27 May 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Currentplanetarypositions.com

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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

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

Sun:06 Gemini 19
Moon:04 Taurus 27
Mercury:27 Taurus 38 Rx
Venus:28 Aries 50
Mars:01 Aries 59
Jupiter:03 Aries 01
Saturn:25 Aquarius 12
Uranus:16 Taurus 04
Neptune:25 Pisces 10
Pluto:28 Capricorn 25 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 46 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 45

Chiron:15 Aries 17
Ceres:05 Cancer 06
Pallas:12 Taurus 07
Juno:11 Pisces 58
Vesta:00 Pisces 53

Eris:24 Aries 47

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:06 Gemini 07
Moon:01 Taurus 53
Mercury:27 Taurus 43 Rx
Venus:28 Aries 36
Mars:01 Aries 49
Jupiter:02 Aries 59
Saturn:25 Aquarius 12
Uranus:16 Taurus 03
Neptune:25 Pisces 10
Pluto:28 Capricorn 25 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 47 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 44

Chiron:15 Aries 16
Ceres:05 Cancer 01
Pallas:12 Taurus 02
Juno:11 Pisces 54
Vesta:00 Pisces 50

Eris:24 Aries 46

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

27 May 2022
02:00 am GMT 12:0 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Gemini 48
Moon:27 Aries 44
Mercury:27 Taurus 52 Rx
Venus:28 Aries 12
Mars:01 Aries 34
Jupiter:02 Aries 56
Saturn:25 Aquarius 11
Uranus:16 Taurus 02
Neptune:25 Pisces 10
Pluto:28 Capricorn 26 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 48 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 41

Chiron:15 Aries 15
Ceres:04 Cancer 53
Pallas:11 Taurus 53
Juno:11 Pisces 48
Vesta:00 Pisces 45

Eris:24 Aries 46

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

A Thought for Today

If we do a spell or ritual that messes with a person free will we are doing black/dark magick. Remember if you do this it will come back at you three times worse as stated in the Threefold Law also know as The Law of Three. This is against what the Wicce Rede says, “Do as ye will, less it harms none.”

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

May 25, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you might resurrect some ideas that you had before about making money. Now they have greater appeal to you; or you see they are actually doable. Because you’re in a resourceful frame of mind, you might also see new uses for something you already own. Clever!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You might be obsessed about something today. It could be about discovering a secret about someone else, or about what’s going on behind the scenes? You might want to dig deeper into your own inner world to determine what really motivates you. Ah yes, “Know thyself.” (At least name and address.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because your ability to research anything is fabulous today, you will love to persevere in whatever you do, especially if you can learn something new. You will leave no stone unturned. This determination will pay off by yielding results and possibly even secrets. (“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might encounter someone powerful today, perhaps a friend or a member of a group to which you belong. Or perhaps, you are the one who is obsessed about a particular idea. Well, maybe it’s worth reconsideration? Keep an open mind so you don’t miss an opportunity to reassess something worthwhile.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

A conversation with a parent or a boss (especially someone from your past) will be intense today because both parties want to express their views. Because Mercury is retrograde, this is an excellent time to wrap up old business and see the merits of something that might have been overlooked in the past.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Steer clear of controversial subjects like race, religion and politics because people are intense, even volatile in their views today! They will likely not hear you because there are none so deaf as those who are wearing headphones. Tread lightly.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You can get to the bottom of something regarding shared property, inheritances and possible secrets from the past. You might discover the truth about how much someone else owns or earns. This is an excellent day to finish matters related to taxes and debt.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A close friend or partner will have strong views today. Meanwhile, you’re not exactly a wilting, wallflower today yourself. Expect lively discussions to take place where each party is convinced that they are right. (Hey, remember that it’s always possible to learn something new.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You will accomplish a lot at work or in your job today because you are focused, persistent and persevering. You will get the most done if you tackle old business or something that was unfinished because the energy of Mercury retrograde will help you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Romantic clashes with old flames or ex-lovers are likely today because people are opinionated and entrenched in their views. This same influence can show up in sports encounters as well as anything to do with dealing with your kids or children’s activities. Keep it light.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Family discussions will be intense today because everyone has their own ideas about something and they’re going to stick to their views. Nevertheless, this same intense energy can be channeled into getting things done at home, especially tackling home repairs. Try it.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You might meet someone today who has a great effect upon your mind. They might teach you something because today you can certainly learn something new, especially about the past. You might hear from a neighbour or sibling you haven’t seen for a while. (“Natasha!” “Boris!”)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Cillian Murphy (1976) shares your birthday today. You are pretty cool because you don’t let much bother you. You are relaxed in social situations because you are talkative and witty. Privately, you are surprisingly serious. This year is the last year of a nine-year cycle for you, which means it’s time to take inventory. Let go of what you don’t need.

May 25, 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 25 birthday horoscope predicts that you are funny, funny, funny. You are talkative by nature, and you like to share your thoughts with other people.

You go beyond the surface of things and get to the fine print. You are more unusual or serious-minded than other people born under this zodiac sign. You will not believe everything you hear the truth.

Most of the time, this May 25th birthday personality is imaginative, focused and ambitious. You are not so comfortable in a country setting. Big city lights are likely to appeal to this Gemini.

Typically, this Gemini birthday person does not need other people to feel important, but you are not loners, either. You probably left your parent’s home early on. If today is your birthday, you are self-reliant but sometimes distant.

You love romance and all it has to offer but you love the freedom independence affords you. consistent can be troubling to your romantic partner. Your mate will, however, have to suffer disappointment sometimes because you will work late and leave him or her hanging on your anniversary date. This could be considered a flaw.

The May 25 horoscope predicts that you are typically playful, lively and optimistic individuals. You believe that one should take their time in search of the right person. From time to time, this person likes variety. You get easily bored with the mundane stuff.

But they also prefer an equal portion of the emotional and physical support. It is possible that you will marry young but will reject the idea of losing your freedom. You will not merely or tied down however innocent the stimulation may be.

The May 25th astrology analysis predicts that you are highly ambitious people with a need to be the top dog. You are likely to excel in any chosen field. Money is not your motivating factor, but you would rather receive compensation that comes in the form of gratification.

On the other hand, money can buy lavish tokens of your hard work. It is just a reminder that you are worthy of this and more. Life is too short to spend just existing, and all it takes is a little determination, and perseverance to get ahead.

The May 25 birthday personality is likely to be fit and tone. You are not that much of a sportsperson, but you remain steady to a course of fitness routines. This quality suggests that maybe this Gemini is a sensible thinker.

You tend to have a lot of nervous energy and need to drink plenty of water. To pass the time, you may enjoy a cooking class or show or simply going out and let someone else do all the work.

The May 25 birthday meanings show that you are a funny, communicative person. Deep down, this Gemini needs love. You may have all this love to give but are afraid to tie the knot. You fear you will lose your autonomy although you are likely to marry young.

Those born on this May 25 are sensible people but normally have a lot of energy. You spend your time working and working out. You may spend too much time at work and should take a break from it before the stress becomes a physical problem.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 25

Anne Heche, Lauryn Hill, Robert Ludlum, Mike Myers, Rasheeda, Karen Valentine, Roman Reigns, Jonny Wilkinson

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 25

This Day That Year – May 25th In History

1784 – Marshall Mniszek expels Jews from Warsaw.
1844 – The Baltimore Patriot publishes first telegraphed news.
1876 – The Athletics & Louisville own the record for the first tie in NL history.
1911 – President Jose Diaz brought down by the Revolution in Mexico.
1951 – First major league game for NY Giant, Willie Mays.

May 25 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 25 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

May 25 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury that symbolizes communication, and ability to perceive people and situations.

May 25 Birthday Symbols

The Twins Are The Symbol Of The Gemini Zodiac Sign

May 25 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Chariot. This card symbolizes success, victory, triumph provided you put in hard work. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Swords and King of Swords.

May 25 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This is a pretty compatible love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CapricornThis relationship will be complicated and full of conflicts.

See Also:

May 25 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for compassion, congeniality, generosity, and optimism.
Number 7 – This number signifies a quick-wit, non-conformist who might be eccentric but is long-sighted.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 25 Birthday

Orange: This is a color of good luck, fortune, cheerful atmosphere and a dynamic personality.
Blue: This is a color that stands for peace, soothing, honor, guidance and rational thinking.

Lucky Days For May 25 Birthday

Monday – This day ruled by the Moon helps you analyze your past reactions and understand where you are coming from.
Wednesday – This day ruled by Mercury is symbolic of conscious awareness of what is happening around you.

May 25 Birthstone Agate

Agate is a gemstone that symbolizes hope, stability, grounding, and healing.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 25th

Any new fancy gadget for the man and a well-bound diary for the woman. May 25 birthday zodiac predicts that you love gifts that keep you on your toe.

May 25, 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.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on May 25 has an illumination of 23%. 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 25 the Moon is 24.87 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: 23%
Moon Age: 24.87 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 384,424.78 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,543,957.66 km

Useful Moon Resources

May 25, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) for your local time use this link

For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

May 25, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Gemini 33
Moon:11 Aries 28
Mercury:28 Taurus 30 Rx
Venus:26 Aries 42
Mars:00 Aries 37
Jupiter:02 Aries 43
Saturn:25 Aquarius 10
Uranus:15 Taurus 58
Neptune:25 Pisces 08
Pluto:28 Capricorn 27 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 52 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 33

Chiron:15 Aries 12
Ceres:04 Cancer 20
Pallas:11 Taurus 18
Juno:11 Pisces 26
Vesta:00 Pisces 23

Eris:24 Aries 46

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

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

May 25, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Gemini 28
Moon:10 Aries 24
Mercury:28 Taurus 33 Rx
Venus:26 Aries 36
Mars:00 Aries 33
Jupiter:02 Aries 42
Saturn:25 Aquarius 10
Uranus:15 Taurus 58
Neptune:25 Pisces 08
Pluto:28 Capricorn 27 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 52 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 32

Chiron:15 Aries 12
Ceres:04 Cancer 18
Pallas:11 Taurus 15
Juno:11 Pisces 25
Vesta:00 Pisces 22

Eris:24 Aries 46

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:04 Gemini 12
Moon:06 Aries 39
Mercury:28 Taurus 42 Rx
Venus:26 Aries 16
Mars:00 Aries 20
Jupiter:02 Aries 39
Saturn:25 Aquarius 10
Uranus:15 Taurus 57
Neptune:25 Pisces 08
Pluto:28 Capricorn 27 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 30
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 53 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 30

Chiron:15 Aries 11
Ceres:04 Cancer 11
Pallas:11 Taurus 07
Juno:11 Pisces 20
Vesta:00 Pisces 17

Eris:24 Aries 45

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

May 25 Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Today’s Tarot Card

Click on hyperlinks for more information on the Linestrider Tarot Deck – 5 of Cups From TarotX.net

Five (5) of Cups

II. Meaning of Five of Cups Linestrider

III. Five of Cups Linestrider in a Tarot spread

IV. Message of Five of Cups Linestrider

V. Corresponding Associations of Five of Cups Linestrider

Gothic Rune

From The Rune Site – Gothic Runes

Baírkana/Bern

Sound: “b”
Stands for: Birth (or Regeneration)
Casting meaning: This rune represents the power of woman, birth and regeneration. It also represents the birch tree (or twig) which is the favored wood used for runic divination because it is considered pure and absent of harmful influences.

Witch’s Rune

From Other Worldly Oracle

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!

Druid Ogham

Click here for more information about Oir from IChing.Online

Oir

Epiphany, realization, peak, lightning flash, elucidation

Tree: Spindle (Euonymus spp.)

Letter: Th

Oir signifies the realization something is at its peak. It is a few of insight and understanding; it is the “bolt of lightning” like Prometheus’s fire that enables human beings to evolve. Lifting the veil of ignorance can be painful and seeing the truth does not always feel like a gift. The possession of knowledge is a complex burden to carry: it is too complicated to qualify as “good” or bad”. Nevertheless, some epiphanies can be life-changers. They can grant us the ability to make good decisions and liberate us from cycles we no longer wish to participate in.

Believers in reincarnation speculate the reason we cannot remember our past lives whenever we want is because all of that information would fry our little human brains. The same is true of clairvoyance: if we could see all of the non-corporeal activity around us, it would likely send us straight into the asylum. A little fire is good; burning the house down or freezing to death for lack of a pack of matches is not good. Seeking knowledge is great; seeking to know it all at the expense of one’s sanity and personal hygiene never works out. Running away from the life of the mind ends badly in equal measure. As usual, this Ogham implies a balance should be struck.

Questions to ask when you draw Oir: …

 

May 25 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Clickhere for more information about Hexagram 32 from IChing.Online

Hexagram Thirty – Two/32

Hêng / Durability

Arousing Thunder and penetrating Wind.
Close companions in any storm:
The Superior Person possesses a resiliency and durability that lets him remain firmly and faithfully on course.
Such constancy deserves success.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Endurance is the key to success in this situation.
However, durability is not synonymous with stone-like rigidity.
True resilience requires a flexibility that allows adaptation to any adverse condition, while still remaining true to the core.
Can you maintain your integrity under any circumstance?
Can you influence the situation without giving opposing forces anything to resist?
Then you will endure to reach your goal.

Numerology

From Numerology Single Digit Numbers – for more information about number 1

One

Among the nine single-digit numbers, the 1 holds a special place in numerology.

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 1: THE PRIMAL FORCE

From a spiritual perspective, the 1 is the number of creation – the primal force from which all other numbers spring forth. Some say once you truly understand the place and function of this elemental number, enlightenment will be yours.

This statement doesn’t apply to a Numerologist’s perspective alone, but perhaps it’s a good place to start since the personality of the number 1 aligns nicely with its elevated spiritual symbolism.

The 1 is a doer, a powerful force that produces results.

The 1 is aggressive – a necessary trait for creating, and not allowing anything to limit its potential. The 1 is the spearhead, always in the forefront directing and leading others.

The shape of this number reflects its meaning; the 1 walks upright with pride and purpose – strong, determined, and unwavering with a specific goal in mind. The 1 is capable of turning ideas into reality – pushing obstacles aside or simply drilling right through them.

The 1 tends to have a simple, straightforward view of life, heedless of its many complexities.

An individual with the dynamic 1 trusts their ability to separate right from wrong, doesn’t waste time on abstract ideas, and rarely follows a path that isn’t in line with their result-oriented goal. The 1 is no preacher, no philosopher, spiritual explorer, nor dreamer – and certainly not an idealist. They are pragmatic, ruthless conquerors, and warriors extraordinaire. The 1 is individualistic and independent to a fault. They will attempt to force their viewpoint on you but have no desire to hear yours.

The 1 can be confrontational, jealous, and exceedingly stubborn, but also courageous and willing to try anything new (with promise) even at great risk. They have a sense of honor and responsibility that demands respect and are the first to defend injustice and hypocrisy.

Befriend a 1 and you have a friend for life.

Fortunately, the 1 has a great capacity for humor, often self-depreciating, so you can poke fun at your friend and not worry about hurt feelings. But don’t cater to them to win love or friendship or you will lose their respect. Stand up to a 1 and you may lose the fight, but you’ll gain admiration. Working for a 1 you will be pushed to the limit, abused at all hours, and incapable of living up to unreasonable expectations. But you will also become the best you can be.

When in trouble, you want a friend with a strong 1 on your side, and you won’t find a braver partner or a more dedicated protector. But, if the 1 is your enemy, you could be crushed without mercy. And be forewarned, the number 1 is the most difficult of all lovers, demanding, jealous, confrontational, and impatient.

If you have a 1 in your core numbers, your happiness and sense of satisfaction will come from your work more than any other source.

Angel Number

From Angel-Numbers.com

Angels are helping you to materialize your thoughts, affirmations and visualizations.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Click on the hyperlinks for more information about the Bat from UniGuide.com

Bat

Bat symbolism and meanings include community, longevity, maneuverability, balance, good fortune, evolution, and supernatural powers. Around the world, there are over 1,400 species of bats, and they live everywhere except in the most extreme deserts and polar regions. So, these intriguing flying mammals are subjects in the mythology and folklore of many cultures around the world. In addition, the bat spirit animal is an important figure to people who feel a strong kinship with bats.

In this post, you’ll learn about bat symbols and meanings (including vampire bats), bat mythology, the bat spirit animal, and more.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Wednesday – Printable

Spell for Today – Spell for Removing Negative Energy from the Body

 

Spell for Removing Negative Energy from the Body

The tools needed to perform this spell
1 black candle to symbolize negative energy; 1 white candle to symbolize positive energy; and 1 green candle to symbolize healing.

Once you have cleared your mind, you may then light the white candle and say the following:

“Mother Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Spirit,
I ask thee to cleanse my body
of all negative energies.”

After saying this incantation, you may proceed by lighting the black candle and repeating the same words. Then, light the green candle and state the following:

“Mother Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Spirit,
I ask thee to free and heal my body from all negative forces.
Blessed be!”

Then, keep your mind clear while sitting back for at least fifteen minutes. This spell is intended to achieve the feeling of being fresh and renewed.

Witchcraft: A Beginner’s Guide To Wiccan Ways: Symbols, Witch Craft, Love Potions Magick, Spell, Rituals, Power, Wicca, Witchcraft, Simple, Belief, Secrets,The … For Beginners To Learn Witchcraft Book 2)
Sebastian Collins

 

May 25 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 25

The Lively Center of the Lagoon Nebula

Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleProcessing & Copyright: Mehmet Hakan Özsaraç

Explanation: The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half a light-year long, have been formed by extreme stellar winds and intense energetic starlight. A tremendously bright nearby star, Herschel 36, lights the area. Vast walls of dust hide and redden other hot young stars. As energy from these stars pours into the cool dust and gas, large temperature differences in adjoining regions can be created generating shearing winds which may cause the funnelsThis picture, spanning about 10 light years, combines images taken in six colors by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8, lies about 5000 light years distant toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius).

 

Almost hyperspace: Random APOD Generator

May 25 Today in History and a Pagan Word for Today

Today’s Important Historical Events

1720 The Ship “Le Grand St Antoine” reaches Marseille, bringing Europe’s last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000.

1810 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo

1914 British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill

1961 JFK announces US goal of putting a man on the Moon before the end of decade

2020 Video of African American George Floyd‘s arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests

2021 US CDC says half of all US adults are now fully vaccinated, with 61% having had their first shot

Today’s Historical Events

1085 Alfonso VI of León and Castile captures the Muslim taifa of Toledo

1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1420 Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ

1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers

1522 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain

1571 Pope Pius V forms The Holy League to fight the Ottomans with other Catholic maritime states including Spain, Venice, Naples and Sicily

1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen

1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England, earning the nickname “Tumbledown Dick” as a result of his abrupt fall from power

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1932 Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in ‘Mickey’s Revue’ by Walt Disney

1943 Agnes Moorehead appears in “Sorry, Wrong Number” on the radio program “Suspense”, her most successful appearance

1953 1st non-commercial educational television station – Houston, Texas

1964 16th Emmy Awards: “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1964 Frank Gilroy’s dramatic play “The Subject Was Roses”, starring Jack Albertson and Martin Sheen, opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 832 performances; wins Pulitzer Prize, and 2 Tony Awards

1966 “Au Hasard Balthazar”, French film directed by Robert Bresson, starring Anne Wiazemsky and François Lafarge, is released

1969 “Midnight Cowboy” directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1970)

1973 26th Cannes Film Festival: “The Hireling” directed by Alan Bridges and “Scarecrow” directed by Jerry Schatzberg jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1878 W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s comic opera “H.M.S. Pinafore” premieres in London, their first international success

1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die

1934 Béla Bartók’s “Cantata Profana – The Nine Enchanted Stags” premieres in London, England, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Wireless Chorus conducted by Aylmer Buesst

1957 “Shinbone Alley” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances

1962 Isley Brothers release “Twist & Shout”

1963 “Hot Spot” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances

1965 Dave Davies of The Kinks knocked unconscious in an on stage scuffle with drummer Mick Avory at Cardiff’s Capital Theatre

1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1868 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen

1876 4th Preakness: G. Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75

1895 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5

1899 33rd Belmont: R. Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23

1900 Retired London fire master Eyre Massey Shaw aged 70 reputedly becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics for sailing (disputed)

1904 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6

1906 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0

1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap

Pagan & Magickal Terms and Definitions

From moonlitpriestess.com

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Today’s Word is

Alchemy

An art-science hybrid that ultimately led to chemistry; concerned with the transmutation of matter, often involved attempts to convert base metals into gold or create a universal elixir.

Norse Mythology

Norse mythology, the stories of gods and heroes from in and around the Viking Age (c. 790 – c. 1100 CE) in northern Europe, has provided us with some of the most famous figures in world mythology. Here, in this collection, we look at such colourful characters as the wise and one-eyed war god Odin who calls warriors to the halls of Valhalla, red-eyed Thor with his giant thunder-making hammer, and Freyja, the fertility goddess who travels in a cat-drawn carriage. We also examine the literary sources of these stories, the cults of the various gods and consider the wider significance of these strange northern tales.

…archaeological evidence helps hint at personal devotion to specific gods people felt connected to, with accompanying customs and rituals being a standard part of everyday life.

Tips For Teachers & Educators

Mythology tends to be quite a popular topic among students as it appears quite a bit here and there in pop culture. It is usually easier to find ways to engage students than for some other subjects.

Here, the TV series Vikings will help you, as it is usually known (and liked!) by a fair amount of students.

A few things we want to point out, regarding this collection: …

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A Laugh for Today

I think it should be “Can I have a pot of coffee?” I hope you have an easy hump day!