7 May 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

7 May 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Taurus 02
Moon:01 Leo 35
Mercury:04 Gemini 30
Venus:05 Aries 40
Mars:17 Pisces 00
Jupiter:29 Pisces 20
Saturn:24 Aquarius 36
Uranus:14 Taurus 56
Neptune:24 Pisces 44
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 50 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Cancer 31

Chiron:14 Aries 21
Ceres:26 Gemini 54
Pallas:03 Taurus 11
Juno:05 Pisces 49
Vesta:24 Aquarius 39

Eris:24 Aries 35



Southern Hemisphere

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

7 May 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:16 Taurus 50
Moon:29 Cancer 06
Mercury:04 Gemini 27
Venus:05 Aries 25
Mars:16 Pisces 50
Jupiter:29 Pisces 18
Saturn:24 Aquarius 36
Uranus:14 Taurus 55
Neptune:24 Pisces 44
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 50 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Cancer 30

Chiron:14 Aries 20
Ceres:26 Gemini 49
Pallas:03 Taurus 05
Juno:05 Pisces 45
Vesta:24 Aquarius 35

Eris:24 Aries 35


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

7 May 2022
02:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:16 Taurus 31
Moon:25 Cancer 07
Mercury:04 Gemini 22
Venus:05 Aries 02
Mars:16 Pisces 35
Jupiter:29 Pisces 14
Saturn:24 Aquarius 35
Uranus:14 Taurus 54
Neptune:24 Pisces 44
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 51 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Cancer 28

Chiron:14 Aries 19
Ceres:26 Gemini 41
Pallas:02 Taurus 56
Juno:05 Pisces 38
Vesta:24 Aquarius 28

Eris:24 Aries 35


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A Thought for Today

A Voodoo quote.

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

May 5, 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)

Be careful today because you will be tempted to do impulse shopping and spontaneously spend money. “I want that!” This might be a good thing; or it might not be. Save your receipts. (And the box.) Something unexpected could impact your income. Again, it might be positive – or not. Today is a crapshoot.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Sun in your sign is lined up with wild, wacky Uranus, which makes you feel impulsive and given to rash actions. Therefore, think twice before you act or speak. If you don’t, you might say or do something that you later regret. On the upside, you’re ready for anything!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You will feel restless today. You have that feeling that you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. In fact, something unexpected might occur that takes place behind the scenes — something you least thought could happen. Stay grounded so that you’re ready for anything.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A friend might do something that surprises you today. Or possibly, your interaction with a group will amaze you or go off in a new direction? Someone might take a stand that you disagree with? The thing is, anything can happen today dealing with friends and groups so, be ready and expect a few surprises.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today you feel strongly independent and won’t take kindly to be bossed around or told what to do. This could make your relations with bosses, parents and supervisors a bit touchy. Meanwhile, someone in authority might do something that surprises you. (“Busted!”)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Sudden travel opportunities might fall in your lap today. Or conversely, planned travel might be changed or cancelled. This same unpredictable quality could affect education, something to do with medicine and the law, or issues related to publishing and the media. “It’s a crapshoot!”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Something unexpected might impact the assets that you share with others, or something to do with shared property, inheritances, taxes or debt. Double check everything and make no assumptions. Anything can happen. It could be a boon or a windfall – or the opposite. (Gulp.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In all likelihood, a friend, partner or spouse will do something that surprises you today. They might throw you a curveball. Perhaps they will suggest more freedom in the relationship? Or they might introduce you to someone who is different or unusual in some way. (It’s not a boring day.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Be careful because work-related accidents can take place today. However, you might also see ways to introduce reforms to where you work. Meanwhile, your work routine could be interrupted by staff shortages, power outages, technical problems, machinery breakdowns or something completely unexpected.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Parents, please take note: This is an accident-prone day for your kids. Be vigilant and aware. Meanwhile, social activities will suddenly change. You might receive a surprise invitation? Or social plans might be cancelled. Something unusual could impact a romantic relationship.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You can count on your home routine being interrupted today. For example. small appliances might break down or a minor breakage could occur. Someone unexpected might knock on the door. To be ready for anything – get dressed. And charge your phone. When emergencies occur, you want your phone to rely on.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be mindful of everything you say and do today because this is an accident-prone day for your sign. Definitely. Be careful driving, jogging, cycling or walking. On the upside, you might suddenly have a genius -like idea? Nevertheless, your daily routine will change. Expect the unexpected.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Tennis champ Andy Murray (1987) shares your birthday today. You are a caring compassionate person. You are outgoing, friendly and opinionated. However, you are also a good listener. Welcome opportunities that will come to you this year to be reflective and allow you to ponder your spiritual values. This is a year of learning and also of teaching.

May 5, 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

MAY 5 birthday horoscope predicts that you are independent souls with a stubborn determination to meet challenges head-on. You are innovative, powerful and impulsive. No obstacles can deter you from achieving your goals.

The May 5 birthday personality is open, outgoing and persuasive. You love to talk, and despite this idealistic outlook of yours, people find you to be a stable friend and a great listener. This Taurus birthday person craves attention and affection but refuses to reach out for it.

If today is your birthday, you have positive qualities that enhance the lives of those who surround you. The May 5th zodiac analysis suggests that you are curious and will accomplish many of your goals. On the other side lies an emotionally stable but idealistic Taurus.

The May 5 horoscope also predicts that you probably display signs of mistrust and conscientiousness in your time of weakness. This is a flaw common to most born on today, so it does not set you apart from others.

The May 5th birthday astrology also suggests that you tend to focus on little things. You cherish those moments in time when you can find pleasures in the most out of the way places. These things give you a lot of happiness.

The May 5th zodiac predictions show that this Taurus can be restless. You value your solitude but hunger for inspiration. You sometimes create opposition for yourself.

If you are born today on May 5, you are social butterflies. You look for love in unique places. You generally will demand respect and trust before committing to a partner. You seek to find a partner ready to settle down but not to settle.

You are sexually active and desire a long-term partnership with someone equal in aptitude and individuality. The May 5 birthday personality is mischievous which is shown in your desire to act out impulsive erotic fantasies.

What your birthday says about you is that you prefer to have money in the bank than to have a lavish home or drive an expensive car. This quality gives you the ability to acquire financial wealth. You have good instincts when it comes to money matters but can be too generous with your own money.

You stay focused, according to the birthday characteristics of a Taurus. Your ability to retain loads of information is a quality that is favored by many employers. Typically, you have excellent communicative skills. You are aware and have an understanding of people.

The May 5 birthday analysis also shows that you strive to achieve goals that are meaningful not only to you but others. It would give you great joy to get involved in some community event or some charitable organization.

Characteristically, this Taurus birthday native is in a big hurry. You are prone to accidents, heartburn, and illness related to stress. The effects of being overworked results in your being clumsy and mentally exhausted.

If you have a birthday on May 5, you appreciate life in simpler terms. You are happiest when you are servicing the needs of others. You understand people and have a unique way of exchanging ideas. Money means very little to you in comparison to being stuck in a dead end job.

You would prefer to be in a position to fund a charitable event. This overworked Taurus can be irritable and fussy. The May 5 birthday meanings show that you desire a companion who is complementary to this Taurus the Bull. This lover should be equal to you in all aspects.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 5

Adele, Ann B Davis, Chris Brown, Craig David, Danielle Fishel, Karl Marx, Tyrone Power, Tammy Wynette

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 5

This Day That Year – May 5 In History

1865 – In North Bend, Ohio a train was robbed.
1908 – San Francisco opens its waters to the Great White Fleet.
1925 – Afrikaans becomes the official South African language.
1930 – Amy Johnson becomes the first woman to fly from England to Australia solo.

May 5 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 5 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 5 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes socializing, resources, possessions and mutual co-operation.

May 5 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

May 5 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hierophant. This card symbolizes that you need to do the right thing irrespective of whatever confusion you might be facing at the moment. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Pentacles and Knight of Pentacles.

May 5 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Pisces: This can be a good match with excellent understanding.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign GeminiThis relationship will be a problematic combination.

See Also:

May 5 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for your ability to move forward irrespective of any challenge that you might face.
Number 5 – This is some motion, change, restlessness, and non-attachment.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 5 Birthday

Lilac: This is a color of luxury, spirituality, knowledge, and imagination.
Blue: This is a cooling color that stands for serenity, peace, trust, fidelity, and confidence.

Lucky Days For May 5 Birthday

Friday – This day ruled by Venus is a good day for financial dealings or to do something creative.
Wednesday – This day ruled by Mercury is symbolic of interaction between people, logic, and rationality.

May 5 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald is a gemstone that symbolizes intelligence, compassion, faithfulness, and beauty.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 5th

A softly padded armchair for the man and a spa gift set of aromatic oils, bath perfumes, and body wash for the woman. The May 5 birthday personality love to work hard and pamper themselves.

May 5, 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 May 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on May 5 has an illumination of 19%. 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 May 5 the Moon is 4.23 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: 19%
Moon Age: 4.23 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,468.44 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,907,782.21 km

Useful Moon Resources

May 5, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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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

May 05, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Taurus 16
Moon:09 Cancer 49
Mercury:03 Gemini 54
Venus:03 Aries 34
Mars:15 Pisces 37
Jupiter:28 Pisces 58
Saturn:24 Aquarius 31
Uranus:14 Taurus 49
Neptune:24 Pisces 42
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 55 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Cancer 19

Chiron:14 Aries 15
Ceres:26 Gemini 10
Pallas:02 Taurus 22
Juno:05 Pisces 13
Vesta:24 Aquarius 01

Eris:24 Aries 34



Northern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:15 Taurus 11
Moon:08 Cancer 50
Mercury:03 Gemini 52
Venus:03 Aries 28
Mars:15 Pisces 33
Jupiter:28 Pisces 57
Saturn:24 Aquarius 31
Uranus:14 Taurus 49
Neptune:24 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 30
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 56 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Cancer 19

Chiron:14 Aries 15
Ceres:26 Gemini 08
Pallas:02 Taurus 20
Juno:05 Pisces 11
Vesta:23 Aquarius 59

Eris:24 Aries 34


Northeastern Hemisphere

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

5 May 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Taurus 54
Moon:05 Cancer 23
Mercury:03 Gemini 45
Venus:03 Aries 08
Mars:15 Pisces 20
Jupiter:28 Pisces 54
Saturn:24 Aquarius 30
Uranus:14 Taurus 48
Neptune:24 Pisces 41
Pluto:28 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 30
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 57 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Cancer 17

Chiron:14 Aries 14
Ceres:26 Gemini 01
Pallas:02 Taurus 12
Juno:05 Pisces 05
Vesta:23 Aquarius 52

Eris:24 Aries 34


May 5 Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click on the hyperlinks for information about the Lovers card from the Witches Tarot card deck from tarotx.net

The Lovers – Major Arcana number 6

Menu of Contents


I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the Lovers Witches Tarot

II. Meaning of the Lovers Witches Tarot

III. Message of the Lovers Witches Tarot

IV. The Lovers Witches in a Tarot spread


From The Rune Site – Gothic Runes


Sound: “ss” as in “kiss”
Stands for: Light overtaking darkness
Casting meaning: The runes of Saúil and Sugil stand for the power of the sun overtaking darkness. The Greek roots of Saúil referring to both the sun and the moon.

Witch’s Rune

From OtherWorldlyOracle.com


Guidance, a light in the darkness, wishes, gifts, other worlds, astrology

When you look up at the stars, how do you feel? Incorporate that into your readings when the star witches’ rune shows up. The star is indeed a gift and grants wishes to some. It may be a guiding light to others lost in the darkness.


From thepeculiarbrunette.com

Straif or Straith

Pronunciation – Str-ef

Tree Association – Blackthorn

Meaning – Adversity, omens, secrecy, and is sometimes known as the tree of the dead due to its connection with spirits and the Underworld. This thorny tree-shrub is symbolic of the sword, arrow, and spear. Now is a time to focus on the root of a problem instead of its effects. Confront challenges head-on, and do your best not to become overwhelmed by the difficulties that lie before you. Brace for the unexpected; life may be taking an unforeseen turn. It can be an excellent time to keep knowledge and information to yourself until the path ahead is more apparent.

If reversed – Transitions, changes, and death. Straif reversed is a sign of caution. Things may be falling apart in your life right now so that they can come together more positively later.

Inscription and Magical Uses – Use this ogham wisely. It can help to develop the courage and fortitude you need to overcome the unpredictable challenges headed your way. Change is headed your way, helpful for use in keeping your mindset upbeat and instilling hope.

Folklore – Blackthorn has developed a bad reputation over the years since it thrives in winter when everything else seems to be dying. It is often associated with cailleach (Dark mother or Crone) and the Morrighan. Blackthorn was often used to create a shillelagh (Irish walking stick) which was often the weapon of choice for bataireacht (BAHT-air-ahct) (Irish stick-fighting martial arts).



May 5 Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 60 from iching.online

Hexagram Sixty/60

Chieh / Limitations

Waters difficult to keep within the Lake’s banks:
The Superior Person examines the nature of virtue and makes himself a standard that can be followed.

Self-discipline brings success; but restraints too binding bring self-defeat.


Cultivating the proper disciplines and the proper degree of discipline are the concerns of this hexagram.
By limiting options, you may give more attention to priorities.
One who is all over the map is no less lost than one without a map.
Avoid asceticism, however.
Deprivation is not wise discipline.
The key here is regulation, not restriction.


Click here to read more the number 6 in numerology from numerology.com


What is the definition of 6 in Numerology?

The number 6 is the embodiment of the heart. It represents unconditional love and the ability to support, nurture, and heal. It is a powerful force of compassion and empathy and its warm light is a beacon of hope. Its role is to use its heart and soul to be of service to others.

The 6 in Numerology shines in partnerships of all kinds but especially emotional ones. Its empathy makes others comfortable letting down their guard and being open and honest about their feelings which, in turn, allows it to understand and provide the help that’s needed. We could all use someone in our life who manifests the devoted energy of the 6.

Strengths of the number 6

Supportive: When a shoulder is needed to lean on, the number 6 will be the first to arrive, equipped with a kind, soft presence and heartfelt advice. It does not simply wait to speak — it truly listens and seeks to understand so it can direct its compassion and healing where it is needed most.

Protective: The unconditional love of the 6 extends to all beings and …

Angel Number

Click here to read more about Angel number 60 from informationseries.com


Basic meaning of angel number “60”

The sacred number “0”, which is a message from God and has the property of strengthening the meaning of the combined numbers, is “6”, which preaches control from material things, and withdrawal from attachment and persistence to it. Is giving you a warning.

You are currently trapped in material desires and obsessions such as money, status, land, etc.

Free yourself from that desire and try to let go of your obsession.

Otherwise, God says that the balance of mind is breaking down.

Perhaps you are trying to fill the gaps in your mind with material things.

The number “6” is also a number that symbolizes something important in the spiritual direction, as opposed to material things.

For example, it represents great things such as love, dedication, selflessness, mercy, and charity with family and partners. What you really want is the heart, not the money.

I don’t get the heart.

In the first place, the heart is in other people, but it is also in you, so if you do not provide the heart to someone, you will not receive it.

That’s what you love, and that’s what you need most now.

You will be satisfied when you value love and act free from material desires.

Message about the whole angel number “60”: List what you want now …

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Animal Spirit Helper

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


Hawk symbolism and meaning includes intelligence, independence, adaptability, messages, clairvoyance, and spiritual awareness. Hawks inhabit every continent on Earth except Antarctica. Thus, hawk meaning and symbolism can be found in the stories and mythologies of cultures all over the world. Furthermore, the hawk spirit animal is sacred to many people who feel a kinship with these majestic birds. In this post, you’ll learn about hawk symbols and spiritual meanings and what they could mean in your own life. In addition, you’ll also learn about the hawk myths, legends, and more.

Table of Contents

What does a hawk symbolize?

Detailed Hawk Symbols and Meanings

Hawk Spiritual Meaning

Hawk Spirit Animal

Hawk Power Animal

Hawk Totem

Hawks in Cultural Mythology and Folklore

Native American Hawk Meaning

Hawk Meaning in Mesoamerica and South America

Hawk Symbolism in Aboriginal Australian Culture

Buddhist Hawk Symbolism

Hawks in Hindu Mythology

Hawk Symbolism in Africa

Hawks in Greek Mythology

Hawk Meaning in Ancient Egypt

Hawks in Islam

Hawks in Celtic Mythology

Hawks in Norse Legends

Hawks in the Bible

Hawk Dream Meaning

Hawk Tattoo

Organizations that Protect Hawks

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Thursday


Thursday (Thor’s day)

Planet: Jupiter

Colors: Purple, Deep Blue

Crystals: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Tin

Aroma: Melissa, Clove, Oakmoss, Jupiter Oil, Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

Herb: Cinquefoil Ruled by the planet Jupiter and dedicated to Thor, god of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European Traditions include Zeus, Taranis, Perun, and Perkunas.

Magical aspects: controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being, material success, expansion, money/wealth, prosperity, leadership, and generosity.

Thursday is the day of Jupiter, the largest of the planets and said to be the most powerful. Spellcasters would be wise to use this day for attempting wealth, success and prosperity spells.

Thursday is also associated (in Greek mythology) to Thor – Thor’s day – and some even say that Jupiter and Thor are one in the same. Both are strong and powerful, yet wise and just. Try a small prayer to Jupiter before commencing any ritual on Thursday as a sign of respect. This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving luck, happiness, health, legal matters, male fertility, treasure, wealth, honour, riches, clothing, money, desires, business, group pursuits, joy, laughter, and expansion.


Spell for Today – Calm Yourself and Remove Anger


Calm Yourself and Remove Anger Spell

This very quick spell is best performed outdoors in an area with a body of water such as the sea, river or lake; this is a great practice which you can perform by yourself with only one item which you will find near your body of water.

Things you will need:

– A body of water
– A small stone, pebble or rock usually found at the water’s edge

Step 1: Begin by taking deep breathes and put yourself in a light meditative state

Step 2: Pick up your stone and clutch it tightly in your hands, begin to visualisethe anger within your body flowing through your veins, down your arms and into the stone in your hands.

Step 3: Continue doing this until you have found yourself growing calm and the anger leave your body and transfer into the stone, at this point throw the stone into the water for it to be cleansed of the hate.

Step 4: Finally end your spell by chanting the following to take away any residual anger:

“Great guardians of the west that watch
over sea and ocean,
let my anger be dispersed in space and time,
let it disappear forever”


Wicca Witch of the West: A Beginner’s Guide to Wicca, Spells, Herbs, Runes, and Rituals
Pamela Taylor,

May 5 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 May 5

NGC 3521: Galaxy in a Bubble

Image Credit & Copyright: Mark Hanson and Mike Selby

Explanation: Gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 3521 is a mere 35 million light-years away, toward the northern springtime constellation Leo. Relatively bright in planet Earth’s sky, NGC 3521 is easily visible in small telescopes but often overlooked by amateur imagers in favor of other Leo spiral galaxies, like M66 and M65. It’s hard to overlook in this colorful cosmic portrait though. Spanning some 50,000 light-years the galaxy sports characteristic patchy, irregular spiral arms laced with dust, pink star forming regions, and clusters of young, blue stars. This deep image also finds NGC 3521 embedded in fainter, gigantic, bubble-like shells. The shells are likely tidal debris, streams of stars torn from satellite galaxies that have undergone mergers with NGC 3521 in the distant past.

May 5 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1260 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire

1941 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa

1955 West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers

1965 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam

1980 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building

1981 After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision. Nine more hunger strikers die in the next 3 months.

Today’s Historical Events

553 Second Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens

1260 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire

1430 Jews are expelled from Speyer, Germany

1494 On 2nd voyage to New World Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at Discovery Bay

1640 English Short Parliament rises

1646 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland

1665 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow

1762 Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years’ War

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1952 “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” (also known as “Vitameatavegamin”) episode of “I Love Lucy” premieres, garnering 68% of US television viewers

1958 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 “West Side Story” soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

1996 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe

1997 “Married With Children” final episode on Fox TV

1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth BrooksFaith Hill & Tim McGraw win

2018 Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single “This is America” to wide acclaim

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris

1891 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

1900 “The Billboard” began weekly publication

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin

1951 “Out of This World” closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances

1955 “Damn Yankees” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances

1967 The Kinks release “Waterloo Sunset” as a single; peaks at #2 on the British charts

1971 Courtney, Courtney, and Link’s musical “Earl of Ruston” opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC, runs for 5 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1863 Irish boxer Joe Coburn KOs American Mike McCoole in the 67th round in his first defence of Heavyweight C’ship of America in Charlestown, Maryland

1904 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in “modern” baseball as the Boston Americans beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0

1908 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens aboard 66-1 chance Stone Street wins in muddy track conditions; 2:15.20 slowest Derby in history

1917 St Louis Browns pitcher Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Sportsman’s Park III

1922 After sharing the Polo Grounds with the New York Giants for 10 years construction begins on Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NYC

1925 Detroit center fielder Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 with 4 runs, 5 RBI and 16 TBs in Tigers’ 14-8 win over the Browns at Sportsman’s Park III, St. Louis

1925 Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak

1930 Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores an unbeaten 185 in a tour match for Australia v Leicestershire at Aylestone Road, Leicester

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The Legend of the Holly King and the Oak King

In many Celtic-based traditions of neopaganism, there is the enduring legend of the battle between the Oak King and the Holly King. These two mighty rulers fight for supremacy as the Wheel of the Year turns each season. At the Winter Solstice, or Yule, the Oak King conquers the Holly King, and then reigns until Midsummer, or Litha. Once the Summer Solstice arrives, the Holly King returns to do battle with the old king, and defeats him. In the legends of some belief systems, the dates of these events are shifted; the battle takes place at the Equinoxes, so that the Oak King is at his strongest during Midsummer, or Litha, and the Holly King is dominant during Yule. From a folkloric and agricultural standpoint, this interpretation seems to make more sense.

“the rebirth of the Sun or the Oak King. On this day the light is reborn and we celebrate the renewal of the light of the year. Oops! Are we not forgetting someone? Why do we deck the halls with boughs of Holly? This day is the Holly King’s day — the Dark Lord reigns. He is the god of transformation and one who brings us to birth new ways. Why do you think we make “New Year’s Resolutions”? We want to shed our old ways and give way to the new!”

Often, these two entities are portrayed in familiar ways— the Holly King frequently appears as a woodsy version of Santa Claus. He dresses in red, wears a sprig of holly in his tangled hair, and is sometimes depicted driving a team of eight stags. The Oak King is portrayed as a fertility god, and occasionally appears as the Green Man or other lord of the forest.

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Never-Ending Battle Of The Oak King and Holly King – Confrontation Of The Light And The Darkness

A. Sutherland  – AncientPages.com – Holly King is a character in Pagan folklore. Celtic myths describe his fight against his brother, Oak King. He presides over the six months of the year following the summer solstice.

The fight between King Holly and King Oak symbolizes the clash between the cold season (the winter period) and the hot season (the summer period). The kings remain in never-ending “battle,” reflecting the seasonal cycles of the year. It is about solar light and darkness, crop renewal, and successful growth.

The Oak King is ruling the waxing year, and the Holly King is leading the waning year, having attributes in the form of holly and other evergreens. During warm days of Midsummer, the Oak King is mighty and at the height of his strength.

These two mythical pagan figures – symbolizing the changing seasons – personify the winter and summer in numerous folklore and mythological traditions.

The Holly King must accept it and wait patiently to regain power at the Autumn equinox. Then, he has his strength peak during mid-winter.

The Oak King is reborn during this time, with a new power to meet Spring equinox and preserve the legacy. Many consider that the Holly King and Oak King story has its origin in Celtic mythology.

The Celts divided the year into two periods and made Holly King and Oak King the representatives of these two seasons. Let us also remember a clear and dark season among the Celts, thus marking the wheel of time.

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