11 June 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

11 June 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:20 Gemini 41
Moon:10 Scorpio 49
Mercury:28 Taurus 38
Venus:16 Taurus 29
Mars:13 Aries 03
Jupiter:05 Aries 18
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 51
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 12 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 19
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 58 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 25

Chiron:15 Aries 49
Ceres:11 Cancer 29
Pallas:19 Taurus 00
Juno:15 Pisces 51
Vesta:04 Pisces 20

Eris:24 Aries 53

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:2
Water:6
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere 

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

11 June 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:20 Gemini 29
Moon:07 Scorpio 50
Mercury:28 Taurus 31
Venus:16 Taurus 14
Mars:12 Aries 54
Jupiter:05 Aries 17
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 51
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 12 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 18
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 59 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 24

Chiron:15 Aries 49
Ceres:11 Cancer 24
Pallas:18 Taurus 54
Juno:15 Pisces 48
Vesta:04 Pisces 17

Eris:24 Aries 53

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:2
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 

11 June 2022
02:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:20 Gemini 10
Moon:03 Scorpio 07
Mercury:28 Taurus 19
Venus:15 Taurus 51
Mars:12 Aries 39
Jupiter:05 Aries 14
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 50
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 12 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 18
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 22

Chiron:15 Aries 48
Ceres:11 Cancer 15
Pallas:18 Taurus 45
Juno:15 Pisces 44
Vesta:04 Pisces 13

Eris:24 Aries 53

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:2
Water:6
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

June 10, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 1 PM to 5 PM EDT today (10 AM to 2 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you’re in a position to take charge and go after what you want. In particular, this will apply to financial situations and any moneymaking ideas that you might have. Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams. Remember, you are the pioneer of the zodiac. You start things.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You’re very persuasive today in presenting your case to others. Fortunately, Venus in your sign will soften your words. Nevertheless, you have solid, practical, moneymaking ideas; and bosses and people in power will listen to you. (Not too shabby.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is great day for research of any kind. You will find answers to old problems. Meanwhile, you can explore and discover practical solutions related to sports, children’s activities, plus anything related to the arts and the entertainment world. You’ve got this.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Although you are working low-key and behind the scenes, nevertheless, a discussion with someone younger or person in a group will be powerful. This could promote you into a leadership role because people will listen to you today. Make sure you have something to offer.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today you are articulate and ready to show the world that you can walk your talk. You have ideas about how to improve things, which you want to share with bosses, supervisors and people who can make things happen. People will support you now.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You make a great impression on others now, which is something you can use to your advantage. In particular, discussions about travel, the law, medicine or anything related to university and college will be productive. People respect you and want to hear what you have to say.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Don’t shy away from taking the helm and making decisions because in fact, you know what you’re talking about today. You will be quick to see the bigger picture. You also see hidden solutions, especially regarding shared property and inheritances.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A conversation with a partner or close friend will be powerful because you can see what goes on beneath the surface of things. It might be the elephant in the room, or you might simply say what you think out loud so that no one doubts what you’re talking about. (Somebody has to do it.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A serious discussion with someone close to you could be revealing today. You might see a way to improve the relationship. Meanwhile, you can get a lot done at work because you’re not afraid to take a stand and do what needs to be done. This could mean getting rid of something (or someone).

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Although you are in the public eye today, this is a productive day for you. People will follow your lead, especially children and younger people. Be confident and say what’s on your mind because you have the opportunity to teach others today either verbally or as a role model.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Home repairs, especially to bathrooms, plumbing areas and anything to do with garbage and recycling can be done today. Get rid of what is no longer needed. Tidy up the place, “and play when the work’s all done.”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’re persuasive today. (Look out world!) Home and family continue to be a primary focus but your ability to convince others to see your point of view will be respected. Obviously, you can use this to your advantage if you are clear about what you want to achieve.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963) shares your birthday today. You have a strong, vibrant, emotional personality. People are comfortable with you because you have excellent communication skills. Your loved ones are important to you. This is a year of building and construction for you, both in a literal, physical sense, as well as establishing more structure in your life.

June 10, 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

JUNE 10 birthday horoscope shows that you are sharp minded and creative especially when it comes to business. However, you are likely to want the approval of someone you look upto. Your talents are tested, and usually, you are successful in attaining your goals. You know clearly what you want out of life.

If today June 10th is your birthday, you are a person who is disciplined and perhaps makes sacrifices in the name of love. However, you like to mingle with everyone. Those born on this day can’t bear being bored. If you are different, you are of interest to this Gemini.

According to this birthday astrology, Gemini born on this day are usually lively and resourceful people. You possess a natural ability to express yourself, as you are a friendly and practical person.

This is only complementary to your knowledge and intellect. You like to learn and to be mentally ready for a controversial challenge. The June 10 horoscope profile shows you have the potential to be successful. Gemini, you are uncompromising individuals. You will not bend down before anyone.

As a Gemini sun sign, you tend to be vulnerable and often select friends who are troubled and in need of help. Normally, those born on this day find value in family and family traditions.

It is suggested that Gemini born on June 10 may be a concerned and participating parent who is trusted by their offspring. You can sympathize with your children as you recall your childhood and are an understanding parent. You know when to be their friend and when they need a parent.

According to the June 10 zodiac analysis, you are classically confident and daring. Your cheerful attitude contributes to your childlike idealist view on love and romance. According to your birthday characteristics report, you should be a little more practical when seeking a romantic interest.

You can be a spontaneous person especially when it comes to choosing a soul mate. You are likely to be more attracted to what is on the outside of a person rather than their attitudes, goals, and aspirations.

When it comes to having fun, a June 10 birthday Gemini wins the award. This sets you apart from the other twins. Also, your sex drive has a little more amps. You love making your fantasies a reality. As a negative quality, people born on this day can be jealous and irrational.

The June 10 zodiac birthday analysis predicts that you look at a job as an opportunity. You like to show off your talents as you have expert math skills and are good at balancing the budget. You seek job satisfaction rather than a large benefits package. You need to feel a sense of accomplishment.

The June 10 birthday personality trait most visible in you is that you have the patience and ambition to put your all your efforts into your work. If you are born today, you enjoy performing and often thought you could make a career out of it. The answer is “yes, you can.”

Nevertheless, you, Gemini are not able to handle your own money. Getting a trusted family member to help you with that is a smart idea.

According to the astrology by birthday report, you are rarely ill but could be afflicted with depression or moodiness. This is not the time to be alone, Gemini. You should call a friend.

It is essential that you maintain your health and remain positive. You are sensible, and your approach has been excellent in response to eating natural foods and sticking to your diet. You have a natural zeal for life and can bounce back from any disturbances.

The June 10 horoscope meanings report that you are a Gemini who is constantly up and down which can tear down your energy level. Since you are intuitive, you need to build on that strength.

People depend on you to be vital and energized. Those born on this day have this natural ability to get high on life. You are healthy individuals and eat what you please as long as it is natural and wholesome.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On June 10

Faith Evans, Frankie Faison, Judy GarlandHattie McDaniel, Danielle Peazer, Ken Singleton, Kate Snow

See: Famous Celebrities Born On June 10

This Day That Year – June 10 In History

1652 – John Hull, established the first mint in America and it opens in Boston
1760 – Laws effective about the practice of medicine in NY
1793 – Paris opens zoo to the public
1846 – First rights to rubber tire belong to Robert Thomson
1880 – Record set by Charlie Jones; two HRs in the 1st inning

June 10 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 10 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

June 10 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury that symbolizes the ability to think logically and to be able to communicate what is on your mind.

June 10 Birthday Symbols

The Twins Are The Symbol For The Gemini Zodiac Sign

June 10 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Wheel of Fortune. This card stands for the cycles of life, past and current births and periods of good luck and bad luck. The Minor Arcana cards are Nine of Swords and King of Swords.

June 10 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility:

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign SagittariusThis will be a fun-loving and happy relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship could be right but will be more fickle.

See Also:

June 10 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for leadership and authoritative qualities.
Number 7 – This is some analytical introspection and aloofness.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 10 Birthday

Orange: This is a bright color that symbolizes optimism, activity, success, and socialization.
White: This is a pure color that symbolizes innocence, humbleness, simplicity, and calmness.

Lucky Days For June 10 Birthday

Wednesday – This day ruled by Mercury and stands for refining of ideas and working on minute details.
Sunday – This day ruled by Sun and stands for renewal of faith, ideas, and affirmations.

June 10 Birthstone Agate

Agate gemstone makes you stronger and protects you from fear and bad luck.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 10th

A scientific journal for the man and handmade chocolates for the woman. The June 10 birthday horoscope predicts that you like gifts that are given with love.

June 10, 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 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 June 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on June 10 has an illumination of 79%. 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 June 10 the Moon is 10.27 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: 79%
Moon Age: 10.27 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,494.58 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,894,054.53 km

Useful Moon Resources

June 10, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Northwestern Hemisphere For 1200 PST GMT 1900

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

June 10, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Gemini 53
Moon:29 Libra 01
Mercury:28 Taurus 09
Venus:15 Taurus 30
Mars:12 Aries 26
Jupiter:05 Aries 12
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 49
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 13 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 18
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 20

Chiron:15 Aries 48
Ceres:11 Cancer 08
Pallas:18 Taurus 37
Juno:15 Pisces 39
Vesta:04 Pisces 10

Eris:24 Aries 53

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

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

June 10, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Gemini 48
Moon:27 Libra 52
Mercury:28 Taurus 06
Venus:15 Taurus 24
Mars:12 Aries 23
Jupiter:05 Aries 11
Saturn:25 Aquarius 14 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 49
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 13 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 18
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 19

Chiron:15 Aries 48
Ceres:11 Cancer 05
Pallas:18 Taurus 34
Juno:15 Pisces 38
Vesta:04 Pisces 09

Eris:24 Aries 53

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:19 Gemini 32
Moon:23 Libra 49
Mercury:27 Taurus 57
Venus:15 Taurus 03
Mars:12 Aries 10
Jupiter:05 Aries 08
Saturn:25 Aquarius 14 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 48
Neptune:25 Pisces 21
Pluto:28 Capricorn 13 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 17
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 02 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 17

Chiron:15 Aries 47
Ceres:10 Cancer 58
Pallas:18 Taurus 26
Juno:15 Pisces 34
Vesta:04 Pisces 06

Eris:24 Aries 53

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

June 10 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click on the hyperlinks for information about the High Priest card from the Wild Unknown Tarot card deck on tarotx.net

High Priestess – Major Arcana


Rune

From The Rune Site – Anglo-Saxon and Frisian Runes

Ior

Sound: “io” as in “helios”
Stands for: The World Serpent
Casting meaning: Ior symbolizes dual natures, evident in the amphibious habits of many water beasts (like the World Serpent). It also signifies the unavoidable hardships in life that we can do nothing about, but should still not worry about.

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

Click here to read more about the Ruis Ogham from druidogham.wordpress.com

Ruis

Regret, pride, shame, embarrassment, learning from experience, resolution

Tree: Elder (Sambucus spp.)

Letter: R

Shame isn’t all bad and does not deserve a uniformly awful reputation. Without shame and the fear of being shamed, every human child would be demonically bratty. Shame is a limit that informs us to keep our own ego in check. It is often about considering others. Having shame about one’s own past behavior is motivation to avoid shameful behaviors such as cheating and stealing.

Shame is an emotion that demands confrontation. All too often, people run away from what shames them, attempt to excuse themselves from wrongful or immoral behavior because they’re too cowardly to face what they have done or to admit their responsibility in causing their own misfortunes or the misfortune of others. Ruis indicates a willingness to face one’s own shame and to do with shame what it was meant for, and that is to use shame of the past to build oneself into a better person for the present and future. Ashamed of something you did? How can you make yourself into the type of person who would never even think of doing something like that? Overcome being the type of person who would engage in the shameful behavior and you become the master of it; you won’t have the remotest chance of repeating such a mistake. Did you become embarrassed because you did something you now understand to be greedy? Then learn to balance thriftiness with generosity. Adjust to the circumstance rather than overreacting to it. Are you ashamed about cheating on a boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse? Become a person who would never cheat on your boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse regardless of conditions, which could mean an assortment of outcomes: sticking to a resolution of no cheating and staying together, admitting one’s sexual preferences and going with the flow, changing the person you are with, or being single for a long time.

Because humans tend to remember negative experiences more easily than positive ones, it’s important when you draw Ruis to acknowledge the things you are not ashamed of about yourself. For every bad or shameful thing you’ve done, remember there are a thousand shameful things you avoided. Maybe it is time to appreciate the places you could have gone horribly wrong and did not.

Questions when you draw Ruis:

June 10 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

From psychic-revelation.com – I Ching

Hexagram Ten/10

Name: Lu.

Keyphrase: Correct conduct.

Formed By The Trigrams: Heaven over Lake.

Imagery: The sky over a lake.

General: A successful journey can be assured if one careful step at a time is taken.

Love: Goodwill is the key to solving any relationship issues.

Business: Achieving success within business is best accomplished treating others with courtesy and respect.

Personal: Focus on ridding yourself of any feelings of envy or jealousy.

 

Overview: Lu relates to the need to develop your social skills and to make sure that they are sincere and not insincere. It indicates a need to make sure that jealousy or envy are not present within your life and if they are, to take steps to resolve them. Lu is all about inequality and the need to avoid it.

Numerology

CLick here to learn more about the numerology meaning of the number 10 from numerology.com

Three

The number 3 is one of nine very important symbols in Numerology: the single-digit numbers. Each of the numbers 1-9 in Numerology has a different meaning — like its own personality that sets it apart from the others. By understanding the unique personality traits of these numbers, we can better understand their influence and their guiding messages. Whether they show up in a Numerology reading or seem to appear over and over in our lives, it’s a sign that there’s opportunity waiting for us. When it comes to the optimistic number 3, communication, connection, and unbridled creativity are the opportunities in store.

What is the definition of 3 in Numerology?

The 3 has a tendency to thrive in an upbeat and engaging atmosphere. Its energy is youthful and positive and it has an incredible zest for life. It dances from one enjoyable experience to the next, eager to interact with others along the way. The prized skill of the number 3 is communication and it uses

Angel Number

From Angel-Numbers.com

Ten

Higher powers are guiding you through your thoughts a ideas. You may doubt how they come to you but don’t worry and trust your intuition. Remain positive and accept this guidance, it will lead to good things.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Click on the hyperlinks to learn more about the spiritual meaning of the Hummingbird from uniguide.com

Hummingbird

The hummingbird symbolizes joy, healing, good luck, messages from spirits, and other special qualities. It’s no surprise that hummingbird symbolism and meaning are important to people around the world. Just as the hummingbird spirit animal is a sacred totem for many. While they are tiny beings, hummingbirds pack a lot of powerful, positive energy.

In this post, you’ll find a detailed guide on hummingbird symbolism, spiritual meanings, and cultural mythology. Plus, you’ll learn more about what hummingbird encounters may mean in your life.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Friday

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by Venus. Love, sex, marriage, fertility and friendship.

  1. Day – Friday

Planet – Venus

Sign – Libra, Taurus

Angel – Ariel

Color – Green, Blue, Pink, White

Plants – Pink rose, ivy, birch, heather, clematis, sage, violet, water lily

Stone – Rose Quartz, moonstone, pink tourmaline, peridot, emerald, jade

Intention – Romantic love, friendships, beauty, soul mates, artistic ability, harmony

Element – Earth, air

More Qualities – Love, art, beauty, money, woman, passion, friendship, affection, relationships, partners, alliances, grace, beauty, luxury, social activity, marriage, decorating, cosmetics, gifts, income, growth, gardening, architects, artists, beauticians, chiropractors, dancers, designers, engineers, entertainers, fashion, music, painting, poetry, courtship, dating, decorating homes, household improvements, planning parties, shopping

Spell for Today – To Increase One’s Beauty – Printable

June 10 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 June 10

Arp 286 (LRGB)
(5.3 hours integration 2022-03)
El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Coquimbo, Chile
Planewave 24″ CDK @F/6.5
FLI PL9000
L: 8*600s, R: 8*600s, G: 8*600s , B: 8*600s

Arp 286: Trio in Virgo

Image Credit & CopyrightNicolas RollandTelescope.Live

Explanation: This colorful telescopic field of view features a trio of interacting galaxies almost 90 million light-years away, toward the constellation Virgo. On the right two spiky, foreground Milky Way stars echo the extragalactic hues, a reminder that stars in our own galaxy are like those in distant island universes. With sweeping spiral arms and obscuring dust lanes, the dominant member of the trio, NGC 5566, is enormous, about 150,000 light-years across. Just above it lies smaller, bluish NGC 5569. Near center a third galaxy, NGC 5560, is apparently stretched and distorted by its interaction with massive NGC 5566. The trio is also included in Halton Arp’s 1966 Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as Arp 286. Of course, such cosmic interactions are now appreciated as part of the evolution of galaxies.

June 10 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China

1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish–American War

1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks

1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission

Today’s Historical Events

1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

1194 Major fire at Chartres Cathedral, France, leads to it rebuilt as the high point of French Gothic style

1358 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello

1502 Crimean Khan defeats the Great Horde in battle near Worskla, leading to disintegration of the Great Horde

1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

1539 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.

1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

1605 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1939 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts

1954 KQED TV channel 9 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 “Danny Thomas Hour” last airs on NBC-TV

1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast

1972 Sammy Davis Jr.’s cover of “The Candy Man” by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”) goes to #1 on the charts – his biggest single

1982 “Taxi” last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Gioachino Rossini‘s “La gaza ladra”

1865 Richard Wagner‘s opera “Tristan und Isolde” premieres in Munich, Germany

1964 Rolling Stones record their “12×5” album at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois

1966 The Beatles release single “Paperback Writer” / “Rain” in UK; “Rain” featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out

1966 Janis Joplin‘s 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco)

1966 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig with Big Brother & The Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California

1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California

1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC’s Madison Square Garden

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02

1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56

1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5

1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75

1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75

1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25

1904 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St George’s GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions

1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22

One Way to Make Your Own Besom Using Branches and Sticks

I suggest gathering these under a full or waxing Moon phase as they will hold more helpful energy. Your Besom can also be used to sweep out the negativity in your sacred place and/or wherever you are going to cast a circle. Remember to ask the tree you get your branch and sticks from even if they are laying on the ground no longer attached to the tree. It is always better to take what you need from a tree or shrub off of the ground beneath it rather than cutting pieces off the tree or shrub. Get a branch about 3 to 4 inches little taller then you are. Gather good size bunch of unstift smaller branches, I have found getting the sticks from under a shrub or pine tree make the best sweeping part of the Besom, if possible the size difference in them should be no more the approximately 2 inches in size. After gathering the branch and sticks remember to thank the tree for the parts it has given you and to leave an offering such as some water out of a container you have drank from. You need a ball of natural thin twine or some type of undryed vine. Tie the twine or vine to the branch making sure it is tight and will not slip off (you may want to by an angular cut about 4 to 5 inch up from the bottom of the branch to slip this twine or vine when securing it. (The size you have at the bottom of your Besom made from the twigs is up to you. Usually doing 2 to 4 layers of sticks make a good size Besom. Lay your first stick against the branch pull the twine or vine around the stick as tightly as you can, continue doing this until you have made you first layer of sticks pull the twine or vine in the opposite direction the you have been placing the in a tightly as possible and tie it off but do not cut the twine or vine. For the next layer you will follow the same instruction except lay the sticks in the opposite direction from the first layer. The third layer will go in the same direction as the first layer and the fourth layer goes in the same direction as the second layer. To help ensure you sticks stay secure to the branch at the end of each layer of sticks pour white glue over the sticks and twine or vine and make sure it gets down to the branch. If you want you can even put glue on the branch as you lay each first layer stick. Let each layer of sticks dry for approximately 24 hours before adding the next layer. When you have done the last layer and have used glue to help hold it together let the entire Besom dry a minimum of 72 hours before using it.

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Besom

From moonlitpriestess.com

A magickally charged broom generally used to sweep away negative energies. Sometimes used for home protection by placing above a door or window. Also used in fertility rituals for its association as a phallic symbol. In Handfastings, the besom serves as a sort of designator between one phase of life and another; couples will step or leap from their lives as individuals into their new lives as married couples.

From Spells8.com

A broom made of twigs tied around a stick. Used in cleansing rituals and to invite beneficial energies to a space.

Witch’s Broom Consecration

The most common use of brooms is to sweep away negative energies, thereby cleansing and purifying the space.

Learn how to consecrate your broom before you hang it over the door on inside a room for protection against negative energies, and find a printable page in PDF to add to your Witch’s Grimoire.

Witch hunt

From witchipedia.com

A witch hunt is a scapegoating exercise involving a systematic search for individuals that represent an unpopular, unaccepted or inconvenient social or philosophical position for the purpose of persecuting them. Witch hunts are often carried out by people in power as a means to cement their power by weeding out threats or perceived disloyalty. A defining characteristic of a witch hunt is the use of propaganda to demonize the targeted population. Another is the tendency to declare guilt and rush to judgment with scanty or fabricated evidence, as the punishment takes priority over justice. I.e. Finding someone to punish is more important than finding the guilty party. The crime for which the punishment is deemed necessary may be exaggerated or fabricated and often takes place in secret, thus excusing the lack of evidence. Those lacking power and closer to the targeted population may participate in the witch hunt in the hope of achieving the goodwill of the powerful or simply as a means of self-preservation.

The term witch hunt is now a metaphorical term that derives from the literal witch hunts of the 1400-1700s in Europe and Colonial America; an era known as the burning times among modern Witches. During this period, several incidences occurred involving arrests and executions of sometimes quite large numbers of people for the charge of witchcraft on scant evidence. Most people jailed and executed during this period were certainly not witches and it is difficult to say if any actually were. Court records reveal “spectral” evidence and confessions under torture, leaving most convictions in question. But witches were a popular scapegoat when things went wrong, a belief encouraged by some religious organizations of the time in order to create a perceived enemy of God and the Church to blame “evil” doings on, thus cementing the power of the church and local clergy and anyone who decided to wear the mantle of religion in order to wield power.

Any misfortune could be blamed on a witch and then it was just a matter of deciding who got to be the witch. Some peasants might point out a “witch” in order to turn attention away from their own families in an act of self-preservation, but doing so might also be to their benefit, giving them some power and influence with local magistrates and sometimes even winning them some or all of the “witch’s” property. Thus, anyone who was inconvenient; perhaps not fully self-sufficient, or perhaps someone privy to a dark secret, or perhaps someone who liked to gossip or who was not as friendly or respectful as one would like, or whose dog kept getting into your chickens or who had a nicer bit of land than you presented a convenient target for their neighbors to report to the witch hunter. False accusations were rarely prosecuted.

While literal witch hunts do still take place today, they are generally limited to Africa and the Middle East. This is probably because most people in the West don’t believe in Witchcraft anymore and simply chuckle patronizingly at people who claim to be Witches. Metaphorical witch hunts, however, remain common in the West.

The term witch hunt entered the vernacular in the metaphorical sense in reference to McCarthy’s feverish search for Communist sympathizers and traitors in the US in the 1940s and 50s and Stalin’s feverish search for disloyalty in 1930s and 1940s in Russia.