April 28, 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

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

Sun:08 Taurus 18
Moon:12 Aries 21
Mercury:28 Taurus 43
Venus:25 Pisces 24
Mars:10 Pisces 12
Jupiter:27 Pisces 29
Saturn:24 Aquarius 08
Uranus:14 Taurus 25
Neptune:24 Pisces 29
Pluto:28 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 18 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Cancer 31

Chiron:13 Aries 52
Ceres:23 Gemini 21
Pallas:29 Aries 15
Juno:02 Pisces 47
Vesta:21 Aquarius 22

Eris:24 Aries 30


Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:08 Taurus 06
Moon:09 Aries 40
Mercury:28 Taurus 31
Venus:25 Pisces 10
Mars:10 Pisces 03
Jupiter:27 Pisces 27
Saturn:24 Aquarius 08
Uranus:14 Taurus 24
Neptune:24 Pisces 29
Pluto:28 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 19 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Cancer 30

Chiron:13 Aries 52
Ceres:23 Gemini 16
Pallas:29 Aries 09
Juno:02 Pisces 43
Vesta:21 Aquarius 17

Eris:24 Aries 29


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:07 Taurus 47
Moon:05 Aries 21
Mercury:28 Taurus 09
Venus:24 Pisces 47
Mars:09 Pisces 48
Jupiter:27 Pisces 23
Saturn:24 Aquarius 06
Uranus:14 Taurus 23
Neptune:24 Pisces 29
Pluto:28 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 20 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Cancer 28

Chiron:13 Aries 51
Ceres:23 Gemini 08
Pallas:29 Aries 00
Juno:02 Pisces 36
Vesta:21 Aquarius 10

Eris:24 Aries 29


April 27, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 9 AM to 12:30 PM EDT today (6 AM to 9:30 AM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you will put your interests and needs second to the needs of someone else because you feel genuinely concerned for their welfare. You’re not being a martyr. This is probably the appropriate thing to do. (True generosity is giving what is needed.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You might idealize a friend today. Certainly, you will feel protective and close to someone. You might also embrace a group, especially a charitable group with a mandate to help those in need. This is because your idealism is aroused today.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because it’s easy to admire someone in a position of authority, you might develop a crush on a boss or someone “important”. You might also use your influence with someone in power (or your own influence) to help a third party. This is a perfect day for artistic, creative decisions. (Check Moon Alert.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Travel for pleasure will appeal to you today because you have a strong need to escape somewhere for some peace and quiet. Not only peace and quiet, you need a chance to restore and replenish yourself! White sands and turquoise waters would be ideal.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Keep your pockets open today because gifts, goodies and favours from others will come to you. Meanwhile, you might use your own resources or the resources of someone else to benefit a third party, especially someone in need. Personally, romantic affection will be dreamy and memorable!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Relations with close friends and partners will be warm and mutually sympathetic today. In fact, a friend could become a lover. Whatever the case, your approach to your closest relationships will be mature, warm and giving. You might see ways to turn your hopes into reality.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

If you can do something to make your workspace more attractive today, you will enjoy doing this. Remember that more than any other sign, you are affected by your surroundings – colour, composition, space, smell and lighting. Meanwhile, relations with coworkers are warm and reassuring today.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today romance is the stuff of movies. New love might come into your life. Existing romantic relationships will glow. Your love for someone will take on a spiritual aspect because you will want what is best for them. Relations with children will be tenderhearted. The arts will inspire!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a lovely day to entertain at home, especially with family. It’s also great day to explore redecorating ideas or shop for beautiful things for your home. (If shopping – check Moon Alert above.) Family discussions will be warm and mutually sympathetic.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You might spend a lot of time daydreaming or being lost in thoughts of fantasy today. You have a refined appreciation of the beauty in your daily world and a desire to make your surroundings as lovely as possible. It’s easy to appreciate who you are and what you have.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

If shopping today, you will be tempted to buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Definitely, take note of the restrictions of the Moon Alert – see above. Nevertheless, this is also a good day for business and commerce because you will be inclined to attract favourable situations to you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today Venus is lined up with your ruler Neptune – both in your sign. This will help you to visualize your ideas and translate your hopes and dreams into a physical reality. The abstract to the concrete. Your relations with others will be warm and mutually sympathetic.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Sally Hawkins (1976) shares your birthday today. You are poised, calm and collected. Sometimes you are mystery to others. People enjoy your charming, friendly personality. They respect you. This is an exciting year for you because it’s a beginning of a new nine-year cycle. Get ready to explore. Be courageous. Open any door!

April 27, 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 27, you have a mysterious nature. You have secrets, Taurus. People confide in you because of your ability to remain silent. You gain their respect also by being an observant friend.

The 27th April birthday personality can provide a listener’s ear or shoulder to lean on. You seem to be a practical Taurean with a charming attitude. You are sharp, diplomatic and considerate.

This Taurus birthday individuals are dominant creatures… indeed, a force to reckon with. Generally, a first impression of this person leaves people with a highly favorable opinion. The April 27th birthday horoscope predicts that you are down to earth and usually well-balanced emotionally.

You voice your opinions with confidence, as you may feel receptive to the needs of others. Sometimes, those born on this day will become withdrawn if they feel unappreciated.

As a child, the 27 April zodiac birthday people were considered unusual by their parents. You have your own ideas and more than likely, had many conflicts with your parents.

Conventional ways, you believed, were outdated. You seemed to reach out for more. As a parent, you will show respect to your children but will be authoritative parents. You have learned that it is important that children know why things are happening to them. You think they should discover clear-cut ways to prevent any negative behavior.

The April 27 birthday love compatibility analysis shows that you are generally warm, loyal and dedicated lovers. You naturally have an increased sex drive and prefer to have one partner instead of a few. You are affectionate and you will not hesitate to show it in public.

However, you can be a little green with jealousy or behave in a controlling manner. Someone is lucky to have you as a partner though you act that way. If today is your birthday, you are very supportive in your genuine desire to help the other succeed. In the bedroom, you can be excitable and spontaneous. You typically enjoy all phases of making love including acting out fantasies.

The 27 April birthday astrology predicts that you want more than anything to succeed in life. Success to a Taurus means a profession in which you are able to generate a large income with your organizational skills.

With this adaptability and budgeting power, you can manage your own finances a little more effectively. Saving money is not your forte. You tend to be more of a big spender.

The April 27th birthday personality traits show that you are ordinarily incredible people who have a hardworking attitude geared for meeting challenges. You will be an awesome asset to any career field.

You have major plans for your profession, as you are enthusiastic and are determined. Those bursts of energy can cause you to overspend so, keep your receipts to return those impulse purchases.

The 27 April birthday meanings show that you are competitive and like sporting activities such as tennis or golf, so getting your exercise is basically easy for you. It is usually when you are bothered by something that you fall prey to illnesses.

Those born on this birthday are encouraged to take care of your bones and teeth. Some experts suggest that calcium supplements are excellent for increasing your daily consumption of the required dosage.

April 27 birthday characteristics show that you are a person who is diplomatic, confident, practical and enthusiastic. You‘re likely to spend too much money at times but your budget can handle it. You are down to earth and have a lot of sexual energy. As a parent, you realize that teaching your children is better than just demanding they behave a certain way.

Some Taurus born today believes that a child should receive rewards for good behavior from time to time. You are devoted lovers who like to role-play. Your dream is living a lifestyle according to your standards of success.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 27

Sheena Easton, Ulysses S Grant, Rogers Hornsby, Casey KasemCoretta Scott KingJack KlugmanSamuel Morse

See: Famous Celebrities Born On April 27

This Day That Year – April 27 In History

1838 – Charleston is partially destroy by a raging fire.
1867 – “Romeo et Juliette” debuts in Paris.
1918 – The Giants are on a winning streak with 9-0; Dodger’s with 9 losses, stops its losing streak.
1937 – First social security check issued.
1943 – CPN leaders, Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters arrested in Holland.

April 27  Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 27  Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

April 27 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes how we view relationships and shows which areas in life we wish to have balance.

April 27 Birthday Symbol

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

April 27 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hermit. This card symbolizes the need for deep thought which will help us find the right answers. The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Pentacles and Knight of Pentacles

April 27 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This is a match that will be caring and sharing at the same time.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign SagittariusThis love relationship will be rocky.

See Also:

April 27 Lucky Numbers

Number 4 – This number signifies organization, loyalty, wisdom, and determination.
Number 9 – This number signifies philanthropy, charity, introspection, and spiritual enlightenment.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For April 27 Birthday

Blue: This is the color of trust, confidence, security, and tranquility.
Red: This is a color that symbolizes love, passion, courage, and competition.

Lucky Days For April 27 Birthday

Tuesday: The day ruled by planet Mars is symbolic of the initiative to begin new relationships or projects.
Friday: The day ruled by Venus symbolizes a day of looking into relationships and seeing what is needed to nurture them.

April 27 Birthstone Emerald

Your gemstone is Emerald that helps remove infidelity in relationships and enhance memory.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 27th Of April:

A new music system for the man and a spa voucher for the woman.

April 27, 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 Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on April 27 has an illumination of 12%. 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 27 the Moon is 26.28 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

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

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 12%
Moon Age: 26.28 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 381,872.34 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,605,493.48 km

Useful Moon Resources

April 27, 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 27, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Taurus 30
Moon:01 Aries 33
Mercury:27 Taurus 50
Venus:24 Pisces 27
Mars:09 Pisces 34
Jupiter:27 Pisces 19
Saturn:24 Aquarius 05
Uranus:14 Taurus 22
Neptune:24 Pisces 28
Pluto:28 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Cancer 26

Chiron:13 Aries 50
Ceres:23 Gemini 02
Pallas:28 Aries 53
Juno:02 Pisces 30
Vesta:21 Aquarius 03

Eris:24 Aries 29


Northern Hemisphere

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

April 27, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Taurus 30
Moon:01 Aries 33
Mercury:27 Taurus 50
Venus:24 Pisces 27
Mars:09 Pisces 34
Jupiter:27 Pisces 19
Saturn:24 Aquarius 05
Uranus:14 Taurus 22
Neptune:24 Pisces 28
Pluto:28 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Cancer 26

Chiron:13 Aries 50
Ceres:23 Gemini 02
Pallas:28 Aries 53
Juno:02 Pisces 30
Vesta:21 Aquarius 03

Eris:24 Aries 29


Northeastern Hemisphere

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

27 April 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Taurus 08
Moon:26 Pisces 38
Mercury:27 Taurus 25
Venus:24 Pisces 02
Mars:09 Pisces 17
Jupiter:27 Pisces 14
Saturn:24 Aquarius 04
Uranus:14 Taurus 20
Neptune:24 Pisces 27
Pluto:28 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:23 Taurus 22 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Cancer 23

Chiron:13 Aries 48
Ceres:22 Gemini 53
Pallas:28 Aries 43
Juno:02 Pisces 22
Vesta:20 Aquarius 54

Eris:24 Aries 29


April 27 Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net – Shadowscapes Tarot Deck

The Judgement – Major Arcana Number 20

Menu of Contents

I. Description of Judgement Shadowscapes Tarot

II. The meaning of Judgement Shadowscapes Tarot

III. Judgment Shadowscapes Tarot in a spread

More The Judgment Cards from Famous Tarot Decks

1. The Judgment Rider Waite Tarot Deck

2. The Aeon Thoth Tarot Deck

3. Le Jugement Tarot De Marseille


From TheRuneSite.com – Elder Futhork Runes


Sound: “e” as in “every”
Stands for: Horse
Color: Red (White)
Casting meaning: Ehwaz reminds us that in order for success there must be a natural flow in the task at hand. With this rune to give us power as well as it making use of our good intentions we can surely achieve such success.

Witch’s Rune

From wizardforest.com – Witches Runes


Rune Eye promises that you will be able to look at the situation on the other side. You will see the things, to which you haven’t paid attention before. This rune also presents foretelling as though it helps to open the mind’s eye. It will help to solve important issues. This rune also means that you should observe, study and find the things, which are hidden from your sight. Sometimes, picture of rune eye may mean that you will be shocked by what you will know. But power is with you. Be prepared for surprises.

Key words: detection of truth, spiritual advisor, dedication, ritual, all-seeing eye, trials.

Sabbath: Samain

Element: Aether (spirit)

Chakra No.7: Crown


From symbolsage.com – Ogham Symbols


The Celtic symbol of strength, Ailm corresponds to the letter A, as well as to the pine, or fir tree. It represents the strength that one needs to rise above adversity, and is also associated with healing, purity, and fertility. Its symbolism derives from its practical and magical use in the past as a medicinal herb, as incense, and fertility charms for men.

April 27 Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

For information about I Ching Hexagram 22 from MotheringChange.com – I Ching

Hexagram Twenty – Two/22

Adoring Bi

Make an offering and you will suceed. Work through the Small. Advantageous to have places to go.


CLick here for more information about the numerology meaning for the number 222 from affinitynumerology.com

2222 represents efficiency, prosperity, and relationships.

The energy the number 2222 represents also resonates with diplomacy and business. It’s an energy that attracts material abundance.

The energy also considers realism to be essential. It conceives no advantage to viewing distortions.

A person with 2222 in their chart or prominent in their life is likely to consider balanced coexistence to be necessary for personal satisfaction.

The 2222 energy is attracted to building great works with the potential to benefit society — roads, systems, civic centers, and so forth, that are likely to be useful for a very long time.

The 2222 energy is balanced.

It thinks things through, considering how various individuals and organizations can contribute to the idea. Then it presents the idea as a goal. 2222 generally is able to negotiate agreements to everybody’s full satisfaction, even when there was earlier objection.

To determine the energy the number 2222 represents, the multi-digit number 2222 is reduced to a single digit. The result is the number 8, a number of business, building, and balance. However, the digits in the multi-digit number also have influence, especially when repeated. This is where the energies represented by the number 2 come from — relationships, teamwork, and diplomacy, as examples.

The graph further below illustrates the amount of the various influences related to 2222.

Angel Number

Click here to read more about Angel number 2222 from informationseries.com

About Angel Number 2222

Have you ever seen “2222” on your watch or shopping receipt? That is the angel number.

I often see “2222” a lot, and when I suddenly come to my mind, it’s an anxious figure. It may be a message sent by an angel.

The meaning of angel number 2222

The angel number [2222] has a meaning, such as maintaining a belief, affection, service, and the timing of the results.

The positive factor is a large number, and it will be a positive number for those who are working hard on something. Let’s take a closer look.

[2222] Keeping the belief

[2222] means that everything is going well, so you can keep believing. Thinking affirmatively and acting positively should work. If you believe, that feeling will take shape and come true.

It takes courage to hold on to believing. This angel number is a figure that you can brave and trust in yourself.

[2] Affectionate heart of service

The angel number [2222] can be divided into 2 and 222, where 2 means loving and service mind. The affection and the spirit of service will foster a heart of good will and turn into a strong belief.

Loving and loving service leads to trust from others. Always remember about affection.

[222] Timing of results

The [222] of the angel number indicates the timing of the result. Angels are giving you various strengths to make you feel happy. Angels act with affection and will bring in results in response to the heart of loving service.

When you’re looking for something, and you’re almost there, it’s not far from the future.

[8] Richness

The angel number [2222] is 2 x 4 and becomes 8, which means complete and …

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Grasshoppervfrom spiritanimaldreams.com


Grasshoppers are very good hoppers. When the grasshopper spirit animal comes into your life, it’s asking you to put your skills and talents to good use.

This entails that you challenge yourself to do better than you have ever done before. The grasshopper spirit animal calls on you to take a leap of faith.

If you have some ideas and plans about your growth and progress, this spirit guide asks you to go ahead and implement them.

Granted, it will not be easy at first. You’ll face doubts and uncertainties as you start. But, go ahead and do it anyway. You don’t have to be sure of the outcome.

With the grasshopper spirit animal in your life, things cannot go wrong.

The grasshopper spirit animal will come into your life when you need to make a drastic change of direction.

This spirit guide wants to draw attention to the state of your career, family, health, or love life. There’s something you can do to tremendously improve the quality of your life.

With this spirit guide comes hopping into your life, you are bound to achieve positive outcomes.

What’s the Symbolic Meaning of Grasshopper Animal Totem?

Symbol of Harmony and Balance

We have already seen that the grasshopper is an awesome jumper. This style of movement gives this spirit guide a high level of independence and freedom.

All the same, it can’t keep hopping all the time. At times it has to come to the ground to find its footing.

This tells you that you can’t keep running up and …

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Wednesday



Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel, Money Matters

Color: black, light blue, brown, gray, green, magenta, orange, peach, purple, red, silver, turquoise, violet, white, yellow; orange is the primary color

Number: 3, 5

Metal: mercury

Charm: distaff, rod, runes, staff, iridescent garments

Stone: moss agate, amethyst, bloodstone, emerald, hematite, lapis lazuli, lodestone, pearl, ruby, sapphire, sodalite, all blue stones

Animal: bear, dog, fox, magpie, swan, weasel

Plant: almond, bayberry, chamomile, cherry, cinnamon, cinquefoil, clove, coltsfoot, ginger, hazel, hazelnut, jasmine, lavender, millet, oak, peppermint, periwinkle, rosemary, sage, St. John’s wort, sweet pea, tamarind, lemon verbena, violet

Incense: cassia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mastic, mint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, storax, dried and powdered citrus peel, and all incense made from aromatic bark, wood, and seeds

Goddess: Carmenta, Hecate (Queen of Crossroads), Hel, Ishtar, Ma’at, the Morrigan, Nike

God: Anubis, Bragi, Elath-Iahu. Enki, Garuda, Hermes, Maximon (Black Magician), Mercury, Nebo (Wise God of Wednesday), Odin, Shango, Ullr, Vishnu, Wayland, Woden

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Michael, Miel, Raphael, Seraphiel, Tiriel

Courtesy of Moonlight Musings

Spell for Today – Spell to Strengthen Your Psychic Shield


Spell to Strengthen Your Psychic Shield

The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be disturbed for 24 hours. Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle of the left side, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.

Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue in an unbroken circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove, frankincense, jasmine, and lavender. Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the night of the Full Moon.

On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bathe and robe yourself in white. Carry a good protective or purification incense through every room in the house. Make certain that the smoke drifts into closets. Return to the altar and light the candles.

Take up the dagger or sword. Face the East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the sword point upward in front of you. Say:

By the power of the rising sun,
all evil in my life is done.

Turn to the South, salute, say:

By the power of darkening night,
my shield is strong, my armor tight.

Turn to the North, salute, say:

By Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone.
My help is nigh. The Goddess’s hands around me stay,
To keep me safe by night and day.
Begone, foul spirits, unbidden here.
I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free.
You have no further power over me.

Face the altar and take up the vial of oil. Put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles. As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of armor slowly descending over your body until you are entirely protected. Cap the bottle and store in a safe place.

Thank the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles. Apply the oil and repeat the chants whenever you feel the armor is slipping.

April 27 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 27

Moon Shadow on Jupiter

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSSProcessing & LicenseThomas Thomopoulos

Explanation: What is that large dark spot on Jupiter? It’s the shadow of GanymedeJupiter‘s largest moon. When Jupiter’s moons cross between the Jovian giant and the Sun, they created shadows just like when the Earth’s moon crosses between the Earth and the Sun. Also like on Earth, if you were in a dark shadow on Jupiter, you would see a moon completely eclipse the Sun. Unlike on Earth, moon shadows occur most days on Jupiter — what’s more unusual is that a spacecraft was close enough to record one with a high-resolution image. That spacecraft, Juno, was passing so close to Jupiter in late February that nearby clouds and the dark eclipse shadow appear relatively large. Juno has made many discoveries about our Solar System‘s largest planet, including, recently, rapidly expanding circular auroras.


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