19 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

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

Sun:28 Gemini 19
Moon:09 Pisces 21
Mercury:05 Gemini 36
Venus:25 Taurus 58
Mars:18 Aries 52
Jupiter:06 Aries 19
Saturn:25 Aquarius 05 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 15
Neptune:25 Pisces 25
Pluto:28 Capricorn 03 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 56 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 33 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Cancer 19

Chiron:16 Aries 03
Ceres:14 Cancer 57
Pallas:22 Taurus 43
Juno:17 Pisces 36
Vesta:05 Pisces 37

Eris:24 Aries 56

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

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:28 Gemini 07
Moon:06 Pisces 27
Mercury:05 Gemini 22
Venus:25 Taurus 43
Mars:18 Aries 43
Jupiter:06 Aries 18
Saturn:25 Aquarius 05 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 14
Neptune:25 Pisces 25
Pluto:28 Capricorn 03 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 56 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 34 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Cancer 17

Chiron:16 Aries 03
Ceres:14 Cancer 51
Pallas:22 Taurus 37
Juno:17 Pisces 34
Vesta:05 Pisces 36

Eris:24 Aries 56

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

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:27 Gemini 48
Moon:01 Pisces 46
Mercury:05 Gemini 00
Venus:25 Taurus 19
Mars:18 Aries 28
Jupiter:06 Aries 15
Saturn:25 Aquarius 05 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 13
Neptune:25 Pisces 25
Pluto:28 Capricorn 03 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 57 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 35 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Cancer 15

Chiron:16 Aries 02
Ceres:14 Cancer 43
Pallas:22 Taurus 27
Juno:17 Pisces 30
Vesta:05 Pisces 33

Eris:24 Aries 56

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

A Thought for Today

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

June 18, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 2:30 PM to 7:15 PM EDT today (11:30 AM to 4:15 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is a tough day. Relations with older friends or people in authority will be strained or difficult. You might chafe because someone tries to boss you around or take over. (Don’t they know you’re the general?) Be patient because this too, shall pass.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a poor day to ask for permission or approval from a boss or a parent because relations with others in general are difficult; but specifically, they are testy with people in authority. Yes, timing is everything. (And yes, the more things change, the more they stay insane.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are in a strong position now because both the Sun and your ruler Mercury are in your sign. Nevertheless, this is a poor day to argue or discuss controversial issues like politics, religion and racial matters because these discussions will quickly become power struggles. Oy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a poor day (for many reasons) for important decisions about banking, mortgages, contracts or anything to do with shared property. This also applies to shared responsibilities. Bide your time and wait until next week to seal the deal. Meanwhile, tread water.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Relations with others are not smooth today. People are paranoid. They’re inclined to play sly, passive aggressive games. (You need this like a fish needs a bicycle.) Nevertheless, it’s possible that someone in a position of influence will help you today. Be receptive to offers that come your way.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Power plays and difficult dealings with coworkers are likely today. You might have squabbles about a pet or something related to your health? The point is that people are not straightforward today. They are distrustful. Cope as best you can. (Trust everyone and always lock your door.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Children might be an increased responsibility for some reason today. Likewise, social plans might be more of an onerous obligation than an enjoyable escape. (“You gotta do what you gotta do.”) Be straightforward with your kids. Be honest with romantic partners. No power plays.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a poor day to seek the cooperation of a parent, boss or someone in a position of power because these dealings will not flow smoothly. Someone will raise objections or create obstacles for you. Knowing this ahead of time, table any decisions or requests you have until next week.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Basically, you are an optimist. In fact, outdoor activity and optimism are survival issues for you. Today however, you might fall into worry mode. Remember the saying: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.”

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Romantic relations might be on the rocks today. Beware of jealousy, accusations or mistrust. Power struggles are also possible. Since you know this is the tenor of this day, tread carefully and be patient with everyone. Take the high road.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today the Moon is in your sign lined up with stern Saturn, which is always a fleeting, depressing influence. (“Why me, oh Lord?”) Domestic problems might occur. Meanwhile, you feel cut off from your emotions. This is temporary. Tomorrow is a better day!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be patient with others, especially siblings, relatives and neighbours, because it’s easy for things to go south in a New York minute. (People are touchy!) They are quick to put a negative spin on things or mistrust you. Easy does it.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Richard Madden (1986) shares your birthday today. You are a straightforward, honest person. You are also an interesting combination of being careful and cautious, and yet, at the same time, being willing to take a risk. Good news: This is a creative, fun-loving year for you! Your zest for life is strong because it’s your turn to have some fun. (Enjoy yourself but remember your goals.)

June 18, 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 18 birthday horoscope shows that you are a Gemini. You are likely to be impatient and energetic. It is said that you can be a charming fortune-hunter. Other positive qualities suggest that you are fun to be around as you approach life with a realistic and enthusiastic force. You are full of life and are always looking for another adventure.

If today is your birthday, your bubbly presence brings life into your conversations in addition to your moodiness. Those born on this day are sensitive and temperamental individuals who preserve emotional stability although they can have a sharp tongue.

Fortunately, Gemini has persuasive qualities that enable quick recovery from any negative activity. Typically, you like to have fun and find things commonplace or routine to be boring. You are an aggressive twin who is confident predict the June 18 birthday personality traits.

According to the June 18 zodiac analysis, people born on this day are extremely spontaneous and powerful. As a negative, you can be a moody person, but you remain practical and focused. This also works in your favor.

With the ability to articulate, you are open-minded and perceptive. You are likely a generous Gemini who will succeed in life. You have a positive attitude towards life, and you should reap the rewards of being tolerant of others.

Typically, a person born with a June 18 birthday will attract many social relationships that are sensuous and receptive to your love needs. You are most known for your smooth ways in which you seem to deal with strife and conflict. You may be a little distrusting when it comes to romance but are loveable and affectionate people.

The June 18 birthday horoscope says that you tend to live in fear of a relationship that takes away your freedom. This quality suggests that you could be commitaphobic. Normally, you are slow to love, but when you do, it’s not based on sex but rather a true friendship. When it comes to making love, you couldn’t find a partner who is more imaginative than those Gemini born on June 18.

You have a curious nature that is in tune with your partner’s desires and needs. You like to pillow fight and pillow talk. You are somewhat of a flirt but make faithful lovers and friends. However, when the tables are turned, June 18 Gemini can become jealous people.

You are inspiring, and this is natural for a Gemini born on this day. You tend to dream and put those dreams down to paper for the start of a new goal. Usually, you are surrounded by supportive people. You give your projects the time, and effort needs to contribute to your future success.

As a profession, your choices can be varied due to your intellectual qualities, and you tend to take unusual routes to overcoming obstacles. According to the June 18 horoscope meanings, you should work in a fast-paced environment to avoid boredom. Some may say that you are afraid to take the risk.

You hesitate to invest in so-called fast making income opportunities and rely on your instincts to guide you in the decision-making process. This quality gives Gemini a sense of strength, foresight, and security to know that reaching financial goals and independence are within reach.

If today June 18 is your birthday, your general healthiness can be seen in the way you look. You look good, Gemini. It’s important to you that you take care of your body and mind. You enjoy all forms of health care regimens and may invest a lot of money trying to achieve and preserve a certain look.

Nevertheless, your attitude is glowing with a healthy radiance inwardly and outwardly. Gemini natives typically are healthy people. To find a person born on this day ill is a day that has been too stressful for them. This is easily cured with meditation therapy or relaxation techniques.

The Gemini birthday reports that those born on June 18 are especially insightful people. You seem to understand people, and they appreciate that. They think the world of you, however, you can be aggressive.

In business, you are open to new ideas as the ordinary does not excite you. In love, you are prone to suspicious behavior, but you seem to flirt with other people.

You take good care of yourself, and it shows. You walk with confidence and surety. Those born on this day are Gemini that will find financial stability and autonomy.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On June 18

Sandy Alomar, Lou Brock, Fabio Capello, Roger Ebert, Will Jay, Carol Kane, Paul McCartney, Isabella Rossellini

See: Famous Celebrities Born On June 18

This Day That Year – June 18th In History

1863 – The four-day attack on Petersburg is over
1873 – Voting for president finds Susan B Anthony with a $100 penalty
1928 – The first female (Amelia Earhart) flies across the Atlantic Ocean
1941 – Nazi-Germany and Turkey sign a peace treaty

June 18 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 18 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

June 18 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury that symbolizes a curious personality, introspection, and methodical nature.

June 18 Birthday Symbols

The Twins Are The Symbol For The Gemini Sun Sign

June 18 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes a sensitive nature, danger, inner truth, and nurturer. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Swords and Queen of Cups.

June 18 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This can be a happy and passionate match with a few adjustments.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This relationship will be a very stubborn and uncompromising one.

See Also:

June 18 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number represents creativity and a selfless personality.
Number 6 – This number signifies caring for the community and helping others.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 18th Birthday

Red: This color stands for passion, love, determination, and courage.
Yellow: This is a positive color that represents a sunny atmosphere, happiness, prosperity, and vitality.

Lucky Days For June 18th Birthday

Wednesday – This is the day of planet Mercury that signifies how you manage your thoughts, actions, and exchange of ideas.
Tuesday – The day of planet Mars that stands for domination, raw courage, passion, and action.

June 18 Birthstone Agate

Your lucky gemstone is Agate which symbolizes healing powers, balancing of yin-yang energies and precision.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 18th

Tickets for a cruise for the man and cooking classes for the woman. The June 18 birthday personality love gifts that will challenge their energetic nature.

June 18, 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 Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on June 18 has an illumination of 78%. 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 18 the Moon is 19.38 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 Gibbous
Illumination: 78%
Moon Age: 19.38 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 368,980.77 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,007,099.63 km

Useful Moon Resources

June 18, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Northwestern Hemisphere

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

June 18, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Gemini 32
Moon:27 Aquarius 37
Mercury:04 Gemini 41
Venus:24 Taurus 58
Mars:18 Aries 16
Jupiter:06 Aries 13
Saturn:25 Aquarius 06 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 12
Neptune:25 Pisces 25
Pluto:28 Capricorn 04 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 58 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 36 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Cancer 13

Chiron:16 Aries 02
Ceres:14 Cancer 35
Pallas:22 Taurus 19
Juno:17 Pisces 26
Vesta:05 Pisces 30

Eris:24 Aries 56

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

Northern Hemisphere

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

June 18, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Gemini 27
Moon:26 Aquarius 26
Mercury:04 Gemini 36
Venus:24 Taurus 52
Mars:18 Aries 12
Jupiter:06 Aries 13
Saturn:25 Aquarius 06 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 12
Neptune:25 Pisces 25
Pluto:28 Capricorn 04 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 58 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 36 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Cancer 13

Chiron:16 Aries 02
Ceres:14 Cancer 33
Pallas:22 Taurus 17
Juno:17 Pisces 25
Vesta:05 Pisces 30

Eris:24 Aries 56

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

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:27 Gemini 10
Moon:22 Aquarius 14
Mercury:04 Gemini 18
Venus:24 Taurus 31
Mars:17 Aries 59
Jupiter:06 Aries 11
Saturn:25 Aquarius 06 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 11
Neptune:25 Pisces 25
Pluto:28 Capricorn 04 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 00 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:20 Taurus 37 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):07 Cancer 11

Chiron:16 Aries 01
Ceres:14 Cancer 25
Pallas:22 Taurus 09
Juno:17 Pisces 21
Vesta:05 Pisces 27

Eris:24 Aries 56

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

June 18 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Wheel of Fortune Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
change, cycles, fate, decisive moments, luck, fortune, unexpected events bad luck, lack of control, clinging to control, unwelcome changes, delays
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The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Description

The Wheel of Fortune is one of the most highly symbolic cards in the deck, filled with signs that each have its own meaning. At the center of the card, lies a giant wheel, covered in esoteric symbols. There are different creatures that surround the wheel; the angel, the eagle, the bull and the lion. They are related to four fixed signs in the zodiac – leo, taurus, scorpio and aquarius. These four animals are also representatives for the four evangelists in Christian traditions, which is perhaps the reason that they are all adorned with wings.

The books that each of the creatures hold represents the Torah which communicates wisdom and self-understanding. The snake indicates the act of descending into material world. On the wheel itself, rides a sphinx that sits at the top, and what appears to be either a devil, or Anubis himself arising at the bottom. These two Egyptian figures are representative of both the wisdom of the gods and kings (in the case of the sphinx) and the underworld (Anubis). They are rotating forever, in a cycle, and suggests that as one comes up, the other goes down.

Norse/Viking Rune

From londonverse.com – Norse/Viking Runes

PERTH

A SECRET GAIN

There is a belief that the Norse runes bring out power the people had present within themselves. They are all connected and can interact continuously. It is not easy to recognize what a person can gain in life from them. It is the mystery that helps people heal their bodies and souls. Some of the mysteries can be found in the form of personal gains, metal surprises that can come out of nowhere, helping people and their souls in the process.

Witch’s Rune

From Grove and Grotto

The Leaf (Ostara)

Growth, abundance, promise of harvest, good fortune. A strong “maybe”.

Ogham

From Learn Religions

Tinne/Teine

T stands for Tinne, or Teine, the Holly tree. This evergreen plant is connected to immortality, unity, courage, and the stability of hearth and home. Pronounced chihnn-uh by the Celts, the wood of the Holly was often used in the construction of weapons, and is known as a plant of warriors and protectors.

In the pre-Christian British Isles, the Holly was often associated with protection–planting a hedge around your home would keep malevolent spirits out, thanks in no small part to the sharp spikes on the leaves. In Celtic myth, the concept of the Holly King and the Oak King symbolizes the changing of the seasons, and the transition of the earth from the growing time to the dying season.

When Christianity moved into the Celtic lands, the new religion associated the Holly plant with the story of Jesus. The poky spikes on the leaves represent the crown of thorns worn by Jesus on the cross, and the bright red berries symbolize his blood.

Tinne Correspondences…

June 18 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here to read more about I Ching Hexagram 49

Hexagram Forty – Nine 49

Ko / Revolution

Fire ignites within the Lake, defying conditions that would deny it birth or survival:
The Superior Person reads the Signs of the Times and makes the Season apparent to all.

The support you need will come only after the deed is done.
Renewed forces, however, will provide fresh energy for exceptional progress.
Persevere.
All differences vanish.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

A revolutionary Change must be made forcibly.
There is no negotiating with the Established Order.
Perfect timing is essential.
Let the abuse of power become apparent and oppressive to those around you before making your move.
Lay the groundwork, sow the seeds for Revolution without tipping your hand prematurely.
You will need a strong foundation, because you will have to bring about this necessary change alone.
You cannot count on popular support, so you must wait until there is massive dissent.
Then the avenue for your assault will be cleared.

Numerology

From numeroscop.com Click here for more information on the number 6 in numerology

Six

Positive qualities

The main virtue of the Six is true humanism and truly cordial attitude towards people. You can be a liquidator working for the government, or even a tax inspector, but, at the same time, stick to your ideas that human life is sacred, and the right of freedom of expression is undeniable.

Seriously, you are a really kind and sympathetic person capable of giving away your last possession to those who need it most. Your loved ones know that you are the person they can

Angel Number

From Angel Numbers – Click here from more information about Angel number Number 00

Double Zero

Number 00 means emphasized message, Angels and Higher Powers ask for your attention. Open your eyes, listen and think about everything that’s happening. Trust your intuition and follow their guidance without any delay.

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

From spiritanimaldreams.com Click here for more information about the Flamingo

Flamingo

The flamingo spirit animal has a close connection to family life. When you have the flamingo totem animal, you get the energies to form strong bonds with your loved ones.

Flamingos are excellent examples of good nurturers. They are empathetic and generous to their flock members.

People with the flamingo power animal are protective, kind, generous, and…

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Saturday

 

Magickal Intentions: Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundaries, Time and Death

Incense: Black Poppy Seed and Myrrh

Planet: Saturn

Sign: Capricorn and Aquarius

Angel: Cassel

Colors: Black, Grey and Indigo

Herbs/Plants: Myrrh, Moss, Hemlock, Wolfsbane, Coltsfoot, Nightshade and Fir

Stones: Jet, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Lava, Pumice

Oil: (Saturn) Cypress, Mimosa, Myrrh, Patchouli

Saturn lends its energies to the last day of the week. Because Saturn is the planet of karma, this day is an excellent time for spellwork involving reincarnation, karmic lessons, the Mysteries, wisdom, and long-term projects.

It is also a good time to being efforts that deal with the elderly, death, or the eradication of pests and disease.

 

Spell for Today – Protection

The theme of the day is protection. Here is a spell for you to try to keep you feeling safe & sound at all times.

If you are the sort of person who really wants or needs a fast crystal protection spell that is no muss, no fuss, then try out this Saturday witchery while working with your black tourmaline. Hold the black tourmaline jewelry piece or the raw chunks of stone in your hands. Visualize what it is that you want them to do. Then repeat the following spell verse three times:

Lovely tourmaline crystal so chunky and black

Reflect all negativity right out and back

While I am inside of this magickal boundary

I am protected from any psychic vampirey

By the element of earth, keep me free from the mire

May this crystal spell grant the outcome I desire.

Now go ahead and work with the black tourmaline. I bet that you will notice a huge difference.

–Ellen Dugan, Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week

June 18 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 18

The Gamma Cygni Nebula

Image Credit & CopyrightMin Xie, Chen Wu, Yizhou Zhang, and Benchu Tang

Explanation: Supergiant star Gamma Cygni is at the center of the Northern Cross. Near the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, that famous asterism flies high in northern summer night skies in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. Known by the proper name Sadr, Gamma Cygni also lies just below center in this telescopic skyscape, with colors mapped from both broadband and narrowband image data. The field of view spans about 3 degrees (six Full Moons) on the sky and includes emission nebula IC 1318 and open star cluster NGC 6910. Filling the upper part of the frame and shaped like two glowing cosmic wings divided by a long dark dust lane, IC 1318’s popular name is understandably the Butterfly Nebula. Right of Gamma Cygni, are the young, still tightly grouped stars of NGC 6910. The distance to Gamma Cygni is around 560 parsecs or 1,800 light-years. Estimates for IC 1318 and NGC 6910 range from 2,000 to 5,000 light-years.

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Banishing

From moonlitpriestess.com

Removing, pushing away, or expelling something or someone magickally; generally for removing negativity or unwanted spirits.

From Spells8.com

To use magick to rid something or repel something from a person or area.

June 18 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

618 Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty’s rule over China

1812 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

1815 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

1928 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, landing at Burry Port, Wales

1940 Winston Churchill‘s “this was their finest hour” speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons

Today’s Historical Events

618 Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty’s rule over China

860 Rus Vikings attack Constantinople

1155 Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor

1178 Five monks at Canterbury report something exploding on the moon shortly after sunset (only known observation)

1264 The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature

1316 Peace of Fexhe: prince-bishop Adolf II of Mark and Luikse towns

1538 Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I

1541 Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1940 General Charles de Gaulle makes his first speech on the BBC to the French people, since arriving in London, an appeal to defy Nazi occupiers – regarded as the beginning of French Resistance during WWII

1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster, charged with treason in England

1953 3rd Berlin International Film Festival: “The Wages of Fear” wins Golden Bear (audience vote)

1954 4th Berlin International Film Festival: “Hobson’s Choice” wins Golden Bear (audience vote)

1959 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme’s “The Nun’s Story”

1961 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke

1961 KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1969 “The Wild Bunch”, directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1821 Carl Maria von Weber’s opera “Der Freischutz” (“The Marksman”) premieres at Schauspielhaus, Berlin, Germany

1944 Farewell concert of conductor Willem Mengelberg in Paris

1949 “Along Fifth Avenue” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances

1955 “3 for Tonight” closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances

1960 “Destry Rides Again” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances

1967 Closing day of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Southern California. First major US appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, and Otis Redding

1977 Sex Pistols johnny rotten & Paul Cook, beaten by a group of rabble-rousers outside of a London pub

1982 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Van Morrison and Jackson Browne headline; other performers include: Osibisa, Judie Tzuke, Richie Havens, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Thompson Twins, Climax Blues Band, Talisman, and Incubus

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1898 US Open Men’s Golf, Myopia Hunt Club: Scotsman Fred Herd easily wins by 7 strokes from countryman Alex Smith; first 72-hole US Open

1898 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 for her third US singles title

1911 Detroit Tigers trail Chicago White Sox, 13-1 at Bennett Park, Detroit; recover to win, 16-15 for the biggest comeback in Major League Baseball history

1915 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltusrol GC: 4-time US Amateur champion Jerome Travers captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara

1936 First bicycle traffic court in America established in Racine, Wisconsin

1938 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth is signed as a Brooklyn Dodgers coach for the remainder of the season

1941 In his 18th world heavyweight title defence Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13th round in front of a crowd of 54,487 at the Polo Grounds, NYC

1947 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati

A Laugh for Today

Rest, relax, and enjoy a magical Saturday!