22 April 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

 22 April 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Taurus 28
Moon:20 Capricorn 59
Mercury:21 Taurus 06
Venus:18 Pisces 39
Mars:05 Pisces 40
Jupiter:26 Pisces 12
Saturn:23 Aquarius 46
Uranus:14 Taurus 04
Neptune:24 Pisces 19
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 39
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 37 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 51

Chiron:13 Aries 32
Ceres:21 Gemini 03
Pallas:26 Aries 39
Juno:00 Pisces 42
Vesta:19 Aquarius 02

Eris:24 Aries 26


Southern Hemisphere

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

22 April 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Taurus 16
Moon:18 Capricorn 01
Mercury:20 Taurus 47
Venus:18 Pisces 25
Mars:05 Pisces 31
Jupiter:26 Pisces 10
Saturn:23 Aquarius 45
Uranus:14 Taurus 03
Neptune:24 Pisces 18
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 39
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 38 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 50

Chiron:13 Aries 32
Ceres:20 Gemini 58
Pallas:26 Aries 34
Juno:00 Pisces 37
Vesta:18 Aquarius 57

Eris:24 Aries 26


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

22 April 2022
02:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Taurus 56
Moon:13 Capricorn 16
Mercury:20 Taurus 17
Venus:18 Pisces 02
Mars:05 Pisces 16
Jupiter:26 Pisces 05
Saturn:23 Aquarius 44
Uranus:14 Taurus 02
Neptune:24 Pisces 17
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 38
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 39 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 48

Chiron:13 Aries 31
Ceres:20 Gemini 50
Pallas:26 Aries 25
Juno:00 Pisces 30
Vesta:18 Aquarius 49

Eris:24 Aries 25


A Thought for Today

This is wishing all witches everywhere could come out of the broom closet without fear of being persecuted in anyway even if it is a family member who would shun them.

Until we meet again blessed be dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests.

April 21, 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 Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today professional and business concerns are your focus. In addition, for some reason, your most intimate and personal life might be on public display. Like what’s with that? Perhaps it’s a public argument? (It’s hard to keep your shirt on when you need to get something off your chest.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you need to get outta Dodge. You want to be free of your daily routine and do something different for some thrills and fun stimulation. Travel would be an obvious choice. Enjoy meeting new friends, especially people who are different.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today your emotional experiences will be more intense than usual. Or possibly, you will attract someone to you who is very intense. (“Hi Darth.”) You might be envious of something that someone else owns because you’re focused on the wealth of others. It happens to us all.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today the Moon is opposite your sign, which will draw your attention to your most personal relationships. Because of the placement of the Moon, conflicts will be more emotional. Guard against knee-jerk reactions when talking to others. Stay chill.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today you might have to put your own considerations second to the wants and needs of someone else. Don’t worry; you’re not being a martyr, it’s just what’s happening. Nevertheless, you will be productive, and this will give you a sense of reward and satisfaction.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today the Moon is in your fellow Earth sign, which balances your energy and gives you a warm feeling in your tummy. This is why you will project yourself more than usual when dealing with others. You might also feel more protective and nurturing to children.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Grab every chance to slip away to your own private place today so that you can enjoy solitude in beautiful surroundings. Preferably with good food and drink. (One needs sustenance) It might occur to you today just how much your habits control your life.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have a strong desire to talk to others today and tell them your ideas and share your opinions. You might even want to teach somebody something. Certainly, you want conversations to be real, which is why you will avoid superficial chitchat.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It’s easy to identify with your possessions today. You might feel a strong attachment to something that you own. Certainly, you don’t want to lend something to someone. You might also find yourself having to defend yourself about something, perhaps your values, to someone else.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which can bring you a tiny bit of extra good luck. It also increases your need to relate to friends and loved ones, which is why you will be warm and sympathetic to others. You will be there if someone needs you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today you will be happiest working alone or behind the scenes because you need some time by yourself. Nevertheless, don’t hesitate to communicate your deep feelings to someone is willing to listen. We all need to be heard. (Time to send out for dark chocolate?)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your emotional contact with a friend or a member of a group will be highlighted today. In part, this could be because you feel more protective and supportive about someone. Your strong connection with this person is important to you, which is why you might feel jealous if they pay attention to someone else. (Jealousy is all the fun you think they’re having.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Queen Elizabeth II (1926) shares your birthday today. You push yourself hard and in doing so, you inspire others to achieve their goals. Despite your strong work ethic, you are playful and enjoy having a good time. This is a year of construction and building. This might apply in an external way or to internal structures you want to introduce into your life.

April 21, 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 21, you were given specifically a vision and understanding of how the world turns. You are wise beyond your years because of this. You are normally a good judge of character. This 21st April birthday personality has the temperament of being kind and giving. Born a Taurus, you love family and family reunions. There is something about kinship that gives you a feeling of security and belonging.

Being born on this birthday tells us that you are a homebody. There is a lot of beauty to come home to. You are loving yet you long for attention although your independence is a top priority. Most of the time, Taurus, you are being serious.

Let your guard down and have some fun. On the other hand, when you do have fun, you tend to have a lot of it. Find a balance so you can get your rest. Those born on this zodiac birthday need to have the proper amount to function at full capacity.

If today is your birthday you are a popular Taurean. You complement any room with your delightful and enchanting qualities. One of your favorite pastimes is chopping it up with your friends or family. You are the friendly one in the group so you will likely talk to anybody.

The April 21 birthday horoscope analysis shows that you can be overprotective of those around you. Sometimes, you are not sure what to do with certain feelings and you have a tendency to become self-indulgent when this happens. This could be one of your negative traits.

In love, Taurus, you can be affectionate, romantic and secure. On the other hand, you can be cold. It is hard to find that special someone who values, and pleasures match your own. When you do find a match, this Taurus birthday person can be a possessive and jealous person but you have no problem admitting when you are wrong.

Communication is the key to understanding. You are willing and able to express yourself effectively and calmly. You desire to have a partner who is as physically charged and loyal as you are. Relationships with this Taurus will more than likely turn into a lasting one if you are compatible with the Bull.

The 21 April birthday meanings show that you have always been a responsible person, Taurus. You take life seriously and as a result, your work ethics are beyond most people’s aspirations. You do not always have to lead to be in control.

In fact, when it comes to handling your own money, you can be impulsive and to free-hearted but perhaps a bit meticulous with someone else’s account.

The April 21 birthday astrology also suggests that do not take health care with the same seriousness as your other goals. You have a solid frame but despite this, you still could become ill. There are seasonal illnesses that are associated with this birthday and zodiac sign. Take care to wrap your mouth, throat, and ears during the winter months.

You enjoy cooking for your friends so you have to watch your intake to stay in that body you otherwise work hard to keep. Food is your weakness!

The April 21 birthday personality have a vision that makes them more mature than those around. Your wisdom is what makes you popular amongst your peers and acquaintances. You are someone who can be overprotective of your friends. You want your lover to match you but complement your weaknesses.

If you were born today, you may need to add layers in the wintertime to prevent air born illness that you are likely to catch. You do better with other people’s money than with your own. If you were born on this April 21, you are Taurus the Bull.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 21

Robbie Amell, Jencarlos Canela, Christian Coma, Tony Danza, Queen Elizabeth IIJohn MuirAnthony QuinnTony Romo

See: Famous Celebrities Born On April 21

This Day That Year – April 21 In History

1654 – Trade agreement between England and Sweden is signed.
1865 – The train carrying Abraham Lincoln’s body leaves Washington.
1892 – Longshoremen strike demanding a raise in wages for black workers.
1956 – The hit song “Heartbreak Hotel” becomes #1. Elvis Presley’s first major record.

April 21  Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 21  Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

April 21 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planets are Mars and Venus.
Mars: This is the planet of instinct, anger, drive, and energy.
Venus: This is the planet of love, romance, finance, and money.

April 21 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Sun Sign
The Ram Is The Symbol For The Aries Sun Sign

April 21 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The World. This card symbolizes achievements, success, enrichment, and honesty. The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Pentacles and Knight of Pentacles

April 21 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This will be a mutually satisfying love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign ScorpioThis will be a difficult and heated relationship.

See Also:

April 21 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for encouragement, imagination, dreams, and pleasures.
Number 7 – This number stands for eccentricity, spirituality, mental analysis, and contemplation.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For April 21 Birthday

Pink: This color signifies unconditional love, success, insight, and empathy.
Lavender: This is a color of wisdom, intuition, perception and mental clarity.

Lucky Days For April 21 Birthday

Friday – This day is ruled by Venus which encourages good relations, cooperation, persuasion, and attachment.
Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and represents good fortune, encouragement, sincerity, and knowledge.

April 21 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald gemstone is known to have an encouraging effect of growth and renewal.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 21st Of April:

A luxurious massage for the man and a herb garden for the woman.

April 21, 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

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is 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.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on April 21 has an illumination of 72%. 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 21 the Moon is 19.99 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: 72%
Moon Age: 19.99 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,328.14 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,365,708.95 km

Useful Moon Resources

April 21, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Northwestern Hemisphere

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

April 21, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Taurus 39
Moon:09 Capricorn 05
Mercury:19 Taurus 50
Venus:17 Pisces 43
Mars:05 Pisces 02
Jupiter:26 Pisces 01
Saturn:23 Aquarius 42
Uranus:14 Taurus 01
Neptune:24 Pisces 17
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 38
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 40 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 46

Chiron:13 Aries 30
Ceres:20 Gemini 44
Pallas:26 Aries 18
Juno:00 Pisces 24
Vesta:18 Aquarius 42

Eris:24 Aries 25



Northern Hemisphere

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

April 21, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Taurus 39
Moon:09 Capricorn 05
Mercury:19 Taurus 50
Venus:17 Pisces 43
Mars:05 Pisces 02
Jupiter:26 Pisces 01
Saturn:23 Aquarius 42
Uranus:14 Taurus 01
Neptune:24 Pisces 17
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 38
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 40 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 46

Chiron:13 Aries 30
Ceres:20 Gemini 44
Pallas:26 Aries 18
Juno:00 Pisces 24
Vesta:18 Aquarius 42

Eris:24 Aries 25


Northeastern Hemisphere For 1200 CEST GMT 1000

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

21 April 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Taurus 17
Moon:03 Capricorn 41
Mercury:19 Taurus 15
Venus:17 Pisces 17
Mars:04 Pisces 45
Jupiter:25 Pisces 56
Saturn:23 Aquarius 41
Uranus:14 Taurus 00
Neptune:24 Pisces 16
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 38
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 41 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Cancer 43

Chiron:13 Aries 28
Ceres:20 Gemini 35
Pallas:26 Aries 08
Juno:00 Pisces 16
Vesta:18 Aquarius 33

Eris:24 Aries 25


April 21 Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click on the hyperlinks for information about the 6 of Stones from the Wildwood Tarot deck on tarotx.net

6 of Stones – Exploration – Minor Arcana

Menu of Contents

I. The Description of Six of Stones Wildwood Tarot

II. The Meaning of Six of Stones Wildwood Tarot

III. The interpretation of Six of Stones Wildwood Tarot

IV. The guideline of Six of Stones Wildwood Tarot

V. Keywords and extensions of Six of Stones Wildwood Tarot


From white-magic-help.net – Runes


Movement, Progress, Horse

Ehwaz is a rune of passage, of transition and movement: location changes, relocation, new attitudes or new life. This rune also represents movement, such as improving a situation. This rune is combined with gradual development and continuous progress, even slow growth of some changes and transformations. Conversely, movement that seems to block. Make sure that what you do or do not do happens at the right time. There are no missed opportunities, we only need to recognize that not all opportunities are intended for us.

Witch’s Rune

From wizardforest.com – Witches Runes


Rune Harvest means that it is time to obtain the results of your work, it promises prosperity and luck. You may get something you have been dreaming about for a long time. But you should note that you will have to get rid of something old. Success will come at a price. Key words: reward, success, abundance, getting rid of old, achievement, achievement price, investment blessing, results.

Moon phase: full Moon

Saturday: Lughnasadh

Element: Earth

Chakra No. 1 – root, sacral


From thepeculiarbrunette.com – Ogham


Pronunciation – M-win, Moon

Tree Association – Vine

Meaning – Goals are coming to fruition, persuasion, celebration, relaxing, harvesting, and play. Muin wonderfully symbolizes the metaphor of reaping what we’ve sown. Now is a time for pleasure, to rest, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Vine produces grapes which creates wine that allows us to let go of self-conscience thoughts, allowing for creative inspiration, a relaxed altered consciousness, and revealing truths. It also represents deceit, fallacies, or denial of facts. Remember to continuously pursue the origin or source of any information you receive. Proceed with caution before acting on any facts or advice you’ve been given.

If reversed – a sign of extreme indulgence and serves as a reminder that outstanding achievements also require self-discipline. Watch for indications of dishonesty, misrepresentation, or tall tales.

Inscription and Magical Uses – Helpful when seeking creative inspiration, inner growth, seeking truth, spiritual wisdom, or for help with communication.

Folklore – Vine is connected with the Green Man and Bacchus (god of wine) and is often depicted with vine leaves around his head or as a crown.

April 21 Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

From psychic-revelation.com – I Ching

Hexagram Twenty – One/21

Name: Shih Ho.

Keyphrase: Biting through.

Formed By The Trigrams: Fire over thunder.


General: Without justice harmony is unattainable.

Love: Don’t let unfair treatment go unanswered. Stand up for yourself.

Business: Watch out for criminal activities being conducted against your business.

Personal: Complex issues can be resolved by receiving insight through meditation.


Overview: Shi Ho is all about injustice. When it forms a barrier between individuals and the community steps must be taken to firmly eradicate it. Action should not be taken lightly though or further disharmony will result. Action taken must be scrupulously just then it will be effective. Shih Ho often appears when crime is the root cause of the problem but not always. Unjustness can exist in other ways. Whether legal or moral the model of justice employed must be honest and honorable.


Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Thursday

Thursday: When the hammer is smashing up the skies

And we have just arrived to Thursday, named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder. He travels through the heavens in a chariot, wearing a special belt and iron gloves which give him extra strength to lift his giant hammer.

Romance languages based their fifth day’s name upon the Latin Dies Iovis, meaning the Day of Jupiter (jueves in Spanish, jeudi in French, giovedi in Italian). Jupiter was a chief Roman god, the god of laws and social order. His attribute was a thunderbolt.

Thursday’s Witchery

Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days

–Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan


Thursday: Is associated with Jupiter and the colors of – Blue and Metallic Colors

Thursday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Broadcasting, Business, Charity, College Education, Correspondence Courses, Doctors, Expansion, Forecasting, Foreign Interests, Gambling, Growth, Guardians, Horses, Logic, Long Distance Travel, Luck, Material Wealth, Merchants, Philosophy, Political Power, Psychologists, Publicity, Publishing, Reading, Religion, Researching, Self-improvement, Social Matters, Sports, Studying, and The Law

–Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
Carol Moyer


Spell for Today – Spell to Turn Your Life Around


Spell to Turn Your Life Around


Cast this spell at dawn.

Items Needed:

One white candle *for purity & strength* in the middle.

One pink candle *for spiritual help* at the right.

One blue candle *for cleansing of the self* at the left.

As you light them starting from the middle, then right, then the left say..

This is the turning point in my life.

I am erasing the past. The future is mine to choose.

Right this moment I am making my tomorrows.

I forgive myself for all past mistakes.

I start over with a clean slate.

I choose for myself only that which I desire to experience.

I choose….(You name it: health, wealth, companionship, happiness, etc.)

As I have said, SO MOTE IT BE!!!

April 21 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 21

Apollo 16 Moon Panorama

Image Credit: Apollo 16NASAPanorama Assembly: Mike Constantine

Explanation: Fifty years ago, April 20, 1972, Apollo 16’s lunar module Orion touched down on the Moon’s near side in the south-central Descartes Highlands. While astronaut Ken Mattingly orbited overhead in Casper the friendly command and service module the Orion brought John Young and Charles Duke to the lunar surface. The pair would spend nearly three days on the Moon. Constructed from images (AS16-117-18814 to AS16-117-18820) taken near the end of their third and final surface excursion this panoramic view puts the lunar module in the distance toward the left. Their electric lunar roving vehicle in the foreground, Duke is operating the camera while Young aims the high gain communications antenna skyward, toward planet Earth.


Celebrate: Earth Day

April 21 Today In Hstory

Today’s Important Historical Events

753 BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date)

1526 First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India

1792 Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro

1863 Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith, enters garden of Rivden near Baghdad. He makes his declaration as a Messenger of God during the 12 days spent there

1918 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron“, shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

1989 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

Today’s Historical Events

753 BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date)

43 BC Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.

953 Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights

1420 Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike

1453 Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople

1521 Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards

1526 First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India

1536 Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn‘s downfall while feigning illness

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1925 Noël Coward‘s “Fallen Angels” premieres in London

1928 “The Passion of Joan of Arc“, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and Eugène Silvain, is released in Denmark

1930 “All Quiet on the Western Front” based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

1940 1st $64 Question, “Take It or Leave It,” on CBS Radio

1962 9th National Film Awards (India): “Bhagini Nivedita” wins the Golden Lotus

1984 “Nightline” reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

1984 After 37 weeks Michael Jackson‘s album “Thriller” is knocked off as top album by movie soundtrack for “Footloose”

1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone‘s vault on live TV and finds nothing, except great ratings for his spectacle

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1956 Elvis Presley‘s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel”, becomes #1

1963 Beatles meet The Rolling Stones for the 1st time

1977 C Strouse & M Charnin’s musical “Annie” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances

1979 “Carmelina” closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances

1992 “High Rollers” opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway

1992 Allen Toussaint’s musical revue “High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club” opens at the Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 13 performances.

1993 “Wilder, Wilder, Wilder” opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 performances

1994 “Picnic” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1898 Phillies’ pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat

1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor in 2:43:12

1904 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1910 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0

1913 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson in 2:25:14.8

1919 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder in 2:29:13.4

1924 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory

1925 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets’ funeral

Celtic Calendar Willow Tree Month April 15 to May 12

I am so sorry this is so late in going up. My only reason is it got lost in the shuffle of me trying to post northern and southern hemispheres information for the day before. I am not trying to make an excuse for my tardiness just giving you, my explanation. I hope you can still find this useful, and I will make a note to post the correct Celtic Tree Calendar on time for its next month.

From LearnReligions.com – Celtic Tree Calendar by Patti Wigington

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Willow Moon: April 15 – May 12

The Willow moon was known to the Celts as Saille, pronounced Sahl-yeh. The Willow grows best when there’s lots of rain, and in northern Europe there’s no shortage of that this time of year. This is a tree associated with healing and growth, for obvious reasons. A Willow planted near your home will help ward away danger, particularly the type that stems from natural disaster such as flooding or storms. They offer protection, and are often found planted near cemeteries. This month, work on rituals involving healing, growth of knowledge, nurturing and women’s mysteries.

Click to finish reading the article Willow – beauty and spiritual presence from Ireland-calling.com

The Willow was a sacred tree to the Celts both for the wide range of materials it provided and for its unique beauty and spiritual presence.

It appears throughout the mythology of many cultures. In the Druid stories, the universe and all mankind was hatched from two scarlet eggs hidden within the willow tree. One egg formed the sun and the other the Earth.

In the seasonal festival of Beltane this story was re-enacted using painted eggs, a practice later adopted by the Christians and named Easter.


In Hebrew culture the willow is associated with the Feast of the Tabernacles, where shelters were built using the branches of the willow, a tradition still followed in Jerusalem today.

In Greek mythology Willow was sacred to the Goddesses of the underworld, Persephone, Hecate, Circe and Hera. This was also the case in Celtic mythology where the willow was connected to the death goddesses representing dark, aspects of the psyche that require great understanding and challenge wisdom and strength.

In relation to these myths, the willow flower remedy is said to alleviate bitterness and resentment and benefit those who often blame others for their misfortunes. Willow leaves were often worn as charms to protect against jealousy and the wood of the willow inside and outside of a dwelling was said to protect against evil.

The Willow Craft

Willow had many practical uses in old Ireland, Britain and throughout the World, as well as spiritual ones.

It was used in the walls of houses as part of wattle and …

New swarms of sunspots are so gigantic they could devour Earth whole

I am not sure if I believe this story or not. But with all the activity from our Sun this year who knows.


A Laugh for Your Day

May your day find a bit of laughter in it.

Happy tantalizing Thursday!