A Thought for Today

Blessed be dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests.

April 18, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT today (4:30 PM to 7:30 PM). After that, the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a tricky day! Be careful against impulse spending or rash financial ideas today. Nevertheless, financial benefits might come to you in a sudden and unexpected way. Weirdly, if you act on this advantage, you might end up at odds with a parent or a boss. (Most curious.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today Mercury and unpredictable Uranus are lined up in your sign, which makes you restless and impulsive but also eager for adventure! You want to reach out in any direction for new experiences. Freedom will be important for you today. An unlikely alliance with a friend or a group might surprise you.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are ambitious today, which might be why bosses, parents and people in authority will bestow favours on you or give you permission to explore something new. (Their support might surprise you.) Meanwhile, a friend or a group might try to block you. You win some; you lose some.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A sudden travel opportunity related to publishing, the media, the law or medicine might surprise you today. Romance with someone “different” might blossom. However, power struggles with a parent or a boss might be challenging. Stay flexible and ready to act.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

An unexpected gift, or a financial advantage in a negotiation, or perhaps a tip with shared property might please you today. This could relate to an unexpected conversation with a boss or someone in authority? Steer clear of discussions about politics, religion and racial issues, which could get nasty.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Opportunities to travel or explore educational avenues might drop in your lap today. You might learn something that surprises you. Meanwhile, power struggles about shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues could be unpleasant. Accept unexpected help from someone.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Something pleasant but unexpected connected to your job or a financial arrangement might please you today. It could be a promotion or assistance of some kind. Meanwhile, be patient with partners and close friends because they might challenge you today. A battle of wills!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A surprise invitation, or unexpected social plans, or something exciting related to the arts might delight you today. (This could also relate to your kids or sports events.) Whatever happens, act quickly if you’re interested. Meanwhile, ego battles at work might occur. (Groan.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A pleasant surprise might occur today that is related to your work or your home and family situation. You might buy something high tech or attractive for where you live. You might suddenly entertain? Be patient with kids because power struggles might take place.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be patient with parents and family members today to avoid nasty arguments. This could relate to something unexpected related to your kids or a sudden vacation opportunity or a boon of some kind relayed to a relative. Be grateful for good things that happen to anyone. Truly. (Life is tough.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Even if you’re at odds with someone, you’re prepared to defend your turf, especially in terms of family and home today. You might spontaneously buy something beautiful or high tech for your home. “This toaster comes with a remote!”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Get ready for a fun surprise. Exciting, unexpected events might take place today. However, a power struggle about money or possessions might arise with someone. Whatever happens, you’re ready to defend your turf. You might buy something unusual to wear today. (One can always use shoes.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Eric McCormack (1963) shares your birthday today. You are a smart, likable, easy-going person. You are sensitive and kind; others find you interesting. You are also very ambitious! This year is the beginning of a fresh, new nine-year cycle for you, which means you must be flexible and have the inner courage to pursue new directions and open any door!

 

April 18, 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 YOU ARE BORN ON APRIL 18, you are a self-starter. You set goals and tasks for yourself and you get it done!

This 18 April birthday personality is infectious and enthusiastic contrary to popular belief. You born on this day have a spiritual side to you that makes you quite the evolutionary thinker.

Your prolific judgment will usually enable you to overcome stumbling blocks by applying those ideas to resolve any differences. Aries, you are likely to be self-assured and clever as well.

Some may say that you are uncompromising and narrow-minded but they do not know half the story. You, my dear Aries, are often the topic of discussion.

The April 18 birthday astrology predicts that when it comes to romance, you get all excited. When you look in the mirror, you see one good-looking person. Not only that, but you are likely to be the talker… the charmer.

With your personality traits and smile so bright, you meet people easily. They come to adore you. In love, Arians tend to have high expectations of their person of interest. You require a certain amount of room or space but can be attentive to your partner’s needs.

The April 18 birthday meanings show that you are very affectionate people. Usually, you put your partner first and expect the same treatment. Well, you are honest and direct so I hope your loved ones can handle that but you need not worry. You have the gift of gab and the situation will be soon forgotten.

If today is your birthday, you seek work that is more likely to be chosen based on its gratification. Although you may have many talents, you aspire to be in a position to mentor others. With your smarts, you could easily fund and operate a nonprofit organization for gifted or underprivileged youths. There is no limit to the things you could do, Aries.

The 18th April birthday horoscope predicts that perhaps you spend too much money. You are likely to pick up a unique object and then find that you would rather resale it. There could be sound profits in flipping the right merchandise.

This could serve you greatly in having the immediate cash flow to meet your monthly obligations. Do not worry, Arians. With age, comes wisdom. One day you will learn not to act on every whim. Sometimes, Aries, a padded bank account is better to have than material possessions.

This April 18th birthday personality has a desire to stay fit. You do not like being unproductive in your spare time. You are usually doing something to offset boredom or some emotional situation. Staying busy is a way to constructively get the most out of life.

It is good that you conquer complacency because it could prompt about with mood swings. In that case, you can be argumentative or behave in an impractical way. You do a good job of taking care of your body and mind.

This Aries birthday person will do fairly well in positions that allow you to be creative or to care for individuals. Those born on this zodiac birthday April 18, generally have sunny dispositions and look for the positive side of things. You believe in yourself. You do not let things get you down.

You aspire to be fit and stress-free. Arians are respected leaders who do extremely well in the areas of human resources. You know how to take care of yourself. In times of distraction, know that you are worth all the efforts and that dreams do come true. After all, you are Aries the Ram.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 18

Miguel Cabrera, Suri Cruise, Jeff Dunham, Barbara Hale, Jessica Jung, Kourtney Kardashian, Eric Roberts, James Woods

See: Famous Celebrities Born On April 18

This Day That Year – April 18 In History

1783 – After 8 years of fighting, the American Revolution is over
1874 – An African explorer by the name of David Livingstone is buried in Westminster Abbey
1907 – The Fairmont Hotel established today
1938 – In Cleveland, the Headless Mad Butcher is discovered

April 18  Mesha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 18  Chinese Zodiac DRAGON

April 18 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes action, passion, anger, and assertion.

April 18 Birthday Symbols

The Ram Is The Symbol For The Aries Sun Sign

April 18 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes inner truth, perception and hidden fantasies. The Minor Arcana cards are Four of Wands and Knight of Pentacles

April 18 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This can be a steady and exciting relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign LibraThis relationship will be a tearful one.

See Also:

April 18 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number represents humanitarian interests in helping others through charity.
Number 4 – This number represents organization and perfection needed for progress.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For April 18 Birthday

Orange: This color stands for joy, emotional strength, and a positive outlook.
Scarlet: This is a color that represents formality, strength, and desires.

Lucky Day For April 18 Birthday

Tuesday – The day of planet Mars that stands for action, force, recklessness, and competition.

April 18 Birthstone Diamond

Your lucky gemstone is Diamond which symbolizes indestructibility, perfection, and stability.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 18th Of April:

Tickets to his preferred sporting event for the man and a beautiful cocktail ring for the woman.

April 18, 2022 Current Moon Phase

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

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

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

Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on April 18 has an illumination of 96%. 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 18 the Moon is 16.65 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

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

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 96%
Moon Age: 16.65 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,726.64 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,242,478.78 km

Useful Moon Resources

April 18, 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 18, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Aries 43
Moon:25 Scorpio 36
Mercury:14 Taurus 52
Venus:14 Pisces 22
Mars:02 Pisces 46
Jupiter:25 Pisces 22
Saturn:23 Aquarius 30
Uranus:13 Taurus 51
Neptune:24 Pisces 11
Pluto:28 Capricorn 34

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 35
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 49 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 26

Chiron:13 Aries 19
Ceres:19 Gemini 36
Pallas:25 Aries 01
Juno:29 Aquarius 20
Vesta:17 Aquarius 30

Eris:24 Aries 23

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:6
Cardinal:6
Fixed:8
Mutable:5

Northern Hemisphere

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

April 18, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Aries 38
Moon:24 Scorpio 23
Mercury:14 Taurus 43
Venus:14 Pisces 16
Mars:02 Pisces 42
Jupiter:25 Pisces 21
Saturn:23 Aquarius 30
Uranus:13 Taurus 51
Neptune:24 Pisces 11
Pluto:28 Capricorn 34

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 35
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 50 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 25

Chiron:13 Aries 19
Ceres:19 Gemini 34
Pallas:24 Aries 59
Juno:29 Aquarius 18
Vesta:17 Aquarius 28

Eris:24 Aries 23

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:6
Cardinal:6
Fixed:8
Mutable:5

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

18 April 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Aries 21
Moon:20 Scorpio 10
Mercury:14 Taurus 12
Venus:13 Pisces 57
Mars:02 Pisces 29
Jupiter:25 Pisces 17
Saturn:23 Aquarius 28
Uranus:13 Taurus 50
Neptune:24 Pisces 10
Pluto:28 Capricorn 34

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 35 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 51 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 23

Chiron:13 Aries 18
Ceres:19 Gemini 28
Pallas:24 Aries 51
Juno:29 Aquarius 12
Vesta:17 Aquarius 21

Eris:24 Aries 23

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:6
Cardinal:6
Fixed:8
Mutable:5

April 18 Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click on the hyperlinks for more information on The Emperor Thoth in the Crowley Tarot from tarotx.net

The Emperor Thoth – Major Arcana

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Viking/Norse Rune

From londonverse.com – Norse/Viking Runes

URUZ VIKING RUNE – MANHOOD

The rune is an indication of the new phase beginning in a person’s life and the termination of the old one. The rune symbolizes the future changes that are yet to happen in the night. It speaks of ending one part of life and how a man goes out of his childhood frame. This means it must be left behind to attain manhood.

Witch’s Rune

From Summer Goddess – Witches Runes

Sun

Always a good omen, the Sun Rune means something of value is coming your way. You can look forward to taking a bold step, embarking in a new direction.

Some may be carried out of their daily grind by unexpected and fortunate events. Other will be made aware of added responsibility and will have to deal with it.

Expect public promotions and public affairs. Look to be amazed, dazzled or even shocked by scandals. An older person, or person of authority could have the answers you are now seeking.

Accept your position as a mover and shaker of the world. For you, the time is right to head for the spotlight.

Druid Ogham

From Druid Ogham- For more information about Coll from druidogham.com

Coll

Wisdom, enlightenment, poetry, wholeness

Tree: Hazel (Corylus spp.)

Letter: C

Coll indicates the fruits of the life of the mind. Wisdom is a kind of knowledge quilt, meaning wisdom is many pieces of knowledge sewn together in a beautiful pattern. The wisdom of music is the interplay of a thousand small parts that come together to create a unified expression of sound. The wisdom of history comes from seeing its overarching patterns and how they can predict the future. Wisdom is not just the collection of a bunch of trivia but a deep understanding of how smaller forces become a whole. Plenty of people have knowledge, and they often gain titles for it like “PhD”, yet they have no wisdom. Knowledge can be unstable and in certain instances knowing a vast array of facts and trivia is not useful (it can be the mental equivalent of clutter); wisdom has permanence and transcends time.

Coll means putting the final piece down and solving the puzzle. Good decisions based in deep-rooted experience. Opportunity because of intuitive, adaptable strategy. The ability to live a fuller life because of lessons that originate from experience and the resulting clairvoyance of multiple outcomes.

Drawing Coll represents a bird’s eye view of the situation or era in which you dwell. There is an accumulation of knowledge that has given rise or is in the process to becoming wisdom. Hard work on the mental plane pays off in an easy way with words, the ability to think deeply, or the mastery of a field of study.

Questions to ask when you draw Coll: …

April 18 Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net – For more information about Hexagram 53

Fifty – Three

Chien / Gradual Progress

The gnarled Pine grows tenaciously off the Cliff face:
The Superior Person clings faithfully to dignity and integrity, thus elevating the Collective Spirit of Man in his own small way.
Development.
The maiden is given in marriage.
Good fortune if you stay on course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Adaptability mixed with integrity will bring a calm, steady progress.
Move from your center, always faithful to your principles, yet with the flexibility to weather any tempest.
Yours is not a meteoric rise to the top, but the solid, confident footing of one who has a clear vision of what can be, and who is willing to climb the distance to reach it.
The oracle foresees companionship along the way — a Divine comfort on any journey.

Numerology

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Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Monday

From GypsyWolf.weebly.com

Monday is the second day of the week, named from the Latin Lunae Dies, day of the moon, reflecting the Roman feast days dedicated to the moon and moon goddess, Luna.  The goddess Selene is her Greek counterpart.
Latin: Lunae Dies, day of the Moon
French: lundi
Italian: lunedi
Spanish: lunes [from Luna, “Moon”]
Anglo-Saxon: monandaeg, “the moon’s day”
German: Montag
Dutch: maandagRules: Peace, sleep, prophetic dreams, psychic awareness, spirituality, compassion, love, home, gardening, purification, healing and fertility.
Colors: Silver and White
Planet: Moon
Metal:  Silver
Stones: Aquamarine, Beryl, Chalcedony, Crystal (quartz), Moonstone, Mother-of-pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite
Herbs: Calamus, Camphor, Coconut, Gardenia, Grape, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lotus, Myrrh, Poppy seed, Sandalwood, Willow
Zodiac: Cancer

 

Printable Spell for Today – Circle Call

April 18 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 18

Stars and Planets over Portugal

Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva)

Explanation: The mission was to document night-flying birds — but it ended up also documenting a beautiful sky. The featured wide-angle mosaic was taken over the steppe golden fields in MértolaPortugal in 2020. From such a dark location, an immediately-evident breathtaking glow arched over the night sky: the central band of our Milky Way galaxy. But this sky had much more. Thin clouds crossed the sky like golden ribbons. The planet Mars appeared on the far left, while the planets Saturn and Jupiter were also simultaneously visible — but on the opposite side of the sky, here seen on the far right. Near the top of the image the bright star Vega can be found, while the far-distant and faint Andromeda Galaxy can be seen toward the left, just below Milky Way’s arch. As the current month progresses, several planets are lining up in the pre-dawn sky: JupiterVenus, Mars, and Saturn.

 

Did you know? Many APODs have links for adventure & humor

April 18 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1025 Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland

1506 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II

1775 Paul Revere and William Dawes ride from Charlestown to Lexington warning the “regulars are coming!”

1783 American Revolution: George Washington issues General Order announcing the end of hostilities with Britain, giving thanks to the Almighty, and offering congratulations and authorizing an extra ration of alcohol to the troops to celebrate [1]

1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

1954 Egyptian Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power and appoints himself Prime Minister

Today’s Historical Events

310 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

387 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus

1025 Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland

1506 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II

1518 Bona Sforza is crowned queen consort of Poland

1521 Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther

1552 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz

1663 Osman declares war on Austria

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1930 BBC news announcer announces “there is no news” at 20:45 news bulletin, plays music instead

1944 Leonard Bernstein & Jerome Robbins‘ ballet “Fancy Free” premieres in NYC

1969 Greek actress and activist Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund

1979 “Real People” premieres on NBC TV

1988 Barbra Streisand records “Warm All Over”

1994 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994

1998 51st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “The Full Monty” Best Film, Baz Luhrmann Best Director

2004 50th British Academy Television Awards: “Little Britain” Best Comedy, “Buried” Best Drama

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1946 Rome, Auerbach and Horwitt’s musical “Call Me Mister” opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances

1951 “Make a Wish” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances

1953 “Pal Joey” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances

1955 “Ankles Aweigh” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 performances

1964 Albert Hague and Marty Brill’s musical “Cafe Crown”, starring Theodore Bikel, closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances

1964 “Foxy” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances

1972 “Lost in the Stars” based on the novel “Cry the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances

1977 Musical revue “Side by Side by Sondheim” opens at Music Box, NYC for 390 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1809 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England

1869 1st international cricket match, held in San Francisco, won by California

1898 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00

1904 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring in 2:38:04.4

1908 Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Jewey Smith of England in 5th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

1910 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4

1918 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

1921 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna in race record 2:18:57.6