12 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

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

Sun:21 Gemini 38
Moon:25 Scorpio 22
Mercury:29 Taurus 17
Venus:17 Taurus 40
Mars:13 Aries 47
Jupiter:05 Aries 26
Saturn:25 Aquarius 12 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 54
Neptune:25 Pisces 23
Pluto:28 Capricorn 11 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 19 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 55 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 32

Chiron:15 Aries 51
Ceres:11 Cancer 55
Pallas:19 Taurus 27
Juno:16 Pisces 05
Vesta:04 Pisces 31

Eris:24 Aries 54


Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:21 Gemini 26
Moon:22 Scorpio 18
Mercury:29 Taurus 08
Venus:17 Taurus 25
Mars:13 Aries 38
Jupiter:05 Aries 25
Saturn:25 Aquarius 12 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 54
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 11 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 19
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 56 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 31

Chiron:15 Aries 51
Ceres:11 Cancer 50
Pallas:19 Taurus 22
Juno:16 Pisces 02
Vesta:04 Pisces 28

Eris:24 Aries 54


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:21 Gemini 07
Moon:17 Scorpio 26
Mercury:28 Taurus 55
Venus:17 Taurus 01
Mars:13 Aries 23
Jupiter:05 Aries 22
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13 Rx
Uranus:16 Taurus 53
Neptune:25 Pisces 22
Pluto:28 Capricorn 11 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 19
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 57 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):06 Cancer 28

Chiron:15 Aries 50
Ceres:11 Cancer 41
Pallas:19 Taurus 12
Juno:15 Pisces 58
Vesta:04 Pisces 25

Eris:24 Aries 54


A Thought for Today

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

June 11, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is full of unpredictable events for your sign, especially financial matters or something to do with your possessions. This means that you might suddenly receive an unexpected boon. Money, gifts or advantages might come your way. Or alternatively, you might suddenly lose money or something you own. Not good!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you seek adventure! You might be full of Walter Mitty dreams or wish for the derring-do of d’Artagnan. “All for one and one for all!” This is because you want excitement and new experiences, especially in love and romance. (Good luck. Don’t leave home without a rose between your teeth.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a restless day for you because it’s as if you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. This is because basically, deep down, you seek excitement today! Something new and different — but you’re not sure what or how it should happen. It’s a tricky balance.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today a friend might surprise you by doing or saying something you least expect. This might also happen if you’re involved with a group or an organization. Alternatively, you might see meet someone today who is exciting and different. Who knows?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Something sudden and unexpected might affect your public reputation or your career today. A boss or someone in authority might praise you. You might even get a promotion or a raise? You might develop a crush on a boss? Admittedly, it could be a different surprise. Something not as nice.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A lovely chance to travel somewhere might fall in your lap today. Or perhaps, you will develop a crush on someone who is different? They might be a person who is from another culture or a different country. Or you might also receive good news about medicine, higher education, publishing or legal matters.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Keep your pockets open because you might get a sudden gift of money, property, assets or some kind of favour from someone today. “Lucky me!” It could also be an inheritance. Alternatively, the reverse might happen and this means a sudden loss.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Expect a surprise from someone close to you today. This person could be a close friend or a spouse or partner. This surprise might be good news? However, it might also be not-so-good news that you didn’t expect to hear. Be prepared. (Boy Scout’s motto.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Something pleasant might surprise you at work today. Or possibly, some business related to a pet, or even to your health? Admittedly, the reverse might be true and the news is not so pleasant. In either case, you will be surprised by the unexpected.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Parents should be extra vigilant today because this is an accident-prone day for their kids. Do know where your kids are at all times. Meanwhile, social plans might suddenly change today. You might get an exciting invitation? Or existing plans might be delayed or cancelled. Romance might also catch you off guard.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your home routine will be interrupted today. Possibly, you will buy something exciting, modern or high tech? A welcome guest or family member might arrive? Or possibly, a small appliance will break down or a disappointment will occur.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Pay attention to everything you say and do today because this is an accident-prone day for your sign. Therefore, think before you speak or act because if are mindful, you will have no regrets in the future. Meanwhile, surprising news might occur. Or you might meet someone you least expect. Not a boring day.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Joshua Jackson (1978) shares your birthday today. You are a natural leader who has good instincts. You think and act quickly. Your surroundings matter to you because you love beauty in everything. This is a year of change and greater personal freedom for you, which means you must be flexible and open to new ideas and directions.

June 11, 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 11 birthday horoscope predicts that your zodiac sign is Gemini, and you are influential intellectuals. Alternatively, you can combine your creative talents with your business skills. This has proven to be beneficial and profitable. It takes discipline, but you are quite successful. You can become very successful in life.

Your many associates come from all lifestyles. Those born on this day are likable people as your controlled disposition comes across as being cool.

You are capable of making quick decisions as you listen to your gut instinct. This June 11 birthday personality appreciates art, nature and is turned off by strife. Those born on this day can be neatness freaks as well.

June 11 Gemini birthday people are twins who treasure family traditions. Normally, you continue to maintain connections with your family who live far away and have an even closer relationship with those members locally.

As a parent, Gemini will provide a loving and stable environment. The June 11 zodiac analysis suggests that you are never too busy for your family. Your “family first” attitude speaks mounds for you, Gemini.

According to the June 11 horoscope, you are not likely to toy with other people‘s feelings. You could be an introvert who dreams about love. A romance that is ideally stimulating as you are comfortable to be turned on.

The slightest of touches could send chills through your body. You seem to be optimistic when it comes to achieving a fairy tale relationship. Of course, you deserve a lover who is much like you, erotic, mysterious and sensuous.

You like everything in harmony as anything less will irritate your restless nature. Sometimes Gemini birthday June 11 can display a lack of emotional growth. Nevertheless, you are a bucket full of laughs.

You are an interesting person so any partner should be excited to have this brainy reserved Gemini. Those born on this day are private people and will not always show their affection in public although extremely affectionate behind closed doors. The June 11th astrology predicts that you may subconsciously draw negative circumstances into your life.

Those born today on June 11 are employed in a profession that has a passage for their creative skills in ways that express their dreams and helps face their fears. Characteristically, Gemini is not overly ambitious people so you would do well to surround yourself with people who are successful.

Unrealistically, you may “feel” your way around making your goals happen. It is kind of like driving on an endless narrow road. You are moving, but you are not going anywhere. You put forth so much effort into achieving your dreams; it is a shame you do not know how to.

According to the June 11th zodiac meaning, you are guilty of having a swinging disposition. You are emotional and have a tendency to be bothered with headaches and illness that could be due to their state of mind. You need to decide if you wish to avoid this and adopt a better lifestyle.

Some symptoms may not even be medical but rather the mind playing tricks on you. If you think about it, some of you do not even get sick until you’re sad or angry. Gemini natives typically drink too much or overeat when depression comes over to visit. Find an alternative to this destructive behavior.

The June 11 birthday personality profile reports that you need constant reassurance to build your egos but are likable people. You have strong conventional values and love your family. Somehow you attract negative forces or create them. You can appear to be shy but are most affectionate.

However private, you desire a partner who is impulsive and imaginative. Those born on this day are Gemini who should drink alcohol in moderation and watch what they eat. You are likely to abuse these things when you are emotional.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On June 11

Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Bergman, Chad Everett, Hugh Laurie, Vince Lombardi, Mehmet Oz, Jose Reyes, Gene Wilder

See: Famous Celebrities Born On June 11

This Day That Year – June 11 In History

1793 – Robert Haeterick receives rights to first American stove
1816 – Baltimore Gas Light Company established
1870 – In Amsterdam the first stone Amstel Brewery founded
1928 – The “Case of Jonathan” airs; a film by Alfred Hitchcock

June 11 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 11 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

June 11 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury and symbolizes a quickness in all your actions, energy, and active personality.

June 11 Birthday Symbols

The Twins Are The Symbol For The Gemini Zodiac Sign

June 11 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Justice. This card symbolizes the need to make the right choices after a thorough examination. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Swords and Queen of Cups.

June 11 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility:

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aquarius: This is a very passionate and loving match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign TaurusThis is a complicated and stubborn relationship.

See Also:

June 11 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This is a diplomatic, harmonious and intuitive number.
Number 8 – This number strives for material goals and has big dreams and high ambitions.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 11 Birthday

Orange: This color stands for vitality, joy, self-esteem, wealth and aspirations.
White: This color symbolizes virginity, perfection, safety, and clarity of mind.

Lucky Days For June 11 Birthday

Monday – Planet Moon‘s day that symbolizes sympathy, caring, perception and love.
Wednesday – Planet Mercury‘s day that symbolizes deep intellectual thinking and excellent reasoning.

June 11 Birthstone Agate

Agate gemstone can help in neutralizing your positive and negative energies and thus help you in balancing your chakras.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 11th

An iPod for the man and seashell necklace for the Gemini woman. The June 11 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are traditional and extraordinary.

June 11, 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 11 has an illumination of 87%. 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 11 the Moon is 11.35 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: 87%
Moon Age: 11.35 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 372,082.19 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,910,541.78 km

Useful Moon Resources

June 11 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click here for more information about the High Priestess from Witches Tarot Deck on Tarotx.net

High Priest – Major Arcana

Menu of Contents


I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the High Priest Witches Tarot

II. Meaning of the High Priest Witches Tarot

Message of the High Priest Witches Tarot

The High Priest Witches in a Tarot spread


From The Rune Site – Armanen Runes


Sound: “a” as in “aah”
Stands for: Leadership
Casting meaning: Modern meanings of this rune are of beauty, fame, intelligence and virtue. List’s version of this rune has it representing sunlight that washes away darkness as well as having it denote nobility and leadership.

Witch’s Rune

From thecarnutiannemeton.com – Witch’s Rune


Rune of healing

The sun sheds its rays down to us so we can dance in its creative healing energies. Associated with the fertility of the giving energies.


happiness, justice, healing, vitality, protection, fertility


From symbolsage.com


Amancholl has the phonetic value of Ae, and corresponds to the witch hazel—sometimes pine. However, it doesn’t refer to the common witch hazel in North America, but to the witch elm, whose British name is witch hazel. It’s also given various names such as Xi, Mor, and Peine. In Celtic lore, the elm is associated with the underworld, though modern interpretation links it to cleansing and purification.

June 11 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 32 from ichingonline.net

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.


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.


Click for more on the Numerology information for the number 5 from numerology.com


Number 5 Meaning in Numerology

Learning about the single digit five

By Numerology.com Staff

Every one of the numbers in Numerology has its very own set of personality traits that sets it apart from the other numbers. The traits the numbers represent help us understand the meaning of these important symbols and the unique ways they impact our lives. The foundation of Numerology are the meanings of the single-digit numbers, and the number 5 in Numerology holds a special place in this mix. In the span of single-digit numbers 1-9, 5 is the number in the exact middle. It acts as a go-between and a pivotal point of change.

What is the definition of 5 in Numerology?

A key characteristic of the number 5 is curiosity and the need for a variety of exciting experiences in order to feel fulfilled. It craves freedom and …

Angel Number

Click here for more information about Angel Number 152 from informationseries.com

One Hundred Fifty – Two/152

The angel is always watching over you.

If you see a number repeatedly, it may be some sign from the angel to you.

Such numbers are called “angel numbers”.

This time, let’s take a look at the meaning and message of “152” from among such angel numbers.

What does the angel number “152” mean?

The meaning of angel number 152 is “the arrival of a new change “.

With your positive thinking, new changes are about to take place.

he angel number “1” is a number that means “everything is one” or “the beginning of things”.

And the angel number “5” is a “significant change”.

Angel number “2” is a number that represents “smooth growth”.

Message represented by angel number “152”

Please actively incorporate new ones.

The more positive you accept it, the …

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click on the hyperlinks for more information about the animal spirit meaning of the Rabbit from uniguide.com


Rabbit symbolism and meanings include sensitivity, gentleness, fertility, haste, new beginnings, the moon, and good luck. Rabbits live on every continent except Antarctica, so they appear in the mythologies and folklore of cultures around the world. In this post, you’ll learn about rabbit symbols and meanings, including bunnies and hares. Plus, you’ll learn about rabbit and hare mythology and folklore, the rabbit spirit animal, and more.

Table of Contents

What do rabbits symbolize?

Detailed Rabbit Meanings and Symbols

White Rabbit Meaning

Down the Rabbit Hole Meaning

Rabbit Mythology and Folklore

Native American Rabbit Meanings


Southwestern Tribes


Rabbit in Aztec Mythology

Hare Mythology in Ancient Egypt


Ancient Greece

The Rabbit in Celtic Mythology

Norse Mythology

Rabbits in the Bible and Judeo-Christian Mythology

Rabbit Meaning in Asia

Three Hares Symbol

Rabbit Meaning in Hindu Mythology

Rabbit Meaning in Buddhism

United States

Rabbit Spirit Animal

Rabbit Power Animal

Rabbit Totem

Rabbit Dream Meaning

Organizations that Protect Rabbits and Hares

Spell for Today – 2 Finding Spells


Bound and Binding
Binding Bound
See the Sight
Hear the Sound
What was lost now is found
Bound and Binding
Binding Bound


Light a green candle for luck and prosperity.
Charge a small green stone with your desire to find your “property” that eludes you.
Chant the following 3 times:
I Pray to the Moon when she is round
Luck to me shall then abound
What I seek for shall then be found
In sea or sky or solid ground
Remember, like energies attract, think of positive times spent with this lost treasure
and mentally/emotionally call the lost one home.

June 11 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 11

The Road and the Milky Way

Image Credit & CopyrightDavid Cruz

Explanation: At night you can follow this road as it passes through the Dark Sky Alqueva reserve not too far from Alentejo, Portugal. Or you could stop, look up, and follow the Milky Way through the sky. Both stretch from horizon to horizon in this 180 degree panorama recorded on June 3. Our galaxy’s name, the Milky Way, does refer to its appearance as a milky path in the sky. The word galaxy itself derives from the Greek for milk. From our fair planet the arc of the Milky Way is most easily visible on moonless nights from dark sky areas, though not quite so bright or colorful as in this image. The glowing celestial band is due to the collective light of myriad stars along the galactic plane too faint to be distinguished individually. The diffuse starlight is cut by dark swaths of the galaxy’s obscuring interstellar dust clouds. Standing above the Milky Way arc near the top of this panoramic nightscape is bright star Vega, with the galaxy’s central bulge near the horizon at the right.

June 11 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1184 BC Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes

631 Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000

1776 Continental Congress creates committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas JeffersonJohn AdamsBenjamin FranklinRoger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members

1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is “time to act”

1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term

2014 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul

Today’s Historical Events

1184 BC Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes

631 Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000

758 Diplomatic dispute at Tang Chinese capital Chang’an when Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks both arrive to offer tribute. Settlement reached when both enter at same time through two different gates.

1144 Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church

1231 Harderwijk (Netherlands) becomes a city

1345 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners

1429 Hundred Years’ War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau (France)

1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, rebellion against the Scottish crown results in death of King James III

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1892 The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia

1928 Alfred Hitchcock‘s film, “Case Of Jonathan Drew,” (or “The Lodger”) is released

1947 Perennial Christmas film “Miracle on 34th St” starring John Payne and Maureen O’Hara, directed by George Seaton is released

1953 “Amos ‘n Andy” TV Comedy, also radio from ’29; last aired on CBS

1961 “Winston Churchill” last airs on ABC-TV

1962 “Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall”, musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

1975 “Nashville”, directed by Robert Altman and starring Ned Beatty and Ronee Blakley, is released

1976 “Magnificent Marble Machine” last airs on NBC-TV

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference on a traffic island in the middle of Michigan Avenue

1966 “(I’m A) Road Runner” by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20

1966 “I Am A Rock” by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3

1966 “On A Clear Day You…” closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances

1966 “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 in the US

1966 “Skyscraper” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances

1966 “Sloop John B” by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK

1969 “The Ballad Of John & Yoko” by The Beatles hits #1 in UK; recording involved only John (guitars, vocals, percussion) and Paul (bass, drums, piano, backing voice)

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1898 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75

1903 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon wins his 4th Open title by 6 strokes from younger brother Tom Vardon

1904 Cubs’ Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0

1907 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket

1909 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins Championship for a 4th time, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Tom Ball and James Braid

1919 51st Belmont: Johnny Loftus riding Sir Barton wins by 5 lengths over Sweep On; first Trip Crown winner

1921 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8

1927 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Burning Times

From moonlitpriestess.com

Alternate term used for the inquisitions specifically dealing with rooting out witchcraft that occurred in several cultures spanning many generations; a period of turmoil in which there was Catholic and Protestant conflict. Millions were accused of and an estimated 30,000-300,000 were executed for being witches. Those executed were hung (most common), stoned, drowned, or burned. Few of the victims worshiped Pagan deities; many considered themselves to be good Christians – though some did practice old folk traditions that are common in modern Witchcraft as the term is used today. This period was riddled with prejudice, discrimination, sexism, ignorance, and mass hysteria; it was an attack primarily against women and non-Catholics, not the equivalent of modern Witches.

From Spells8.com

A name given to the days of the Reformation, Inquisition, etc., when Witches were tried and executed by inquisitors, sometimes burned at the stake.

Switzerland Zoo Announces Birth of Rare Albino Giant Galapagos Tortoise: ‘Phenomenon of Nature’

Mom, Siblings, and Albino Baby

The Tropiquarium Zoo in Servion, Switzerland, recently welcomed two giant Galapagos tortoises, one tortoise with darker coloring, like its parents, and one with albinism.

A Switzerland zoo is introducing a “new phenomenon of nature” at its facility.

On Thursday, the Tropiquarium Zoo in Servion, Switzerland, announced it recently welcomed two baby giant Galapagos tortoises. One tortoise has darker coloring, like its parents, and one has albinism — a rarity for the species. The sex of the baby tortoises has yet to be determined.

Incredible birth in the Tropiquarium! We had the surprise of a baby albino among our baby Galapagos giant tortoises, a phenomenon that had never been seen in zoos or in the wild,” the zoo said on social media, alongside photos of the rare tortoise.

“These endangered turtles were born as part of a conservation program. These are rare and exceptional births, especially for the albino baby. This is the first time in the world that an albino Galapagos tortoise has been born and kept in captivity,” the facility added. “Albinism is rare in tortoises with about one in 100,000 individuals compared to about one in 20,000 individuals in humans.”

The zoo said the tortoises have settled into their new homes and are “doing well and very energetic.” The rare albino tortoise is out on exhibit, so zoo guests can meet the unique creature.

“With his red eyes and white shell, he’s the new Swiss mascot,” the zoo said.

The albino baby hatched on May 1 after its mother laid five eggs on Feb. 11, Reuters reported. reported. The other baby hatched on May 5. According to the zoo, the species has a low success rate for reproduction.

“After several months of incubation, we had the chance to see the first hatching, it was the second hatching in the Servion’s Tropiquarium, we already had one last year, this is the second,” Thomas Morel, a Tropiquarium staff member, told the outlet. “We were quite surprised by the tortoise’s color. It can happen at birth, but after two days, we were sure it was an albino when it pointed the tip of its head, so it was really surprising for this species, it’s quite extraordinary.

By Vanessa EtienneJune 07, 2022 04:44 PM on Peoples.com

A Laugh for Today

Wishing you a relaxed weekend