27 November 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America
 27 November 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Sagittarius 20
Moon:25 Capricorn 40
Mercury:15 Sagittarius 54
Venus:14 Sagittarius 16
Mars:20 Gemini 07 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 49
Saturn:19 Aquarius 39
Uranus:16 Taurus 10 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 14 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Cancer 18

Chiron:12 Aries 14 Rx
Ceres:23 Virgo 26
Pallas:26 Cancer 31
Juno:12 Pisces 34
Vesta:01 Pisces 57

Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:05 Sagittarius 08
Moon:22 Capricorn 36
Mercury:15 Sagittarius 34
Venus:14 Sagittarius 00
Mars:20 Gemini 12 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 49
Saturn:19 Aquarius 38
Uranus:16 Taurus 11 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 15 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 02 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Cancer 17

Chiron:12 Aries 14 Rx
Ceres:23 Virgo 21
Pallas:26 Cancer 30
Juno:12 Pisces 30
Vesta:01 Pisces 53

Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
27 November 2022
01:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Sagittarius 45
Moon:17 Capricorn 04
Mercury:15 Sagittarius 00
Venus:13 Sagittarius 32
Mars:20 Gemini 20 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 49
Saturn:19 Aquarius 37
Uranus:16 Taurus 12 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 41

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 16 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 03 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Cancer 14

Chiron:12 Aries 15 Rx
Ceres:23 Virgo 14
Pallas:26 Cancer 29
Juno:12 Pisces 24
Vesta:01 Pisces 46

Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


A Thought for Today

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be blessed with all things positive! 

November 26, 2022 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgi Nicols Daily Horoscopes 

Moon Alert

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Someone in a position of authority – a boss, parent, teacher or even a member of the police – might catch you off guard or surprise you in some way today. (“Busted!”) Knowing this ahead of time, be on guard. Watch your step. Do some damage control if necessary to save face or stay out of trouble.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you crave emotional excitement, which is why you want to do something different from your daily routine. You will likely to seek out people who are different from you. The possibility of travel will also be an attractive option. You need a change!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

It will be wise to check your bank accounts and arrangements you have with someone else regarding shared responsibilities and shared property. It’s also smart to stay on top of details regarding debt arrangements, inheritances and insurance matters because something unexpected might happen. It’s a crapshoot today!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A partner, spouse or friend will probably do something and surprises you today. (Hopefully, it’s a fun surprise.) Possibly, you will be introduced to someone new who is unusual or avant-garde in some way? Or you might meet someone unusual in the general public. (“Hi Darth.”)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your work routine will be interrupted today. Staff shortages, power outages, equipment failures, computer crashes and cancellations are just some reasons things will go sideways today. Give yourself extra time so that you can cope with the unexpected. Pet owners should be extra vigilant.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A surprise invitation might come your way today. If so, act quickly because this window of opportunity will be brief. Unexpected social opportunities as well as intriguing forays into the arts will please you. However, note: This could be an accident-prone day for your kids so be vigilant.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your home routine will change today for some reason. Small appliances might break down or a minor breakage could occur. Surprise company might suddenly drop in. (Prepare for this and stock the fridge with something.) Possibly, a family member has some surprising news? Could be anything.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today expect to see new places and meet new faces because sudden changes to your daily routine are likely. You might learn something new that surprises you. Nevertheless, this is also a mildly accident-prone day, so pay attention to everything you say and do. Stay safe. Life is a bit unpredictable today.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Keep an eye on your money and your possessions today. For example, you might find money or you might lose money. Likewise, it will be wise for you to guard your possessions against loss, theft or damage. Respect your moneymaking ideas because they might be brilliant.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is full of impulses of energy that might cause you to make needed changes to your personal life or immediate surroundings. You might even change your appearance in some way so that you create a new and different impression on others. Many exciting possibilities!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a restless day for you. It’s the classic time where you are waiting for the other shoe to drop. Don’t worry about why you feel this way. Be reassured that it’s just for today and tomorrow is quite a lovely day. Relax and go with the flow.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

If you are involved with groups, clubs or organizations today, you might advocate for new changes or new policies. You might even assume a leadership role? Likewise, you might meet an unusual friend today or someone you know might surprise you in some way.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer, performer Tina Turner (1939) shares your birthday today. You are the vases, bold and daring. You are intelligent, creative and very charismatic. People are drawn to you. This is a year of learning and teaching for you. Therefore, give yourself the necessary solitude and time for reflection and study. Explore new ideas!

November 26, 2022 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be better than the past year!

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

NOVEMBER 26 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Sagittarius who is positive and extremely confident. You are kind and normally, look for the best in everyone you meet and in most situations. You have a big heart.

As a rule of thumb, you dislike routine and find travel most exciting. Meeting new people and going to different countries seem to explain your adventurous behavior.

The November 26 birthday personality is known to be temperamental. Additionally, you can be pig-headed especially when it comes to doing things your way.

You think that your way is the best way. You will not consider anybody’s opinion other than your own. Sensible, well-organized, and focused, you can set your mind on something, and you usually get what you want.

When this November 26 zodiac person is in love, he or she is romantic. However, they do not like being single. They love being able to share their ideas and dreams with someone they care about.

Furthermore, this Sagittarius birthday person would like to have some children to carry on their name and to have someone to protect. At the same time, they will be a strictly disciplined. The role they play as a parent is significant to them. The balance between job and family is essential for someone born today.

As the November 26 zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are flexible and highly energetic. You take on relationships and commitments very responsibly. These qualities will help you along your way to success. You have gone back to school to achieve the degree necessary to accent your resume.

The future of person who born on 26 November is great. Now you are ready to proceed with your journey. The truth is, you love learning as a part of exploring and expanding your mind. After all, it is the most important and most ignored muscle in the body.

The negative November 26 personality traits show that you may not know exactly what love is. Once you figure that out, you may be able to love someone unconditionally. On the same note, you could try to be a better loser. You cannot win every single time, and cheating is not a win for anybody. To get your way, you are capable of committing some questionable acts, foretells the November 26 horoscope.

If you could travel as a part of your occupation, you would be in pig heaven. However, you are content in a busy and intense work environment. The November 26 astrology predicts that you can likely be found in global affairs or in some form of profession that will utilize your people skills and stimulate your brain.

The November 26 horoscope suggests that you are very creative. You will have a hobby that will give you great satisfaction for many years. If in doubt about a career choice, then try using some kind of professional tactic to find the best fit for you.

A career in banking would suit you fine. The Sagittarian with a November 26 birthday is normally excellent with handling money. Although you can, you typically will not use your credit card. Saving your money and paying cash is more your style.

You have dreams and goals, and you will work hard to achieve them. Generally, you are suspicious of things that are handed to you on a silver platter. You believe nothing in life, nothing worth having is free.

The November 26 birthday analysis shows that you are concerned when it comes to issues regarding health. You are pretty good in the kitchen and can be found preparing a delicious organic meal. This helps you to relax after stressful days. As someone born on this birthday November 26, you enjoy a good run or work out. You are pleased with yourself as a Sagittarian who feels as good as he or she looks.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On November 26

Avery Bradley, Maia Campbell, DJ Khaled, Rich Little, Rita Ora, Arjun Rampal, Tina Turner

See: Famous Celebrities Born On November 26

This Day That Year – November 26 In History

1968 – OJ Simpson receives the Heisman Trophy Award.
1982 – Being torn about the decision over the Holmes-Cobb’s fight, Howard Cossell quits the job.
1991 – NY students receive condoms in high schools.
2011 – The end of the NBA lockout after 149 days of talks.

November 26 Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
November 26 Chinese Zodiac RAT

November 26 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter. It symbolizes luck and fortune in your life and judges your actions.

November 26 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

November 26 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Strength. This card shows that you have the raw power to achieve your goals by overcoming obstacles. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Wands and King of Wands

November 26 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This relationship will be powerful and compatible.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: A relationship that will be very rocky.

See Also:

November 26 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for a leader who has great optimism and problem-solving capabilities.
Number 8This number symbolizes your need to achieve social and material success in life.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For November 26 Birthday

Purple: This is a color of transformation, psychic healing, dignity, and inspiration.
Brown: This color stands for a practical nature, grounding, stability, and loyalty.

Lucky Days For November 26 Birthday

Thursday – This weekday is ruled by Jupiter. It symbolizes spiritual insight and renewal of your energies.
Saturday – This day is ruled by Saturn. It stands for a day of abstinence, discipline, restrictions, and patience.

November 26 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise is power gemstone that symbolizes divine healing, grounding, and wisdom.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On November 26th

A portable barbecue grill for the Sagittarius man and the latest digital camera for the woman. The November 26 birthday personality loves anything to do with the latest technology.

November 26, 2022 Moon Goddess Current Phase

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 Crescent Phase. Best seen in the west after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. This is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on November 26 has an illumination of 9%. 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 November 26 the Moon is 2.87 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 9%
Moon Age: 2.87 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,065.91 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,621,729.84 km

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.

Useful Moon Resources

November 26, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Northwestern Hemisphere

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

November 26, 2022
08:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Sagittarius 32
Moon:14 Capricorn 00
Mercury:14 Sagittarius 41
Venus:13 Sagittarius 16
Mars:20 Gemini 24 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 49
Saturn:19 Aquarius 36
Uranus:16 Taurus 12 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 41

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 04 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Cancer 13

Chiron:12 Aries 15 Rx
Ceres:23 Virgo 09
Pallas:26 Cancer 29
Juno:12 Pisces 21
Vesta:01 Pisces 42

Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


Northern Hemisphere

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

  November 26, 2022
06:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Sagittarius 27
Moon:12 Capricorn 46
Mercury:14 Sagittarius 33
Venus:13 Sagittarius 10
Mars:20 Gemini 26 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 49
Saturn:19 Aquarius 36
Uranus:16 Taurus 12 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 41

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 04 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Cancer 12

Chiron:12 Aries 15 Rx
Ceres:23 Virgo 08
Pallas:26 Cancer 29
Juno:12 Pisces 20
Vesta:01 Pisces 41

Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


Northeastern Hemisphere

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

26 November 2022 
11:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Sagittarius 09
Moon:08 Capricorn 27
Mercury:14 Sagittarius 06
Venus:12 Sagittarius 48
Mars:20 Gemini 32 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 49
Saturn:19 Aquarius 35
Uranus:16 Taurus 13 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 41

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 18 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 05 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Cancer 10

Chiron:12 Aries 16 Rx
Ceres:23 Virgo 02
Pallas:26 Cancer 28
Juno:12 Pisces 15
Vesta:01 Pisces 36

Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


November 26 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From TarotX.net

The Empress – Major Arcana

The Empress Tarot card is a true Earth Mother, also known as the Anima, the Feminine Principle, Demeter, Freyja, and the Goddess of Reproduction. It ruled by Venus – the planet of love, creativity, birth, art, harmony, luxury, beauty, and love.

She is a perfect woman with blonde hair and her emanating gentle aroma. The crown star on her head showing her relationship with the mysterious kingdom of angels and fairies. On the card, she wore a pomegranate-patterned gown symbolizing birth and sat on a cushion decorated with luxurious, soft lines with red velvet material with the symbol of the Goddess Venus.

Her surrounding area is a beautiful and lush forest with a stream flowing through expressing the deep emotional connection among her, Mother Earth, and life. She feels peace from the trees, water, and process of being young again by the energy of nature. There was the golden spring crop in front of her, reflecting the affluence from the harvest season.

Menu of Contents

The detailed description of the Empress Tarot card

Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Empress Tarot card

A few opposite cards to the Empress

A few support cards for the Empress

Upright meaning of the Empress: Mother, fertility, luxuriant, healing

Meaning of the Empress reversed: obstruct creativity, depend on others

More The Empress Cards from Famous Tarot Decks


From The Rune Site – Gothic Runes


Sound: “e” as in “egg”
Stands for: Horse
Casting meaning: Egeis represents the power and status of a horse. It was said that the gods used horses in divination, shamanism and royal pageantries. The rune Eyz signifies the aether, the medium prevading cosmos

Witch’s Rune

From Other Worldly Oracle


Third eye, seeing the truth, clairvoyance, someone’s watching, the evil eye and protection

This rune is my favorite. The all-seeing eye. It represents seeing things unseen, also seeing the beauty in things others don’t. Can also be a warning of the evil eye or someone watching.

Druid Ogham

From A Druid Ogham


Defense, courage, decisiveness, action that must be taken, confrontation

Tree: Holly (Ilex spp.)

Letter: T

Decisive action, victory. Setting hard limits. Rising above petty disputes and thereby overcoming them. Understanding the opposing force and reacting only when the time is right: the art of war. We are always at war with outside forces, whether it is advertisers trying to worm their way inside our heads with television and media or others trying to impose their belief systems on us out of insecurity and the fact misery loves company. Tinne is security without overconfidence. Know yourself an defend your boundaries.

Tinne indicates that you have to take a defensive position or perhaps an entire defense strategy. For those of us who hate confrontation, Tinne presents a familiar dread of being cornered. We are given no choice but to fight. For instance, you may be called upon to defend a defenseless person, perhaps with words or stronger stuff. Perhaps you are trying to attain a situation or a thing you want — a graduation, severance from a toxic individual or group, the completion of a project — and you have to fight against the tide to make it happen. Tinne can pop up in situations where other people act completely indecently and you are forced into either addressing it with them or taking action to avoid them.

Seeing Tinne as all negative is oversimplifying it. Tinne is honest. It tells you that you may have a confrontation and in doing so, you will have to face your own fears of losing, being powerless, or pissing somebody off.

Tinne says drawing limits is important: nobody is entitled to you or your time except maybe the children you chose to be parents to and your companion animals. Everybody else will just have to wait.

Questions to ask when you draw Tinne: …

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net

Hexagram Twenty-Nine (29)

K’an / Dangerously Deep

Water follows Water, spilling over any cliff, flowing past all obstacles, no matter the depth or distance, to the Sea.
The Superior Person learns flexibility from the mistakes he has made, and grows strong from the obstacles he has overcome, pressing on to show others the Way.


You are facing a crucial trial along your Journey.
The danger of this challenge is very real.
It is a test of your mettle.
If you can maintain your integrity and stay true to your convictions, you will overcome.
That’s not as easy as it seems when you are faced with the sacrifice of other things you’ve come to depend upon or hold dear.


From Word Numerology


The Numerology Meaning of the Number 5: A DYNAMIC FORCE

The most vibrant, freedom-loving of all numbers in numerology

The 5 is unpredictable, always in motion, and constantly in search of change.

Although it is molded from an almost equal mix of freedom-loving and loyal characteristics, the 5 is slightly more daring, and there is nothing submissive about it.


The 5 is extremely independent in mind and soul.

For an adventurer and risk-taker who has a hard time staying in one place, one job, or one relationship, the 5 is surprisingly loyal when the right partner comes along.

The 2 and the 6 are known as the most harmonious…

Angel Number

From Informationsiries.com


“2” means “harmony and stability”

The number 2 is the beginning of an even number and is divisible by 2, so the angel number finds the number 2 to mean “harmony and stability.” If you have an instability or get into trouble now, the number 2 will give you harmony and stability.

Keywords for angel number 2

1. Peace …

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

Spell for Today – Inspiration

A Spell that Has Inspired Many Others

Try this spell, which has worked to the benefit of many, when you feel lacking in inspiration. It is best done on a Saturday during Aquarius, and never when the moon is waning.

Indigo is the colour that lends itself best to this particular piece of magic.

You will need:

A white altar candle
An indigo altar cloth
A book that you find inspirational – for the altar
Items made of aluminium (if none are available cover something
with aluminium foil) – for the altar
A vase of anemones – for the altar
A sprig of sage – for the altar
A hazel twig – for the altar
An indigo taper candle
An amethyst crystal
Light the white candle and pick up the crystal. Squeeze it tightly and visualize motivation slowly developing inside you and flowing into the crystal. Now light the indigo candle and standing to your full height, with your hands above your head, say aloud:

Inspiration light my life,

Motivate and guide my way.

Powers that guide me,

Hear me pray.

And let it be done, that it harm no one.

Focus on inspiration shining on you until the candles have burned down, when you may perform your closing rituals and leave your sacred space.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Spells

November 26 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 November 26

Saturn at Night

NASAJPL-CaltechSpace Science InstituteMindaugas Macijauskas

Explanation: Saturn is still bright in planet Earth’s night skies. Telescopic views of the distant gas giant and its beautiful rings often make it a star at star parties. But this stunning view of Saturn’s rings and night side just isn’t possible from telescopes closer to the Sun than the outer planet. They can only bring Saturn’s day into view. In fact, this image of Saturn’s slender sunlit crescent with night’s shadow cast across its broad and complex ring system was captured by the Cassini spacecraft. A robot spacecraft from planet Earth, Cassini called Saturn orbit home for 13 years before it was directed to dive into the atmosphere of the gas giant on September 15, 2017. This magnificent mosaic is composed of frames recorded by Cassini’s wide-angle camera only two days before its grand final plunge. Saturn’s night will not be seen again until another spaceship from Earth calls.

November 26 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

43 BC Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed

1778 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

1789 1st national Thanksgiving in America

1791 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington‘s home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph attend.

1865 “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America

1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun‘s virtually intact tomb in Egypt

Today’s Historical Events

43 BC Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed

579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

783 Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

1476 Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1527 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I

1580 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty

1648 Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia

1688 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1922 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Sea), premieres at the Rialto Theatre in NYC

1928 Philip Barry’s play “Holiday” premieres in New York City

1942 “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie “Girl Crazy” released

1945 “Brief Encounter”, based on Noël Coward‘s one-act play “Still Life”, directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1921 Danish composer Rued Langgaard’s “Music of the Spheres” (Sfærernes Musik) premieres at Konzerthaus in Karlsruhe, Germany; it is not performed in Denmark until 1969

1945 Charlie “Bird” Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the “greatest Jazz session ever” with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis

1955 “Boy Friend” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances

1962 The Beatles re-record “Please Please Me” at a faster tempo

1966 “Walking Happy” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 161 performances

1968 Rock band Cream gives “final” concert (Royal Albert Hall, London, England) – but re-unites briefly for a short tour in 2005

1976 East Germany strips singer-songwriter and poet Wolf Biermann his citizenship while he tours West Germany

1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single “Anarchy In The UK”

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1905 1st Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Melbourne: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

1910 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: University of Toronto Blues retain title; beat Hamilton Tigers, 16-7

1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands

1927 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Hamilton Tigers, 9-6 for their first of 2 Championships

1941 Amateur American tennis stars Bobby Riggs and Frank Kovacs turn professional after being suspended by the US Lawn Tennis Association for undisclosed financial gain

1949 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Montreal Alouettes beat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15 for their first Championship

1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba

1955 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham

In Mexico, Aztec Dig Sets New Records as Royal Mystery Deepens

MEXICO CITY, Nov 24 (Reuters) – An extensive cache of Aztec ritual offerings found underneath downtown Mexico City, off the steps of what would have been the empire’s holiest shrine, provides new insight into pre-Hispanic religious rites and political propaganda.

Sealed in stone boxes five centuries ago at the foot of the temple, the contents of one box found in the exact center of what was a ceremonial circular stage has shattered records for the number of sea offerings from both the Pacific Ocean and off Mexico’s Gulf Coast, including more than 165 once-bright-red starfish and upwards of 180 complete corral branches.

Archeologists believe Aztec priests carefully layered these offerings in the box within the elevated platform for a ceremony likely attended by thousands of rapt spectators amid the thunder-clap of drums.


“Pure imperial propaganda,” Leonardo Lopez Lujan, lead archeologist at the Proyecto Templo Mayor of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), which is overseeing the dig, said of the likely spectacle.

In the same box, archeologists previously found a sacrificed jaguar dressed like a warrior associated with the Aztec patron Huitzilopochtli, the war and sun god, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a more than two-year pause on excavations.

Previously unreported details include last month’s discovery of a sacrificed eagle held in the clutches of the jaguar, along with miniature wooden spears and a reed shield found next to the west-facing feline, which had copper bells tied around its ankles.

The half-excavated rectangular box, dating to the reign of the Aztec’s greatest emperor Ahuitzotl who ruled from 1486 to 1502, now shows a mysterious bulge in the middle under the jaguar’s skeleton, indicating something solid below.

“Whatever is underneath the jaguar is something enormously important,” said Lopez Lujan.

“We’re expecting a great discovery.”

Lopez Lujan, who heads excavations at what is today known as the Templo Mayor, thinks the box could contain an urn holding the cremated remains of Ahuitzotl, the emperor whose military campaigns expanded the empire to modern-day Guatemala while linking Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts. But he says at least another year of digging is needed to settle the question.


To date, no Aztec royal tomb has ever been found despite more than 40 years of digging around the Templo Mayor, where more than 200 offerings boxes have been found.

The temple towered as high as a 15-story building before it was razed in the years after the 1521 Spanish conquest of Mexico, the rubble serving to obscure many of the latest finds.

Besides the central offering containing the jaguar, two additional boxes were recently identified adjacent to it, with both set to be opened in the next few weeks.

More ferocious animals dressed as warriors, perhaps adorned with jade, turquoise and gold, are likely.

The aquatic offerings covering the jaguar may represent the watery underworld where the Aztecs believed the sun sank each night, or possibly part of a king’s journey after death.

Joyce Marcus, an archeologist specializing in ancient Mexico at the University of Michigan, says the recently unearthed offerings illuminate the Aztec “worldview, ritual economy, and the obvious links between imperial expansion, warfare, military prowess and the ruler’s role” in ceremonies that sanctified conquests and allowed tribute to flow into the capital.

“Each offering box adds another piece of the puzzle,” she said.

Lastly, the skulls of a dozen sacrificed children between one to six years old were also discovered in a nearby pit, dating back decades earlier but also linked to Huitzilopochtli.

The information obtained from the excavations goes far beyond incomplete colonial-era accounts that were also colored by the European invaders’ own justifications for conquest, according to Diana Moreiras, Aztec scholar at the University of British Colombia.

“We’re really getting to know the Aztecs on their own terms,” she said, “because we’re actually looking at what they did, not what the Spaniards thought about them.”

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