan Seip (TWAN)

Explanation: Only twenty-five years ago, Comet Hale-Bopp rounded the Sun and offered a dazzling spectacle in planet Earth’s night skies. Digitized from the original astrophoto on 35mm color slide film, this classic image of the Great Comet of 1997 was recorded a few days after its perihelion passage on April 1, 1997. Made with a camera and telephoto lens piggy-backed on a small telescope, the 10 minute long, hand-guided exposure features the memorable tails of Hale-Bopp, a whitish dust tail and blue ion tail. Here, the ion tail extends well over ten degrees across the northern sky. In all, Hale-Bopp was reported as visible to the naked eye from late May 1996 through September 1997. Also known as C/1995 O1, Hale-Bopp is recognized as one of the most compositionally pristine comets to pass through the inner Solar System. A visitor from the distant Oort cloud, the comet’s next perihelion passage should be around the year 4380 AD. Do you remember Hale-Bopp?

April 8 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1767 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders

1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

1898 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese

1913 Opening of China’s 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)

2004 Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups

Today’s Historical Events click here for more

217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus

1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by bishop Walkelin in Winchester, England

1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated

1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum

1195 Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor

1341 Petrarch crowned a poet on the Capitoline Hill in Rome

1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI

1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV click here for more

1963 35th Academy Awards: “Lawrence of Arabia“, Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King

1968 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1974 Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida

1975 47th Academy Awards: “The Godfather Part II”, Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win

1979 205th & final episode of “All in the Family”; followed by “Archie Bunker’s Place” for 4 seasons

Today’s Historical Events in Music click here for more

1781 Premiere of Mozart‘s violin sonata K379

1876 Amiliare Ponchielli’s opera “La Gioconda” premieres in Milan

1931 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s ballet “The Arrow” premieres

1935 Béla Bartók’s 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.

1938 Walter Piston‘s 1st Symphony in E, premieres in Boston, by the Boston Symphony, conducted by the composer

1942 Arnold Schoenberg & Tudor’s ballet “Pillar of Fire” premieres in NYC

1950 “Miss Liberty” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances

1954 “By the Beautiful Sea” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports click here for more

1935 2nd Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Gene Sarazen wins Monday playoff with Craig Wood by 5 strokes

1941 In his 4th title defence in 9 weeks Joe Louis beats Tony Musto by TKO in the 9th round at the Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown

1943 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Detroit Red Wings beat Boston Bruins, 2-0 for a 4-0 series sweep and their 3rd SC Championship

1943 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions

1945 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals

1956 20th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Burke Jr. wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of amateur Ken Venturi; final Masters played without a 36-hole cut

1963 Detroit Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain on waivers from the Chicago WS; McLain goes on the win Cy Young Award 1968, 69 and AL MVP 1968

1966 American Football League votes in 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner after Joe Foss resigns; appointment lasts 3 months when AFL merges with NFL

National Unicorn Day – April 9, 2022 World (Holiday)

[This is posted a day early to give us all a chance to wear something Unicorn related. I am honored to have a Unicorn as a totem animal that has been with me through many lifetimes.]

National Unicorn Day on April 9 is a day to celebrate the most popular mythical creature ever. Why? Because if wdon’t take time out to celebrate a beautiful, horned, rainbowprinted mythical creature then we’re most definitely missing a trickThe unicorn is a symbol of happiness, fantasy, and wonder. It’s an icon of color, of childlike splendor and magic. They often make appearances on birthday cakes and children’s clothing, and let’s be honest quite a lot of us adults still dig them too. National Unicorn Day is your chance to express some unicorn love, so show some color and delve into the magnificence of unicorns with us!

WHEN IS NATIONAL UNICORN DAY 2022?

We celebrate the myth and magic of unicorns on National Unicorn Day, which takes place on April 9 every year.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL UNICORN DAY

The unicorn is known as a creature of legend, one with a single large, spiraled and pointy horn which projects from its forehead. They were spotted in early Mesopotamian artwork and were often noted in myths and stories deriving from China, Greece, and India. In Greek mythology writers strongly believed that unicorns were running wild in a faraway distant realm. That distant realm was India and Greek physician Ctesias quoted in his book ‘‘On the Nature of Animals’’ that he believed India produced a one-horned horse. Some argued that he wasn’t seeing a unicorn, but instead was citing the Indian Rhinoceros. In Iran, unicorns were said to be found in Persepolis and the Hebrew Bible describes an animal called the ‘‘re’em’’ which some believe to be the unicorn.

The unicorn has always been depicted as a symbol of grace and purity, with its horn said to hold the power to cleanse poisonous water and to heal sickness. In medieval times, they would sell the tusks of the Narwhal whale and advertise it as a Unicorn horn.

The Celts, Romans, and Persians also described a white magical horse with a single horn. The creature was said to represent …

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April 8, 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

8 April 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Aries 58
Moon:14 Cancer 03
Mercury:25 Aries 20
Venus:03 Pisces 26
Mars:25 Aquarius 15
Jupiter:23 Pisces 07
Saturn:22 Aquarius 44
Uranus:13 Taurus 18
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 30

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 01
Mean Lunar Node:24 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Gemini 19

Chiron:12 Aries 45
Ceres:15 Gemini 58
Pallas:20 Aries 49
Juno:25 Aquarius 42
Vesta:13 Aquarius 19

Eris:24 Aries 17

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

 

Southern Hemisphere

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

8 April 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Aries 46
Moon:11 Cancer 35
Mercury:24 Aries 54
Venus:03 Pisces 13
Mars:25 Aquarius 05
Jupiter:23 Pisces 04
Saturn:22 Aquarius 42
Uranus:13 Taurus 17
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 01
Mean Lunar Node:24 Taurus 22 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Gemini 18

Chiron:12 Aries 44
Ceres:15 Gemini 54
Pallas:20 Aries 44
Juno:25 Aquarius 38
Vesta:13 Aquarius 14

Eris:24 Aries 16

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

8 April 2022
07:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Aries 26
Moon:07 Cancer 38
Mercury:24 Aries 13
Venus:02 Pisces 51
Mars:24 Aquarius 50
Jupiter:23 Pisces 00
Saturn:22 Aquarius 41
Uranus:13 Taurus 16
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 29

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 00
Mean Lunar Node:24 Taurus 23 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Gemini 16

Chiron:12 Aries 43
Ceres:15 Gemini 46
Pallas:20 Aries 35
Juno:25 Aquarius 30
Vesta:13 Aquarius 05

Eris:24 Aries 16

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5