December 13, 2022 Daily Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 10:45 AM EST for the rest of the day (7:45 AM PST). The Moon is in Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a lovely day to schmooze! Because you want to travel, perhaps you’re talking to travel companions or people in another country? Either way, enjoy social activities, sports events and playful times with kids.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a feel-good day! You can cocoon at home with your favourite food and pamper yourself. Or perhaps, you want a little company? If so, this is a fine day and evening to entertain at home. Discuss travel or educational plans with a friend.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re pumped today because Mars is still in your sign (as it will be for the rest of year). This is an excellent day to converse and interact with partners, close friends and members of the general public. You have something to say and fortunately, others are willing to listen.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a tricky day. You will be tempted to pursue financial negotiations or spend money or shop. However, this is a poor day to do so! (See Moon Alert above.) Get your facts, or do window-shopping, but wait until tomorrow to act. (You’ll be glad you did.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing beautifully with the Sun, which gives you a strong urge to socialize. Accept invitations to party. Enjoy lunch or Happy Hour with a friend. In particular, you will delight in playful activities with kids, sports events and anything to do with the entertainment world. Great date day!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Home, family and your personal life are your primary focus today. However, you’re also a playful, social mood! This means that this is the ideal day to entertain at home, and socialize with family members. Fun times with kids will delight.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a fast-paced, happy day! Because you’re in a positive frame of mind, you will enjoy talking to everyone in a lighthearted way. Avoid important decisions today. Agree to nothing important. Don’t volunteer for anything. Wait until tomorrow.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Be careful today. The reason you have to be cautious is your mind will be drawn to financial matters, shopping, wheeling and dealing and money negotiations. However, this is a poor day to do any of those things! Don’t shop except for food and gas. Don’t agree to anything important. Forewarned is forearmed.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the Sun is in your sign dancing with the Moon, which is sitting in your “home” in your chart. This makes you feel easy-going and relaxed. Enjoy socializing with others. You might want to kick around some ideas for future travel plans. You also have moneymaking ideas. Nevertheless, wait until tomorrow to act. See Moon Alert. Be smart.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Part of you wants to be low-key and hide behind the scenes today. However, with Mercury and Venus in your sign, you’re eager to schmooze and talk to others. Actually, this is a lovely day to relax and enjoy yourself. Postpone shopping and important decisions until tomorrow. Restrict spending to food and gas.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a lovely day to socialize with others, especially close friends and partners. You might also choose to be involved in a group. Nevertheless, because there is a Moon Alert all day – don’t volunteer for anything. Don’t shop. (Except for food and gas.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

People notice you today in a favourable way. Therefore, be careful. Do not volunteer for anything or agree to new responsibilities. Wait until tomorrow to respond. Do yourself this favour. Protect yourself.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor, comedian Dick Van Dyke (1925) shares your birthday today. You have a sharp, clever mind. You are perceptive and quick. You are also charismatic, charming and appealing to many. You are optimistic and confident. Simplicity is the key to life this year. Take charge of your health. Exercise is important. Stay grounded and levelheaded.

December 13, 2022 Birthday Horoscope

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

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DECEMBER 13 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Sagittarius who seeks challenges. You are not afraid! You like danger, and you love to go the distance. You are a thrill seeker. You love all kinds of adventure.

As a December 13 birthday personality, you are flexible, and you are a conscientious worker or leader. It’s most likely that you are a leader or in a management position. You have what it takes to be successful as a mediator. You are creative, humble and despite your quirky ways, you are well-liked.

The December 13 zodiac suggests that one of your goals is to be financially comfortable in life. And you will probably achieve that level of accomplishment. When it comes to doing what you do, nobody does it better.

You are awesome, and others flock to bask in your sun. As a Sagittarius birthday person born today, you have a way with people. You like being in the limelight as it fuels your ego. However, you are a private person.

Let’s talk about your family. If today December 13 is your birthday, you love having your friends and family over for dinner or a BBQ. You don’t want to be particularly close but realize that you must keep in touch, after all, it’s family.

From time to time, you may butt heads with a loved one, and this can put a damper on things. However, you remain open to patching things up, or you have no problems with moving on without them. As a parental figure, you will treat your children with a certain amount of leniency to make their own decisions and mistakes. You feel this is great practice for real life.

The December 13th horoscope predicts that when it comes to your eating habits, you eat everything! You don’t concern yourself with nutritional value or health risks. Although in the past, diets did not work for you, today is a new day. There are so many ways to keep fit that doesn’t take much time at all.

Most smartphones are capable of downloading programs. So it’s in the palm of your hand – the power to choose and the power to change. It’s all up to you, Sagittarius. The future of person who born on 13 December can be an exceptional one.

As a career choice, you could be looking at a few options. The December 13 astrology analysis forecasts that you have some qualities or gifts that should be used. For example, your charm and magnetic personality may be best utilized in the service industry or, anywhere you may have an audience. You’re funny, so you can be a stand-up comedian. As the December 13 zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you can find yourselves in the courtroom and well as in front of the camera.

To sum it all up, mainly the December 13 birthday personality is wise and may have a lucky rabbit’s foot in their pocket. You are perhaps eccentric or just a little strange. No wonder, people are attracted to you. You love the attention you get because of it. You are unafraid of change or challenge. You live for it.

As someone born on a December 13th zodiac birthday, you are voted most likely to succeed. You eat what you want and hardly gain a pound. For this, you are envied, but you should be more aware of what goes into your body. It has effects on how you feel and look. The career path of this Sagittarian could be in the service industry as a lawyer, educator, writer or performer. It’s your choice. As someone born on this birthday, you are amazing!


Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 13

J Alvarez, Morris Day, Dick Van DykeJamie Foxx, Nene Leaks, Ted Nugent, Taylor Swift

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 13

This Day That Year – December 13 In History

1983 – Record-setting game between Detroit and Denver; score 186-184.
1993 – The STS-61, space shuttle Endeavor 5, lands.
2010 – A can of soup is discovered after 2,400 years near Xi’an.
2013 – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, is taken to Qunu as his burial place.

December 13  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 13 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 13 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune. It represents knowledge, expansive learning, prosperity, and spiritual growth.

December 13 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

December 13 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Death. This card signifies the end of something in your life and the transition into the next phase. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Wands and Queen of Pentacles

December 13 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This relationship will be full of energy and positive vibrations.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This match will have its differences.

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December 13 Lucky Numbers

Number 4 – This number symbolizes masculinity, power, balance, hard-work and good health.
Number 7 – This number stands for a thinker who is seeking the truth and is an intellectual by nature.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 13 Birthday

Purple: This is a color that symbolizes spirituality, vigor, independence, and extravagance.
Silver: This color stands for a unique presence, sophistication, and articulateness.

Lucky Days For December 13 Birthday

Sunday– This day is ruled by Sun. It stands for well-being, relaxation, sharing, and growth.
Thursday – This day is ruled by planet Jupiter. It represents productive ventures, socializing and interacting with friends and colleagues.

December 13 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise is a gemstone that helps balance, positivity, psychic abilities, and purification of mind, body, and soul.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 13

Lottery tickets for the Sagittarius man and an exotic vacation for the woman. The December 13 birthday personality love an adventure at any time of the day.

December 13, 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.


The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon. 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.

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 13 has an illumination of 76%. 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 13 the Moon is 19.55 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: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 76%
Moon Age: 19.55 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,791.50 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,260,116.51 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

December 13, 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

December 13, 2022
08:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Sagittarius 47
Moon:23 Leo 40
Mercury:10 Capricorn 03
Venus:04 Capricorn 36
Mars:14 Gemini 00 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 28
Saturn:20 Aquarius 46
Uranus:15 Taurus 36 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40
Pluto:27 Capricorn 07

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 07

Chiron:11 Aries 59 Rx
Ceres:28 Virgo 33
Pallas:25 Cancer 28 Rx
Juno:17 Pisces 32
Vesta:07 Pisces 15

Eris:24 Aries 00 Rx


Northern Hemisphere

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

December 13, 2022
06:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Sagittarius 42
Moon:22 Leo 40
Mercury:09 Capricorn 56
Venus:04 Capricorn 30
Mars:14 Gemini 02 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 28
Saturn:20 Aquarius 46
Uranus:15 Taurus 36 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40
Pluto:27 Capricorn 07

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 35 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 06

Chiron:11 Aries 59 Rx
Ceres:28 Virgo 32
Pallas:25 Cancer 28 Rx
Juno:17 Pisces 30
Vesta:07 Pisces 13

Eris:24 Aries 00 Rx


Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:21 Sagittarius 24
Moon:19 Leo 12
Mercury:09 Capricorn 32
Venus:04 Capricorn 08
Mars:14 Gemini 08 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 27
Saturn:20 Aquarius 45
Uranus:15 Taurus 37 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 40
Pluto:27 Capricorn 06

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 36 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 04

Chiron:11 Aries 59 Rx
Ceres:28 Virgo 27
Pallas:25 Cancer 31 Rx
Juno:17 Pisces 24
Vesta:07 Pisces 07

Eris:24 Aries 00 Rx


December 13 Divination Journal


Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)


Page 74

Defense; raising of a siege; defensiveness

Description: A great commander has seen off his enemy. His castle and lands are secure. He is building a palisade around the perimeter of his realm.

Reading: You stand in a commanding position. Your world is safe; your defenses strong.




Sound: “f”
Stands for: Cattle
Color: Green (Brown)
Casting meaning: Fehu is a rune of power and control. It represents new beginnings and “movable” wealth such as money and credit. It is a rune that gives us the power we need to obtain wealth as well as the power we need to hold on to it.

Witches’ Rune



This rune indicates a more difficult path where things are not so easy.

The Crossroads represents not only quarrels and misunderstandings but also discipline and mastery over the self.

It is not necessarily bad luck, but rather slow, substantial gains.

The Crossroads suggest maintaining the status quo, understanding boundaries and limitations, make a sustained practical effort, practical matters and solid achievement.

Relationships may be on shaky ground when one of these elements is sacrificed at the expense of another.

This rune stresses basic concerns and could indicate feeling boxed in. There may even be a feeling of discouragement. But you will soon discover innate strength and resources giving your achievements more meaning.




C, sometimes read as K, is Coll, which is the Hazel tree. August is known as the Hazel Moon, because this is when Hazel nuts appear on the trees–the world Coll translates to “the life force inside you”, and what better symbol of life than the nut itself? Hazel is associated with wisdom and creativity and knowledge. Sometimes it is connected in Celtic lore with magical springs, sacred wells, and divination.

Hazel was a handy tree to have around. It was used by many English pilgrims to make staffs for use upon the road–not only was it a sturdy walking stick, it also provided a modicum of self-defense for weary travelers. Certainly, it could have been used as well for ritual. Hazel was used in weaving of baskets by medieval folk, and the leaves were fed to cattle because it was believed this would increase the cow’s supply of milk.

In the Irish myth cycles, there is a tale that nine hazel nuts dropped into a sacred pool. A salmon came along in the pool and gobbled up the nuts, which then imbued him with wisdom. A variation of the story appears in the legend of Finn Mac Cumhail, who ate the salmon and then took on the knowledge and wisdom of the fish. Note that Mac Cumhail is often translated as Mac Coll.

Coll Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Take advantage of your own artistry or creativity, and share your knowledge with others so they too can practice these arts. Lead by example, and teach those who wish to learn. Find inspiration for your creative gifts, whatever your talent may be.

Magical Aspects: Let the divine guide you in your creative journey. Speak to the gods through your art, and be rewarded with inspiration. If you’re stuck in a creative rut, call upon the Divine to send you a Muse.


Huan / Dissolution

Wind carries the Mists aloft:
Sage rulers dedicated their lives to serving a Higher Power and built temples that still endure.

The King approaches his temple.
Success if you stay on course.
You may cross to the far shore.


Walls meant to protect have instead separated and isolated.
Your defenses have kept you apart from those whom you most need to touch.
Whatever the reason for discord between you, it is time to lay down your arms.
Dispel the inflexible demands and fears of the Mind so that you may reunite in the Heart.
If you have begrudged, forgive.
If you have torn down, repair.
If you have injured, heal.
If you have judged, pardon.
If you have grasped, let go.




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

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 5: A DYNAMIC FORCE

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 relationship numbers. Still, both will cheat on a partner when temptation is strong enough. The 5 will not. The 5 may break off a relationship due to their restless nature, but they will rarely deceive a partner. Although, when they are not in a committed relationship, they have no problem dating a different person every day of the week

The 5 generally doesn’t find a suitable career until they’ve tried several different jobs, some barely lasting long enough to warrant a full paycheck. This is especially true if there is monotonous routine involved; boredom sets in quickly for the 5 who simply cannot stand predictable, repetitive work.

But again, the 5 will surprise friends and family once they find their niche. This usually happens after age 30 when their focus, energy, and quick mind help them scramble up the ladder (faster, and with less apparent effort, than those around them).

Many 5s choose careers that require travel or otherwise offer a regular change of environment. People working in the travel industry, small business owners, independent consultants, lawyers, and those in sales often have the 5 in their core numbers.

The 5 can adjust quickly to pretty much anything coming their way.

The 5 is versatile, adaptable, intelligent, progressive, and tolerant. Convention bores them, and they are easily drawn to the eccentrics and misfits of society.

A social creature, the 5 is funny and uplifting, good at making others feel comfortable around them. They are generally well-liked and often surrounded by friends and acquaintances. However, they can also be polarizing, so people that are typically uptight, self-righteous, or judgmental are quickly aggravated by them.

Perhaps the most dominating trait of the 5 is the uncompromising demand for freedom in thought and action.

People with a prominent 5 in their core numbers make up their own mind, rebel against dogma and ideology, and recoil from clubs, cults, and religious sects. Their adventurous, daredevil nature may include riding motorcycles, but they will not typically ride with a large group. Chances are a 5 will be opinionated and passionate about political issues, but will remain independent of formal political parties.

A 5 may change their mind (regularly) but not without good reason. They won’t be controlled but are flexible and can be converted if the argument makes sense. The 5 has a healthy sense of humor and doesn’t sweat the small things. They carry their heart on their sleeve, and it’s not uncommon to give that heart to the wrong person – they are not always the best judge of character.

On the negative side, the 5 can be selfish, thoughtless, and irresponsible.

Rarely considering the future beyond next week, worrying is not in their nature. The 5 tends to procrastinate and can be unreliable. However, their most common downfall is a tendency to experiment with sex, drugs, alcohol, and other addictions. A desire for instant gratification, lack of restraint, and their feeling of invulnerability can be a recipe for disaster.

The shape of numbers reflect their nature, and just as the 4 is square and grounded, the 5 is a symbol of dynamic energy, elastic and constantly in motion.

Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Information from Ted Andrews’s Animal-Speak, Jessica Dawn Palmer’s Animal Wisdom, and Steven D. Farmer’s Power Animals.


Although hares and rabbits look similar, they have very different symbolism. A hare is bigger than a rabbit, has longer ears, and possesses more powerful hind legs. The two most abundant kinds are the European Brown Hare and the Snowshoe Hare. The Snowshoe Hare is strongly linked to the Snowy Owl population, such that when hare populations are down, the owls stop breeding, and even die from starvation. The hare is more solitary and tougher than the rabbit. Hares don’t live in warrens or have maternity nests. The young hares are born so well-developed that they can fend for themselves within a few hours of their birth.

The hare is associated with a number of myths from many different cultures. The Algonquin tribe honored the Great Hare as a demiurge, a role in the creation of the world. The Egyptians also saw the hare involved in a creation story. For them, the hare came to mean procreation, and then immorality. While the hare is often associated with impatience and haste (like the “Tortoise and the Hare” fable), it’s important to note that other cultures, like the Goths, saw the hare as fleet and swift, and symbols of diligence. This reflects the attitudes of medieval hunters, who viewed hares as a challenge to catch.

Hare people are considered sensitive and artistic, and also linked with ambition, fitness, and virtue. However, the hare is not just associated with positive things. Hares are also thought of as greedy and selfish, even a bad example for people. Hare is seen as a jokester, linked with trickery and fraud. Even those with hare medicine are clever, often unreliable, and frequently thinking of themselves.

Although hare has some qualities that are less than redeeming, there are things he can teach us. Because they move in leaping and hopping motions, those with rabbit and hare totems can expect changes in their own lives in the same kind of movement. Hare can also aid people in recognizing the signs around them by attuning to lunar cycles and understanding the tides of movement in their own lives.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Tuesday



Tuesday is the third day of the week.  The name is derived from the Nordic sky god in charge of law, order, justice, and war, Tiw (Saxons), also known as Tyr (Scandinavians), Ziu (S. Germans), Tiuz or Tiwaz (N. Germans).  In the Roman calendar the corresponding day was Dies Martis, the day of Mars, god of war and agriculture, originally known as Ares in Greek mythology.  The sacred symbol of all of these deities is the spear.
Latin: Dies Martis, the day of Mars
French: mardi
Italian: martedi
Spanish: martes
German: Dienstag, “Assembly Day”
Netherlands-  dinsdag
Denmark-  tirsdag
Sweden-  tisdag
Rules: Sexual energy, courage, aggression, war, politics, healing after surgery, physical strength, exorcism, protection and defensive magic
Colors: Red and Autumn Shades
Planet: Mars
Metal: Iron, for Mars’ spear and shield; Steel
Stones: Asbestos, Bloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Jasper (red), Lava, Onyx, Pipestone, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite, Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Tourmaline (red), Tourmaline (watermelon)
Herbs: Allspice, Asafoetida, Basil, Broom, Coriander, Cumin, Deerstongue, Dragon’s Blood, Galangal, Ginger, Nettle, Peppermint, Pine, Tobacco, Woodruff, Wormwood
Zodiac: Aries & Scorpio

December 13 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1577 Francis Drake sets sail from England on an epic three year circumnavigation of the world aboard the Golden Hind

1636 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. Recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland [1]

1920 League of Nations establishes the International Court of Justice in The Hague

2002 The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004

2003 Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit, during Operation Red Dawn by US forces

Today’s Historical Events

1294 Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.

1355 The greatest traveller of his age, Ibn Battuta of Tangier completes his work “The Travels” detailing his 29 years spent travelling the Islamic world and beyond, including to India, China and Indonesia

1545 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III

1570 Sweden and Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

1572 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey

1577 Francis Drake sets sail from England on an epic three year circumnavigation of the world aboard the Golden Hind

1621 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree

1636 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. Recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 “Anastasia” comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

1957 “Peyton Place” film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

1961 “The Young Ones” directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

1970 Neil Simon‘s “Gingerbread Lady” premieres in NYC

1975 1st time “Saturday Night Live” uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts

1978 CBS’ premiere of “Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II”, sequel to “A Circle of Children”, which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1759 First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)

1823 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

1895 First complete performance of Gustav Mahler‘s 2nd Symphony (“Resurrection”), in Berlin, Germany, conducted by the composer

1928 George Gershwin‘s “An American In Paris” premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Walter Damrosch

1947 Samuel L. Manning and Adolph Thenstead’s musical revue “Caribbean Carnival” closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances

1950 “Let’s Make an Opera” opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances

1961 The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein

1963 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1901 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings

1930 George Sisler’s career ends when Boston Braves release him

1931 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) win 3rd straight first past the post title

1936 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat Boston Redskins, 21-6; Packers 4th title; Redskins move to Washington, D.C. for 1937 season

1942 National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins upset Chicago Bears, 14-6

1952 NFL Dallas Texans (former NY Yanks) play final game, losing 41-6 to the Lions in Detroit; finish with record of 1-11

1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.

1960 Ballon d’Or: Barcelona midfielder Luis Suárez is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid’s Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskás and Hamburg striker Uwe Seeler

The Holly King and The Oak King

The legend of the Holly King and the Oak King is oft referred to as we approach Yule and start decking the halls with boughs of holly, but what is it all about and where does the story come from?

There are two main versions of the story, each with slightly different characters. In one, the Oak King is a figure similar to the Green Man; a summer God of warm smiles and broad green leaves, while the Holly King is a similarly benign and jolly chap dressed in red and with holly tangled in his long white beard (sound familiar?), associated with winter. He even rides a sleigh pulled by deer. This version has its roots in Wiccan belief, and tells of two battling kings; the Holly King reigns the waning year and is defeated at the Winter Solstice by the Oak King, who then reigns the waxing year in turn until he is defeated at the Summer Solstice by the Holly King, and so on ad infinitum.

The second version of the story has older roots in European witchcraft traditions, and as with so much goes back …

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A Thought forToday

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