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December 7, 2022 Daily Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Full Moon in Gemini peaks at 11:08 PM EST tonight (8:08 PM PST).

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Tread carefully! This is an accident-prone day; so, pay attention to everything you say and do. Stay calm. Use your common sense. Avoid arguments with others, which will arise because of the Full Moon energy today. Zip thy lip!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Avoid disputes about shared property, possessions, money and earnings. Admittedly, it’s tough to avoid these disputes because today’s Full Moon will aggravate these values for your sign. Plus, you’re never casual about money.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today the Full Moon is in your sign. (Happens once a year.) And this particular Full Moon is lined up with retrograde Mars. Holy cannelloni! This makes it easy to let old grudges fester and feel resentful about something from the past. Lighten up. Move forward.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a challenging day at work because of the Full Moon; and possibly with your pet and your health as well. Stop replaying past hurts because this is a waste of your precious time and energy. All you have is now. The past is a memory; the future is a hope.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Try to avoid squabbles with friends or members of groups today. Or possibly, these arguments will take place with your kids, or a romantic partner? This is because the Full Moon today can remind you of old injuries and insults. Let it go.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today’s Full Moon creates the classic tug-of-war between home and family versus your career and public reputation. You might feel hurt by something in the past that damaged your reputation. Don’t get caught up in this again. It’s a waste of energy. “These are not the droids you’re looking for.”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be careful because this is an accident-prone day for you due to the Full Moon energy. You might find yourself caught up in religious or political arguments from the past that still sting or make you feel resentful. Why carry this baggage? Let it go and lighten your load.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Don’t get embroiled in disputes about shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances and financial matters, especially if you resent how something was handled in the past. You might still feel this injury. But will your pain change anything? It only bothers you. Time to move on.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the only Full Moon opposite your sign all year is taking place. To aggravate things further, it is lined up with retrograde Mars. This means you might be caught up by old resentments from the past, feelings which stop you from enjoying this relationship. Is it worth it?

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be careful at work today. Likewise, be careful dealing with your pet and even your health because today’s Full Moon might aggravate or trigger something. It could create tension. It also might cause you to rehash past hurts and resentment. Lighten up for your own good. Let it go.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Romantic disappointments and pain from the past might come to the surface with today’s Full Moon. For some, these old resentments might involve dealing with one of your kids. It’s so hard to forgive and let go, I know. But why walk around with a pebble in your shoe?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Relations with authority figures and parents are stressed today because of the Full Moon. Possibly, this triggers bad feelings and anger from the past. Because lucky Jupiter is in your sign now, you have largess. You have the wisdom for forgiveness. Be wise.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Philosopher, linguist Noam Chomsky (1928) shares your birthday today. You have a fine intellect, which gives you a deep understanding and knowledge of the world around you. You are compassionate, caring and many of you have strong spiritual values. This year you have more solitude because it is a year of learning, study and teaching for you. You might also renew your spiritual beliefs.

December 7, 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

DECEMBER 7 birthday horoscope predicts that you could be a person who is playful but perhaps a little devious. Additionally, you are sensitive and have a tendency to over think things. You are a little different from the other people born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign.

Mostly those who surround you are peculiar as well. As the December 7 birthday zodiac sign is Sagittarius, freedom means a lot to you especially in a relationship and on the job. Above all, you have an ingenious mind. You’re clever and motivated.

The December 7 birthday personality can learn with little effort. You could be someone with the energy of a two-year-old. However, you may need to slow down from time to time to think.

These Sagittarius birthday people have a way of acting before they think things through. You’re impulsive and passionate. Maybe you should find a positive avenue as an outlet for these feelings. As a negative birthday characteristic, you find it difficult to walk away from a situation that is potentially headed for disaster.

If today is your birthday, you don’t have any problems making friends. Usually, you are approached and not the other way around. People find it easy to talk to you and to be at ease. So much so that you’d make a remarkable therapist or counselor. Your friends and family look up to you, but it is you who learn so much from them.

The December 7 horoscope predicts that you are typically honest and open individuals. More often than not, you wind up hurting somebody with your straightforward approach. Please be kind as not to offend your friends or family. It would also help in your intimate relationships if you didn’t comment on his or her mother. Learn when to hold or when to fold them, my dear.

As the December 7th zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are romantic figures and are normally serious about relationships and fidelity. As a parent, you will likely develop a deep emotional tie with your offspring. The bond you share could very well be a part of a physic connection. You can sustain a close relationship for a long time possibly even a lifetime.

A career path or choice could be hard for someone born today, predicts the December 7 birthday analysis. You are extremely talented, and there are some occupations that you would excel at. Maybe you feel that your mystic or psychic qualities could benefit others and yourself as a money-making side job or it could be the start of something terrific.

The December 7 birthday personality make natural leaders. It is not uncommon to find you in management or education. You’re smart, but you know knowledge is broad you cannot own it all. The future of person who born on 7 December depends largely on his or her current decisions.

Let’s talk about your health. The December 7th astrology predicts that you do an outstanding job taking care of yourself. You are interested in an alternative lifestyle and not much in the traditional medicinal ways. Realizing that drugs could cover up and not get rid of any problems, you find that some herbs or natural remedies would work better. Some of you born on this day suffer from headaches. Meditation is a great way to relieve some stress and depression symptoms.

You, if we were to sum it up, the December 7 birthday zodiac suggests that you are an individual who attempts to find the best in everyone as we all have something to share as a learning experience. You enjoy living and do so with confidence and a cheerful attitude.

Additionally, you are motivated and are expressive. Intelligent and enterprising, you can be anything you desire. Being born on December 7, you are capable of educating or owning your own business. People born on this zodiac birthday are influential leaders.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 7

Francisco Javier Bautista, Larry Bird, Ellen Burstyn, Andrew Goudelock, Yuzuru Hanyu, Ted Knight, Terrell Owens

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 7

This Day That Year – December 7 In History

1945 – Microwave oven receives a patent.
1973 – “Band on the Run” released by the group Wings.
1988 – Armenia destroyed by a 6.9 earthquake, 5 million homeless and 60,000 people die.
1994 – Howard Stern, famous radio personality, saves a man from suicide.

December 7  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 7 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 7 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter that symbolizes fortune, generosity, success and higher aspirations.

December 7 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

December 7 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Chariot. This card symbolizes assertiveness, success, triumph and strong will-power. The Minor Arcana cards are Nine of Wands and King of Wands

December 7 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This is a love match that will be filled with energy.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This love relationship will be filled with ego clashes.

See Also:

December 7 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number signifies creativity, initiative, success, achievements, and glory.
Number 7 – This number signifies a non-conformist, genius, philosopher or a spiritual person.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 7 Birthday

Blue: This is the color of truth and peace which symbolizes patience, loyalty and tranquility.
Sea Green: This is a color that symbolizes happiness, calmness, hope, and abundance.

Lucky Days For December 7 Birthday

Monday: This day ruled by the Moon symbolizes the need to analyze your feelings and actions before reacting to people or situations.
Thursday: This day ruled by Jupiter is a day of good fortune, success, prosperity and expanding wisdom.

December 7 Birthstone Turquoise

Your gemstone is Turquoise that helps align your chakras and become spiritually enlightened.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 7

The latest DVD player in the market for the Sagittarius man and a good pair of sexy boots for the woman. The December 7 birthday personality love gifts that accessorize their clothes.

December 7, 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 Gibbous phase. Visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. 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 word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

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

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on December 7 has an illumination of 100%. 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 December 7 the Moon is 14.15 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 Gibbous
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 14.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 397,852.32 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,365,763.56 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

7 December 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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


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

For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

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

Sun:15 Sagittarius 29
Moon:09 Gemini 20
Mercury:01 Capricorn 03
Venus:26 Sagittarius 49
Mars:16 Gemini 20 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 07
Saturn:20 Aquarius 18
Uranus:15 Taurus 48 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 30 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 25

Chiron:12 Aries 03 Rx
Ceres:26 Virgo 41
Pallas:26 Cancer 14 Rx
Juno:15 Pisces 28
Vesta:05 Pisces 08

Eris:24 Aries 02 Rx


Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:15 Sagittarius 16
Moon:06 Gemini 47
Mercury:00 Capricorn 44
Venus:26 Sagittarius 33
Mars:16 Gemini 25 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 07
Saturn:20 Aquarius 17
Uranus:15 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 30 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 24

Chiron:12 Aries 03 Rx
Ceres:26 Virgo 37
Pallas:26 Cancer 15 Rx
Juno:15 Pisces 24
Vesta:05 Pisces 03

Eris:24 Aries 02 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

7 December 2022
01:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Sagittarius 53
Moon:02 Gemini 10
Mercury:00 Capricorn 11
Venus:26 Sagittarius 05
Mars:16 Gemini 33 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 06
Saturn:20 Aquarius 16
Uranus:15 Taurus 50 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 56

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 13 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 31 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 21

Chiron:12 Aries 04 Rx
Ceres:26 Virgo 30
Pallas:26 Cancer 17 Rx
Juno:15 Pisces 17
Vesta:04 Pisces 56

Eris:24 Aries 02 Rx


December 7, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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


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

For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

December 07, 2022
08:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Sagittarius 41
Moon:11 Gemini 54
Mercury:01 Capricorn 21
Venus:27 Sagittarius 05
Mars:16 Gemini 15 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 08
Saturn:20 Aquarius 19
Uranus:15 Taurus 48 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 27

Chiron:12 Aries 03 Rx
Ceres:26 Virgo 45
Pallas:26 Cancer 13 Rx
Juno:15 Pisces 32
Vesta:05 Pisces 12

Eris:24 Aries 02 Rx


Northern Hemisphere

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

December 07, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Sagittarius 39
Moon:11 Gemini 23
Mercury:01 Capricorn 18
Venus:27 Sagittarius 02
Mars:16 Gemini 16 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 08
Saturn:20 Aquarius 19
Uranus:15 Taurus 48 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 26

Chiron:12 Aries 03 Rx
Ceres:26 Virgo 44
Pallas:26 Cancer 13 Rx
Juno:15 Pisces 31
Vesta:05 Pisces 11

Eris:24 Aries 02 Rx


Northeastern Hemisphere

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

7 December 2022
11:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Sagittarius 18
Moon:07 Gemini 18
Mercury:00 Capricorn 48
Venus:26 Sagittarius 36
Mars:16 Gemini 24 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 07
Saturn:20 Aquarius 17
Uranus:15 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 30 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 24

Chiron:12 Aries 03 Rx
Ceres:26 Virgo 38
Pallas:26 Cancer 15 Rx
Juno:15 Pisces 25
Vesta:05 Pisces 04

Eris:24 Aries 02 Rx


December 7th Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net

Five of Bows * Empowerment

Menu of Contents

I. The Description of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot

II. The Meaning of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot

III. The interpretation of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot

IV. The guideline of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot

V. Keywords and extensions of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot


From The Rune Site


Sound: “qu” as in “quick”
Stands for: Flames of a fire
Casting meaning: Although it is part of the third Gothic ætt the rune Quairtra encapsulates all the other runes in this set. It symbolically represents the flames of a fire as the transform things from one form to another cleansing them as it changes their form.

I Ching

From psychic-revelation.com

Hexagram Thirteen/13

Name: T’ung Jen.

Keyphrase: Fellowship.

Formed By The Trigrams: Heaven over Fire.

General: You can achieve strength in numbers by dispelling mistrust.

Love: To achieve a desired objective you should work together.

Business: Communication with your staff is the key to dispelling misunderstandings.

Personal: Develop community spirit by organizing workshops particularly for projects.

Overview: T’ung Jen relates to organization and fellowship. This hexagram will often appear when it is necessary to organize individuals and/or disorganized groups into an effective and cohesive unit. Although most people can see the advantages of co-operation mistrust will often prevent progress. Suspicion and inwardness undermine community spirit so it is important to be open. Appeal to people’s sense of a higher common purpose to overcome minor differences. Once the desired end is achieved the smaller disagreements prevalent in the early stages will be forgotten.


From worldnumerology.com


See “The Karmic Debt numbers.” Hard work and slow progress, this Karmic Debt number is difficult but rewarding when enough effort is applied. Grounded and down-to-earth. Reliable, trustworthy, but sometimes rigid and, while lacking a sense of humor, actually better at expressing ideas and feelings than most 4s.

Angel Number

Click here to read more about angel number 13 from informationseries.com

“13” means “power of the ascended master”

The angel number “13” indicates that the Ascended Master has said, “Don’t forget your positive feelings.” And I tell you that I want you to leave any concerns or concerns.

The Ascended Master refers to “noble people who have lived on earth once and have fulfilled their natural lives as humans.” More specifically, noble figures that have left their name in history, such as Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, Buddha, and Kannon. Most of the time you have a close affinity.

Cut off your negative thoughts now for the future you want. And, as the Ascended Master guides you, be conscious of having positive thinking.

The meaning of “1” is “turning point / new start”

Angel number “1” means “new beginning”. It is the beginning of the numbers, and it has the strong power to bring the “beginning of something” from the beginning of everything. There may be “turn points” and “changes” in your surroundings, such as work and love, that change your life.

In addition, “1” is a number that means everything is connected. Therefore, it can be said that it has the power to connect to the future where ideals and dreams come true. The numbers also carry the message, “You should work with a positive feeling.”

If you have a dream or goal that you want to fulfill now, remember to be positive. Then the power of the numbers must lead to a better direction.

“3” means “ascended master” “intuition”

Angel number “3” indicates that the Ascended Master is right next to you. When looking at these numbers, pay close attention to your intuition and the ideas that come up. It may sound like nothing, but it’s a message from an angel or ascended master.

“3” also means “intuition.” Do meditation and listen to your own voice. And be aware of the “wisdom” and “intuition” inside you and act with courage for further progress.

“4” means “an angel is near”

Angel number “4” indicates that there is an angel near you. Have you ever wanted something or prayed in your mind recently? That voice has reached the heavens, and an angel is coming to help.

When you see these numbers, ask the angel for help and guidance, warm love and peace of mind. It will give you a full backup.

Keywords for angel number “13”

1. Ascended Master is nearby

When you see angel number 13, notice that there is an ascended master around you. The number “13” often represents a female Ascended Master, …

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

From UniGuide.com

Bear Symbolism, Meaning & The Bear Spirit Animal

Bear meaning and symbolism include strength, courage and protection, nobility, patience, playfulness, and other admirable traits. Native to every continent on Earth except Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, bears have fascinated people for as long as they’ve been here. In fact, bears have been the subjects of stories and mythology of people around the world for thousands of years. Furthermore, the bear spirit animal is an important totem to many people because of their many awe-inspiring powers. In this post, you’ll learn about bear symbolism, bear spiritual meanings, the bear in cultural mythology and folklore, and more.

Table of Contents

What does a bear symbolize?

Detailed Bear Symbols and Meanings

Bear Spirit Animal

Spiritual Meaning of the Bear

Bear Power Animal

Bear Totem

Bear Dream Meanings

Bear Symbolism in Cultural Mythology and Folklore

Bear Meaning in Greek and Roman Mythology

Bear Symbolism in Celtic and Anglo Saxon Folklore

Bear Meaning in Nordic Mythology

Bear Meaning and Symbolism in Finnish Culture

Bears in Slavic Culture and Folklore

Bear Symbolism in Asia

Bear Meaning in Feng Shui

Bears in Chinese Medicine

Bears to the Ainu of Japan

Bear Meaning in the Bible

Bears in Native American Culture

Modern Bear Symbolism

Bear Tattoo

Protecting Bears

Spell for Today – Peaceful Dreams Spell

Peaceful Dreams Spell

If your need for a nightmare spell is more about stopping them than causing them, then this water elemental spell can bring a calmer sleep.

You’ll need to have these supplies:

A few big pinches of coarse salt

1/2 oz dried rosemary

1 oz dried rose petals

1 oz dried valerian

3 pieces of polished moonstone

A clear glass bowl

Fill your bowl with pure water, then add the other ingredients. Give it a stir with your fingers before going to bed. Repeat the lines of the spell:

Bring me quiet
Bring me peace
Ease my dreams
Nightmares cease

Keep the bowl near your bed while you sleep. It will absorb any negative energies in the room that could be effecting your sleep and dreams. I do have a sleep spells page too that has a few other rituals that can help at bedtime if nightmares aren’t your only problem.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Wednesday

From flyingthehedge.com

This day of the week gets its name from Woden’s Day, an Old English name. It is a direct translation of the Latin term mercurri dies, “day of Mercury.” When they translated the day, they changed to god Mercury to a local god, Woden, so people would understand. This is a great day to work on communications, thought, wisdom, self-expression, and the arts. Also a good day for divination.
Color: Purple, orange
Planet: Mercury
Deities: Odin, Woden, Hermes, Mercury, Athena, Lugh
Crystals: Adventuine, agate
Herbs: Aspen, lilies, lavender, fern
Associations: Business, communication, debt, the arts, transportation, fortune, chance, creativity

December 7 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 December 7

NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula

Image Credit & Copyright: Tommaso Stella

Explanation: A mere seven hundred light years from Earth, toward the constellation Aquarius, a sun-like star is dying. The dying star’s last few thousand years have produced the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), a well studied and nearby example of a Planetary Nebula, typical of this final phase of stellar evolution. Combining narrow band image data from emission lines of hydrogen atoms in red and oxygen atoms in blue-green hues, it shows tantalizing details of the Helix, including its bright inner region about 3 light-years across. The white dot at the Helix’s center is this Planetary Nebula’s hot, central star. A simple looking nebula at first glance, the Helix is now understood to have a surprisingly complex geometry.

December 7 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae

1909 Inventor Leo Baekeland patents the first thermo-setting plastic, Bakelite, sparking the birth of the plastics industry

1941 Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack the US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people

1965 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054

1988 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia kills 25,000-50,000 people and leaves up to 500,000 homeless

1988 PLO delegation lead by Yasser Arafat proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizing the existence of the State of Israel for the first time

Today’s Historical Events

43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae

185 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)

1354 Margaretha van Bavarian’s son earl Willem V signs peace treaty

1696 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.

1703 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England – thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen

1703 The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703

1724 Tumult of Thorn – religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.

1727 Physician Sir Hans Soane becomes President of the Royal Society, succeeding Sir Isaac Newton [1]

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1925 Noël Coward‘s “Easy Virtue” premieres in NYC

1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast

1953 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Helen O’Connell joins Today Show panel (NBC)

1963 First use of the instant replay machine invented by CBS in a US Army vs Navy football game

1979 “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

1986 NBC premiere of miniseries “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna” (Part 1)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1732 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England

1842 New York Philharmonic’s 1st concert

1911 Leslie J Stuart’s musical “Betsy” premieres in NYC

1939 William Walton’s Violin Concerto premieres in Cleveland; Ohio, with Jascha Heifetz as soloist and the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodziński

1959 “Saratoga” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances

1964 George Harrison changes his company’s name from Mornyork to Harrisongs

1967 Elmer Bernstein and Carolyn Leigh’s musical “How Now, Dow Jones”, starring Tony Roberts, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 220 performances

1967 Otis Redding records his song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, co-written and produced by guitarist Steve Cropper at Stax Studios in Memphis Tennessee

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1907 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring

1929 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Hillcrest CC: Defending champion Leo Diegel defeats Johnny Farrell, 6 & 4 in the final

1930 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Fresh Meadows CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1 up in the final for the 2nd of his 3 major titles

1931 After scoring 226 in 1st Test in Brisbane, Don Bradman belts 219 for NSW against the visiting South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground

1935 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Winnipeg Pegs (later Blue Bombers) defeat Hamilton Tigers, 18-12

1937 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams

1937 Russian chess player Alexander Alekhine recaptures his final world title from Dutch grand master Max Euwe by a large margin (+10−4=11)

1939 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame

A Yule Drink and Litha Cake Combined Them for Brunch Solstice Feast – Flashback to 2012

I know I have been doing separate posts for Yule and Litha things but when I came across these two recipes, in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2012, one for each season of the year the two hemispheres are going into, they sounded yummy to me to have together. I apologize in advance for not calculating from American measurements to other parts of Mother Earth. I just found this website https://www.europeancuisines.com/ while it says European Cuisines it covers other countries as well.

(SIDE NOTE if you do not have a Sun shaped disc to pour the batter in use cookie cutters for whatever shapes remind you of the Sun or use a knife to cut out a shape. Even a young children could use cookie cutters with the child’s caregivers supervising. Than either eat the scraps from the cut outs or put them outside for the wildlife in your area to celebrate the Solstice with your family. This is a good day to have breakfast for dinner/supper/tea or use for part of your feast after your families Solstice ritual)

Sun God Supreme

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tablespoons of melted butter or oil

1 egg

3/4 cup yogurt

Garnish with 3 cups cubed fruit, all colors

Sift dry ingredients together. Then separately whisk wet ingredients together. Combined wet and dry ingredients, mixing for no more then 20 strokes, one for each day in June (or December) until the Solstice. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes     while you prepare the fruit, set the table, and heat the frying pan lightly coated with oil or butter on a medium heat.

(SIDE NOTE Depending on the ages of the people attending your celebration feast designated cutting the fruit, setting and clearing the table, and doing dishes along with wiping the table and kitchen surfaces. If you allow a child of 3 to cut up their pancake with a plastic knife this can also be used to slice bananas or other soft fruit. This is a family celebration so let the family help with the work and as your homes’ Priestess you can relax and enjoy the feast and time together with a lot less stress) 

Pour batter into sun-shaped discs (or pour batter from a measuring cup with a lip to get lovely round pancakes.) cook until bubbles that have formed in the batter burst and make little dry craters. Flip one and briefly cook the other side. Serve on brighly colored plates surrounded by fruit of all colors, which represent the abundant growth and glory of the Earth Goddess. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup and enjoy.

Pancakes combine the traditional foods of Litha — butter, milk, cakes, and honey — represent the Sun God at the height of his reign.

Copyright Dallas Jennifer Cobb page 77

Magical Mulled Cider

(SIDE NOTE This cider contains no alcohol so the whole family can enjoy it. If you want to spike it for the adults I have used dark rum measured to taste of the person drinking it. It is also good cooled to room temperature but I did not like the taste will chilled in the refrigerator)

1 quart (or 1 liter) apple cider

6 orange, sliced to look like the sun

12 whole cloves

1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 cinnamon sticks

Honey to taste

Toast the return of the Sun God, and the holy rebirth, with this warming drink when you gather with friends and family on the longest night of the year, Best made over an open fire, but easily concocted on a stove indoors will warm the hearth, heart, and home. Sip this and know anything is possible.

In a large pot combine apple cider which represents the Sun God, cloves, nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Simmer for at least half an hour to make your house smell wonderfully festive, or longer for a stronger mulled taste. This simmering symbolically brings the God and Goddess together. and adds a little “spice” to the mix. Pour into a mug, carefully an orange slice into each cup. Add cinnamon stick and serve. Makes 6 servings.

Copyright by Dallas Jennifer Cobb page 129


Flashback 2005 – Litha

The Summer Solstice, the zenith of the sun, is an excellent time to do spells for abundance and prosperity. Take three green candles and three gold or bright yellow candles and put them in gold-colored or brass candlesticks. Arrange them in a circle on your altar or on a table, alternating colors. In the center of the candles, arrange money and symbols of money. Coins are good, for example, and dollar coins work especially well because they are gold colored. You might also put pictures or drawings of what form you want your abundance to take, like a new car, a bill paid, or stocks and bonds and other symbols of wealth and security.

cast a circle as you usually would. Then chant, “Sun so high, bring me your bounty, warmth, and prosperity, bring me success. Bring me the means to fulfill my desires, enough and some to share.” Repeat this chant and imagine the pile of coins on the altar growing, and the pictures and symbols becoming real. Hold the thought as long as you can, and as soon as your attention begins to waver, say, “So mote it be,” and quickly blow out all the candles. End your circle in the usual manner.

Magenta Griffith in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2005 Page 79

Flashback 2005 – Yule

Gather with friends at sunrise, or as soon after as possible, on the Winter Solstice. Meditate on the idea that this is the darkest time of year, but that light will return. As it is the circle of the year, so may it be in the world: that as the light grows, illumination and warmth extend through-out the globe. Concentrate on the idea of peace, understanding, and harmony between all peoples spreading as the light of the Sun spreads. Resolve to be a more peaceful person in the coming year and think of ways you could promote understanding. Feel in your heart of hearts that peace is not only possible be inevitable, that the time of war is over, that the human race is evolving past such foolish pursuits. Then sign a song of peace, like “Imagine” or “Give Peace a Chance” by John Lennon; “Universal Solider” by Donovan; or “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” which has been recorded by Joan Baez, the Weavers, Pete Seeger, among others. If you are alone and don’t wish to sing, play a peaceful selection of music – either folk songs or music like Pachebel’s Cannon or Dubussy’s La Mer –while concentrating on the same idea.

By Magenta Griffith in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2005 Page

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