16 May 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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 For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:25 Taurus 44
Moon:01 Sagittarius 58
Mercury:03 Gemini 26 Rx
Venus:16 Aries 02
Mars:23 Pisces 45
Jupiter:01 Aries 05
Saturn:24 Aquarius 57
Uranus:15 Taurus 27
Neptune:24 Pisces 57
Pluto:28 Capricorn 32 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 32

Chiron:14 Aries 48
Ceres:00 Cancer 33
Pallas:07 Taurus 10
Juno:08 Pisces 42
Vesta:27 Aquarius 40

Eris:24 Aries 41

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:25 Taurus 32
Moon:28 Scorpio 52
Mercury:03 Gemini 32 Rx
Venus:15 Aries 47
Mars:23 Pisces 36
Jupiter:01 Aries 02
Saturn:24 Aquarius 57
Uranus:15 Taurus 26
Neptune:24 Pisces 57
Pluto:28 Capricorn 32 Rx

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

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 30

Chiron:14 Aries 47
Ceres:00 Cancer 27
Pallas:07 Taurus 05
Juno:08 Pisces 38
Vesta:27 Aquarius 36

Eris:24 Aries 40

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:25 Taurus 13
Moon:23 Scorpio 55
Mercury:03 Gemini 40 Rx
Venus:15 Aries 24
Mars:23 Pisces 21
Jupiter:00 Aries 59
Saturn:24 Aquarius 56
Uranus:15 Taurus 25
Neptune:24 Pisces 57
Pluto:28 Capricorn 32 Rx

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

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 28

Chiron:14 Aries 46
Ceres:00 Cancer 19
Pallas:06 Taurus 56
Juno:08 Pisces 32
Vesta:27 Aquarius 29

Eris:24 Aries 40

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

A Thought for Today

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

May 14, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 4 AM to 7 AM EDT today (1 AM to 4 AM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You feel more intense about everything today. (This includes passionate romance.) However, most of you will probably steer this intense focus to issues about shared property or something that someone else owns? You might even feel jealous or possessive?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today your attention turns to your most personal relationships because you want to express yourself in passionate terms. You have something to say! Nevertheless, guard against knee-jerk reactions. Furthermore, keep in mind confrontations will be colourful!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

For those with the weekend off, home crafts and tidying up at home or restocking hygiene items and healthy food will be a top priority because the Moon is sitting in your House of Health and Work. It will please you to get better organized.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a lovely Saturday! The Moon is in a playful part of your chart; plus, it is in your fellow Water Sign. Make a point of having some fun today! Check out entertaining diversions. Meet a friend for lunch. Enjoy sports or playful activities with kids. It’s a great date day!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You will have a warm feeling in your tummy if you can relax at home today. Some might be involved more than usual with a parent. Nevertheless, you will love to cocoon and take it easy amid familiar surroundings. Buy fresh flowers.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today your communications with others are important, which is why you want to get down to the basics. You want to talk about something that matters, not superficial chitchat. A conversation with a female could be significant.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You love beautiful things. In part, this is because more than any other sign, you are affected by your immediate environment – colours, smells and lighting. You might shop for beautiful things today, especially clothing or pretty things for where you live.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today and tomorrow, the Moon is in your sign, something that happens for two and half days every month. When this happens, it slightly improves your good luck! This means that you have the edge if you want to ask for something or go after what you want. Remember this!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the Moon is hiding in your chart, if you will, which in turn, makes you want to withdraw from the busyness around you. It also makes you want to keep your feelings secret. You might not feel like socializing. That’s okay! Take some quiet time for yourself.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a good day to talk to a friend and share your hopes and dreams for the future with them because their feedback might be helpful to you. They might show you a new dimension to what is possible? So often, we are held back by your own self limitations.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Every month, for two and a half days, the Moon crosses the top of your chart. When this occurs, it means that the public is more aware of you than usual. This is why certain people might be talking about you. In fact, they seem to know personal details about your private life. (Be aware of this.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today you have a strong urge to do something different and exciting! By all means, travel if you can. Perhaps you can take a short trip or go someplace you’ve never been before? You will also find it satisfying to learn something new and talk to people from other cultures.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Tim Roth (1961) shares your birthday today. You are a creative person who is independent and hard-working. You have excellent business savvy. You are also unconventional and stubborn, at times. This year is a time of learning and teaching for you. You might be attracted to meditation, yoga, prayer or religion. Time spent in solitude will be enriching.

May 14, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

MAY 14 birthday horoscope predicts that you are sympathetic, concerned and insightful Bulls. You are mostly an individual who is not dependent on others. Just a little more restless than the other people. This analytic thinker is particularly creative and has prophetic properties. It’s in your nature to be friendly and sociable. But you will not let anyone take you for a ride.

The May 14 birthday personality is patient and intellectual. Sometimes, you can be arrogant and critical. Those are just a few of your human imperfections although you have good intentions to be helpful. You are resilient, competitive and optimistic people.

These Taurus birthday individuals love their family and have traditional family customs. Usually, among siblings, you’ll have a little tug of wars which promotes friendly rivalry.

If today is your birthday, you may have had to compete for a bed, bedroom or some attention. As a parent yourself, you will not be as close to your children as you’d like to be. Your children are likely to develop a better appreciation of you after they have left the nest.

The May 14 birthday astrology analysis predicts that you normally seek security and love to be bound. You are very enthusiastic about taking part in the idealistic romance. The May 14th Taureans prefer a partner who is unrestricted, flexible and can provide emotional support. Friendship is essential to the lasting relationship as you likely will share your goals and dreams with your partner.

Keeping a cool head, this Taurus can be hard to seduce. However, a mischievous and sumptuous partner will keep you amused. In the bedroom, you can be extremely sensitive and affectionate. After a lover’s quarrel, making up will more than likely be your idea. After all, the May 14 zodiac birthday people don’t like confrontations. They would prefer to be a happy couple than a miserable loner.

The May 14 horoscope predicts that those born on this day possess many talents and gifts. You are extremely quick when it comes to business matters. Curious to try different things, you become quite familiar with a lot of professions and hobbies. Some of your ideas can be a bit extreme or out of the ordinary but can be lucrative. You need to focus on going on the right path to success.

As a career choice, the May 14 birthday personality are likely to look for an occupation that is fun and allows them for networking. Being sociable is a part of your charm. You would do well in professions that provide some benefit to people. Your main goal is to give back and not what kind of salary a job pays. You are sensible and know how to shop on a budget.

The May 14th birthday characteristics show that you are always in good shape. Usually, Taureans are active people, and they like to nibble rather than eat whole meals. Those with a May 14 birthday don’t get enough rest and perhaps should focus on lessening stressful situations. This would be the only problem you would have mainly due to anxiety from the workplace.

As the May 14 birthday zodiac sign is Taurus, you are understanding, eager and astute Bulls. In love, this bull requires the right kind of attention. Stimulate this one’s mind if you want to capture someone who is born on this day.

The May 14 birthday meanings report that you can be serious people but like to have fun in the bedroom. Your curious nature makes you restless. Typically, you can come up with some great ideas that focus on how to make somebody’s life better. You live an active lifestyle, and while you enjoy good food, you pace yourself. More is not always better in this case Taurus!

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 14

Anahi, Cate Blanchett, David Byrne, Frank Gore, George Lucas, Dustin Lynch, Zack Ryder, Raphael Saadiq

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 14

This Day That Year – May 14 In History

1607 – Jamestown, VA is the first stabilized English settlement in the New World.
1702 – France/Spain at war with England/Netherlands.
1862 – Adolphe Nicole becomes the first Swiss to patent the chronograph.
1896 – Record low temps in Colorado; a chilling -10 degrees.

May 14 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 14 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 14 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes the pleasures you derive from your possessions, relationships, and interests.

May 14 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

May 14 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Temperance. This card symbolizes that everything should be done in moderation and balance. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentacles and King of Swords.

May 14 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Libra: This will be a sensual and loving relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign LeoThis match will be emotionally and mentally doomed.

See Also:

May 14 Lucky Numbers

Number 5 – This number signifies change and progression, always looking for a new adventure.
Number 1 – This number signifies a leader who has made up his or her mind about what actions to take in life.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 14 Birthday

Lilac: This is the color of spirituality, psychic abilities, and sensitivity.
Blue: This is a color that symbolizes faithfulness, trust, truth, and logic.

Lucky Days For May 14 Birthday

Wednesday: The day ruled by planet Mercury is a good day for short journeys and taking part in discussions.
Friday: This day ruled by Venus is a good day to spend time doing things that make you happy.

May 14 Birthstone Emerald

Your gemstone is Emerald that is known to promote abundance, good luck, creativity, and harmony.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 14th

An expensive leather jacket for the man and a basket of aromatic candles, body soap and perfumes for the woman. The May 14 birthday personality loves luxurious gifts.

May 14, 2022 Current Moon Phase Digest

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

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

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on May 14 has an illumination of 96%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On May 14 the Moon is 12.88 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 Gibbous
Illumination: 96%
Moon Age: 12.88 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 373,716.98 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,217,856.92 km

Useful Moon Resources

May 14, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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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 14, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:23 Taurus 58
Moon:05 Scorpio 03
Mercury:04 Gemini 08 Rx
Venus:13 Aries 55
Mars:22 Pisces 23
Jupiter:00 Aries 44
Saturn:24 Aquarius 53
Uranus:15 Taurus 21
Neptune:24 Pisces 55
Pluto:28 Capricorn 33 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 27 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 19

Chiron:14 Aries 42
Ceres:29 Gemini 48
Pallas:06 Taurus 21
Juno:08 Pisces 07
Vesta:27 Aquarius 04

Eris:24 Aries 40

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

Northern Hemisphere

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

May 14, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:23 Taurus 53
Moon:03 Scorpio 51
Mercury:04 Gemini 10 Rx
Venus:13 Aries 49
Mars:22 Pisces 19
Jupiter:00 Aries 43
Saturn:24 Aquarius 53
Uranus:15 Taurus 20
Neptune:24 Pisces 55
Pluto:28 Capricorn 33 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 27 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 19

Chiron:14 Aries 42
Ceres:29 Gemini 46
Pallas:06 Taurus 19
Juno:08 Pisces 06
Vesta:27 Aquarius 03

Eris:24 Aries 39

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

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

May 14, 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:23 Taurus 36
Moon:29 Libra 40
Mercury:04 Gemini 15 Rx
Venus:13 Aries 29
Mars:22 Pisces 06
Jupiter:00 Aries 40
Saturn:24 Aquarius 53
Uranus:15 Taurus 19
Neptune:24 Pisces 54
Pluto:28 Capricorn 33 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 28 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 17

Chiron:14 Aries 41
Ceres:29 Gemini 38
Pallas:06 Taurus 11
Juno:08 Pisces 00
Vesta:26 Aquarius 57

Eris:24 Aries 39

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

May 14 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click here to read more about the Nine of Pentacles from labyrinthos.co

Nine of Pentacles Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
rewarded efforts, success, achievement, independence, leisure, material security, self-sufficiency being guarded, living beyond means, material instability, reckless spending, superficiality
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Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

The Nine of Pentacles depicts a woman in the middle of a vineyard. The woman wears what appears to be a long, luxurious dress adorned with sunflowers. She seems to be part of a wealthy house, for in the far background, we see a castle. A falcon is sitting peacefully and playfully on her left hand. The vines behind her are rich and filled with grapes and golden coins, signaling that she has been very successful in her ventures, which are yielding a great and plentiful harvest.

Upright Nine of Pentacles Meaning …


Rune

From white-magic-help.net – Runes

PERTH

Initiation, Something Concealed, A Secret Thing

Deep, inner trans formative powers are interacting, but what you are going to get out of them isn’t easy to recognize.  An integrity – concealed, disguised, secretly hidden.  After all, what is going to heal us and our soul is a deep mystery.  On the side of the material world there probably will be surprises; unexpected profits are nothing to be excluded.  Nothing less than a renewal your spirit is the risk you take.  The old way found its end:  You simply cannot repeat the old things any longer without suffering.  However, you always have a chance:  Either you see all negative as a “misfortune”, or you recognize the entire as a hindrance stretch, an inaugural way that you have to follow at this moment.


Witch’s Rune

From OtherWorldlyOracle.com – Witches Runes

Trinity

Triple goddess, life/death/rebirth, trinity, love – romance

Some people read this witches rune as a flower – new life, birth, fertility, love. I tend to read it more like the triquetra – life/death/rebirth cycles, triple goddess, etc. It’s completely up to you how YOU interpret these!


Ogham

From symbolsage.com – Ogham Symbols

Ea

The first of the last five letters, Ea stands for the sound Ea, but is sometimes known as Koad, which corresponds to the letter K. Like the ogham Eadha, the Ea is also symbolic to aspen or white poplar and is associated with the dead and the otherworld. In modern interpretation, it’s associated with attracting the harmonies of life through spiritual growth.

May 14 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

I thought instead of doing specific numbers for I Ching, numerology, and angel number today I would post something with a wider meaning for each. Also, a variety of animal spirit meanings.

I Ching

Numerology

Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Saturday

From PlentifulEarth.com

Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth, Fire

Gender: Female

Deities: Cronos, Fates, Hecate, Loki, Saturn

Colors: Purple, Black, Maroon, Dark Colors, Indigo

Crystals: Apache Tear, Black Onyx, Coal, Coral, Hematite, Jet, Lead, Obsidian, Pewter, Salt, Serpentine, Smoky Quartz, Tourmaline

Herbs & Plants: Amaranth, Beet, Belladonna, Boneset, Comfrey, Cypress, Hellebore, Hemlock, Hemp, Ivy, Mimosa, Morning Glory, Mullein, Quince, Skullcap, Slippery Elm, Thyme

Incenses: Cypress, Myrrh, Patchouli, Saturn Oil

Energies & Associations: Agriculture, Apprehension, Banishment, Binding, Boundaries, Caution, Cleansing, Creativity, Cursing, Destruction of All that Does Not Serve, Elderly Care, Endings, Exorcism, Fortune, Freedom, Hexing, Hidden Matters, Hope, Limitations, Locating Lost Items or People, Longevity, Meditation, Overcoming Obstacles, Protection, Psychic Defense, Revealing Truth, Self-Discipline, Spiritual Communication

Spell for Today – Printable

May 14 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 14

 

(To see where each of the following is located click here.) A complex of halo phenomena on the evening of April 15, 2022, Good Friday of the 2022 Easter weekend, around the almost Full Moon. Ice crystals in the high cloud created the halos and arcs, set in the spring night sky, with the Big Dipper at top, Arcturus to the left, and Regulus and Leo at right. The colours of the arcs and sundogs were just visible to the unaided eye.
Visible are:
— The 22° halo
— A large partial halo that looks like a 46° halo but is actually a supralateral arc.
— A pair of paraselene (called parhelia when they are around the Sun) or colourful “moondogs” sit on either side of the Moon just outside the 22° halo.
— The top of the 22° halo has a colourful upper tangent arc plus a faint Parry arc.
— Tangent to the supralateral arc is a rainbow-hued circumzenithal arc.
— A paraselenic (?) circle (called a parhelic circle when it is created by the Sun) runs parallel to the horizon through the moondogs and Moon.
— A faint and wide vertical light pillar also runs through the Moon up to the top arcs.
This is a blend of 7 exposures from 30 seconds to 1/20 seconds to help retain the disk of the Moon amid the bright and hazy sky. All with the 11mm TTArtisan full-frame fish-eye lens at f/4 and Canon R6 at ISO 100. Exposures blended with luminosity masks created with ADP Pro v3.

Ice Halos by Moonlight

Image Credit & CopyrightAlan Dyer, Amazingsky.com, TWAN

Explanation: An almost full moon on April 15 brought these luminous apparitions to a northern spring night over Alberta Canada. On that night, bright moonlight refracted and reflected by hexagonal ice crystals in high clouds created a complex of halos and arcs more commonly seen by sunlight in daytime skies. While the colors of the arcs and moondogs or paraselenae were just visible to the unaided eye, a blend of exposures ranging from 30 seconds to 1/20 second was used to render this moonlit wide-angle skyscape. The Big Dipper at the top of the frame sits just above a smiling and rainbow-hued circumzenithal arc. With Arcturus left and Regulus toward the right the Moon is centered in its often spotted 22 degree halo. May 15 will also see the bright light of a Full Moon shining in Earth’s night skies. Tomorrow’s Full Moon will be dimmed for a while though, as it slides through Earth’s shadow in a total lunar eclipse.

Watch: May 15-16 Total Lunar Eclipse

May 14 Today in History and the Word of the Day

Today’s Important Historical Events

1787 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution

1796 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers his revolutionary cowpox-based vaccine for smallpox, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark‘s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

1948 Israel declares independence from British administration

Today’s Historical Events

649 Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1027 Robert II of France names his son Henry I as junior King of the Franks

1264 Battle of Lewes, 2nd Barons’ War: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats English King Henry III

1483 Coronation of Charles VIII of France (“Charles the Affable”)

1509 Battle of Agnadello, French forces under Louis XII defeat the Venetians in Northern Italy

1576 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

1607 English colonists establish the 1st permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown. Unknown to them they have landed amidst the worst drought in 800 years.

1608 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1897 Oldest continuously operating movie theater in the world, the State Theatre first opens in Washington, Iowa (Guinness World Records)

1938 “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland premieres

1948 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC

1964 17th Cannes Film Festival: “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

1972 24th Emmy Awards: “All in the Family”, Carrol O’Conner & Jean Stapleton win

1973 French film “Day for Night” written and directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Léaud premieres at Cannes (Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film)

1975 Cult feminist film “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” written and directed by Chantal Ackerman and starring Delphine Seyrig premieres at Cannes

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1832 Felix Mendelssohn‘s concert overture “Hebrides” premieres in London

1902 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso makes his Covent Garden debut opposite Nellie Melba in Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” in London

1927 “Ain’t She Sweet?” hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie

1942 World premiere performance of Aaron Copland‘s “Lincoln Portrait” with: Andre Kostelanetz conducting the Cincinnati Symphony in Cincinnati, Ohio

1946 Paul Hindemith‘s “For Those We Love” premieres

1949 “Love Life” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances

1951 Sammy Fain and Yip Harburg’s musical “Flahooley” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances

1957 Bob Merrill’s musical “New Girl in Town” opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 432 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1885 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25

1886 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50

1888 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00

1890 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45

1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising

1913 Washington Senator Walter Johnson ends MLB record scoreless streak at 56 innings

1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C.

1919 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53 on way to first Triple Crown

Today’s Word is

Spiffy

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Spiffy / adjective / ˈspi-fē

“Spiffy” is an adjective we use in the English language to describe a person’s clothing and outer appearance. Someone said to be looking “spiffy” is well-dressed and sharp looking in their appearance. While the word doesn’t always apply to high fashion, when we think of the word “spiffy,” we think of elegant, well-dressed partygoers or business persons who have put on their most stunning outfits.

In a Sentence

The new army recruits were looking very “spiffy” in their uniforms.

The groom was looking spiffy in his tuxedo as he awaited the arrival of his bride.

That is quite a spiffy-looking vehicle you’re driving!

Etymology

Spiffy first entered the English language as an adjective. Etymologists say that “spiffy” was used to describe snappy dressers in the mid-18th century. We first see the word recorded toward the latter end of the 18th century in 1877. Other words derived from “spiffy” include ‘spiffier’ and ‘spifiest.’ All iterations of the word carry the same meaning intending to describe well-dressed people and people wearing high fashion or trending items of their time. “Spiffy” hasn’t changed its definition since its first introduction into the language.

Synonym

Stylish, Chic

Antonym

Unfashionable, Old Fashioned

A Laugh for Today

Wishing you a spectacular Saturday!