Happy and Blessed Beltane to Our Sisters, Brothers, and Guests in the Southern Hemisphere

Beltane – Bealtaine Traditions in Irish Folklore

Beltane is the anglicised version of our Irish word Bealtaine – still in use and meaning ‘the month of May’ in our own language. Bealtaine is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature, and it is associated with important events in Irish mythology.

Irish folklore still holds the legacy of the traditions and customs associated with this ancient festival. Bealtaine and Samhain are the original two turning points for the ‘wheel of the year’ in Ireland. That’s May Eve and Hallowe’en, in case you’re not familiar.

These major Irish Pagan Festivals were pivotal – literally – times of upheaval of change for our ancestors over 8,000 years ago when the Hunter Gatherer societies moved from their Summer to Winter camping grounds at these seasonal turning points, and they still resonate through the landscape and the Irish communities to this day.

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Beltane: (Bealtaine, Valpurgis)

Incense: Lilac, Frankincense
Decorations: Maypole, Flowers, Ribbons
Colours: Green

The Fire Festival of Beltane

This festival is also known as Beltane, the Celtic May Day. It officially begins at moonrise on May Day Eve, and marks the beginning of the third quarter or second half of the ancient Celtic year. It is celebrated as an early pastoral festival accompanying the first turning of the herds out to wild pasture. The rituals were held to promote fertility. The cattle were driven between the Belfires to protect them from ills. Contact with the fire was interpreted as symbolic contact with the sun. In early Celtic times, the druids kindled the Beltane fires with specific incantations. Later the Christian church took over the Beltane observances, a service was held in the church, followed by a procession to the fields or hills, where the priest kindled the fire. The rowan branch is hung over the house fire on May Day to preserve the fire itself from bewitchment (the house fire being symbolic of the luck of the house).

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Beltane by The Goddess & The Green Man

Sunset to Sunset.

Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception. On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness. She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora, the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride. The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand. The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant. Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos), the union of Earth and Sky, and this union has merrily been re-enacted by humans throughout the centuries. For this is the night of the Greenwood Marriage. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action. And have some fun…..

Traditions of Beltane…

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Superstitions

Around this time of year superstitions seems to come at us from all over the place. With this in mind I pulled out my book Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions by David Pickering Copyright 1995.

I will be posting a few today and tomorrow in among the articles, spells, potions, etc for Samhain and Beltane. If there is a superstition that has been passed down in your family or that you believe in and would like some more information about them please write a description of the superstition in the comment area.

Many times during my youth my mother, who is now in the Summerlands, told me they story of her grandmother picking up and throwing the first pair of shoes she ever bought for herself across the room a breaking the heel off one of them. The reason being her grandmother believed that putting shoes on the table was bad luck. My family has many other superstitions that I will share as we get closer to our holidays.

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October 30 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the October 2020 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 30 has an illumination of 99%. 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 October 30 the Moon is 13.76 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.

From Moongiant.com 

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, you know was on the date the person was born. 

 

Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio for the Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On October 30

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS OCTOBER 30, you are a Scorpion who loves to learn. Life’s lessons come in many forms and not just by observing can you learn all of them. More often than not, you should be a participant. Those of you born today are highly sensitive and passionate.

Yes… you have a cool exterior but you can be roused. Depending on what’s going on, this could be a good thing. Everyone should be passionate about something. It’s only when you fall short of being perfect, do you pout.

The 30th of October birthday personality have a tendency to work all the time. You could use a treat. Why not take your family on a road trip. This could be fun as it helps you to connect with your family. You, as do so many others, stay at home and take care of your offspring. Too bad there’s no award for that.

The October 30 birthday horoscope shows that you are composed and even refined. The truth of the matter is that you are highly responsive. You mainly are concentrating on your money and how to make some more. You feel that you have got to be on top of things at all times.

This Scorpio birthday generally don’t settle for second best. You want top shelf or nothing at all. It’s your prerogative. Besides, you work for what you want out of life. There’s nothing wrong with being successful and living a comfortable lifestyle.

If today October 30 is your birthday, you have an adventurous side to you that people admire. As someone born on this day, you love to travel and to familiarize yourself with other cultures. It’s a part of learning and you like to have hands on experience.

As the October 30th zodiac sign is Scorpio, you are generally smart individuals but should listen more to your instincts. You have a sixth sense that will guide you in some decisions but only if you let it.

Undeniably, the October 30 birthday personality is someone who’s incredibly attractive, flexible and capable. More than anything, you want your freedom. You are not likely to be happy without it. You have a need to create and usually, your muse will come in quiet times. Communication with others may come with ease but occasionally, you are moody and your attitudes will change in a heartbeat.

In love, you tend to be idealistic, sensitive but strong. You don’t like your business in the streets either… you’re a private person. Therefore, public display of affection could be considered a no-no. However, you in a direct and more private setting can be a force to be reckoned with. Those born on October 30 are people who want and enjoy the constitution of marriage.

What your birthday says about you is that you’re certainly a fun person to be around. You are witty and playful. Being around your friends and family gives you joy and pleasure. You don’t expect much from them and this seems to be the key to bonding with them. Typically, you are not judgmental. The only drawback to this is that you can be overly protective. Then we see another side of the calculated scorpion.

You may feel that learning comes from all different directions and school can’t teach you everything. You believe that you can go at it on your own. It’s not necessary for you to fulfill the American dream of a white picket fence, spouse, children and a dog to be successful. For you, personal satisfaction comes in occupations that allow you to communicate. Careers like writing, speaking and television could be your ticket to the high road, foretells the 30 October birthday astrology.

Your health is normally easy to maintain as you like growing your own food. You stick to a diet that is high in fiber and protein but low in calories. As a norm, you do a body cleanse to rid yourself of daily toxins put in by pollutants in the air and by the additives in your drink and food when you can’t eat right. However, when it comes to going to the gym and working out, this is not your style. You like to be active but usually, it’s not by physical exercise.

The October 30 is birthday meanings show that you are perceptive, compliant, and charismatic. You could be a curious soul however, you love to learn. Learning, you feel, is not just textbook calculations but real life situations. You love with such an intensity that you can’t be denied the lusty pleasures you so dream of. As a Scorpio born on this day, you are not especially fond of the classroom.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On October 30

Michael Beach, Nia Long, Diego Maradona, Matthew Morrison, Marco Scutaro, Ivanka Trump, Otis Williams, Henry Winkler

See: Famous Celebrities Born On October 30

This Day That Year –October 30 In History

1866 – The Jesse James gang gets away with stealing 2k from a Lexington Missouri bank.
1900 – First ever car show held in Madison Square Garden.
1991 – Clint Black exchanges marriage vows with Lisa Hartman.
2002 – Jam Master Jay of Run DMC dead.

October 30  Vrishchika Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
October 30 Chinese Zodiac PIG

October 30 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes how you survive thanks to your instincts in the most difficult situations.

October 30 Birthday Symbols 

The Scorpion Is The Symbol For The Scorpio Zodiac Sign

October 30 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Empress. This card represents a positive motherly figure in your life, who will help you become successful. The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Cups and Knight of Cups

October 30 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign PiscesThis can be a superbly compatible match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship will be volatile and fiery.

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October 30 Lucky Number

Number 3 – This number stands for compassion, freedom, intelligence, and spontaneity.
Number 4 – This is a number of organized actions and excellent wisdom.

Lucky Colors For October 30 Birthday

Blue: This is a refreshing color that symbolizes serenity, knowledge, trust, and faithfulness.
Red: This is a color of passion, sexuality, willpower, and danger.

Lucky Days For October 30 Birthday

Tuesday – This day is ruled by Mars and stands for survival instincts, courage, rashness and a strong willpower.
Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and will bring joy, love, good fortune and happy tidings.

October 30 Birthstone Topaz

Topaz gemstones are said to encourage peace, prosperity, wealth, contentment and faithfulness.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On October 30th

An entertaining computer game for the man and a dark green silk blouse for the woman.

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Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio for the Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On October 29

IF YOU ARE BORN ON OCTOBER 29, and you are driven by the idea of success, you are a Scorpio. You have a strong desire to be extraordinary. Ambitious, you are ready to meet any challenge that comes your way.

Some people born under this zodiac sign may walk away from conflict, but not you. In fact, you thrive on it. It makes you feel better.

So they tend to avoid anything that would cause attention but especially negative attention to themselves. You like to watch people in situations than to participate. On the other hand, you are a private person who is discerning when it comes to confiding in others.

If today 29 October is your birth day, you are impulsive or adventurous. When you can, you’re off exploring with your family. More often than not, these Scorpions are close to their friends and loved ones. Needless to say, you are protective of them as well. Normally, you are ready for whatever when it comes to them. Your friends say that you could be guilty of starting a drama when there is none.

Because of the way you carry yourself, people may not think that you are approachable. However, it’s far from the truth. You are a passionate person that can be ummm, well… be peculiar acting from time to time. At the end of the day, people like you and respect.

Furthermore, even with your small group of friends, you can‘t imagine anyone not liking you. As a child, maybe you had some rough times but it’s nothing to be ashamed of. You have the best intentions but when it comes to the past, you can’t change it. Changing the story doesn’t erase the facts. You are what you are because of your soul, move on. You’re not that person anymore.

The October 29th birthday horoscope predictions for career show that areas relating to physics or psychology are good for you. It is not going to be an easy choice but you have people skills that every good social worker should have. Most of the time, those qualities come natural. So another option could be found in the service industry.

For someone born today on a 29th October zodiac birthday, the entertainment field is also a possibility. Having said all of that, it’s hard for you to go unnoticed as you would like. Some of you born on this day are not particularly concerned with salary but are worried about your image. Once you decide on a career, you will be highly successful.

As the October 29th birthday personality negative qualities and traits go, you tend to belittle folks especially in the way you talk to them. Be sincere when you communicate with people who perhaps work for you. Only then will you be rewarded with trustworthy employees. However, you have your favorites and will go to no limit to provide a positive working environment for them. It would do your heart good to let go of things beyond your control. Don’t hold grudges.

Physically, you like being active and often times, you like competing but with yourself. The October 29 born Scorpions may set a goal for themselves, accomplish it and then set an even higher one right away. You enjoy activities that are uncommon like bungee jumping or rope climbing. This is good for the heart. Other areas you should concern yourself with are the bladder, blood vessels, and genitals.

The October 29 birthday meanings show that you are observant but competitive people. You usually don’t like attention but you can’t help yourself. People look up to you even when you are out of character. This is not very often but it happens when you feel you have been let down by someone you trust and care about.

For a profession, you’re a natural born social worker who is flexible and knowledgeable. It would seem that you like challenges. As a drawback, the 29 October birthday characteristics show that you are jealous, possessive and can be overly sensitive when it comes to your loved ones.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On October 29

Miguel Cotto, RA Dickey, Richard Dreyfuss, Kate Jackson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Winona Ryder, Gabrielle Union

See: Famous Celebrities Born On October 29

This Day That Year –October 29 In History

1859 – Morocco and Spain are at war.
1894 – Hawaiian Republic holds first election.
1994 – Jeannette Markey, then 28, marries Rich Little who was 55.
2010 – After almost a 20 year union, Randy Travis breaks up.

October 29  Vrishchika Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
October 29 Chinese Zodiac PIG

October 29 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes the God of War in astrology and stands for your ability to overcome the most toughest of challenges.

October 29 Birthday Symbols 

The Scorpion Is The Symbol For The Scorpio Sun Sign

October 29 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The High Priestess. This card symbolizes psychic abilities, strength, decisiveness, and knowledge.  The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Cups and Knight of Cups

October 29 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This can be an entrancing love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign VirgoThis love relationship will be mundane and boring.

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October 29 Lucky Number

Number 2 – This number signifies endurance, diplomacy, flexibility, and kindness.
Number 3 – This number signifies encouragement, pleasure, imagination and positive energy.

Lucky Colors For October 29 Birthday

Red: This color stands for life-force, sensuality, brightness and an energetic personality.
White: This is a color known for its authentic values, truth, peace, virginity, and innocence.

Lucky Days For October 29 Birthday

Tuesday – This is the day of planet Mars and is a day of immediate action, aggression, passion, and forcefulness.
Wednesday – This is a day of planet Mercury that calls for better interaction and communication with people.

October 29 Birthstone Topaz

Topaz gemstone signifies trust in relationships and ability to accept people who make mistakes.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On October 29th

A pair of binoculars for the man and an antique jewel box for the woman.

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October 29 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the October 2020 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 29 has an illumination of 96%. 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 October 29 the Moon is 12.87 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.

From Moongiant.com 

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, you know was on the date the person was born. 

 

WHAT IS BELTANE?

One of the four quarter day festivals, Beltane saw members of communities come together to celebrate the return of the summer. The observance of this hugely important time in the turning of the wheel of the year was characterised by a celebration of the return of the fertility of the land, and would have been a time when livestock would have been put out to pasture.

The word ‘Beltane’ roughly translates as ‘bright fire’ and, as such, one of the most important rituals, which survives today in our modern festival, concerns the lighting of the Beltane bonfire. Fire was seen as a purifier and healer and would have been walked around and danced/jumped over by the members of the community. Farmers would also have driven their cattle between bonfires to cleanse and protect them before being put out into the fields.

In ancient communities, all hearth fires would have been extinguished and a new neid fire lit which would have then been used to relight people’s hearths in their own homes. In this way the community was connected to each other by the sacred fire which was central to all. The festival would also have been a time of courtship rituals and a celebration of our own fertility!

The important point to note when thinking about our own festival is the joy and the revelry that is fostered in the ritual. It is about casting off the darkness and celebrating the light. It is a time for celebrating fertility, both in the context of our biological functions as well as our own creative energies, the fertility of our creative community.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND…

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Samhain (Samain) – The Celtic roots of Halloween

As millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on the night of October 31st, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots in the Samhain (Samain) festival. In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). At Samhain the division between this world and the otherworld was at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through.

The family’s ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. People wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves as harmful spirits and thus avoid harm. Bonfires and food played a large part in the festivities. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into a communal fire, household fires were extinguished and started again from the bonfire. Food was prepared for the living and the dead, food for the ancestors who were in no position it eat it, was ritually shared with the less well off.

Christianity incorporated the honouring of the dead into the Christian calendar with All Saints (All Hallows) on November 1st, followed by All Souls on November 2nd. The wearing of costumes and masks to ward off harmful spirits survived as Halloween customs. The Irish emigrated to America in great numbers during the 19th century especially around the time of famine in Ireland during the 1840’s. The Irish carried their Halloween traditions to America, where today it is one of the major holidays of the year. Through time other traditions have blended into Halloween, for example the American harvest time tradition of carving pumpkins.

Two hills in the Boyne Valley were associated with Samhain in Celtic Ireland, Tlachtga and Tara. Tlachtga was the location of the Great Fire Festival which begun on the eve of Samhain (Halloween). Tara was also associated with Samhain, however it was secondary to Tlachtga in this respect.

The entrance passage to the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara is aligned with the rising sun around Samhain. The Mound of the Hostages is…

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October 28 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

October 28, 2020

10:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EDT

Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Scorpio 27
Moon:00 Aries 38
Mercury:29 Libra 36 Rx
Venus:00 Libra 25
Mars:17 Aries 04 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 33
Saturn:26 Capricorn 02
Uranus:08 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 26 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 58 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 17 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 47

Chiron:05 Aries 56 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 53
Pallas:19 Capricorn 00
Juno:12 Scorpio 40
Vesta:02 Virgo 18

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

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Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio for the Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On October 28

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON OCTOBER 28, you are certainly an ambitious soul. You may appear to be a quiet individual but truth be told, you are highly passionate. Don’t judge a book by its cover is the motto for a person born today. The 28 October birthday zodiac sign is Scorpio. You are hard-working and want the best out of life.

If you have an October 28 Scorpio birthday, you are stubborn… yes, stubborn. You may feel that you are right all the time or that your way is the best. But others have great ideas as well and could possibly be just as dedicated as you.

The 28th October birthday horoscope predicts that you are likely to get into conflicts with other people who have authority. Perhaps if you didn’t expect so much from others, you would not feel superior and be disappointed when things don‘t turn out as you had hoped.

Leave it to someone born on October 28 to conjure up something interesting. However, you are never satisfied with the first results. You must go further. It’s your obsessive nature that keeps you motivated. You are dedicated people who find it hard to give up.
The October 28 birthday analysis shows that you like being with your family. Family is important to you. It’s one of the reasons why you work so hard. At the same time, you love your “me” time. You have learned that you are the only one you can truly depend on. Truly enterprising, you have a gift for getting the job done.

If today October 28 is your birthday, you are resilient, well-organized and down-to-earth. However, you are the one who’s always asking questions, seeking the reasons but never accepting things for face value.

As a negative October 28th birthday personality trait, this Scorpion should stop trying to control everything and have more faith in the people around them. You don’t seem to know that people’s feelings are involved and your attitude could be the reason for tears.

You expect your friends and family to be there for you when things get rough but you are extremely hard on everyone. Sometimes, you should just leave things alone. As it is, you don’t have much luck in the love department.

Maybe you’d be better off with someone who is equal to your talents, desires, and tastes. It would be of benefit to someone who doesn’t know you to put on a shield as you have the ability to hurt people with your tongue.

When you find that special someone, you could have experienced some feelings upon meeting them for the first time. Additionally, you become attached easily. This can’t be healthy for you or anyone for that matter. Going from one extreme to the next. Behaving this way makes it easy for you to get your feelings hurt. You go all in to get the things you want and this includes your love life as well.

When it comes to occupying space in a career, you have a hard time trying to choose just one. Actually, you have the ability to teach, be a counselor or a therapist. You could go into business for yourself. There are many people born today, found in the entertainment industry although the spotlight may not be to your liking.

The October 28 birthday astrology forecasts show that you are careful with your money and do not like to spend it on frivolous things. As far as your health is concerned, you should stay on top of things. You may not eat right or exercise. It’s not until a sickness strikes you that you start to think about your health condition.

Make efforts to do better, Scorpio. You are not invincible. Stock up on your green veggies and fruits. There are many nutrients in them that will help guard against disease.

The October 28 birthday meanings suggest that there is more to you than meets the eyes. You are unique as you retain logic and mystery as your best friends. When you are wronged, you find it difficult to forget and to forgive. As a Scorpion, you can be blunt and straightforward. You have a variety of skills, drive, and ambitions.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On October 28

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Bill Gates, Charlie Daniels, Bruce Jenner, Brad Paisley, Frank Ocean, Julia Roberts, Sheryl Underwood

See: Famous Celebrities Born On October 28

This Day That Year –October 28 In History

1533 – Prince Henry of France takes Florentine for his wife.
1636 – Cambridge, Mass opens Harvard University.
1746 – Lima and Callao destroyed by earthquake in which 18,000 people lost their lives.
2005 – Baseball’s Tony Jackson dies.

October 28 Vrishchika Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
October 28 Chinese Zodiac PIG

October 28 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes an enterprising and aggressive person.

October 28 Birthday Symbols

The Scorpion Is The Symbol For The Scorpio Zodiac Sign

October 28 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is Magician. This card symbolizes a resourceful and skilled personality. The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Cups and Knight of Cups

October 28 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This relationship will be a match made in heaven.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This relationship has nothing in common.

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October 28 Lucky Number

Number 1 – This number represents an assertive leader.
Number 2 – This number symbolizes a diplomatic team-player.

Lucky Colors For October 28 Birthday

Red: This is a color that speaks of action, passion, positive energy, determination, and love.
Yellow: This color signifies wisdom, interaction, logic, adventure, and confidence.

Lucky Days For October 28 Birthday

Tuesday – This day is ruled by Mars and signifies a day when you can be rash and angry. But you need to control your emotions if you want to be successful.
Monday – This day ruled by planet Moon is symbolic of your emotional balance and how it affects your day-to-day life.

October 28 Birthstone Topaz

Topaz is a gemstone that is symbolic of stimulating your mind and body and recharging your energies.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On October 28th

His favorite Single Malt Scotch for the Scorpio man and a beautiful and smart silk blouse for the woman.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

October 28 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the October 2020 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 28 has an illumination of 91%. 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 October 28 the Moon is 11.97 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.

From Moongiant.com 

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, you know was on the date the person was born. 

6 Famous Curses and Their Origins

Dig into the superstitions that surround King Tut’s tomb, the Hope Diamond and more.

Throughout history, people have promoted stories of curses for a variety of reasons. To sports fans, curses can help explain their favorite team’s loss. When a cause of death is misunderstood, curses can provide an explanation. For an imperial nation, curses can betray anxiety about being punished for colonizing and taking artifacts. And sometimes, curses come about because someone just wanted to make up a story.

Here are some prominent curses in history.

1. King Tut’s Curse (and Other ‘Mummy’s Curses’)

King Tut's Curse

The burial mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

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In February 1923, a British archaeological team opened the tomb of Tutankhamun, or “King Tut,” an Egyptian pharaoh during the 14th century B.C. Two months later, when the team’s sponsor died from a bacterial infection, British newspapers claimed without evidence that he’d died because of “King Tut’s curse.” Whenever subsequent members of the team died, the media dredged up the alleged curse again.

King Tut’s curse and other famous “mummy’s curses” were invented by Europeans and Americans while their countries removed priceless artifacts from Egypt. After the Titanic sank in 1912, some newspapers even promoted a conspiracy theory that the ship had sunk because of a “mummy’s curse.”

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Though it’s not clear how many people actually took these “curses” seriously, these stories became extremely popular subjects for horror movies like The Mummy (1932) and its many iterations, as well as comedies like Mummy’s Boys (1936) and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

2. The Curse of the Polish King’s Tomb

Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland

Casimir IV Jagiellon.

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In 1973, a group of archaeologists opened the tomb of the 15th-century Polish king Casimir IV Jagiellon in Kraków, Poland. As with the opening of King Tut’s tomb 50 years before, European media hyped up the event, and the researchers involved allegedly joked that they were risking a curse on the tomb by opening it.

When some of the team members began to die shortly after, some media outlets speculated it was due to a curse. Later, experts discovered traces of deadly fungi inside the tomb that can cause lung illnesses when breathed in. This was the cause of their deaths.

3. The Hope Diamond Curse

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The Hope Diamond, Evelyn Walsh McLean

Evelyn Walsh McLean, one of the owners of the famous Hope diamond, c. 1915.

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In the 1660s, the French gem dealer Jean-Baptiste Tavernier purchased a large diamond of unknown origin during a trip to India. Yet by the 20th century, a myth had sprung up in the United States and Europe that Tavernier had stolen the diamond from the statue of a Hindu goddess. The newspapers and jewelers who spread this story claimed the diamond was cursed and brought bad luck to those who owned it.

By 1839, the diamond supposedly ended up with Henry Philip Hope, a Dutch collector based in London and the source of the stone’s modern name—the Hope Diamond. Sometime after this, European and American newspapers began claiming that the Hope Diamond carried a curse.

The French jeweler Pierre Cartier reportedly used these stories to enhance the diamond’s value when he sold it to American heiress Evelyn Walsh McLean in the early 1910s. After she died, it went to a U.S. jewelry company, which exhibited it before donating it in 1958 to the Smithsonian Institution, where it remains today.

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5. The Curse of Tippecanoe (or Tecumseh’s Curse)

he Curse of Tippecanoe, Tecumseh’s Curse

The Battle of Tippecanoe, where General Harrison fought Tecumshe on Nov 7, 1811.

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In the mid-20th century, U.S. media began to note a pattern in presidential deaths. Starting with William Henry Harrison and ending with John F. Kennedy, every 20 years the country elected a president who would die in office.

Harrison, the first president to die in office, was elected in 1840. The other presidents who died in office include Abraham Lincoln, elected 1860 (and 1864); James A. Garfield, elected 1880; William McKinley, elected 1900; Warren G. Harding, elected 1920; Franklin D. Roosevelt, elected 1940 (as well as 1932, 1936 and 1944); and JFK, elected 1960. The only president between Harrison and JFK to fall outside of this pattern is Zachary Taylor, who was elected in 1848 and died in 1850.

In the 1930s, Ripley’s Believe It or Not claimed the “pattern” was due to a curse Shawnee Chief Tecumseh placed on Harrison and future presidents after Harrison’s troops defeated Tecumseh’s at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. (Tecumseh died two years later in another battle against Harrison’s troops.) This story likely originated with non-Native Americans and bears a similarity to other “curses” in U.S. books and movies about disturbing Native burial grounds.

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6. The Curse of Macbeth

There are lots of superstitions in the world of theatre. It’s bad luck to wish actors good luck, hence the reason people instead tell them to “break a leg.” And it’s also bad luck to say the word “Macbeth” in the theatre except during a performance of the Shakespeare play. Supposedly, this is because tragedy has historically befallen productions of the play. In reality, these stories are a mix of fabrication and selective evidence-picking.

The legend about the play seems to have started with Max Beerbohm, a British cartoonist and critic born in the 1870s, nearly three centuries after Macbeth’s first performance. Beerbohm—possibly annoyed that Macbeth was such a popular playmade up a story that the first actor cast to play Lady Macbeth died right before the play’s opening night.

Since then, this story has become part of a myth that the play is cursed and has brought bad luck to those involved with it. Though there have been real accidents during runs of Macbeth over its more than 400-year history, these accidents gain more attention than accidents during other plays because of the supposed “curse.”

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7. The Billy Goat Curse on the Chicago Cubs

History of the Billy Goat Curse

 A fan pushes a goat in a cart outside of Wrigley Field before the start of the 2017 home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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As with theatre, there are also a lot of superstitions in the world of sports. One of the most famous is the supposed “billy goat curse” on the Chicago Cubs.

In 1945, a tavern owner named William “Billy Goat” Sianis was reportedly prevented from bringing his pet goat, Murphy, into Chicago’s Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Supposedly, Sianis put a curse on the Cubs, saying they wouldn’t win this or any other World Series ever again.

Before this, the Cubs had only won the World Series twice before, in 1907 and 1908. When they lost the World Series in 1945, the curse gained credence. In 2016, when the Cubs won the world series for the first time in over a century, U.S. media promoted the idea that the curse was broken.

The billy goat curse is similar to the curse of the Bambino, which supposedly began when the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth in 1919 and ended when the team won the World Series in 2004. There’s also rapper Lil B’s curse on Kevin Durant, which Lil B issued in a 2011 tweet and lifted in 2017 in another tweet. When the Golden State Warriors won the NBA finals that year with Durant earning MVP, sports media jokingly (or not?) proclaimed that Lil B had helped by lifting the curse.

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